Tabletop & Gifts

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 »

Howard Lester, Former Williams-Sonoma Chairman, Dies

Howard Lester, Former Williams-Sonoma Chairman, Dies

SAN FRANCISCO—W. Howard Lester, former chairman and chief executive officer of Williams-Sonoma and one of the signature figures in U.S. retailing for more than three decades, has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 75. Lester joined Williams-Sonoma in 1978, after a 20-year career as an entrepreneur in which he sold typewriters, operatedMore »

Study Reveals “Significant Interest” in Green Home Furnishings

Study Reveals “Significant Interest” in Green Home Furnishings

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.–A survey of 351 women homeowners across the United States found that they have “significant interest” in purchasing eco-friendly home furnishings. Released by the Sustainable Furnishings Council and sponsored by the World Market Center Las Vegas, the study also found that actual purchasing of these products remains at low levels due to lackMore »

Nambé to Open First Arizona Store

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SANTA FE, N.M.–Nambé will open its first Arizona store at the boutique Tuscon shopping center, La Encantada, in mid November. The 1,500-square-foot shop, situated on the upper level of the two-story, outdoor shopping mall, will carry the brand’s complete product range. “We feel this store will enhance our brand equity and the location is inMore »

SustainAbility to Return to Gift Fair

SustainAbility to Return to Gift Fair

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–Once again, SustainAbility: design for a better world will be part of the New York International Gift Fair’s winter edition. GLM, owner and manager of the Gift Fair, said SustainAbility will be “a multifaceted program,” incorporating nearly 200 “green” gift, home and lifestyle products from 85 companies throughout the world in its juriedMore »

Waterford to Design People’s Choice Awards Trophy

Waterford to Design People’s Choice Awards Trophy

NEW YORK–Waterford Crystal, which is designing and manufacturing this year’s People’s Choice Awards trophy, is offering fans the opportunity to vote for their favorite custom-made award at www.PeoplesChoice.com. The three 14-inch trophies were hand-crafted and specially-designed by master artisans at the House of Waterford Crystal in Waterford City, Ireland. Each new sapphire-colored design is unique,More »

AmericasMart Names Gay Sr. V.P. of Marketing

AmericasMart Names Gay Sr. V.P. of Marketing

ATLANTA —Mike Gay has been named senior vice president of marketing at AmericasMart Atlanta, succeeding Mike Turnbull, who has been named senior vice president of strategic relations for AMC, Inc., and its AmericasMart and LIGHTFAIR International entities. Gay will strengthen the AmericasMart brand and its 19 annual markets, which attract retailers from every U.S. stateMore »

Nambé Expands Presence in New Mexico

Nambé Expands Presence in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M.–Nambé has purchased the Nambé and More store in Pojoaque, N.M. Opened in 2001, the independent Nambé and More store had been offering Nambé collections, in conjunction with other brands. With the recent change in proprietorship, the store will shift to offer Nambé designs exclusively. Nambé will continue to operate the Nambé andMore »