Tabletop & Gifts

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 »

Midwest-CBK Revamps Home Décor Collections

Midwest-CBK Revamps Home Décor Collections

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 idealMore »

Gift Industry Veteran Randy Newcomb Dies

Gift Industry Veteran Randy Newcomb Dies

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 thanMore »

DNA Renews Partnership With Gift For Life

DNA Renews Partnership With Gift For Life

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 toMore »

Annie Segal to Address California Gift Show Audience

Annie Segal to Address California Gift Show Audience

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 leadingMore »

Denby Appoints V.P. of Sales

Denby Appoints V.P. of Sales

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. “ItMore »