Tabletop & Gifts

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 »

UncommonGoods Announces Finalists for YouGoods Contest

UncommonGoods Announces Finalists for YouGoods Contest

NEW YORK–Retailer UncommonGoods has announced the three finalists for its YouGoods contest, a competition it launched in honor of National Inventors Month. The finalists are: the Grocery’minder by Francene Pisano Dudziec, which is a bag with a wet-erase grocery list on the front; the Double Wall Tea Cup by Endrit Hajno, which has notched bottomMore »

NYIGF Attendance Tops 33,500

NYIGF Attendance Tops 33,500

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–More than 33,500 attendees were logged at last week’s New York International Gift Fair, according to a statement from GLM, the show’s owner and manager. That marked an increase of 6.5 percent over the Gift Fair in summer 2009. Attendees came from all 50 states and 85 countries throughout the world, GLM said.More »

Three Products Picked for Eco-Choice Awards at NYIGF

Three Products Picked for Eco-Choice Awards at NYIGF

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–Retailers attending the New York International Gift Fair last week selected three products to receive the Eco-Choice Awards. The awards are presented semi-annually by the Gift Fair and GREENRetailer magazine to “green” gift and home products showcased in the NYIGF SustainAbility: design for a better world display. The summer Gift Fair winners are:More »

Leonard to Take Helm at Welspun USA

Leonard to Take Helm at Welspun USA

NEW YORK–Barry Leonard has left Croscill, Ex-Cell Home Fashions/Glenoit and will become president and chief executive officer of Welspun USA. Leonard will formally take his new post on Sept. 6, and will be responsible for the Indian textiles giant’s entire U.S. operations. He will report to Dipali Goenka, executive director of Welspun Global Brands, inMore »

Gift Fair 2011 Dates Set

Gift Fair 2011 Dates Set

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–GLM, owner and manager of the New York International Gift Fair, has announced the Gift Fair’s dates for 2011. The winter NYIGF will take place from Jan. 29 through Feb. 3, while the summer Gift Fair is scheduled for Aug. 13 through Aug. 18. The summer show will bring the Gourmet Housewares ShowMore »

41 Madison Reports Strong Gift Fair Showing

41 Madison

NEW YORK–Laurie Burns, Forty One Madison’s senior vice president and director, said the turnout for the New York International Gift Fair was strong for the gift building. Burns reported that the building’s vendors had meetings with retailers including Williams-Sonoma, Between the Sheets, L V Harkness, High Museum of Art, The Plaid Giraffe and Steelz, toMore »