Tabletop & Gifts

AmericasMart’s Fall Gift & Home to Run Concurrently With Apparel Market

AmericasMart’s Fall Gift & Home to Run Concurrently With Apparel Market

ATLANTA–AmericasMart Atlanta will premiere the Atlanta Apparel Market together with the Fall Gift & Home Furnishings Market and Atlanta Gourmet Market this fall.      Collectively, these markets will produce one all-encompassing shopping environment for all retailers taking place Oct. 13-17, (Gift & Home Furnishings Market: Oct. 14-16).  “We have a dynamic offering of products inMore »

Ambiente Opens Today

Ambiente Opens Today

FRANKFURT, Germany-The Ambiente trade fair, billed by owner and organizer Messe Frankfurt as the largest consumer goods show in the world, opens today. Visitors from around the globe are expected to check out the newest trends and design directions here in Frankfurt. A first glimpse at tabletop introductions in the opening hours of the show revealedMore »

Pantone Announces Fall Fashion Color Report

Pantone Announces Fall Fashion Color Report

CARLSTADT, N.J. — Color authority Pantone has unveiled its Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2011, which includes the upcoming top 10 colors for women’s fashion. Released to coincide with this week’s Fashion Week in New York, the report is available for free download at pantone.com/fall2011, and includes designer sketches, quotes and head shots. Pantone’s topMore »

Buyers Brave Winter Storms at Gift & Home Textiles Market Week

Buyers Brave Winter Storms at Gift & Home Textiles Market Week

NEW YORK–In spite of a wicked snowstorm that struck this area last week, the 7 W New York showroom building said the Gift & Home Textiles Market Week was “an upbeat and productive market” in terms of buyer attendance and business in its showrooms. Chris Collins, the building’s vice president and general manager, said theMore »

Gift Fair Attendance Up More than 10 Percent

Gift Fair Attendance Up More than 10 Percent

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–Attendance at last week’s New York International Gift Fair rose by more than 10 percent over the total at last year’s winter NYIGF, according to a statement from GLM, the show’s owner and manager. Nearly 35,000 people attended the market, representing all 50 U.S. states and 86 countries, GLM said. Exhibitor numbers wereMore »

Gift for Life Annual Party Raises Record Funds

Gift for Life Annual Party Raises Record Funds

NEW YORK–Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home decor industries’ leading charitable organization, announced today that its Party for Life event raised more than $150,000.  The 19th Annual event was held last month at the Central Park Boathouse and welcomed more than 350 industry attendees. “We are thrilled with the generosity of the industryMore »

Libbey Posts Income Gain in Q4

Libbey Posts Income Gain in Q4

TOLEDO, Ohio-An increase in business-to-business and foodservice sales helped lift glassmaker Libbey’s net income in the fourth quarter, which ended Dec. 31, 2010. Libbey reported net income of $2.8 million in the fourth quarter, compared to a net loss of $7.1 million in the prior-year quarter. Sales in the quarter were $222.8 million, compared toMore »

Miller Named Home Licensing Director at Biltmore

Miller Named Home Licensing Director at Biltmore

ASHEVILLE, N.C.–Biltmore has appointed Donnette Miller as licensing director for home furnishings. In this role, Miller oversees the Biltmore House’s home-furnishings licensing activities and developing new business within the brand. She reports to Tim Rosebrock, vice president and general manager, and Christy Hodgins, director of marketing. She succeeds Elizabeth Ford, who has moved to BiltmoreMore »