Tabletop & Gifts

Josie Natori Debuts Giftware Collection

Josie Natori Debuts Giftware Collection

Although Josie Natori’s name has long been associated with lingerie, home is where her heart is. Natori lights up when discussing her expanding home line, which now includes tabletop and gift pieces through a partnership with JLA Home. “Home is always something I loved,” said the designer, an investment banker-turned-entrepreneur who toyed with making placematsMore »

Propes to Lead Midwest-CBK

Propes to Lead Midwest-CBK

CANNON FALLS, Minn.–Midwest-CBK announced today that president Frederic Contino is departing the company and Troy Propes, president of parent group MVP Group International will assume leadership of the company. Propes led the MVP Group International purchase of Midwest-CBK in May. Headquartered in Charleston, S.C., MVP Group International has offices around the world. “We are gratefulMore »

Cuisinart, Best Brands Team Up for Kitchen Textiles

Cuisinart, Best Brands Team Up for Kitchen Textiles

STAMFORD, Conn.—Cuisinart and Best Brands Consumer Products have reached an agreement for a line of kitchen textiles and tablecloths developed on behalf of Cuisinart. The agreement gives Best Brands the exclusive rights to develop, design and manufacture the collection. The line is currently scheduled to appear at retailers in spring 2012. In a statement fromMore »

GHTA Hosts Networking Event During Atlanta Market

GHTA Hosts Networking Event During Atlanta Market

ATLANTA–The Gift & Home Trade Association will host a cocktail and networking reception on Friday, July 15, during the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. Held from 5 to 7 p.m., the event will be located in suite #1434 in Building 2, and participants will have a chance to win a special mystery giftMore »

Brandwise Service to Offer Live Twitter Feed and WiFi Hotspot Lounge in Atlanta

Brandwise Service to Offer Live Twitter Feed and WiFi Hotspot Lounge in Atlanta

ATLANTA–At the upcoming Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, which starts tomorrow, bwconnect will keep attendees apprised of the complimentary food, drink, giveaways, events and more at the show with a live, up-to-the-minute listing on twitter. The bwconnect service is Brandwise’s online wholesale shopping site dedicated to the gift and home industry, and attendeesMore »

Gift Fair Debuts Wayfinder App for Mobile Devices

Gift Fair Debuts Wayfinder App for Mobile Devices

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–The New York International Gift Fair has launched a new Wayfinder application for mobile devices, designed to help show attendees and exhibitors. The Wayfinder offers an improved keyword-search capability, allowing users to search for exhibitors and products by name, product line, product category or description. Other features include the show’s complete seminar schedule,More »

Candle Warmers Relocates in Utah

Candle Warmers Relocates in Utah

WOODS CROSS, Utah–Candle Warmers Etc. has relocated its headquarters and warehouse from Layton, Utah to a new 24,000-square-foot space in Woods Cross, Utah. The new North Salt Lake location represents a significant expansion for the candle warming appliance and giftware manufacturer and allows for future expansion, the company said. “It’s wonderful but not surprising thatMore »

Williamsburg Taps Trend and Tradition in Atlanta

Williamsburg Taps Trend and Tradition in Atlanta

ATLANTA–Williamsburg will introduce a range of home furnishings and gifts at The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market here next week that blends trend and tradition, the company said. Some of Williamsburg’s vendor partners exhibiting product here include Creative Co-Op, Department 56, Jim Shore, Andrea by Sadek, Michaelian Home and Winward. “The breadth ofMore »