Tabletop & Gifts

Barbara Bradley Baekgaard to be Honored in Atlanta


ATLANTA–Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, co-founder and chief creative officer of Vera Bradley, will receive the Icon Honors 2014 Lifetime Achievement Honor in ceremonies scheduled for Thursday, July 10, during AmericasMart’s International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. The Lifetime Achievement Honor is conferred by the Icon Honors board of governors, which is co-chaired by Icon Honors FounderMore »

Finalists Named for Housewares Innovations Awards

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ROSEMONT, Ill.–There are 65 finalists in the second annual IHA Innovations Awards sponsored by the International Housewares Association. Winners in each of 13 categories will be announced during the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago next month, and there will be a reception at the Innovation Awards display in the Hall of Global Innovation.More »

NY Now Teams with Museum Store Association

NY Now

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-The NY Now trade show has formed a partnership with the Museum Store Association (MSA) which will lead to a half-day educational program at the summer NY Now. Scheduled for Aug. 16, MSA’s Certificate Learning Program will address issues such as merchandising, resource planning, staffing, customer experience, loss prevention, analysis and reporting. TheMore »

DMC: Dallas Market Center Fuels Local Economy

Dallas Market Center

DALLAS–The Dallas Market Center has a direct impact of more than $406 million on its local economy—with a full economic impact of Dallas Market activities equaling $1.2 billion, according to an independent research consultant study. Dallas Market Center, which announced the finding, said approximately 375,000 people visit its campus each year, including more than 75,000More »

New CEO at EveryWare Global

Sam Solomon

LANCASTER, Ohio–EveryWare Global has appointed Sam Solomon to serve as interim CEO, effective immediately. Solomon succeeds John Sheppard, who left the company Feb. 24. A statement from EveryWare Global did not provide any details on Sheppard’s future plans. Solomon joins EveryWare, whose brands include Anchor Hocking and Oneida, with more than 20 years of leadershipMore »

MSLO Q4 Net Balloons; Company Slashes Loss for Fiscal Year


NEW YORK-Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) reported a 528.5 percent jump in fourth-quarter net income to $7 million, reducing its net loss for the fiscal year to $1.8 million from $56.1 million in the previous fiscal year. Dan Dienst, MSLO’s CEO, attributed the quarterly bottom-line success to “some aggressive and important steps … to alignMore »

Ambiente Attendance Grew: Messe Frankfurt

Ambiente, The Show

FRANKFURT, Germany–Messe Frankfurt reported an increase in visitors and exhibitors for “the most successful Ambiente for more than a decade.” The show took place earlier this month. The number of visitors increased 3.5 percent, with 144,000 buyers from 161 countries. The number of exhibitors compared to last year increased by 10. “Ambiente has never beenMore »

Libbey Net Soars in Q4, Fiscal Year


TOLEDO, Ohio-Reduced expenses and more favorable tax rates fueled Libbey to huge gains in net income for both its fourth quarter and fiscal year. The tabletop manufacturer posted an increase of 477.8 percent in fourth-quarter net income, to $9.3 million. This brought Libbey’s bottom line for the fiscal year, which ended on Dec. 31, toMore »