Tabletop & Gifts

Hilty to Retire from 7 W New York

Hilty to Retire from 7 W New York

NEW YORK–Su Hilty, vice president of marketing for 7 W New York, 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. A statement from MMPI, 7 W New York’s owner, credited her with for playing a crucial role inMore »

GLM Builds Gourmet Housewares Show Lineup

GLM Builds Gourmet Housewares Show Lineup

WHITE PLAINS, NY–Scores of leading gourmet products and housewares resources plan to participate in the summer 2011 debut of the Gourmet Housewares Show at the New York International Gift Fair, show organizer GLM said today. The Gourmet Housewares Show runs August 14-18 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. As part of the repositioning ofMore »

Sandra Lee Home Line to Appear in Sears and Kmart

Sandra Lee Home Line to Appear in Sears and Kmart

NEW YORK-Sears Holdings has reached an agreement with Sandra Lee, the television star and author, for an exclusive collection of home products to be offered in Sears and Kmart stores under the brand Sandra by Sandra Lee. The initial collection, which will reach the stores in spring 2012, will consist of cookware, utensils, gadgets, bakeware,More »

Yankee Candle Promotes Norris, Margala Klein

Yankee Candle Promotes Norris, Margala Klein

SOUTH DEERFIELD, Mass.-The Yankee Candle Company has promoted Deborah Norris to vice president and general merchandise manager for merchandise planning and allocation. In addition, Hope Margala Klein, senior vice president of brand, design and innovation, will assume responsibility for the gift and accessory development teams. Norris reports to Steve Farley, president of retail, and isMore »

MVP Group Acquires Midwest-CBK

MVP Group Acquires Midwest-CBK

CHARLESTON, S.C.–Candle and home fragrance maker MVP Group International has agreed to acquire Midwest-CBK, a leading supplier of gifts, candles and home décor, from Blyth, Inc. for an undisclosed sum. The closing is expected before May 31, 2011. The sale enables Greenwich, Conn.-based Blyth to focus on its direct-to-consumer channels with its brands, which includeMore »

Lalique Posts Profit, Outlines Growth Strategy

Lalique Posts Profit, Outlines Growth Strategy

PARIS–Lalique said today that it is “back on the growth path,” stemming a 10-year loss with a $0.9 million profit in 2010 while implementing a multi-pronged strategy for ensuring continued growth. Company Chairman Silvio Denz said the luxury crystal company will continue to capitalize on the artistic heritage of its founder René Lalique through newMore »

Ralph Lauren Done Right

Ralph Lauren Done Right

By Allison Zisko Ralph Lauren is on a roll. As the spring show season begins, Ralph Lauren Home executives are confident they now have all the components needed for an integrated lifestyle presentation, with two distinct brands that do not overlap in price point or design yet share a common viewpoint. Product introductions at theMore »

Rosenthal Celebrates 50 Years of Studio-Line

Rosenthal Celebrates 50 Years of Studio-Line

By Allison ZiskoTabletop maker Rosenthal will celebrate 50 years of its Studio-Line division with a special 50-vase retrospective at the New York Tabletop Show this month. Studio-Line is known for its avant-garde designs, and over the past five decades many artists have interpreted their own ideas about sophisticated and functional design into Rosenthal collections, theMore »