Tabletop & Gifts

NYIGF Exhibitors Awarded Highest Sustainability Status

NYIGF Exhibitors Awarded Highest Sustainability Status

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—Six exhibitors in the New York International Gift Fair’s Sustainability: design for a better world section have been designated as achieving the highest level of sustainability for their products, production processes and business practices. The companies are Handmade Expressions for its “old school” journals and gift bags, The Green Glass Co. for theMore »

tag Names Floyd Sullivan Marketing Manager

tag Names Floyd Sullivan Marketing Manager

CHICAGO, Ill. – Trade Associates Group, Ltd. (tag) has named Floyd Sullivan marketing manager for the company’s line of gifts, decorative accessories and tabletop products, as well as its tfg line of contemporary furniture. Sullivan’s duties will include all tag and tfg advertising, public relations, e-marketing, trade show planning, and other wholesale support responsibilities. SullivanMore »

Bodum Wins Product Design Award

Bodum Wins Product Design Award

NEW YORK – Twenty one individual Bodum products have won the 2011 iF Product Design Award, an annual international design competition held in Germany. The winning products include kitchen electrics from the e-bodum collection, cutlery from the Bistro Ceramic Blade series as well as drinkware and kitchen storage accessories. “We are thrilled to be recognizedMore »

O’Brien to Keynote California Gift Show

LOS ANGELES—Designer Thomas O’Brien will deliver the keynote address at the California Gift Show on Jan. 21. O’Brien will speak about the inspirations that have shaped his design philosophy, including classic, modern and traditional styles. He will also discuss his new book, “American Modern,” a survey of seven of his most influential projects. The O’BrienMore »

Tervis Reorganizes Executive Ranks

Tervis Reorganizes Executive Ranks

VENICE, Fla.—Tervis Tumbler Company has established an executive office of the president and added Barry Wolfson as president and chief executive officer. Laura Spencer, the current president and CEO, was named chief financial officer. Wayne Varnadore was promoted to chief operating officer from vice president of operations, and Rich Kaplan was promoted to chief salesMore »

MMPI Appoints Senior Marketing and Strategy Director

MMPI Appoints Senior Marketing and Strategy Director

CHICAGO—Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. has appointed Nancy Michael senior marketing and strategy director for the gift and home decor industry, effective Jan. 3, 2011. In her new role, Michael will be based in Chicago working directly with Trisha Schultz, marketing director, and the entire Chicago Market team, as well as coordinating and leveraging marketing activityMore »

MMPI Names Skelton Leasing Director for L.A.Mart Gift

MMPI Names Skelton Leasing Director for L.A.Mart Gift

CHICAGO—Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. has named Katherine Skelton director of leasing for L.A. Mart Gift. Skelton, who reports to Jim Nahin, vice president of leasing, joins MMPI with 14 years of experience in specialty leasing at a variety of shopping centers ranging from regional to high-end centers. Skelton previously worked as the specialty leasing managerMore »