Tabletop & Gifts

Two’s Company Signs Long-Term Lease with L.A. Mart

Two’s Company Signs Long-Term Lease with L.A. Mart

LOS ANGELES–Two’s Company has signed an extended lease agreement to maintain its presence at the L.A. Mart. The company has had a showroom at the center for nearly 30 years, presenting its gifts and collectibles at the various trade shows that take place there. It also serves its customers on the West Coast from thisMore »

AmericasMart Bestows Visual Display Awards

AmericasMart Bestows Visual Display Awards

ATLANTA-With The Visual Display Award, AmericasMart celebrated visual excellence in both permanent showrooms and temporary exhibits at The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, which ends tomorrow. Twenty-nine permanent showrooms and exhibitors in 17 temporary product collections received AmericasMart’s Visual Display Award, which recognizes excellence in visual presentation, use of space, product placement andMore »

ICON Honors Awarded in Atlanta

ATLANTA–Leaders in the home and gift industry were recognized here during the ICON Honors celebration last week, part of the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. J. Todd Figi, founder of Figi Giftware, received the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award. Figi, who passed away this January at the age of 66, created the namesake FigiMore »

IFDA, NYIGF to Present Color Seminar

IFDA, NYIGF to Present Color Seminar

NEW YORK–The International Furnishings & Design Association and the New York International Gift Fair will offer a seminar on color theory and its practical applications at the upcoming Gift Fair. Titled “Color: From Theory to Selection,” the session will present three color experts and their views on the role of color in design. Eve Ashcraft,More »

Chicago Market to Present Lunchtime Seminar Series

Chicago Market to Present Lunchtime Seminar Series

CHICAGO–The Lunch N’ Learn series of lunchtime seminars will be a part of the Chicago Market: Living and Giving later this month. On July 30, the series will present “Fair Trade Federation: An Industry Movement,” in which Megy Karydes, founder of World Shoppe Fair Trade and board member of the Fair Trade Federation, will discussMore »

International Gift & Home Furnishings Market Opens

International Gift & Home Furnishings Market Opens

ATLANTA–Gourmet housewares and design-driven home furnishings take centerstage at AmericasMart as the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market begins today. The International Rug Market opens tomorrow. The show features more than 250 permanent gourmet product lines, plus a floor of gourmet Market Temporaries. Cooking demonstrations will include appearances by chefs such as Cat CoraMore »

Liability Protection Seminar to Kick Off Gift & Home Market of CMC

Liability Protection Seminar to Kick Off Gift & Home Market of CMC

LOS ANGELES–The California Market Center’s Gift & Home Market will open with a free seminar on liability protection for retailers. Titled “How Retailers Can Protect Themselves from Liability in the State of California,” the session will discuss employee and independent contractor issues, employment laws, premises liability corporate formation and maintenance, business licenses, sellers’ permits andMore »

ON TARGET: tabletop

ON TARGET: tabletop

Target’s tabletop department is a mix of open stock and boxed sets, private label and branded goods, and seasonal and year-round merchandise. The tabletop department is located directly opposite the store’s newly expanded grocery section. In this particular venue, grocery has not encroached on the tabletop category or other hard goods areas as it reportedlyMore »