Tabletop & Gifts

NY Now to Offer “Only in New York” Events

NY Now

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-For this summer’s show, NY Now will provide “Only in New York” events, which will include the show’s “Night on Broadway” and free admission and a discount to the Museum of Arts and Design. This summer, the “Night on Broadway” will offer specially priced tickets to the Aug. 19 performance of “Beautiful—the CaroleMore »

Housewares Charity Foundation Raises Nearly $2 Million for Cancer Research

Housewares Charity Foundation

ROSEMONT, Ill.-At its annual gala on March 17, the Housewares Charity Foundation raised more than $1.7 million for cancer research. Proceeds from the gala, which was held at the Navy Pier in Chicago during the International Home + Housewares Show, benefited The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, HCF’s legacy charity, and The Chicago Initiative on PancreaticMore »

Gift Vendors Confirm New, Expanded Showrooms at Las Vegas Market

Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS–Las Vegas Market announced today that six leading suppliers of gift merchandise will open or expand showrooms for the upcoming Summer Market, July 27-31, further increasing the number of major industry suppliers presented in Las Vegas Market’s Building C. Newcomers Colonial Tin Works, Honey & Me and Thompson’s Candles are opening their first showrooms;More »

Shinepukur Ceramics Joins Forty One Madison Fold

Shinepukur Ceramics

NEW YORK–Shinepukur Ceramics is the newest tenant at tabletop showroom building Forty One Madison Avenue. The Bangladesh-based factory, which manufactures bone china and porcelain for both the consumer and foodservice markets, will debut a 1,100-square-foot showroom on the 15th floor for the New York Tabletop Show, April 22-25. “We are proud to be a partnerMore »

Millennials Expert Dorsey to Speak at Dallas Market

Jason Dorsey

DALLAS-Jason Dorsey, author and expert on millennials marketing strategy, will present “Y-Size Your Business: How Gen Y Employees and Customers Can Grow Your Business” on June 19 during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market. Known as “The Gen Y Guy,” Dorsey has appeared on “60 Minutes,” “20/20,” CNBC, Fox News, “The Today Show,” “TheMore »

NY Now Expects Summer Sellout

NY Now

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-NY Now is anticipating that the summer edition of the show will be sold out, with more than 2,800 returning and new suppliers expected to exhibit at the show, according to GLM, the show’s owner and manager. “There is a high level of enthusiasm for, and interest in,  the summer market, and we’reMore »

Badovinus Named CEO of Nambé

Wayne Badovinus

SANTA FE, N.M.–Nambé has appointed board member Wayne Badovinus president and CEO. Badovinus succeeds Bob Varakian, who left the company in January. Badovinus was the first CEO at Design Within Reach. He oversaw the modern design retailer for six years. He is also the former president and COO of Williams-Sonoma and former president and CEOMore »

Lifetime’s Simon to Retire; Bial, Mackrell Promoted

Glenn Simon

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.–Glenn Simon, group president of Lifetime Brands’ tabletop division and a longtime industry veteran, will retire April 11, the company said, and two other tabletop executives, Scott Bial and David Mackrell, have been promoted. Simon, a 34-year industry veteran, joined Lifetime Brands in 2007 as president of the dinnerware and glassware division, andMore »