Tabletop & Gifts

Richard Kaplan, Tabletop Executive, Dies

Richard Kaplan, Tabletop Executive, Dies

KENNEBUNK, Me.–Richard Kaplan, who enjoyed a long career in the silver and crystal businesses, passed away Dec. 29, 2010, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 81. Kaplan’s career in the tabletop industry began when he opened a Midwest office for Poole Silver in Chicago in the early 1950s. When Poole Silver wasMore »

Dallas Market Center Welcomes New Mass Transit Rail Stop

Dallas Market Center Welcomes New Mass Transit Rail Stop

DALLAS–Dallas Market Center has announced that the Dallas Area Rapid Transit rail now stops at its campus and will be available for use during this month’s Dallas Total Home & Gift Market. Located across Harry Hines Boulevard, which is the street that runs behind the Dallas Market Center campus, the DART rail station can beMore »

Midwest-CBK to Host Artist Appearances at Atlanta Market

Midwest-CBK to Host Artist Appearances at Atlanta Market

CANNON FALLS, Minn.–Midwest-CBK is hosting a series of four artist appearances during the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishing Market, including Emmy award-winner Cristina Saralegui. Saralegui and the other three artists—Julie Ueland, Suzy Toronto and Wendy Addison—will be in the Midwest-CBK showroom to meet retailers, sign autographs, and talk about the inspiration behind their newMore »

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 »