Tabletop & Gifts

Lifetime Brands FY, Q4 Net Fall; Acquires La Cafetière

Lifetime Brands

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.-Higher expenses and an increased provision for income taxes slashed Lifetime Brands’ bottom line for both the fiscal year and the fourth quarter, which ended on Dec. 31. Along with announcing its financial results, Lifetime also said it has acquired U.K.-based La Cafetière from The Greenfield Group Limited, including exclusive distribution rights. LaMore »

McDaneld New CEO at Lladró USA

Brent McDaneld

NEW YORK-Lladró has appointed Brent McDaneld CEO of Lladró USA. McDaneld succeeds Alejandro Caceres, who served as executive vice president, and reports to Fernando Gallego, worldwide sales director. McDaneld joins Lladró from Rogaska Crystal, where he served as vice president of sales and marketing for its American division since 2010. McDaneld began his career atMore »

Food Network to Launch Candle Collection at Housewares Show

Brownie Batter candle

CHICAGO-Food Network will launch a candle collection in partnership with the Langley Empire Candle Company at the International Home + Housewares Show here later this week. Each candle fragrance is inspired by recipes from Food Network kitchens and is available in fragrance melts, ceramic crocks and glass containers. Among the fragrances are Sunday Morning Pancakes,More »

New Showrooms for New York Tabletop Show

41 Madison

NEW YORK-Tabletop showroom building Forty One Madison will present new showrooms, renovated showrooms and relocated showrooms throughout the building when the New York Tabletop Show gets underway next month. New showrooms include Christofle, which is making Forty One Madison its North American headquarters with a new 6,000-square-foot showroom on the 6th floor. Joseph Joseph alsoMore »

Urban Expositions Restructures Team, Promotes Executives

Chris Menefee Joins Urban Expositions Sales Team

ATLANTA-Trade-show manager Urban Expositions has created new roles and responsibilities for a number of its executives and gift-show team members. Donna Guess, vice president/sales management, has been promoted to the newly created position of vice president of operations. In her new post, Guess is responsible for event operations at all Urban Expositions trade shows. SheMore »

Zak to Open New NYC Showroom

Zak Designs

SPOKANE, Wash.–Zak Designs has finalized plans to open a new showroom in New York on the third floor of showroom building Forty One Madison. “Because we are so focused on global trends in tabletop, serveware, and kitchen prep products, it’s always been important for us to have a strong showroom presence in New York,” saidMore »

Arte Italica Appoints Schain to Sales Job

Louise Schain

SECAUCUS, N.J.–Tabletop company Arte Italica has named Louise Schain, an industry sales veteran, to its new inside sales support and service department. Schain, who reports to President Chris Collins, will be responsible for Arte Italica customer outreach, sales, service and sales force support. She joins recently appointed Tania Nieves in the sales department, whose goalMore »

Vern Yip Introduces Candles Collection

Vern Yip

CHICAGO–Designer Vern Yip will launch a candle collection with The Langley Empire Candle Company at the International Home + Housewares Show here later this week. The group of nine candles take their inspiration from Yip’s childhood travels through Asia, Latin America and Europe. The 10-ounce matte metallic tumblers are parallel to Yip’s design style ofMore »