Tabletop & Gifts

Chicago Market Opens Today, Debuts Mobile Application

Chicago Market Opens Today, Debuts Mobile Application

CHICAGO–The Chicago Market: Living and Giving opens today with the introduction of a mobile application tool. The show runs through July 28. The tool will allow buyers and retailers to access the product locator for the show by using “smart” phone technology, according to a statement from MMPI. The product locator enables show attendees toMore »

Messe Frankfurt Promotes Kurzawski, Jeglitza-Moshage, Reinke to Senior V.P.s

Messe Frankfurt Promotes Kurzawski, Jeglitza-Moshage, Reinke to Senior V.P.s

FRANKFURT, Germany–Messe Frankfurt has promoted Stephan Kurzawski, Iris Jeglitza-Moshage and Klaus Reinke from vice presidents to senior vice presidents. In his new role, Kurzawski has assumed responsibility for the development of Messe Frankfurt’s consumer-goods trade fairs, especially Ambiente, and will have the trade-show managing company’s Head Office Sales Controlling department reporting to him. He inMore »

Seminars Set for August Shows at 7 W New York

Seminars Set for August Shows at 7 W New York

NEW YORK–The 7 W New York showroom building has prepared a schedule of seminars to take place during next month’s Gift & Home Textiles Market Week and NYC Baby & Kids Fair. Christina Norsig, founder and chief executive officer of PopUpInsider, will deliver the keynote presentation on Aug. 14 at 4 p.m., titled “Pop-Up ShopMore »

World Market Center Tabs Executives for Gift + Home

World Market Center Tabs Executives for Gift + Home

LAS VEGAS–World Market Center has designated 10 executives to lead the division for the Gift + Home show, which will make its debut Aug. 2-6. Georgia Davis, former executive vice president for Dallas Market Center, has been named vice president of Gift + Home, and is responsible for the strategy, sales and growth of theMore »

ICON Honors in Atlanta Recognize Industry Innovation, Achievement

ATLANTA–The inaugural ICON Honors were held this past Saturday in Atlanta, honoring gift and home industry companies and individuals for innovation and achievement. More than 900 people turned out for the event, which also included entertainment by pop singer Michael McDonald and a short speech by Stew Leonard Jr. of the fabled supermarket retailer. TheMore »

Libbey Glass Named Coca-Cola Licensee of the Year

Libbey Glass Named Coca-Cola Licensee of the Year

ATLANTA—Libbey Glass  was named  one of  Coca-Cola Licensees of the Year for 2009.  The award was presented at the annual Coca-Cola Licensing summit recently held in Atlanta. Kate Dwyer, Coca-Cola’s group director for worldwide licensing, recognized Libbey for meeting and exceeding in key criteria, including sales performance, new product development, creative marketing, and social compliance.More »

HSN to Premiere Jonathan Adler Line

HSN to Premiere Jonathan Adler Line

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—HSN will debut the home collection of interior designer Jonathan Adler on Oct. 12. The collection consists of home decor and accessories, and will be part of the shopping network’s “Home Design Event,” an annual showcase of the latest fall collections from home designers. The categories covered in the line include bath, kitchen,More »

Gift for Life’s New York Experience Scheduled for Jan. 30, 2011

Gift for Life’s New York Experience Scheduled for Jan. 30, 2011

NEW YORK–Gift for Life’s New York Experience will be held on Sunday, January 30, 2011, during the New York International Gift Fair. A national fundraising event as well as the charitable organization’s 19th anniversary party, the event will be held at the Central Park Boathouse here from 6:30 to 10 p.m. All proceeds will benefitMore »