Tabletop & Gifts

Segal Speech, Kentia Rebranding Highlight California Gift Show

Segal Speech, Kentia Rebranding Highlight California Gift Show

LOS ANGELES—The keynote presentation by Gordon Segal and the rebranding of Kentia Hall as Kentia—The Global Marketplace were the highlights at the recent California Gift Show. Segal, chairman and co-founder of Crate and Barrel, spoke on his experiences in launching and operating the retail company. He focused on the importance of differentiating a store, educatingMore »

Housewares Show to Add Discover Design Category at the 2011 Show

Housewares Show to Add Discover Design Category at the 2011 Show

ROSEMONT, Ill.–The International Housewares Association will add a new category called Discover Design at the next International Home + Housewares Show, which is scheduled for March 6-8, 2011. The category will be located in the Tabletop, Kitchen Essentials + Accents section in the Dine + Design Expo in the South building of McCormick Place. InMore »

Browne & Co. Consolidates Brands

Browne & Co. Consolidates Brands

MARKHAM, Ontario–Browne & Co. announced that, after many years of cooperation with partners Emile Henry, Rosle and Mauviel, Browne USA is consolidating logistics and sales management for all retail activity of its corporately owned brands Cuisipro, Duncan Kitchen Grips, Berard and Basics. Management and logistics will be moving from New Castle, Del., to its corporateMore »

Gift Fair Opens Tomorrow

Gift Fair Opens Tomorrow

NEW YORK—The New York International Gift Fair opens its doors tomorrow at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Piers 92 and 94 here. The Fair also includes The New York Home Textiles Show. GLM, the show’s owner and manager, said the Gift Fair will feature an estimated 2,800 companies with 100,000More »

Facci Joins Julia Knight as National Sales Manager

Facci Joins Julia Knight as National Sales Manager

MINNEAPOLIS—Laurie Facci has joined tabletop and accessory company Julia Knight as national sales director, effective August 30. She was most recently at Daum and Haviland/North America as director of sales, and her prior experience includes almost 10 years as senior national account manager for Baccarat, positions in sales and marketing at Rosenthal USA and viceMore »

13 New and Expanded Show Spaces at 7 W New York for Market

13 New and Expanded Show Spaces at 7 W New York for Market

NEW YORK—Thirteen new and expanded showrooms at the 7 W New York showroom building will be open for Gift & Home Textiles Market Week, which begins tomorrow. The group includes: Two Lumps of Sugar, which markets tableware, kitchen accessories, baby products, picnic products and storage and travel pieces, in room 939; Kimaya USA, maker ofMore »

Chicago Market Announces Best In Show Award Winners

Chicago Market Announces Best In Show Award Winners

CHICAGO—The Chicago Market: Living and Giving presented 10 companies with best-in-show awards for the market completed last month. For Best Exhibit Display, the category awards went to Rolf Glass as the Gourmet Winner; W.I.N.O.S. Inc. as the What a Girl Wants Winner; Amity Home as the Home Winner; Royal Green Enterprise as the Gift &More »