Tabletop & Gifts

Libbey Drives Net Up 61 Percent in Second Quarter

Libbey Drives Net Up 61 Percent in Second Quarter

TOLEDO, Ohio—Lower expenses fueled second-quarter net income for Libbey to a 61 percent increase, to $15.4 million.  The bottom line for the quarter, which ended on June 30, received boosts from the company’s sale of Traex, the food-service products vendor, to Vollrath Co. In addition, selling, general and administrative expenses dropped 38 basis points asMore »

Chicago Market Opens Today

Chicago Market Opens Today

CHICAGO–The Chicago Market begins here today and runs through Aug. 3. The show, which includes Beckman’s Handcrafted Show, offers a strong line-up of programming, vendors and new trends, according to show owner and organizer MMPI, as well as educational presentations. Event highlights include seminars, networking events with industry leaders—including a special presentation by Jan Parr,More »

AmericasMart: ‘Robust’ Order-Writing Last Week

AmericasMart: ‘Robust’ Order-Writing Last Week

ATLANTA–AmericasMart said a large and growing national and international buyer base, new and newly expanded product collections and consistent order writing marked the July 2011 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, which closed its eight-day run July 20. The show owner and organizer reported “strong representation” from key northeastern, Midwestern and far-west states. ItMore »

United French Front at New York Gift Fair

United French Front at New York Gift Fair

NEW YORK–CreatedinFrance, sponsored by Ateliers d’Art de France and dedicated to promoting the work of French craftsmen and companies abroad, will unite French manufacturers at the New York International Gift Fair next month. Ateliers d’Art de France is a French federation for craft professionals. Among the vendors exhibiting in New York are Alain Saint Joanis,More »

GLM: NYIGF Accent on Design Sold Out

GLM: NYIGF Accent on Design Sold Out

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–The Accent on Design section of the New York International Gift Fair has sold out its space for the August show, according to GLM, the show’s owner and manager. The section will feature the work of 200 contemporary design resources, nearly 25 of which will be showing in the section for the firstMore »

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 »