LANCASTER, Ohio—The Anchor Hocking Company, a leading manufacturer and marketer of retail and foodservice glassware, and Stölzle N.A., a marketer of premium crystalline stemware and barware, have expanded their distribution agreement. Effective Dec. 1, Anchor Hocking will begin marketing the entire collection of Stölzle glassware in North America from its distribution center here.
NEW YORK-Dannielle Kyrillos, editor-at-large of online resource, dailycandy.com, discussed “Womenomics” and the impact of the empowered female consumer during a keynote address hosted by showroom building Forty One Madison during the Tabletop Show earlier this week. According to Kyrillos, more women than men are graduating college, twice as many entrepreneurs are females, and 85 percent … More »
NEW YORK—Mikasa has just gone live with a new consumer oriented Web site that encourages people to send in photos of their beautifully set tables and share details, via Facebook and Twitter, about their latest entertaining efforts. At www.thegreatdinnerparty.com, consumers can upload photos, menus and recipes from their party or gathering. They can also look … More »
NEW YORK–Crate & Barrel has launched its first store within a store in its SoHo location here, with the grand opening of the Marimekko Shop. Crate & Barrel’s relationship with the Finnish design firm goes back decades, but the shop takes the partnership to a new level and expands into more Marimekko product categories. In … More »
BRISTOL, Pa.–Lenox Corp. USA and China National Arts and Crafts Import and Export Corp. (CNART) have formed a partnership to bring Lenox fine bone-china dinnerware to the Chinese market. CNART will officially open its corporate 300-square-foot showroom and coffee shop featuring Lenox products in Beijing this Sunday, Oct. 17. Owned by the Chinese people, CNART is … More »
NEW YORK–Waterford, Wedgwood and Royal Doulton (WWRD) has launched a new multibrand Web site, featuring a sophisticated e-commerce platform for its global customer base. The new portal includes an interface that allows visitors to use a single shopping cart to purchase any product from the three brand lines. It also features bold colors, graphics and a … More »
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—The Gift & Home Trade Association will hold its annual conference from Nov. 17-20 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in New Orleans. Archie Manning, former National Football League quarterback, will deliver the keynote address on Nov. 19 at 2:30 p.m., giving his insights onleadership, depending on others and flexibility. Other highlights from conference include: –Heather … More »
NEW YORK–The New York Tabletop Show begins today at permanent showroom buildings and tabletop company headquarters throughout New York. As vendors promote a wide assortment of new products for spring 2011, one of the biggest topics of conversation will be the nearly inevitable rise in prices, the result of shifting dynamics in China where many … More »