News

Helen of Troy Completes Kaz Acquisition

Helen of Troy Completes Kaz Acquisition

EL PASO, Texas–Helen of Troy has closed its $260 million purchase of Kaz, thus marking the personal-care products giant’s entry into the health-care and home-environment sectors. The deal moves Kaz’s lineup of vaporizers, humidifiers, thermometers, blood-pressure monitors, hot/cold health-care therapy products, air purifiers, heaters, fans, dehumidifiers and lawn-and-garden products under the Helen of Troy umbrella.More »

Midwest-CBK to Launch Suzy Toronto Holiday Line

Midwest-CBK to Launch Suzy Toronto Holiday Line

CANNON FALLS, Minn.–Midwest-CBK is partnering with artist and author Suzy Toronto to introduce the first Suzy Toronto Holiday collection, which will debut during the January markets in Midwest-CBK showrooms. Toronto’s new and giftable holiday collection includes her signature inspiring, uplifting and colorful designs with text and messages that evoke holiday humor. The new holiday line,More »

Chicago Market Forms Alliance with South African Consulate

Chicago Market Forms Alliance with South African Consulate

CHICAGO–The Chicago Market: Living and Giving is partnering with the consulate of South Africa to feature handmade products by artisans from that nation. Included among the categories represented are hand-blown glass, wood carvings, wire and bead products, basket weaving, jewelry and clothing accessories, among others. The section will be located in booths 8-9100 and 8-9111More »

Mark Feldstein Celebrates 25 Years

Mark Feldstein Celebrates 25 Years

TOLEDO, Ohio–2011 marks 25 years of success for Mark Feldstein & Associates (MFA), a product development company and importer of giftware, housewares and electronics. “We have been successfully developing and delivering innovative and unrivaled products to our loyal customers for 25 years,” said Mark Feldstein, president.  “With the ever-changing buying trends in today’s market, we areMore »

NYC Restaurant Week Offers Discounts During NYIGF

NYC Restaurant Week Offers Discounts During NYIGF

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-NYC Restaurant Week will offer dining discounts at more than 200 of the city’s most acclaimed restaurants during the winter 2011 New York International Gift Fair, Jan. 29-Feb. 3, 2011. Now in its 19th year, Restaurant Week includes dining establishments throughout Manhattan and the boroughs, representing both casual and formal dining in a varietyMore »

Printsource Scheduled for Jan. 10-12

Printsource Scheduled for Jan. 10-12

NEW YORK—Printsource New York, the textile- and surface-design trade show, is scheduled for Jan. 10-12 on the 11th floor of the 7 W New York showroom building. The show features collections by international surface- and textile-design studios. More than 2,500 fashion and home-textiles executives, editors, retailers, merchandisers, product developers, architects, designers and creative directors are expectedMore »

Alexander Terry Associates to Represent Legacy Linen

Alexander Terry Associates to Represent Legacy Linen

MARIETTA, Ga.-The Legacy Groups, parent company of Legacy Linen, has signed an exclusive-representation agreement with Alexander Terry Associates. Under the terms of the agreement, Alexander Terry will be the representative for Legacy Linen’s product line. Alexander Terry will unveil Legacy Linen’s The Bath Collection in January in Alexander Terry’s showroom during the Atlanta International Gift &More »

Retailers Woo Savings-Minded Shoppers

Retailers Woo Savings-Minded Shoppers

By Barbara Thau The recession might be officially over, but consumer spending has not returned to its heady 2006 levels. In turn, home furnishings retailers are settling in to the new normal by playing up the lower-price point fare in their product assortments, crafting value-oriented marketing messages and cooking up new promotional strategies to keepMore »