Tabletop & Gifts

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 »

Party for Life’s Sponsorship Campaign Kicks Off

Party for Life’s Sponsorship Campaign Kicks Off

NEW YORK–The fundraising efforts for Party for Life, the annual event of charitable organization Gift for Life, has begun with a $25,000 presenting sponsorship with Mudpie. To be held Jan. 30, 2011, at The Boathouse at Central Park, the 19th annual event will honor Mudpie’s founder and president Marcia Miller with the Trailblazer Award, whichMore »

Two’s Company to Host Charity Sale

Two’s Company to Host Charity Sale

ELMSFORD, N.Y.-Two’s Company will team up with Westchester Jewish Community Services to host a second charity warehouse sale in December. WJCS is a non-sectarian, not-for-profit, broad based human service agency dedicated to helping people of all ages cope with emotional, cognitive, environmental, physical, social and educational challenges. To help support this charity, Two’s Company willMore »

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 »