WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–The New York International Gift Fair has successfully concluded its month-long “Like for Life” Facebook campaign, according to show owner and operator GLM. The campaign benefitted Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home décor industries’ sole charitable organization. Throughout the month of August, GLM pledged to donate $1 to Gift for Life … More »
NEW YORK–The third annual Fashion’s Night Out takes place tonight to celebrate and support the fashion and retail industries. While New York City is the center of the action, the event is spread across the globe in a number of cites, including Atlanta, Milan and Hollywood, Calif. Participating retailers will host parties and performances tonight … More »
GREENSBORO, N.C.–Replacements Ltd. has completed its 200,000-square-foot addition and has begun moving its tabletop and other inventory into its new space. The addition includes a 150,000-square-foot bulk storage area, along with a new high efficiency area. More than 8,500 shelves will store the retailer’s 900 top-selling patterns, which account for about half of its china … More »
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–The New York International Gift Fair has invited designers, artists and manufacturers to submit applications for several juried, design-focused divisions at the winter version of the trade show. The divisions include Accent on Design, A+: The Young Designers’ Platform at Accent on Design, Handmade Designer Maker and Handmade Global Design. Applications are available … More »
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.–Kim McGuire is the new vice president of sales and marketing for tabletop company Michael Wainwright. McGuire most recently was director of international and domestic sales at Jay Strongwater. She succeeds Pamela Burke, who joined Prouna as vice president of sales and marketing last month.
ATLANTA–JoAnn Miller-Marshall has been named executive vice president of AMC Tradeshows in an advancement bringing all AmericasMart home, gift and apparel and LIGHTFAIR International sales under her direction, according to Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., president and chief operating officer of AmericasMart Atlanta and its AMC, Inc., parent entity. Miller’s promotion follows a 19-year AMC tenure … More »
CORNING, N.Y.—Effective Nov. 29, Steuben, LLC, will close its plant here and its store at the Corning Museum of Glass. An affiliate of Schottenstein Stores Corp., Steuben was founded in 1903. “The difficult economy, declining sales and high expenses continue to have negative impact on the company’s profitability,” said Mark Samitt, president of Steuben, LLC, … More »
NEW YORK—Homes will be smaller and furniture will have multiple purposes in the year 2020, according to a report issued by the International Furnishings and Design Association. Titled “20/20: IFDA’s Vision for the Future,” the report is the result of a survey of nearly 2,000 IFDA members across the nation and abroad. Among the predictions … More »