Tabletop & Gifts

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 »

Kinkler Joins Red Pomegranate

Kinkler Joins Red Pomegranate

MOSS BEACH, Calif.–Linda Kinkler has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president sales at Red Pomegranate. Red Pomegranate, a division of II Sisters, based in Moss Beach, Calif., specializes in gilded glass tableware manufactured in Turkey. Kinkler’s responsibilities will include the management of all domestic and international sales activities with a focusMore »

Lenox, All-Clad Present James Beard Awards

Lenox, All-Clad Present James Beard Awards

NEW YORK–Executives from Lenox and All-Clad were among the presenters at last night’s James Beard Foundation Awards 2011 held here at Lincoln Center. Referred to as “the Oscars of the food world,” the James Beard Foundation Awards highlight culinary excellence in categories such as Best Chefs in America, Best New Restaurant, and Outstanding Wine andMore »

Nambé Wins Design Award

Nambé Wins Design Award

SANTA FE, N.M.–Nambé has been recognized for design excellence by winning the 2011 ADEX Gold Award for its recently introduced Scoop Server, a metal alloy two-tiered serving piece designed by Wei Young. ADEX, which stands for Awards for Design Excellence, is sponsored by Design Journal, the international trade publication for interior designers, architects and facilityMore »