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Chicago Market Opens Today, Debuts Mobile Application

Chicago Market Opens Today, Debuts Mobile Application

CHICAGO–The Chicago Market: Living and Giving opens today with the introduction of a mobile application tool. The show runs through July 28. The tool will allow buyers and retailers to access the product locator for the show by using “smart” phone technology, according to a statement from MMPI. The product locator enables show attendees toMore »

Seminars Set for August Shows at 7 W New York

Seminars Set for August Shows at 7 W New York

NEW YORK–The 7 W New York showroom building has prepared a schedule of seminars to take place during next month’s Gift & Home Textiles Market Week and NYC Baby & Kids Fair. Christina Norsig, founder and chief executive officer of PopUpInsider, will deliver the keynote presentation on Aug. 14 at 4 p.m., titled “Pop-Up ShopMore »

World Market Center Tabs Executives for Gift + Home

World Market Center Tabs Executives for Gift + Home

LAS VEGAS–World Market Center has designated 10 executives to lead the division for the Gift + Home show, which will make its debut Aug. 2-6. Georgia Davis, former executive vice president for Dallas Market Center, has been named vice president of Gift + Home, and is responsible for the strategy, sales and growth of theMore »

Art In Motion Celebrates 25 Years

Art In Motion Celebrates 25 Years

VANCOUVER B.C.–Art In Motion is thrilled to be celebrating 25 years of publishing and licensing the work of creative artists from around the world. “We are thrilled to be celebrating a quarter century,” said Tara Fortunato, chief merchandising officer with parent company ICA Home Décor. “Art In Motion is a leader in art and design. WeMore »

ICON Honors in Atlanta Recognize Industry Innovation, Achievement

ATLANTA–The inaugural ICON Honors were held this past Saturday in Atlanta, honoring gift and home industry companies and individuals for innovation and achievement. More than 900 people turned out for the event, which also included entertainment by pop singer Michael McDonald and a short speech by Stew Leonard Jr. of the fabled supermarket retailer. TheMore »

Finalists Named for Gift For Life/NYIGF Design Competition

Finalists Named for Gift For Life/NYIGF Design Competition

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—Finalists have been selected in the first Gift For Life / New York International Gift Fair Product Design Competition, with nine prototypes vying for “Peoples’ Choice” and “Designer Distinction” Awards at the Gift Fair, Aug. 14-19. Themed “Make Change,” the inaugural design competition required established and emerging designers to reinvent the iconic piggyMore »

CGS to Unveil Makeover for Kentia Hall

CGS to Unveil Makeover for Kentia Hall

LOS ANGELES–The California Gift Show will debut a new look for Kentia Hall, site of the show’s “Kentia-the Global Marketplace.” The redone section will feature new signage and carpeting, additional international food choices and a schedule of music, events and performances. According to a statement from MMPI, owner and manager of the California Gift Show,More »