Tabletop & Gifts

Zak to Bring DC Comics Super Heroes to the Table

Zak Designs

SPOKANE, Wash.–Zak Designs has partnered with Warner Bros. Consumer Products on behalf of DC Entertainment to create a full line of dinnerware, drinkware and on-the-go products featuring characters including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Justice League. “These are characters that both kids and adults love, and we couldn’t be more excited to feature them onMore »

CORRECTION: Libbey Goes from Profit to Loss in Q1

Libbey

TOLEDO, Ohio-With sales slipping and costs rising, Libbey reported a first-quarter net loss of $3.4 million, compared to net income of $2 million in the first quarter of last year. Net sales were down 1 percent to $181.6 million in the quarter, which ended on March 31. Sales in Libbey’s Americas segment were down 1.3More »

Lifetime Q1 Loss Jumps; Sales Gain 20 Percent

Lifetime Brands

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.-Although sales rose by a robust 20 percent, Lifetime Brands’ first-quarter net loss reached $2.9 million, compared to a net loss of $632,000 in its first quarter of last year. Net sales totaled $118.4 million in the quarter, which ended on March 31, and gross margin gained 63 basis points to finish atMore »

Libbey Goes from Profit to Loss in Q1

Libbey

TOLEDO, Ohio-With sales slipping and costs rising, Libbey reported a first-quarter net loss of $3.4 million, compared to net income of $2 million in the first quarter of last year. Net sales were down 1 percent to $181.6 million in the quarter, which ended on March 31. Sales in Libbey’s Americas segment were down 1.3More »

Rosanna to Design Products for September 11 Museum

World Trade Center 9-11 tridents

SEATTLE–Tabletop designer Rosanna Bowles has been selected to design products for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, which opens on May 21 in New York. The product line will include porcelain trays and mugs, votive holders and canvas tote bags that carry images of the World Trade Center tridents, the Survivor Tree, rescue dogMore »

Las Vegas Market Continues Expansion and Refinements

Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS–Las Vegas Market said it will continue its exponential rate of change, growth and redefinition during the upcoming Las Vegas Summer Market, Sunday, July 27, to Thursday, July 31. Key highlights for the summer Las Vegas Market include sustained growth in permanent and temporary furniture, gift and home decor resources, as well as categoryMore »

NY Now to Offer Five-Day Seminar Program

NY Now

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-This summer’s NY Now will include a five-day series of educational sessions, designed to complement the show’s four product collections: Handmade, Home, Lifestyle and New! The Handmade track will offer five “Power Hour” sessions hosted by Craft Retailers & Artists for Tomorrow (CRAFT), which will cover social media, blogging, content marketing and emailMore »

Blog: Last Glimpses from the Tabletop Show

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NEW YORK-The New York Tabletop Show wraps today, offering attendees one last look at what’s new for next season. Jay Companies’ featured presentation is its considerably expanded Bianca program. In addition to several new embossed dinnerware designs and a new soft color palette, the assortment includes bakeware items, the result of the company’s recent acquisitionMore »