Tabletop & Gifts

New Colors Define Tabletop Intros at Gift Fair

New Colors Define Tabletop Intros at Gift Fair

NEW YORK-Tabletop manufacturers exhibiting at the New York International Gift Fair here this week enhanced and extended their existing collections – or unveiled new ones – by experimenting with new colorways and color combinations. For Juliska, the new color is garden green, applied to its popular Berry & Thread and Jardin du Monde collections. ForMore »

Best in Show Award Winners Announced in Chicago

Best in Show Award Winners Announced in Chicago

CHICAGO – Leading exhibitors and showrooms were honored with Best Display Awards at the Chicago Market, located at the Chicago Merchandise Mart, last month. Winners were selected by an internal panel committee and were judged on innovation, design and creativity. Best Exhibit Display Award Winners included 79 West Designs and Blue Barnhouse in Beckman’s HandcraftedMore »

Six Accent on Design Exhibitors Awarded For Excellence

Six Accent on Design Exhibitors Awarded For Excellence

NEW YORK-Six companies exhibiting in Accent on Design at the New York International Gift Fair were presented with awards to recognize superior design creativity and innovative product design. “These Accent on Design participants have emphasized functionality, without compromising aesthetics, across a broad spectrum of product categories,” said Dorothy Belshaw, NYIGF director and GLM senior vice president.More »

Replacements to Celebrate Milestone by Building Habitat House

Replacements to Celebrate Milestone by Building Habitat House

GREENSBORO, N.C.–Replacements, Ltd. plans to mark the company’s upcoming 30th anniversary by partnering with a family to build a Habitat for Humanity house in Greensboro, N.C., where it is headquartered. One of the largest retailers of old and new china, crystal, silver and collectibles, Replacements believes most of its staff will participate in the three-monthMore »

Gift Industry Execs Honored in New York

Gift Industry Execs Honored in New York

NEW YORK–The gift industry gathered Sunday for the 19th annual Party for Life, a charitable event that benefitted DIFFA, Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, while celebrating some of the leaders in the industry. The Party for Life, held at The Boathouse restaurant in Central Park, featured a short program honoring Kathy Ireland, chief executive officerMore »

In Frankfurt, Exhibitors Relish The World Stage

In Frankfurt, Exhibitors Relish The World Stage

By Allison Zisko Ambiente’s global reach, the window it provides into other cultures and cuisines, and its reputation as a trend incubator have cemented its position as one of the most important international shows for tabletop and housewares executives. The trade fair, which takes place in Frankfurt, Germany Feb. 11-15, has grown as an internationalMore »

Outdoor Lifestyle

Outdoor Lifestyle

Consumers are focusing on their outdoor spaces with the same attention that they have been giving to their indoor rooms. Indeed, with many new decor products available specifically for the outdoors—or, in some cases, intended for either indoors or outdoors—the outdoor “room” has become just as important in terms of decor as the living room,More »

Gift Business Builds Momentum in Atlanta

Gift Business Builds Momentum in Atlanta

By Sharyn Bernard  Exhibitors at the International Gift and Home Furnishings Show here last month were pleased that recent positive signs at retail had translated into a successful show. Although some buyers – and some samples – didn’t make it to the show at the very start due to a city-crippling ice and snow storm,More »