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NY Now Begins Today

Pier 94

NEW YORK–NY Now is making its winter market debut today. The show begins at Passenger Ship Terminal Pier 94 today and opens at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center tomorrow, offering thousands of new and unique products. It runs through Feb. 6. Market highlights include a full slate of educational programming and after-hours events. AmongMore »

ELK Group Promotes Haste, Ashley

James Ashley

NESQUEHONING, Pa.–ELK Group International has promoted industry veteran John Haste to senior vice president of sales and marketing, where he will assume the management of the company’s hospitality division, ELK Hospitality, along with his current responsibilities. In addition, James Ashley has been promoted to the position of senior vice president and has also recently takenMore »

Dallas Market Attendance Gains

Dallas Housewares & Gourmet, Total Home & Gift Markets Open

DALLAS-Attendance at the recent Dallas Total Home & Gift Market increased across multiple categories and regions, according to a statement from Dallas Market Center. Cindy Morris, the market center’s chief operating officer, said the market recorded an overall attendance increase and that “hundreds of new and expanded exhibitors were unveiled. Buyers showed up early andMore »

Sneak a Peek at Party for Life Auction Pieces

Hudson Beach Glass Sittiein

NEW YORK–Twelve one-of-a-kind items, including handcrafted unique home decor and fashion pieces, will be auctioned at next Monday’s Party for Life here. The items have been donated by eight leading artisanal importers in connection with presentation of Gift For Life’s 2014 Bert Tonkin “Gift of Giving Award” to Clare Brett Smith, president emerita of AidMore »

LA Mart Extends GALLA Time Frame

GALLA Market

LOS ANGELES–The LA Mart will add three GALLA Market days so it can create “a seamless and enjoyable experience” for buyers attending the California Gift Show. The LA Mart will extend its GALLA show dates, originally scheduled to take place Jan. 21-27, to be open on Friday, Jan. 31; Saturday, Feb. 1; and Monday, Feb.More »

NYC & Co. Embraces NY Now

NY Now

NEW YORK-NYC & Co., New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, is welcoming NY Now in its first winter edition, which will take place Feb. 1-6. Fred Dixon, NYC & Co.’s interim president and CEO, said the organization is looking forward to the show and to welcoming its “business-focused market-goers” to the city.More »

Blog: It’s Day 2 at Las Vegas Market

Cyan Design

LAS VEGAS–The second day of  Las Vegas Market is underway as companies unveil products along with numerous new or expanded showrooms. Several companies returned to exhibit at the show. Kaleen Rugs returned to Las Vegas with its new, 3,500 square-foot showroom in Building C, C-407. It exudes an urban feel, which is how Kaleen willMore »

WOWed in Vegas

Susan Gravely

LAS VEGAS–WithIt, the women’s leadership development network serving the home furnishings industry, honored five executives with its 2014 WOW Awards during the nonprofit’s annual dinner and gala reception held here Sunday night. Susan Gravely, founder and chief executive of Vietri, was presented the 2014 Legacy Award, which celebrates her significant lifetime contributions to the industry.More »