Tabletop & Gifts

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 »

Thomas O’Brien to Give Keynote at California Gift Show

Thomas O’Brien to Give Keynote at California Gift Show

LOS ANGELES–Interiors and product designer Thomas O’Brien will give the keynote presentation at the California Gift Show at the L.A. Mart Jan. 21. O’Brien, who has made appearances at several L.A. Mart Design Center events, will discuss his design philosophy and his book, American Modern, a survey of seven of his most influential projects rangingMore »

Turner to Leave Martha Stewart Living CFO Post

Turner to Leave Martha Stewart Living CFO Post

NEW YORK—Kelli Turner, chief financial officer for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, will leave the company in the near future, according to the company. An MSLO statement said Turner will “join a private company in the near future,” although it did not specify which company. MSLO has also begun a search for a new chief financialMore »

NYIGF New York’s Newest to Include New Exhibitors

NYIGF New York’s Newest to Include New Exhibitors

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—Some 200 new companies from 17 countries will debut as exhibitors in the New York’s Newest section of the upcoming New York International Gift Fair. The section will be located at Passenger Ship Terminal Pier 92 in New York City—one of  NYIGF’s venues along with Passenger Ship Terminal Pier 94 and the JacobMore »

AmericasMart Jumpstarts Home in 2011

AmericasMart Jumpstarts Home in 2011

ATLANTA—AmericasMart Building 1 marks its 50th anniversary with the premiere of 28 exhibitors and the introduction of 22 expanded showrooms, all set to open during the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishing Market and the Atlanta International Area Rug Market this month. “For 50 years, Building 1, first known as the Merchandise Mart, has stoodMore »

Dallas Holiday & Home Expo Features Ford Mustang Giveaway

Dallas Holiday & Home Expo Features Ford Mustang Giveaway

DALLAS—One lucky buyer will win a 2011 Ford Mustang during the Dallas Holiday & Home Expo, Jan. 19-25, which is being given away by the Decorative & Holiday Association. To be eligible to win, participants must be registered buyers with the Dallas Market Center and visit 16 participating Decorative & Holiday Association members’ showrooms andMore »