Tabletop & Gifts

Houseware Fair Opens in Hong Kong

Houseware Fair Opens in Hong Kong

HONG KONG–The Hong Kong Houseware Fair and the Hong Kong International Home Textiles Fair opened earlier today, and will both continue through April 23. Both shows are taking place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. One key focus at both fairs is environmentally friendly products. The Houseware Fair includes a new Green LivingMore »

Candle Trends Presented at Industry Conference

Candle Trends Presented at Industry Conference

LAS VEGAS–Leading candle manufacturers gathered here recently for an annual meeting and trade show, where they discussed some of the industry’s most pressing issues, including Canada’s Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) and upcoming candle labeling regulations, the FTC Green Guides, ASTM candle fire-safety standards, the ingredient disclosure movement, and the anti-dumping duty on candles fromMore »

Yamazaki Names Basanta President

Yamazaki Names Basanta President

NEW YORK–Yamazaki Tableware has appointed Raymond I. Basanta president, effective June 1. He succeeds Kazuhiro (Kasey) Yawata, who has served as Yamazaki president since its offices opened in 1981. Basanta has worked for Yamazaki since 1994 as vice president for marketing and product development. A well-known figure in the international tabletop industry for more thanMore »

New York Tabletop Show: A Gardener’s Paradise

New York Tabletop Show: A Gardener’s Paradise

NEW YORK–The New York Tabletop Show wrapped up last week, a reportedly 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 »

Gourmet Show Integration Marks Phase Two of Gift Fair Reorganization

Gourmet Show Integration Marks Phase Two of Gift Fair Reorganization

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–The addition of the Gourmet Housewares Show will be a key feature of Phase Two of the reorganization of the New York International Gift Fair. According to a statement from GLM, the Gift Fair’s owner and manager, the Gourmet Housewares Show will offer products from an estimated 150 suppliers—covering categories ranging from cookware,More »

Fiesta Dinnerware Launches Limited Edition Ornaments

Fiesta Dinnerware Launches Limited Edition Ornaments

NEWELL, W.Va.-The Homer Laughlin China Company launched a series of collectible Fiesta dinnerware 75th anniversary ornaments at The New York Tabletop Show this week. The ornaments will be available for purchase by retailers in a pre-packed format; 48 total ornaments will be sold in each package. Nearly half of the package (23 ornaments) will beMore »

Steuben Partners with Waterworks

Steuben Partners with Waterworks

NEW YORK-This fall Steuben Glass will introduce a bath collection in collaboration with Waterworks, emphasizing the glass company’s commitment to maintaining its heritage while exploring new designs and lifestyle-oriented collections. “We are thrilled to launch our new line in partnership with Waterworks, which has given us the opportunity to enter into the area of bathMore »

Raymond Zrike to Retire After 65 Years in Tabletop Industry

Raymond Zrike to Retire After 65 Years in Tabletop Industry

OAKLAND, N.J.–After serving in the tabletop industry for 65 years, Raymond Zrike has retired as chairman of The Zrike Company as of April 1. He joined the tabletop industry in 1946, after his discharge as a naval officer in World War II, and took a position with Royal Worcester USA, eventually becoming its president. HeMore »