Tabletop & Gifts

Jones to Step Down as GHTA Executive Director

Jones to Step Down as GHTA Executive Director

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–Diane Carnevale Jones, executive director of the Gift & Home Trade Association, will leave this post effective Sept. 15. Jones will step down to concentrate on building her new business, the Carnevale Jones Group. The company will provide strategic products and services to clients both within and outside of the gift and homeMore »

New York Gift Fair Opens Tomorrow

New York Gift Fair Opens Tomorrow

NEW YORK–The New York International Gift Fair begins tomorrow at Passenger Ship Terminal Piers 92 and 94 and on Sunday at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. More than 2,800 companies will exhibit a wide array of design-driven home fashion products and complementary giftware. According to show owner and organizer GLM, approximately 35,000More »

GHTA to Launch Online Auction to Benefit Conference

GHTA to Launch Online Auction to Benefit Conference

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–The Gift and Home Trade Association will introduce an online auction that beginning Aug. 15 and ending Sept. 29. The auction will feature experiences in Las Vegas that participants can purchase for use during the GHTA Conference, which will take place there, at the Red Rock Casino and Resort, from Nov. 17-19. AmongMore »

Seattle Tasting Event to Benefit Gift for Life

Seattle Tasting Event to Benefit Gift for Life

SEATTLE-A special wine and cheese tasting event to benefit Gift for Life will be held on Monday, Aug. 15, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Pacific Market Center during the Summer Gift and Home Accessories Show that began here yesterday. Buyers are invited to sample wines and cheeses from Washington’s and Oregon’s premier vineyards and cheeseMore »

Vera Co. Picks Casner as Licensing Agent

Vera Co. Picks Casner as Licensing Agent

ATLANTA-Independent agent Jeff Casner has been named as the agent who represents the licensing interests of The Vera Co., owner of the library of artwork, trademarks and copyrights of the late American artist Vera Neumann. Casner handles the licensing and marketing interests of the company, and acts as a strategic business advisor. He reports toMore »

Furlet Named V.P. at MMPI Gift & Home

Furlet Named V.P. at MMPI Gift & Home

CHICAGO—Mark Furlet has been appointed vice president of MMPI’s Gift & Home division. Furlet succeeds Joan Ulrich, who is leaving MMPI after 14 years. In a separate statement, Ulrich did not announce her future plans, saying only that “it is time to make a change and let the talented team with which I have beenMore »

Fitz and Floyd Promotes Branisel

Fitz and Floyd Promotes Branisel

NEW YORK–Tabletop maker Fitz and Floyd has promoted Helene Branisel to senior key account manager for Maxwell & Williams Designer Homewares. Branisel has been the senior key account manager for Fitz and Floyd for the past six years, and will retain that responsibility as she assumes her leadership role at Maxwell & Williams. Branisel beganMore »

World Market Center Expands On-site Dining Options

World Market Center Expands On-site Dining Options

LAS VEGAS–The foodie scene hits World Market Center Las Vegas just in time for Summer 2011 Las Vegas Market, which opened yesterday. Las Vegas Market has a new food court on the third floor of Building C, featuring nine casual dining options. “In addition to some of the more established restaurants and kiosks throughout market,More »