Tabletop & Gifts

Burnes of Boston Debuts Interior Designer Collections

Burnes of Boston Debuts Interior Designer Collections

ROUND ROCK, Texas-Burnes of Boston is introducing a new level of design to the marketplace with 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 interiorMore »

Tabletop Vendors Happy with Housewares Show

Tabletop Vendors Happy with Housewares Show

CHICAGO–Moods and spirits were high among tabletop vendors exhibiting at the International Home + Housewares Show here last week. Business has picked up in the past year, vendors said, and they attempted to continue the momentum with new arrays of colorful, trend-right and price conscious collections. “It’s been a good show,” said Ian Zucker, chiefMore »

Forty One Madison Adds Two Showrooms to Roster

Forty One Madison Adds Two Showrooms to Roster

NEW YORK–Another two showrooms have signed leases at Forty One Madison and will be open for business during The New York Tabletop Market, April 12-15. “Retail buyers are going to find more new and valuable resources when they get here,” said Laurie Burns, who also added that the Spring Market is shaping up to beMore »

Gift Fair to Hold “Market Readiness” Webinars

Gift Fair to Hold “Market Readiness” Webinars

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–The New York International Gift Fair will present a series of “Market Readiness” webinars for exhibitors at the summer Gift Fair. Beginning in May, the webinars will address topics such as marketing and selling strategies, trade-show operations and lead follow-up. The series will be produced jointly by NYIGF and Right Angle Strategies, aMore »

Lifetime Brands Boosts Q4 Net by 176 Percent

Lifetime Brands Boosts Q4 Net by 176 Percent

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.–A strong gain in net sales and what Jeff Siegel, chairman and chief executive officer, called “cost containment” helped push Lifetime Brands’ net income by 176 percent in the fourth quarter, to $13.9 million. Net sales for the housewares and home-decor vendor rose 11.4 percent to $142.6 million in the quarter, which endedMore »

Blog from the Houseware Show

Blog from the Houseware Show

CHICAGO—Chicago mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel spoke at the International Housewares Show this morning, thanking it for committing to another five years at McCormick Place. Emanuel also expressed support for Walmart’s entry to the city, saying that many urban dwellers do not have access to fresh fruit and vegetables. Also from the show—in its last day today—tabletopMore »

Pfaltzgraff and Mikasa to License for Textiles

Pfaltzgraff and Mikasa to License for Textiles

NEW YORK—Excell/Glenoit has just obtained the license for  Pflatzgraff for the categories of table linens, shower curtains and bath accessories, bedding, kitchen accessories, indoor and outdoor rugs and window treatments. Concurrently, Mikasa has  teamed with Croscill Home for a line of products including placemats, table cloths, napkins and bedding and bath ensembles. Both Mikasa andMore »

Reeve Named Mariposa CEO

Reeve Named Mariposa CEO

MANCHESTER, Mass.—Stanley Reeve is the new chief executive officer of tabletop manufacturer Mariposa. Reeve was previously the vice president of finance and operations for Rare, an environmental non-profit organization that helps protect biodiversity. Reeve’s career history also includes 14 years with Illinois Tool Works, a specialty industrial products company. Mariposa’s handmade  aluminum tableware, glassware andMore »