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Lalique Severs Ties with Haviland, Daum

Lalique Severs Ties with Haviland, Daum

NEW YORK – Tabletop companies Lalique, Haviland and Daum have parted ways in North America. Citing “differences of opinion regarding the strategic direction of Lalique,” Lalique’s parent company, Art & Fragrance, will repurchase a 49.6 percent share of Lalique from Financiere Saint-Germain at the original selling price. As a result, Lalique North America will noMore »

Keurig Introduces New Brand Positioning, Packaging

Keurig Introduces New Brand Positioning, Packaging

READING, Mass.—Keurig has debuted a campaign focused on a renewed emphasis on its “Choose. Brew. Enjoy.” tagline and redesigned packaging. The updated branding includes “engaging” language, color scheme and design elements to communicate “that Keurig has redefined brewing by combining state-of-the-art brewing technology with their patented K-Cup portion pack,” according to a statement from theMore »

NYIGF Exhibitors Awarded Highest Sustainability Status

NYIGF Exhibitors Awarded Highest Sustainability Status

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—Six exhibitors in the New York International Gift Fair’s Sustainability: design for a better world section have been designated as achieving the highest level of sustainability for their products, production processes and business practices. The companies are Handmade Expressions for its “old school” journals and gift bags, The Green Glass Co. for theMore »

Hamilton Beach, Senseo Align to Market Single-Serve Coffeemakers

Hamilton Beach, Senseo Align to Market Single-Serve Coffeemakers

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill.—Hamilton Beach has formed a partnership with the Senseo coffee brand of Sara Lee to introduce single-serve coffeemakers. The alliance has kicked off with the introduction of two single-serve machines—the Hamilton Beach Personal Cup One Cup Pod Coffeemaker at a suggested retail price of $19.99, and the Hamilton Beach Stay or Go PersonalMore »

Pier 1 Net Falls 46 Percent in Third Quarter

Pier 1 Net Falls 46 Percent in Third Quarter

FORT WORTH, Texas—Although it was the company’s fifth consecutive quarter with a profit, Pier 1 Imports’ net income dropped 46 percent to $21 million in its fiscal third quarter. In its statement detailing the results, the company noted that last year’s bottom line received a $55.9 million boost from an income-tax benefit that stemmed fromMore »

Roberts Joins Nourison as Director of National Accounts

Roberts Joins Nourison as Director of National Accounts

SADDLE BROOK, N.J. — Sabrina Roberts has been named director of national accounts, a new position at Nourison. A 20-year veteran of the home fashions industry, Roberts will oversee the opening and development of key national accounts at Nourison, as well as assist in expanding business with existing national retail accounts. She will split herMore »

tag Names Floyd Sullivan Marketing Manager

tag Names Floyd Sullivan Marketing Manager

CHICAGO, Ill. – Trade Associates Group, Ltd. (tag) has named Floyd Sullivan marketing manager for the company’s line of gifts, decorative accessories and tabletop products, as well as its tfg line of contemporary furniture. Sullivan’s duties will include all tag and tfg advertising, public relations, e-marketing, trade show planning, and other wholesale support responsibilities. SullivanMore »