CANNON FALLS, Minn.–Midwest-CBK will introduce 400 designs in its home décor collection at markets this summer that are intended to maximize current décor sales for independent retailers looking for exclusive, innovative design. “Our team of design and trend experts has traveled the world to bring together important new designs, combined with best-sellers for the ideal … More »
LOS ANGELES–Gift industry veteran Randy Newcomb, co-owner of the independent rep firm The Newcombs, passed away on June 1 at his home in Southern California. Newcomb and Aileen Haugh, his wife and business partner, opened their L.A. Mart showroom in 1975 and built the third-generation rep firm’s family legacy over the course of more than … More »
CHICAGO–Representative group DNA is continuing its support of Change For Life, a fundraising program led by the charity Gift for Life, during the summer gift show season. DNA will donate $0.25 for each order written at gift shows in Chicago and Minneapolis to Gift for Life. One hundred percent of DNA’s donation will go to … More »
LOS ANGELES–MMPI, owner and operator of the California Gift Show, promises a strong line-up of programming and events for the July Market at L.A. Mart and Los Angeles Convention Center, including a keynote address by Annie Segal, owner and designer of Fred Segal Originals, as well as numerous educational opportunities. “Our stellar line-up of leading … More »
SOMERSET, N.J.–Tabletop maker Denby has named Mark Brelsford to the newly created position of vice president of sales. He reports to Lynne Okulski, president and CEO. Previously, Brelsford served as vice president sales – east region for Groupe SEB USA. During his career, Brelsford also worked for glasssmakers St. Georges Crystal and Arc International. “It … More »
ATLANTA-Giftware company Now Designs will open its own showroom in Atlanta during the Atlanta Gift Show, July 13-20. It will be located in Suite 879A, AmericasMart Building 2 West, 8th Floor. There will be a different promotion each day of the show, highlighted by a guest appearance by designer April Cornell.
HEREND, Hungary–In celebration of the 160th anniversary of its Queen Victoria dinnerware pattern, tabletop maker Herend recently created a new version of the design and presented it to Prince William and Princess Catherine. The pattern will also be available at retail and on display at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market next month. … More »
LONDON–Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT), owner of GLM, said it is exploring “strategic alternatives” about the company’s U.S. trade-show unit—which, according to sources, could include a sale of the business. The statement said, “The strategic review of GLM follows the conclusion that there is limited opportunity to leverage the GLM assets across the wider … More »