Tabletop & Gifts

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

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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 »

Tabletop Presence Expands in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS–Six specialty tabletop brands are opening and expanding showrooms or temporary exhibit spaces as part of the c-ONE cross-category showcase for Las Vegas Market this summer. Lifestyle provider Lunares and Los Angeles-based sales representative group Vest & Associates are opening showrooms for the summer Market; WWRD (Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton) is expanding its presentation,More »

NPD: Online Tabletop Sales Jump

NPD Group

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.-Online sales of tabletop products climbed 31 percent in the 12 months ending in February 2014, totaling $343 million, according to a study by The NPD Group. Dinnerware, beverageware and flatware sales on the Web now account for 17 percent of total industry sales, NPD added. Table linens are following similar online salesMore »