Tabletop & Gifts

Royal Crown Derby Reaps Royal Rewards

Royal Crown Derby Reaps Royal Rewards

DERBY, England-The royal wedding has been a major boon for high-end tabletop maker Royal Crown Derby, which has nearly sold-out its limited edition commemorative pieces. The English tabletop company began the design work on commemorative pieces as soon as Prince William and the former Catherine Middleton announced their engagement. Pieces were in production and availableMore »

Forty One Madison Preparing for Summer Gift Buyers

Forty One Madison Preparing for Summer Gift Buyers

NEW YORK–More than 30 tabletop showrooms at Forty One Madison will be open and displaying their latest designs for giftware buyers and retail executives who are attending the New York International Gift Fair and Gift & Home Textiles Market Week. The tableware building will offer complimentary luxury bus service between Forty One Madison and theMore »

MAXimum Potential

MAXimum Potential

By Allison Zisko Does the tabletop industry need another whiteware player? It does, according to Steve Baram, if the company is Maxwell & Williams. Baram, the chief executive officer of Fitz and Floyd, said he has been “chasing” the Australian brand for the past five or six years and is so confident in its potentialMore »

Garden Delights

Garden Delights

By Allison Zisko Last month’s New York tabletop market was reportedly a satisfying and successful event, marked by a slew of new licensed programs and a trend direction that moved straight through the greenhouse door. In general, vendors seemed pleased with the market and many remarked on “good meetings” and “back to back appointments” thatMore »

MVP Group Acquires Midwest-CBK

MVP Group Acquires Midwest-CBK

By Allison Zisko The planned acquisition of candle and gift company Midwest-CBK later this month promises good things for the company from a brand and marketing standpoint, according to the president of Midwest-CBK. In April, candle and home fragrance maker MVP Group International agreed to acquire Midwest-CBK from Blyth Inc. for an undisclosed sum. TheMore »

Hilty to Retire from 7 W New York

Hilty to Retire from 7 W New York

Su Hilty, vice president of marketing for 7 W New York and a familiar friendly face in the gift and tabletop industry, will retire in June. Hilty joined the showroom building in 2004, after serving as vice president of marketing for the 225 Fifth Ave. showroom building. MMPI, 7 W New York’s owner, credited herMore »

Burnes Unveils Interiors Line

Burnes Unveils  Interiors Line

Burnes of Boston is introducing an assortment of home decor from some of the country’s most talented and best-known interior designers. The new line, known as Burnes Interiors, includes photo frames, mirrors, candleholders and other decorative accessories created by a “dream team” of celebrity interior designers known for their many television shows and appearances:  CandiceMore »

Sampson to Lead Marketing for California Gift Show

Sampson to Lead Marketing for California Gift Show

LOS ANGELES–Jeff Sampson, vice president of marketing for the L.A. Mart Design Center, has been designated to steward the branding of the California Gift Show. In his new role, Sampson reports to Joan Ulrich, senior vice president of MMPI, owner and manager of the L.A. Mart and California Gift Show, and Mark Furlet, vice presidentMore »