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Promos Paying Off for California Gift Show

California Gift Show

LOS ANGELES–Urban Expositions said its efforts to revitalize the California Gift Show have begun to pay off. The summer edition of the show, which wrapped up here last week, included many new initiatives and attracted “thousands” of attendees from Southern California and other western states, the company said. “There’s little question that retailers come toMore »

Blog from Las Vegas Market: Introductions Galore

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LAS VEGAS–Surya debuted several collections, including Marinda, a wool flatweave line that incorporates metallics into geometric designs. The company expanded its naturals as well, including Boca, made with 60 percent jute and 40 percent polyester, and Laurel, constructed of 80 percent jute and 20 percent cotton. Other looks include felted wool in a collection calledMore »

Crown Crafts Deals for Kidsline, CoCaLo Brands

Crown Crafts

GONZALES, La.-Crown Crafts has reached an agreement with Kids Brands to acquire the Kidsline and CoCaLo brand names for a cash purchase price of $1.35 million. The transaction is subject to the approval of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey, as part of the chapter 11 proceedings begun by KidsMore »

Lugannani to Head Gift Leasing in Dallas

Jim Lugannani

DALLAS–Dallas Market Center has appointed Jim Lugannani vice president of gift leasing, responsible for leading the luxury gift, tableware, housewares and general gift categories as well as maximizing opportunities between permanent and temporary exhibitors. He succeeds Eileen Lunning, who left the company, and reports to Robbin Wells, executive vice president of leasing at Dallas MarketMore »

Williams-Sonoma Launches Thomas Keller All-Clad Line

All-Clad

NEW YORK–All-Clad Metalcrafters and chef Thomas Keller have created a new cookware line exclusively for Williams-Sonoma. The line, called All-Clad TK, is constructed of copper, stainless steel and aluminum in custom shapes designed to suit various cooking techniques such as sautéing, making sauces, braising or steaming. The collection is comprised of 15 items featuring flaredMore »

Wayfair Names Naspers’ Rodrigues to Board

Romero Rodrigues

BOSTON-Romero Rodrigues, global CEO for comparison shopping at Naspers, has been appointed to Wayfair’s board of directors. Rodrigues oversees comparison shopping platforms in emerging markets for Naspers, a South African multinational mass-media company. He was also co-founder of Buscape Co., a digital commerce group of which Naspers acquired 91 percent in 2009. He also isMore »

Iconix Q2 Net Drops 8.8 Percent

Iconix

NEW YORK-A sharp rise in interest expense and an increased provision for income taxes reduced Iconix Brand Group’s second-quarter net income by 8.8 percent, to $35.3 million. Interest and other expenses rose 58.5 percent in the quarter, which ended on June 30. Iconix also raised its provision for income taxes by 11.3 percent. Both ofMore »

ART Savings Offered in Vegas

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.–Fifteen exhibitors—including new vendors in Las Vegas, Go Home and Selamat—will participate in Accessories Resource Team’s ART card program at Las Vegas Market this week. Member retailers are able to take advantage of these promotions and services, listed below, when they show their ART card at the time of ordering. Couture Lamps (C-496A): 10More »