Tabletop & Gifts

Mikasa Launches Dinner Party Website

Mikasa Launches Dinner Party Website

NEW YORK—Mikasa has just gone live with a new consumer oriented Web site that encourages people to send in photos of their beautifully set tables and share details, via Facebook and Twitter, about their latest entertaining efforts. At www.thegreatdinnerparty.com, consumers can upload photos, menus and recipes from their party or gathering. They can also lookMore »

Marimekko Store Opens at Crate & Barrel’s SoHo Location

Marimekko Store Opens at Crate & Barrel’s SoHo Location

NEW YORK–Crate & Barrel has launched its first store within a store in its SoHo location here, with the grand opening of the Marimekko Shop. Crate & Barrel’s relationship with the Finnish design firm goes back decades, but the shop takes the partnership to a new level and expands into more Marimekko product categories. InMore »

Lenox Partners with CNART for Dinnerware in China Market

Lenox Partners with CNART for Dinnerware in China Market

BRISTOL, Pa.–Lenox Corp. USA and China National Arts and Crafts Import and Export Corp. (CNART) have formed a partnership to bring Lenox fine bone-china dinnerware to the Chinese market. CNART will officially open its corporate 300-square-foot showroom and coffee shop featuring Lenox products in Beijing this Sunday, Oct. 17. Owned by the Chinese people, CNART isMore »

WWRD Debuts Advanced E-commerce Site

WWRD Debuts Advanced E-commerce Site

NEW YORK–Waterford, Wedgwood and Royal Doulton (WWRD) has launched a new multibrand Web site, featuring a sophisticated e-commerce platform for its global customer base. The new portal includes an interface that allows visitors to use a single shopping cart to purchase any product from the three brand lines. It also features bold colors, graphics and aMore »

GHTA Conference Slated for November

GHTA Conference Slated for November

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—The Gift & Home Trade Association will hold its annual conference from Nov. 17-20 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in New Orleans. Archie Manning, former National Football League quarterback, will deliver the keynote address on Nov. 19 at 2:30 p.m., giving his insights onleadership, depending on others and flexibility. Other highlights from conference include: –HeatherMore »

New York Tabletop Show Begins

New York Tabletop Show Begins

NEW YORK–The New York Tabletop Show begins today at permanent showroom buildings and tabletop company headquarters throughout New York. As vendors promote a wide assortment of new products for spring 2011, one of the biggest topics of conversation will be the nearly inevitable rise in prices, the result of shifting dynamics in China where manyMore »

Replacements Moves Forward with Expansion Project

Replacements Moves Forward with Expansion Project

GREENSBORO, N.C.–Replacements Ltd. plans to expand its main facility by 200,000 square feet, which almost doubles its current size of 225,000 square feet. The facility houses its corporate headquarters, retail store, museum and main warehouse. Initially the expansion, which will be the most significant capital investment in Replacements’ history at an estimated $7 million, wasMore »

7 W New York to Host Eco-Friendly Expo

7 W New York to Host Eco-Friendly Expo

NEW YORK–Permanent showroom building 7 W New York welcomes the Eco-Friendly Expo, a high-end business-to-business marketplace spotlighting eco-innovation and sustainable design, Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2011, during the New York Market’s Winter Gift Show Week (Jan. 28-Feb. 3, 2011). The Expo will serve as a platform for environmentally friendly companies, services and buyers. “7 W NewMore »