Tabletop & Gifts

IHA: Global Housewares Sales on the Rise

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ROSEMONT, Ill.-Global retail sales of housewares were up 2.9 percent to $314.3 billion in 2012, according to the 2013 State of the Industry Report from the International Housewares Association. In the United States, housewares expenditures rose 3.3 percent to $69.3 billion. These are the most recent statistics available, according to IHA in its statement onMore »

Eight Gift, Home Decor Cos. to Make Vegas Debut

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LAS VEGAS–Las Vegas Market announced today that eight leading gift and home decor suppliers—7055 INC, Giftcraft, Indus Design Imports, Kenroy Home, Natural Curiosities, Orian Rugs, Saddlemans of Santa Fe and Seasonal Living—are opening new showrooms in time for the winter market later this month.  In addition, Fine Lines, a multi-line sales agency, will expand intoMore »

Getting Social at Las Vegas Market

Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS–Exclusive tours, meet and greets, brunch bars, and official market after-parties at Las Vegas’ top nightclub—plus inspiring activities with top tastemakers on social media site—will connect the home industry at the upcoming Las Vegas Market, scheduled Jan. 26-30. Las Vegas Market attendees will be greeted daily with complementary breakfasts, nightly courtyard receptions, and cocktailMore »

Housewares Veterans Launch Market Research Firm

Robin Albing

FLEMINGTON, N.J.–Market research firms Albing International Marketing and Marsha Everton LLC have partnered to create The AIMsights Group. AIMsights is a marketing consulting firm dedicated to helping companies market and sell to Millennials and Baby Boomers. Through research, analysis, strategic planning services and business tools, AIMsights helps companies identify and profitably market to these twoMore »

Emerald Expositions Completes GLM Acquisition

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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif.-Emerald Expositions has closed on its acquisition of GLM from Providence Equity Partners. The purchase price was $335 million, consisting of $200 million of debt and a $140 million equity investment (which included transaction expenses) by Onex Partners III. The latter company purchased Emerald Expositions in June 2013. The acquisition adds GLM’sMore »

Dallas Total Home & Gift Market Opens Today

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DALLAS–The Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, which includes the Dallas International Lighting Market and the Dallas Total Housewares & Gourmet Market, opens today at the Dallas Market Center. A full schedule of events takes place this week, with a few kicking off the market today. At the Culinary Stage in the World Trade Center,More »

AmericasMart Reports Strong Atlanta Market

Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market Opens Today

ATLANTA–The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, which wrapped up yesterday, posted “huge gains” across all measures, particularly in national and international attendance and first-to-market buyer totals, said owner and operator AmericasMart. On-site actual registrations for the eight-day market showed healthy year-over-year gains with increases as high as 53 percent posted on key attendanceMore »