Tabletop & Gifts

Here Comes the Sun

Here Comes the Sun

By Allison Zisko Retail orders are in, plans are in place and hopes are up. The fourth quarter is not a fait accompli—the goods still have to sell, of course—but the tabletop landscape has brightened and the industry is breathing a little easier. The year looks to end on a more positive note than theMore »

Kinney Joins Midwest-CBK

Kinney Joins Midwest-CBK

CANNON FALLS, Minn.–Midwest-CBK has named industry veteran Molly Kinney to lead the company’s new home decor product development and design. Kinney will lead Midwest-CBK’s home decor product design evolution plus manage all aspects of the company’s product development for home decor and garden. Kinney has more than 20 years of international marketing and business experience,More »

Designers to Lecture at Interior Lifestyle China

Designers to Lecture at Interior Lifestyle China

SHANGHAI, China–Seven internationally renowned designers from Europe have confirmed their participation at this year’s “On Design” lecture series to be held in tandem with Interior Lifestyle China, scheduled for Oct. 13-16 at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre. At the show, visitors will have the chance to see the latest interior lifestyle products ranging from personal lifestyleMore »

Anchor Hocking to Open Online Store

Anchor Hocking to Open Online Store

LANCASTER, Ohio–The Anchor Hocking Company will soon launch its new online store, so consumers can peruse its line of glass drinkware, servingware, storage and bakeware, as well as items from the Anchor Home, Anchor Signature and Stölzle Stemware collections. The store can be accessed through anchoronline.com or anchorhocking.com.  “The online store will offer a numberMore »

New Permanent Showrooms Open at Forty One Madison for Tabletop Market

New Permanent Showrooms Open at Forty One Madison for Tabletop Market

NEW YORK–Six new permanent showrooms will open their doors for The New York Tabletop Show, Tuesday, Oct. 12 through Friday, Oct. 15. The latest lineup comes on the heels of nine Spring market additions, and is an indicator, said Laurie Burns, Forty One Madison’s senior vice president and director, “of the industry’s remarkable resilience, renewedMore »

Gibson Adds Execs

Gibson Adds Execs

COMMERCE, Calif.—Gibson USA announced executive hirings, all to fill new positions. The company added in a press release that it is enjoying double-digit sales increases this year. Dewey Kendall joins the company as product development business manager, national accounts. Kendall  has over 15 years of experience, including a stint with Hallmark Cards. Kevin Cronyn hasMore »

Italian Spoken Here: Eataly Opens in New York

Italian Spoken Here: Eataly Opens in New York

NEW YORK–A little bit of Italy opened up in the Flatiron district yesterday in the form of Eataly, a 42,500-square foot artisanal Italian food and wine marketplace (along with a soon-to-open 4,500-square-foot beer garden) in the former Toy Building at 200 Fifth Avenue. Eataly is a collaboration between Joe Bastianich, Mario Batali and Lidia BastianichMore »