Tabletop & Gifts

Midwest-CBK to Launch Suzy Toronto Holiday Line

Midwest-CBK to Launch Suzy Toronto Holiday Line

CANNON FALLS, Minn.–Midwest-CBK is partnering with artist and author Suzy Toronto to introduce the first Suzy Toronto Holiday collection, which will debut during the January markets in Midwest-CBK showrooms. Toronto’s new and giftable holiday collection includes her signature inspiring, uplifting and colorful designs with text and messages that evoke holiday humor. The new holiday line,More »

Chicago Market Forms Alliance with South African Consulate

Chicago Market Forms Alliance with South African Consulate

CHICAGO–The Chicago Market: Living and Giving is partnering with the consulate of South Africa to feature handmade products by artisans from that nation. Included among the categories represented are hand-blown glass, wood carvings, wire and bead products, basket weaving, jewelry and clothing accessories, among others. The section will be located in booths 8-9100 and 8-9111More »

Mark Feldstein Celebrates 25 Years

Mark Feldstein Celebrates 25 Years

TOLEDO, Ohio–2011 marks 25 years of success for Mark Feldstein & Associates (MFA), a product development company and importer of giftware, housewares and electronics. “We have been successfully developing and delivering innovative and unrivaled products to our loyal customers for 25 years,” said Mark Feldstein, president.  “With the ever-changing buying trends in today’s market, we areMore »

NYC Restaurant Week Offers Discounts During NYIGF

NYC Restaurant Week Offers Discounts During NYIGF

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-NYC Restaurant Week will offer dining discounts at more than 200 of the city’s most acclaimed restaurants during the winter 2011 New York International Gift Fair, Jan. 29-Feb. 3, 2011. Now in its 19th year, Restaurant Week includes dining establishments throughout Manhattan and the boroughs, representing both casual and formal dining in a varietyMore »

Whimsical Tabletop on the Menu

Whimsical Tabletop on the Menu

By Allison Zisko Recent dinnerware introductions took a playful approach to design by featuring cartoon-like figures and cheeky phrases on various giftware items. Gorham has created a new brand, Merry Go Round, that turns traditional nursery rhymes on their ear with modern interpretations of beloved characters. The Queen of Hearts, for example, has slimmed downMore »

Jeansson Becomes Partner in Sales Rep Firm

Jeansson Becomes Partner in Sales Rep Firm

SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y.–Tabletop executive Michael Jeansson has been named a partner and vice president of sales for NGL associates, a sales representative firm, effective Jan. 1, 2011. Jeansson has been the president of Sagaform USA since 2005, and previously worked for Orrefors Kosta Boda for 20 years in a variety of management positions in theMore »

Global Flavor at NYIGF

Global Flavor at NYIGF

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—More than 300 international companies, representing six continents and 47 countries, are slated to exhibit at the winter New York International Gift Fair, according to a statement from GLM, the show’s owner and manager. Part of the Gift Fair’s global contingent will be 15 international government-sponsored sections. Eight of these—from Africa, England, France,More »

Adams-Hartford Increases Show Space, Moves into Textiles

Adams-Hartford Increases Show Space, Moves into Textiles

NEW YORK—Adams-Hartford is doubling the size of its showspace at 7 W New York here, and is launching a line of home textiles. The new space will be in room 527 of the showroom building; its previous space was in room C108. The textiles collection, which will be offered under the label of Diane Adams,More »