Tabletop & Gifts

Williamsburg Debuts Co-Branding Arrangement With Kate McRostie

Williamsburg Debuts Co-Branding Arrangement With Kate McRostie

WILLIAMSBURG, Va.–Williamsburg has launched a co-branding venture with artist Kate McRostie that will include products featuring McRostie’s designs, inspired by the archives at Colonial Williamsburg. Called “The Embroidered Garden,” the first artwork under this partnership will be introduced at the upcoming Licensing International Expo from June 8-10 in Las Vegas. The art has been developedMore »

World Market Center Launches Web Sites

World Market Center Launches Web Sites

LAS VEGAS—The World Market Center has debuted five Web sites to provide information and tools on its brands. The trade-show center has unveiled a new corporate Web site at wmclv.com and four event sites for the Las Vegas Market (lasvegasmarket.com), Gift+Home (giftandhomelv.com), Vegas Kids (vegaskidslv.com) and INSPIREDESIGN (inspiredesignlv.com). This portfolio of new sites also includesMore »

Licensing Expo Releases Conference Schedule

Licensing Expo Releases Conference Schedule

NEW YORK-The upcoming Licensing International Expo will include a slate of seminars on business issues related to licensing. “Using Licensing with Cause Marketing,” a session on linking a license to a cause-marketing effort, will take place from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on June 7. On June 8, “Getting Your Brand Ready for Licensing” willMore »

Schauben to Receive Icon Honors Stewardship Award

Schauben to Receive Icon Honors Stewardship Award

ATLANTA-The Icon Honors  executive committee has unanimously elected to honor Peter Schauben, the founder of the industry organization Gift for Life, with a special industry Stewardship Award at the inaugural Honors celebration scheduled for July 17 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis during the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. Schauben’s career spans almost fourMore »

Forty One Madison Welcomes Gift Show Buyers

Forty One Madison Welcomes Gift Show Buyers

NEW YORK-Gift buyers and retail executives will find the Forty One Madison welcome mat out for the summer New York International Gift Fair. The tableware building, where approximately 30 showrooms are open for show-goers, will offer complimentary mini-coach shuttle service between its East Side location and the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. “We know aMore »

Gourmet Housewares Show Joins NYIGF in Summer 2011

Gourmet Housewares Show Joins NYIGF in Summer 2011

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-In response to retailer survey results, the Gourmet Housewares Show will be held each summer in New York City, beginning in August 2011, within the New York International Gift Fair. This permanent move to summer–which is a change from previously announced plans –was based upon results of a retailer survey, which indicated aMore »

Icon Honors Calls for Entries

Icon Honors Calls for Entries

ATLANTA–The Icon Honors national call for entries is now open. Created exclusively by AmericasMart Atlanta in partnership with GHTA and HFN, Icon Honors is the first international program fully embracing the gift and home categories in an independent recognition of exemplary achievement across the industry for product manufacturing, product sales representative businesses and retailing. SubmissionsMore »

7 W New York Launches Sales-Specialist Program

7 W New York Launches Sales-Specialist Program

NEW YORK–The 7 W New York showroom building has debuted the Sales Specialist Initiative, which is intended to allow more of the building’s showrooms to take advantage of buyer traffic during and between markets. The building has named Tania Perez-Nieves to the newly created position of head salesperson/showroom manager, responsible for leading this program andMore »