Tabletop & Gifts

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 »

Arc International Names Biagi VP Sales and Marketing

Arc International Names Biagi VP Sales and Marketing

MILLVILLE, N.J.–Arc International North America has appointed Ron Biagi to the newly created position of vice president, sales and marketing North America, reporting to Fred Dohn, chief executive officer, Americas. In his new post, Biagi will assume responsibility for the consumer goods division and marketing function and will succeed Scott Baum, who left the companyMore »

Rahm Emanuel to Speak During Housewares Show

Rahm Emanuel to Speak During Housewares Show

ROSEMONT, Ill.– Former Obama administration chief of staff and current Chicago mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel will be the featured speaker during the annual Industry Breakfast at the 2011 International Home + Housewares Show. The breakfast begins at 7 a.m. Tuesday, March 8 in the South Building, Level 1, Room S100/Grand Ballroom. Emanuel, a Chicago native,More »

IFDA to Present Color Forecast at Gift Fair

IFDA to Present Color Forecast at Gift Fair

NEW YORK—The New York Chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association will present Color Forecast 2012 during the upcoming New York International Gift Fair. The session is scheduled for Jan. 31 beginning at 8:30 a.m. Doty Horn, director of color and design for Benjamin Moore, will present the company’s 2012 Color Pulse Program, andMore »