Tabletop & Gifts

Raymond Zrike to Retire After 65 Years in Tabletop Industry

Raymond Zrike to Retire After 65 Years in Tabletop Industry

OAKLAND, N.J.–After serving in the tabletop industry for 65 years, Raymond Zrike has retired as chairman of The Zrike Company as of April 1. He joined the tabletop industry in 1946, after his discharge as a naval officer in World War II, and took a position with Royal Worcester USA, eventually becoming its president. HeMore »

From Tabletop Market: Licensing Grows

From Tabletop Market: Licensing Grows

NEW YORK-Tabletop remains alluring to designers, brand names and others, evidenced by the number of licensed programs unveiled at the New York market that began yesterday. Bruce Oldfield, the couturier rumored to have possibly designed Catherine Middleton’s wedding gown, has created a collection for Royal Crown Derby called Ruche, which draws its inspiration from fabrics.More »

Tabletop Market Opens

Tabletop Market Opens

NEW YORK–The New York tabletop market begins today, accompanied by budding trees and the warmer temps that have finally arrived in New York. That sense of renewal carries over into the permanent showroom buildings and tabletop company headquarters here in Manhattan, where there promises to be big debuts from both a product and a companyMore »

Circle Glass to Launch Pepsi Line

Circle Glass to Launch Pepsi Line

NEW YORK–Circle Glass will unveil a licensed Pepsi collection during the Tabletop Show this week. The line will include glasses, pitchers and other drinkware, as well as storage canisters, ice buckets, coasters and serving trays, featuring Pepsi’s heritage logos and graphics. Circle Glass will also feature a collection of acrylic and melamine products in theMore »

Julia Knight to Host Entertaining Demo

Julia Knight

NEW YORK–To celebrate the opening of her new Forty One Madison Avenue showroom, Julia Knight will host a demonstration “Five Minutes to Fabulous,” offering tips on how to pull off memorable last-minute entertaining using some of her pieces and a little imagination. The presentation will take place at 11:30 a.m. on April 12, 13 andMore »

Hearst Magazines and HGTV to Launch Magazine

Hearst Magazines and HGTV to Launch Magazine

NEW YORK–Hearst Magazines and HGTV are partnering to test a new magazine this fall, called HGTV Magazine. Sara Peterson, the former editor of Coastal Living, is the editor-in-chief of the new publication, which will cover the themes covered on the home and gardening cable channel, as well as go beyond what is featured on theMore »

Lauder Founds Lifestyle Brand, Licenses with Lenox

Lauder Founds Lifestyle Brand, Licenses with Lenox

NEW YORK–Aerin Lauder, granddaughter of beauty-products icon Estée Lauder, has created Aerin LLC, a lifestyle brand, and has reached a license agreement with Lenox for a line of home products. Along with home, the Aerin brand will encompass accessories, jewelry, eyewear and beauty products, and will be targeted at department stores and specialty stores throughoutMore »

Hilty to Retire from 7 W New York

Hilty to Retire from 7 W New York

NEW YORK–Su Hilty, vice president of marketing for 7 W New York, will retire in June. Hilty joined the showroom building in 2004, after serving as vice president of marketing for the 225 Fifth Ave. showroom building. A statement from MMPI, 7 W New York’s owner, credited her with for playing a crucial role inMore »