Tabletop & Gifts

Historic Tabletop Brands Rediscover Macef

Historic Tabletop Brands Rediscover Macef

MILAN, Italy–Many historic “Made in Italy” brands are returning to the Italian trade show Macef in January, including Sia, Richard Ginori and Bialetti, while several other tabletop companies, including Alessi, Villeroy & Boch, Ballarini and Barazzoni, have renewed their commitment to the show, organizers said. “Macef is experiencing a particularly positive moment,” said Marco Serioli,More »

Midwest-CBK Appoints Trends Director

Midwest-CBK Appoints Trends Director

CANNON FALLS, Minn.–Midwest-CBK has named Kelly Corcoran design trend manager, a newly created position. Corcoran, who reports to Beth Lorentz, Midwest-CBK’s vice president of product development, will partner with the company’s in-studio design team and product managers on product design innovation and collection concept development for holiday, gift, home decor and outdoor living lines. CorcoranMore »

NYIGF Enhances Website Search Capabilities

NYIGF Enhances Website Search Capabilities

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–A series of enhancements to the New York International Gift Fair website—nyigf.com—includes more interactive search tools designed to deliver more targeted and comprehensive search results, according to GLM, which owns and manages the show. The new product search tool, complemented by NYIGF’s Online Catalog Gallery, offers retailers access to more detailed product andMore »

TTU Launches Artist Mug Collection

TTU Launches Artist Mug Collection

CARSON, Calif. – TTU has launched a collection of porcelain mugs and dessert plates featuring the artwork of Rebecca Molayem, an expressionist painter and sculptor who operates an art gallery in West Hollywood. The introductory product line includes two collections, Bathing Beauties and Party Time, depicting vivid and brightly colored characters in a whimsical, captivatingMore »

Gift + Home Schedules Winter Market Seminars

Gift + Home Schedules Winter Market Seminars

LAS VEGAS–Gift + Home at Las Vegas Market has scheduled the following seminars for the January trade show. On Monday, Jan. 24:•“First Look,” presenting an overview of new products at the market, by Monica Pedersen, co-host of HGTV’s “Dream Home Giveaway 2011,” and Julie Smith Vincenti, founder and president of Nine Muses Media, at 10More »

Artland Promotes Riegel

Artland Promotes Riegel

DAYTON, N.J.–Marguerite “Maggie” Riegel has been promoted to vice president of product and design at Artland.  This is a newly created position in which Riegel reports to William Flaherty, executive vice president. “In her eight years at Artland, Ms. Riegel has been responsible for all product and design, which is the driving force in aMore »

Williams-Sonoma Net Rises Nearly 400 Percent in Q3

Williams-Sonoma Net Rises Nearly 400 Percent in Q3

SAN FRANCISCO–Healthy gains in both revenues and gross margin helped Williams-Sonoma to a 398.6 percent increase in net income for the third quarter, to $36.5 million. Net revenues in the quarter, which ended on Oct. 31, rose 12 percent to $815.5 million, reflecting double-digit sales gains in same-store sales at the company’s Pottery Barn, PotteryMore »

Veeder + Perman Takes on New Partner

Veeder + Perman Takes on New Partner

NEW YORK–Veeder + Perman, a public relations and marketing communications partnership formed 12 years ago by Mark Veeder and Esther Perman, has undergone a name change and rebranding that reflects the addition of a new partner, Margaux Caniato. The business has been renamed VP+C, and in joining as chief innovation officer, Caniato brings to theMore »