Tabletop & Gifts

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 »

Gift Growth in Vegas

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LAS VEGAS–Las Vegas Market’s largest-ever convergence of temporary gift, home decor and furniture exhibitors will be presented in Building C during the show later this month. Temporary exhibit space leasing in Building C has “skyrocketed,” according to show owner International Market Centers, with 340 temporary gift and home decor exhibits. Overall, temporary exhibits are runningMore »

West Elm Partners with Designer Steven Alan

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BROOKLYN,  N.Y.–West Elm is collaborating with fashion designer Steven Alan to create an exclusive, handcrafted home collection called Steven Alan Stripes for West Elm. The collection, which is in stores this month, includes bedding, vases, rugs and furniture made by potters in Nicaragua, weavers in India and papier-mache experts in Haiti, among others. “These artisansMore »

NY Now Preregistration Up 11 Percent

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-Preregistration for the upcoming NY Now show, scheduled for Feb. 1-6, has increased 11 percent from the same time one year ago, according to a statement from show owner and manager GLM. Through the end of last week, more than 31,000 individuals representing 22,000 businesses from the United States and around the worldMore »

Housewares Heats Up in Dallas

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DALLAS-Next week’s Dallas Total Housewares & Gourmet Market will feature more than 1,500 manufacturers of housewares and gourmet products, dozens of special events, seminars and cooking and product demonstrations. “Since the launch of the Total Housewares & Gourmet Market last year, we have seen a double-digit increase in gourmet buyer attendance,” said Cindy Morris, COO,More »