Tabletop & Gifts

MMPI: 7 W Was “Bustling” During Market

MMPI: 7 W Was “Bustling” During Market

NEW YORK–7 W New York’s most recent Gift & Home Textiles Market Week was upbeat, show organizers said, and the building was “bustling with a steady flow of high-caliber buyers.” Building tenants were “widely optimistic” about the market, reporting healthy sales and happy clients. “It was great to see such enthusiasm and such robust buyingMore »

Biltmore to Host Licensor’s Workshop

Biltmore to Host Licensor’s Workshop

ASHEVILLE, N.C.–Biltmore’s licensing division has been chosen by the Society of Product Licensors Committed to Excellence (SPLiCE) to host the 2011 Licensors Workshop. The event will be held at the Inn on Biltmore Estate in Asheville Sept. 10-14. The SPLiCE Licensors Workshop provides members with a unique venue that affords an opportunity to speak withMore »

Prouna USA Appoints Sales, Marketing V.P.

Prouna USA Appoints Sales, Marketing V.P.

NEW YORK–Tabletop company Prouna USA has named Pamela Burke vice president of sales and marketing. Burke was most recently vice president of sales and marketing for tabletop company Michael Wainwright Inc. Burke has also worked as vice president of sales for Michael Aram and as a new business and product development specialist for Li &More »

Zappos’ Richman to be Keynote Speaker for Gift Association

Zappos’ Richman to be Keynote Speaker for Gift Association

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–Robert Richman, product manager of Zappos Insights, will be the keynote speaker at the Gift and Home Trade Association’s conference that will be held in Nov. in Las Vegas. Zappos Insights is an arm of the online retailer Zappos that is dedicated to helping businesses develop their business cultures. “We are privileged toMore »

GLM Announces 2012 Gift Fair Dates

GLM Announces 2012 Gift Fair Dates

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–GLM has announced 2012 dates for the winter and summer editions of the New York International Gift Fair. The winter edition will take place Sat., Jan. 28 – Thurs., Feb. 2 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Piers 92 & 94 in New York City, while the summerMore »

Accent on Design Awardees Named in NY

Accent on Design Awardees Named in NY

NEW YORK-Four companies exhibiting in Accent on Design at the New York International Gift Fair this week were presented with awards to recognize excellence, innovation and creativity in product design. “Across product categories, these Accent on Design participants have incorporated superlative design qualities which stand above an already impressive collection,” said Dorothy Belshaw, NYIGF directorMore »

Color Marketing Firm Launches with 2013 Predictions

Color Marketing Firm Launches with 2013 Predictions

NEW YORK-Color and trend connoisseur Doty Horn has launched a new color marketing firm called ColorVoyant. Horn, who most recently served as the director of color and design for Benjamin Moore, has developed a 2013 color forecast titled Fusion, which she previewed this month at PrintSource. Fusion fuses together emerging trends and common threads fromMore »

MMPI Celebrating California Style

MMPI Celebrating California Style

LOS ANGELES–The recently completed California Gift Show celebrated its unique California position in style, reporting a significant increase in traffic over last year’s show and an overall strong performance, according to show owner and organizer MMPI. “We are extremely pleased with the performance of this July Market,” said Jeff Sampson, vice president marketing L.A. Mart/CGS/L.A.More »