Tabletop & Gifts

Gourmet Show Integration Marks Phase Two of Gift Fair Reorganization

Gourmet Show Integration Marks Phase Two of Gift Fair Reorganization

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–The addition of the Gourmet Housewares Show will be a key feature of Phase Two of the reorganization of the New York International Gift Fair. According to a statement from GLM, the Gift Fair’s owner and manager, the Gourmet Housewares Show will offer products from an estimated 150 suppliers—covering categories ranging from cookware,More »

Fiesta Dinnerware Launches Limited Edition Ornaments

Fiesta Dinnerware Launches Limited Edition Ornaments

NEWELL, W.Va.-The Homer Laughlin China Company launched a series of collectible Fiesta dinnerware 75th anniversary ornaments at The New York Tabletop Show this week. The ornaments will be available for purchase by retailers in a pre-packed format; 48 total ornaments will be sold in each package. Nearly half of the package (23 ornaments) will beMore »

Steuben Partners with Waterworks

Steuben Partners with Waterworks

NEW YORK-This fall Steuben Glass will introduce a bath collection in collaboration with Waterworks, emphasizing the glass company’s commitment to maintaining its heritage while exploring new designs and lifestyle-oriented collections. “We are thrilled to launch our new line in partnership with Waterworks, which has given us the opportunity to enter into the area of bathMore »

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 »