Tabletop & Gifts

Fresh Faces Liven Tabletop in New York

Fresh Faces Liven Tabletop in New York

By Allison Zisko It promises to be a season of newness in tabletop. New products will take center stage during the spring tabletop market this month, but several new companies, new brands and new businesses will also vie for buyers’ attention, a sign, perhaps, of a revitalized industry. From the textiles industry comes a newMore »

MMPI Names Gragg Director of Market Suite Sales for Chicago Market

MMPI Names Gragg Director of Market Suite Sales for Chicago Market

CHICAGO–Jamie Gragg has been appointed director of market suite sales for the Chicago Market at MMPI. Gragg is responsible for leasing temporary booths at the market, and reports directly to Sara Dahlstrom, managing director of market suite sales. Gragg joined MMPI in 2007 as leasing director of permanent showrooms in High Point. During her tenure,More »

IHA Honors Designed Defined Products

IHA Honors Designed Defined Products

ROSEMONT, Ill.-The International Housewares Association has designated 36 products for cleaning and organizing the home as 2011 Design Defined Honorees. The companies that received recognition for their products were a.b.m. Canada, ABM Group, Bramli, Brazilian Plastic Institute, Butler Home Products, Casabella, Clear Choice Housewares, Delta Design, Design Ideas, Ecker Enterprise, Elevate Brands, Full Circle, Instabol,More »

Artel Gives Back to Japan

Artel Gives Back to Japan

PRAGUE, Czech Republic–Luxury crystal purveyor Artel is assisting disaster victims in Japan through the sales of Sakura, part of its 2011 spring collection. The company will donate 10 percent from the sale of all Sakura items between now and June 30th to the Japanese Red Cross. In Japan, the Sakura, or cherry blossom, flower representsMore »

Bill Clinton to Speak at Las Vegas Market

Bill Clinton to Speak at Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS-Former President Bill Clinton will be the keynote speaker for the Summer 2011 Las Vegas Market, Aug. 1-5.  President Clinton’s speech, “A Conversation with Bill Clinton,” will focus on the challenge of globalization, emphasize our growing interdependence and point the way toward a common future based on shared goals and values. The conference willMore »

Gift Fair Debuts Tools for Attendees

Gift Fair Debuts Tools for Attendees

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—The New York International Gift Fair will provide a preshow webinar, onsite orientations, a New Buyer Handbook and 24/7 access to its exhibitor search and Online Catalog Gallery to aid buyers attending the show. Titled “NYIGF Orientation—Get Ready, Get Set, Go!,” the webinar will introduce buyers to the Gift Fair’s four locations, 10More »

Gilt Groupe Acquires Decorati

Gilt Groupe Acquires Decorati

NEW YORK-Gilt Groupe, an online shopping destination, has acquired home decor site Decorati, expanding its footprint in home to include offerings for designers and trade-only manufacturers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Decorati is a destination site for upscale interior design products and services as well as a community for the display of designerMore »