Tabletop & Gifts

Kasen, Shea Named to Gordmans Board

Kasen, Shea Named to Gordmans Board

OMAHA, Neb.—Stewart Kasen and James A. Shea have been appointed to the board of directors of Gordmans Stores. Kasen is the retired president and chief executive officer of S&K Famous Brands, a chain of menswear stores. He has also served as CEO of retailers Thalhimers, Emporium-Capwell, Best Products, Factory Card Outlet and Schwarzschilds. Shea recentlyMore »

Lifetime Brands Posts Income, Sales Gain in Q3

Lifetime Brands Posts Income, Sales Gain in Q3

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.–Lifetime Brands reported double-digit increases in earnings and sales for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2010. Consolidated net income grew by 35 percent to $6.6 million, compared to $4.9 million in the prior year quarter. Consolidated net sales were $124.9 million, an increase of 12 percent compared to consolidated net sales ofMore »

All Things Considered

All Things Considered

By Allison Zisko Carefully edited and considered collections debuted at the New York Tabletop Show here last month, reflecting vendors’ ongoing efforts to offer product that is saleable, price-conscious and practical, but also beautiful and inspirational. In this fashion-oriented business, the stand-out introduction was Donna Karan Lenox, but there were additional trend-right looks. Organic themesMore »

Rogaska on the Rise

Rogaska on the Rise

By Allison ZiskoRogaska crystal is already in many American households, yet it is not a household name. The director of the 345-year-old crystal company wants to change that, and is embarking on an ambitious branding campaign in the U.S. market. “We are one of the key players in the business already,” said Bostjan Leskovar, directorMore »

Gibson Sees Upstairs Opportunity

Gibson Sees Upstairs Opportunity

The new licensing partnership between Nambé and Gibson grants Gibson entrée to the high-design and bridal markets and Nambé the opportunity to focus on its core category of expertise, metals. Under the terms of a licensing agreement signed earlier this fall, Gibson will handle manufacturing, warehousing, distribution and sales for all Nambé dinnerware beginning inMore »

Focusing on Fashion

Focusing on Fashion

By Allison Zisko Reduced retail shelf space, coupled with the still-lagging economy, made the picture frame business in 2010 more challenging, but it also made manufacturers more resilient. The key to success in the frame business, they said, is to offer unique, value-added products that inspire consumers to buy. It is a fashion business thatMore »

7 W New York Names Kreider Marketing Manager

7 W New York Names Kreider Marketing Manager

NEW YORK—Jessica Kreider has been appointed marketing manager of the 7 W New York showroom building. In this position, Kreider provides support for all of the building’s events and shows, and will assist in driving its comprehensive marketing initiatives. She reports to Su Hilty, vice president of marketing, and has succeeded Toni Toreno, who wasMore »

Gift Fair to Offer Full Slate of Seminars

Gift Fair to Offer Full Slate of Seminars

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—The New York International Gift Fair, the next edition of which will take place in late January and early February, will offer almost 30 educational sessions presented by members of the gift and home furnishings industry. The sessions will address home and color trends, sustainability, marketing, retail strategies and other issues. Representatives ofMore »