Tabletop & Gifts

McDaneld Named VP Sales, Marketing at Rogaska

McDaneld Named VP Sales, Marketing at Rogaska

NEW YORK–Rogaska has named Brent McDaneld to the newly created position of vice president of sales and marketing of its U.S. affiliate Rogaska America, Inc. He reports to Bostjan Leskovar, president of Rogaska America. Brent McDaneld joins Rogaska from Baccarat, where he served as vice president of merchandising, marketing and design for the North America divisionMore »

Dallas Total Home & Gift Market Opens Today

Dallas Total Home & Gift Market Opens Today

DALLAS-The Dallas Total Home & Gift Market begins today with a number of ribbon-cutting ceremonies and events for exhibitors that have expanded or relocated showrooms. Today’s new showroom ribbon cuttings include those at Caffco International, Trade Mart #2232, at 2 p.m.; A Studio, World Trade Center #6078, at 2:15 p.m.; and Perfectly Yours, World TradeMore »

Lifetime Brands, Fackelmann Group, Grupo Vasconia and Accent Fairchild Team for Direct Imports

Lifetime Brands, Fackelmann Group, Grupo Vasconia and Accent Fairchild Team for Direct Imports

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.­—Lifetime Brands, Accent-Fairchild Group, Grupo Vasconia S.A.B. and Fackelmann GmbH Co. KG announced the formation of Housewares Corporation of Asia Limited (HCA) to supply direct import, kitchenware programs to retailers in North, Central and South America. The new union brings together four of the world’s largest housewares companies: Lifetime is a major supplierMore »

Q Squared Design Opens Showroom at Forty One Madison

Q Squared Design Opens Showroom at Forty One Madison

NEW YORK–Q Squared Design, the two-year-old home goods company with a design team is in Italy and its own manufacturing facilities in China, has opened a 1,200-square-foot showroom on the 19th floor at Forty One Madison here. It will introduce its rainbow array of melamine tableware when the showroom opens for The New York GiftMore »

Chicago, California Shows to Offer Fair Trade Pavilions

Chicago, California Shows to Offer Fair Trade Pavilions

CHICAGO—Both the Chicago Market: Living and Giving and the California Gift Show will feature Fair Trade Pavilions with handmade products from around the world. The pavilions will be offered in partnership between MMPI, owner and manager of both shows, and the Fair Trade Federation. Among the product categories represented in the two pavilions will beMore »

Williams-Sonoma Holiday Revenues up 10.5 Percent

Williams-Sonoma Holiday Revenues up 10.5 Percent

SAN FRANCISCO–Revenues for the Williams-Sonoma holiday season just ended rose 10.5 percent to $865 million over the same period in 2009. The increase included a same-store sales gain of five percent, the retailer said in a statement. As a result, Williams-Sonoma said it now expects fourth-quarter revenues to total between $1.17 billion and $1.19 billion,More »

Midwest-CBK to Host The 3/50 Project Founder in Atlanta

Midwest-CBK to Host The 3/50 Project Founder in Atlanta

CANNON FALLS, Minn.–Midwest-CBK will host Cinda Baxter, founder of The 3/50 Project, in its Atlanta showroom on Sunday, Jan. 16, from 1 to 2 p.m. to meet and talk with customers, sharing her advice and suggestions for spreading the news about shopping at local independents. The 3/50 Project is a grass roots awareness campaign focused on reuniting consumersMore »

Gift Fair Licensing Gallery to Showcase Artwork

Gift Fair Licensing Gallery to Showcase Artwork

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–New and original artwork will be highlighted at The Licensing Gallery @ NYIGF, the New York International Gift Fair’s business-to-business forum for artists, designers, design studios, trend companies and licensing agents. Fifteen exhibitors will present their artwork at the upcoming Gift Fair, and will offer artwork for sale or license to manufacturers forMore »