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New Exhibitors Sign Leases at L.A. Mart

New Exhibitors Sign Leases at L.A. Mart

LOS ANGELES–Twelve companies have joined the tenant roster at the L.A. Mart showroom building since the beginning of the year. The new showrooms added since January are Creative Gifts International in suite 702, Designs Combined in suite 348, Huang Acrylic in suite 539, F.E.M. Sales/Transpac Imports in suite 369, Art on Tiles in suite 850,More »

Fanimation Opens West Coast Distribution Center

Fanimation Opens West Coast Distribution Center

ZIONSVILLE, Ind.–Ceiling fan manufacturer Fanimation has opened a distribution center for the West Coast in Azusa, Calif., outside of Los Angeles. “We are proud to announce the opening of our West Coast distribution center,” said Nathan Frampton, president. “The new facility will offer our customers even faster shipping times, better customer service, inventory backup, and theMore »

Stew Leonard CEO to Speak at Icon Honors

Stew Leonard CEO to Speak at Icon Honors

ATLANTA–Stew Leonard, Jr., left, the president and chief executive officer of specialty grocery retailer Stew Leonard’s, will be the keynote speaker for the inaugural Icon Honors awards event on July 17, during the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and Atlanta International Area Rug Market. Founded in 1969, Stew Leonard’s is a family-owned andMore »

Live Auction Included in Home Furnishings Coalition Summer Social

Live Auction Included in Home Furnishings Coalition Summer Social

NEW YORK–A live auction will take place during the summer social of the New York Home Furnishings and Design Organizations Coalition. Scheduled for July 13 at the Tribeca Rooftop here, the event will provide coalition members a chance to network with each other. The live auction will be hosted by George Oliphant, left, host ofMore »

Gift Fair Joins WGSN Advisory Forum

Gift Fair Joins WGSN Advisory Forum

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–The New York International Gift Fair has reached an exclusive agreement with WGSN, a style- and trend-forecasting service, which positions the Gift Fair as the sole U.S. home, gift and lifestyle market on the WGSN Advisory Forum. The agreement marks the launch of WGSN-homebuildlife.com, a new trend-forecasting site and product-development tool that willMore »

Tendence Offers International View in August

Tendence Offers International View in August

FRANKFURT, Germany–Scheduled for Aug. 27 to 31, Tendence will offer attendees a range of home furnishings, trends and design in two trade fairs, called Living and Giving. “The Living trade fair caters for the consumers’ new ‘home feeling’ with emotional, exclusive and stylish products, and covers the complete spectrum of products for the home,” saidMore »

L.A. Gift Mart Association to Hold Prosperity Pep Rally

L.A. Gift Mart Association to Hold Prosperity Pep Rally

LOS ANGELES–The L.A. Mart Gift Association will host its second annual Prosperity Pep Rally on June 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. The event will bring together 300 gift- and design-industry representatives, manufacturers and retailers, and will allow them to network and share business resources. It will take place at the L.A. Mart here, inMore »

Decorative Living Relocates Headquarters, Showroom

Decorative Living Relocates Headquarters, Showroom

BRISTOL, Pa.–Decorative Living, a vendor of home decor made with natural ingredients, has moved its headquarters and showroom to a new location here. Measuring 7,600 square feet, the new space is 40 percent larger than its previous location, which was also in this Bucks County, Pa., community. Pat Bullock, Decorative Living’s national sales manager, saidMore »