Tabletop & Gifts

Dallas Market Center Presents Best of Show Awards

Dallas Market Center Presents Best of Show Awards

DALLAS–The most creative, fresh and innovative booths and showrooms were recognized during the recently completed Total Home & Gift Market with Best of Show awards, which are presented twice a year and judged by leading industry and visual/design experts. In the World Trade Center, the awards for each floor were given to: Accent Decor onMore »

Libbey Names Streeter New CEO

Libbey Names Streeter New CEO

TOLEDO–Libbey has appointed Stephanie A. Streeter CEO. Streeter, a former public company CEO and a former member of the United States Olympic Committee, succeeds John Meier, who is retiring after 41 years with Libbey. Streeter will be elected to the Libbey Board of Directors effective August 1. Appointed by the United States Olympic Committee BoardMore »

IV Pole Pals Wins The Next Big Thing Contest at Dallas Market

IV Pole Pals Wins The Next Big Thing Contest at Dallas Market

DALLAS–IV Pole Pals has won Dallas Market Center’s The Next Big Thing contest, which was announced during the recently completed Dallas Total Home & Gift Market. As a result, IV Pole Pals’ founder Deric Salser has received more than $12,500 in prizes, including $2,500 cash, exhibit space at the January 2012 Total Home & GiftMore »

Beckman’s Returns to Chicago Market

CHICAGO–The Beckman’s Handcrafted Show returns to Chicago’s Merchandise Mart for The Chicago Market July 30-Aug. 2. Designed as a “show within a show,” the Beckman’s Handcrafted Show for the past 30 years has highlighted the best in original work to specialty retailers looking to differentiate themselves from their competition, all within the framework of TheMore »

Falanga Named President of MMPI

Falanga Named President of MMPI

CHICAGO-Mark Falanga has been promoted to president of MMPI, succeeding Christopher Kennedy, who will step down July 23 from the post he has held for the past 11 years. A 17-year veteran of MMPI, Falanga most recently served as senior vice president of managing, leasing, marketing and business development for MMPI’s commercial furnishings, LuxeHome, office,More »

NY Gift Fair Exhibit Expands Green

NY Gift Fair Exhibit Expands Green

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-SustainAbility: design for a better world, a special exhibit and educational series designed to inform, promote and recognize “green” activities and initiatives, returns to the New York International Gift Fair in August. Now in its fourth year, NYIGF’s SustainAbility program incorporates a juried exhibit of sustainable gift, home and lifestyle products, the EcoMore »

Crystal Maker Jack Badash Remembered

Crystal Maker Jack Badash Remembered

BAYSIDE, N.Y.–Jack Badash, founder of Badash Crystal passed away in April at his home here. He was 92. Badash joined the gift industry as a shipping clerk for Koscherak Brothers after graduating high school in 1936.  Nine years later, he borrowed his immigrant shoemaker father’s life savings of $1,800 to begin Javit Badash, Inc., saidMore »

Dallas Design Supply Celebrates Grand Opening

Dallas Design Supply Celebrates Grand Opening

DALLAS–Dallas Market Center has announced the opening of its newest resource, Dallas Design Supply, a 20,000-square-foot resource for seasonal décor, floral containers and supplies, candles, ribbon, party supplies and permanent botanicals. “We have added even more resources with the arrival of Dallas Design Supply, which offers merchandise from many of our exhibitors in an off-the-shelfMore »