Tabletop & Gifts

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 »

Meyer Enters Tabletop with Paula and Rachael

Meyer Enters Tabletop with Paula and Rachael

Meyer Corporation, known for its cookware and kitchenware expertise, enters the tabletop category at the International Home + Housewares Show this month with an extensive launch of dinnerware by celebrity chefs Paula Deen and Rachael Ray. “Introducing tabletop represents a natural progression for both brands, and we’re proud of the collaborative work we’ve accomplished withMore »

Old and New Blend Seamlessly in Chicago

Old and New Blend Seamlessly in Chicago

By Allison Zisko Attendees at the International Home + Housewares Show this month can expect to see a varied array of new tabletop products from long-standing exhibitors as well as industry newcomers. Most notable among the newcomers is Meyer Corp. The well-established cookware company is launching sizeable tabletop collections by celebrity chefs Paula Deen andMore »

Pfaltzgraff Forges Ahead

Pfaltzgraff  Forges Ahead

By Allison Zisko Pfaltzgraff will celebrate its 200th anniversary this year with a wide range of new products and promotions that reflect its rich history as well as its thorough understanding of the modern marketplace. The company was founded in York, Penn., in 1811 and was known for its salt-glazed stoneware and handpainted designs. ItMore »

Blogging From the Housewares Show

Blogging From the Housewares Show

CHICAGO—The Housewares Show continues into its second day today packed with numerous product introductions, busy exhibitor booths—and perhaps more importantly—an increasingly optimistic mood among both retailers and vendors. A new Mario Batali-licensed line from Dansk was among the attention-getting unveilings at McCormick Place. The new line includes Mario Light, a collection of cast-iron cookware that isMore »

Designer Chris Madden Re-Launches Website

Designer Chris Madden Re-Launches Website

NEW YORK-Designer Chris Madden has relaunched her website to integrate the company’s Facebook initiative, which regularly shares multimedia, links to press items and Madden’s blog posts with the company’s current followers. The site also chronicles Madden’s eight-year relationship with J.C. Penney and how her philosophy of “Turning Home into Haven” is reflected in the Chris MaddenMore »