CANNON FALLS, Minn.–Midwest-CBK is expanding its partnership with journalist and designer Cristina Saralegui by creating an inspirational holiday collection that will debut during the winter 2011 markets in Midwest-CBK showrooms across the country. The handcrafted Casa Cristina Holiday collection features spiritual icons such as angels, nativities, birds, stars, crosses and hearts in a combination of … More »
EDISON, N.J.–Scot Soodak has joined Circle Glass as vice president of sales. Soodak succeeds National Sales Manager Nancy Cabrey, who left the company, and reports to Sidney Elmann, chief executive officer. Soodak previously served as vice president of sales for tabletop company Home Essentials.
ATLANTA—Building on the success of the established High Design collection in the Market Temporaries, AmericasMart has launched High Design Home, which will debut at the January 2011 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. HD Home will feature an exclusive juried lifestyles collection of the nation’s most inspired and design-driven home furnishings and home decor … More »
NEW YORK–Royal Crown Derby will launch a commemorative range to celebrate the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. The collection will be available in early January 2011, in advance of the April wedding date. Royal Crown Derby has spent years designing commemoratives in anticipation of a possible royal wedding, the company said. The resulting … More »
ATLANTA—AmericasMart’s Living. Outdoor/Indoor. The Gardens product mix grows by almost 4,000 square feet this January with the debut of seven new companies on floors 9 and 10 in Building 2 WestWing. They join the ranks of more than 130 exhibitors at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market under the direction of newly reappointed … More »
ROSEMONT, Ill.–Tabletop and housewares leader World Kitchen has agreed to acquire food storage company Snapware Corporation. The acquisition is subject to regulatory and Snapware shareholder approval and is expected to be completed before the end of December. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Joe Mallof, president and chief executive officer of World Kitchen, whose … More »
COMMERCE, Calif.–Gibson Overseas has appointed consumer goods executive Tina Perez vice president of marketing. Perez, who reports to President Sal Gabbay, manages the companies brands and will identify opportunities for expansion and growth. “We’re pleased to have Tina joining us,” Gabbay said. “Her expertise in marketing to the female consumer will lead Gibson through this … More »
ATLANTA–Drawn by the growth of the Atlanta Gift and Furniture Mart, Art Glass Imports, Gift Connection, Muddy Waters, Addison Ross Ltd and Books of Love have decided to double the size of their combined showroom space, Showroom 615, here. A grand opening celebration will be held Jan. 9 in Building 2 Room 615A during the … More »