Tabletop & Gifts

Seminar Series Slated for Gift Fair

Seminar Series Slated for Gift Fair

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—The New York International Gift Fair will offer five days of programs which will include educational seminars for both buyers and exhibitors. Among the topics to be covered by the sessions will be sustainability and fair trade, social media, trends among consumers and colors, marketing and strategies for retailers. Presenting the seminars willMore »

Blog: Royal Wedding Hoopla

Blog: Royal Wedding Hoopla

LONDON–Whether you’ve been up since daybreak with your eyes glued to a television or computer screen, or have adopted the ‘couldn’t-care-less’ approach toward royal weddings, there is no denying that Prince William and Catherine Middleton’s nuptials this morning sparked a tremendous amount of marketing activity. The tabletop industry, particularly companies with British roots, embraced theMore »

Highlights from the Tabletop Market

Highlights from the Tabletop Market

NEW YORK-Noritake continues to create more casual, lifestyle-oriented dinnerware, introducing a suite of white, tone-on-tone designs during the recent tabletop market. Nikko, like Noritake a Japanese-based manufacturer, also introduced more casual bone china patterns with a light decorative hand. Herend extended a popular pattern with a complementary design that picks up original pattern details inMore »

Libbey Posts Sales Gain, Net Loss in Q1

Libbey Posts Sales Gain, Net Loss in Q1

TOLEDO, Ohio–Glassmaker Libbey posted a net loss of $1 million despite a 4 percent sales increase in the first quarter. The loss occurred in part because of special items which involved the redemption of payment-in-kind notes, a form of debt in which interest is paid in a form other than cash. Libbey redeemed these notesMore »

7 W: “On Trend and On Target This Spring”

7 W: “On Trend and On Target This Spring”

NEW YORK–Visitors at Tabletop Week at 7 W New York earlier this month enjoyed a grand opening garden party; a tabletop display with Printsource prints as inspiration, and outdoor furniture as a backdrop; in-suite events & product launches; and a presentation from stylist, designer and trend expert Callie Jenschke on tricks and tips for easyMore »

Zak CEO Honored by Cal State

Zak CEO Honored by Cal State

SPOKANE, Wash.–Earlier this month Irv Zakheim, president and CEO of Zak Designs, was one of three graduates to be honored by California State University Northridge at the 13th Annual Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony. Zakheim joined Don Hahn, an Oscar nominated producer and Carol Vaness, a singer with the Metropolitan Opera, as the 2011 recipients ofMore »

IHMRS Accepting Gold Key Award Entries

IHMRS Accepting Gold Key Award Entries

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–The International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show is accepting entries for the 31st annual Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design. The awards will be presented in eight categories: best hotel design, guest room, lobby/reception area, lounge/bar, restaurants/casual dining, restaurants/fine dining, spa and suite. Entries must be submitted by July 1, andMore »

Luxury Market Prospects Mixed in Second Quarter

Luxury Market Prospects Mixed in Second Quarter

STEVENS, Pa.–While a key indicator of luxury spending has gained ground in the second quarter, spending on luxury products has continued to lag since the beginning of this year, according to the latest luxury consumption index survey from Unity Marketing. The luxury consumption index in the second quarter picked up 6.7 points to reach 82.8,More »