LAS VEGAS–Las Vegas Market announced that the just-concluded Summer Market was a success for both buyers and suppliers. According to Bob Maricich, CEO, International Market Centers, the strong positive reactions to Summer Market from participants are a direct result of the phased growth and enhancement of Las Vegas Market over the past two years. “Just … More »
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–Two special programs will showcase emerging designers at NY Now later this month. Two young companies—J R Meyer Lighting of Norwich, Vt., and Above The Fray from Bangkok, Thailand—will participate in their first wholesale market as part of The Emerging Designer Maker Platform in the show’s Handmade collection. And within Accent on Design, … More »
ATLANTA–Designer Robert Jones has joined Napa Home & Garden as vice president creative, where he will expand the home decor company’s product mix and introduce a holiday collection. Jones, former vice president of creative and managing director of the home decor and floral business Sage & Co., joins Napa Creative Director KC Cunningham. “This is … More »
DALLAS–Dallas Market Center said this week it surpassed 20,000 “Likes” on its Facebook page. The Facebook page serves as a resource for buyers, exhibitors and fans covering a range of industries including home, gift, gourmet, fashion and much more. The platform provides opportunities to share trends, showcase product offerings, facilitate the exchange of ideas and … More »
MEMPHIS, Tenn.-Lauren Heamon has joined Creative Co-Op as sales director, part of an expanded key account department. She reports to Thom Petrouski, vice president of sales. Heamon has more than 20 years of experience selling national accounts with an extensive background in sales, account management and product development, Creative Co-Op said. “I am thrilled to … More »
GARDEN CITY, N.Y.-Lower gross margin and increased expenses led Lifetime Brands to a second-quarter net loss of $3.2 million, compared to a net loss of $568,000 in the second quarter of last year. Gross margin in the quarter, which ended on June 30, was down 207 basis points to 35.42 percent—the result, according to Lifetime … More »
LOS ANGELES–California Market Center, in announcing its 2015 market dates, said its winter LA Gift & Home Market will be held Jan. 21-26, 2015, and the summer market will be held July 15-20, 2015.
LAS VEGAS–Eighteen people have received hotel and hospitality prizes in conjunction with Las Vegas Market, part of an inaugural “Block the Book” promotion sponsored by International Market Centers and Connections Housing last month. “Las Vegas Market continues to enhance market amenities and our ‘Book The Block’ campaign is proving to be an extremely fun and … More »