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Tabletop & Gifts

In-depth coverage of dinnerware, flatware, glassware, crystal and gifts from brands like Lenox, Gibson, Mikasa, Libbey, Oneida, Waterford and more.
  • EveryWare to File Prepackaged Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Plan

    everywarelogoEveryWare Global has entered into a prepackaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy process which it said will lead to a restructuring of its balance sheet and eventually reduce its long-term debt. In a statement, the company said it expects to file the Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware. The statement also said EveryWare expects to emerge from the bankruptcy within 60 to 75 days. More

  • NY Now Appoints New Board Members

    NYNowlogoTwo retailers and three vendors have been newly appointed to the nine-member advisory board of NY Now. Newcomers include exhibitors Glen Biely of The Madison Park Group, Tina Frey of Tina Frey Designs and Paul Stewart-Stand from Stewart/Stand. Retailers joining the board include Tara Riceberg of Tweak and Ron Robinson of Ron Robinson. More

  • Okulski Departs Denby

    denbylogoLynne Okulski, president of Denby USA, has left the company as part of a recent company reorganization. More

  • Vietri Creates Exclusive Dinnerware Color for Bloomie’s

    VietriFormaSunsetVietri has created an exclusive color in its new Forma stoneware dinnerware collection for Bloomingdale’s, part of the department store’s 100% campaign wherein designers create capsule collections only to be carried at Bloomingdale’s. More

  • Mud Pie Hires Manager for Independent Channel

    Betsey EastmanSTONE MOUNTAIN, Ga.-Giftware maker Mud Pie has named Betsey Eastman independent channel sales and marketing manager. In this newly created position, Eastman will oversee the development and training of Mud Pie’s sales support team and customer service representatives. She will also serve as the primary liaison with the OneCoast organization to deliver targeted product training and launch strategies for the Living and Kids divisions. More

  • Kacic to Head AmericasMart Atlanta’s Retail Services Operations

    George Kacic George Kacic will join AmericasMart Atlanta as executive vice president responsible for retail services operations. Kacic’s appointment is effective April 1 following his departure from Giftcraft Ltd., the Toronto-based lifestyle home decor and giftware industry company where he has served as president of U.S. operations since 2012. More

  • Baum Signs Deal with Betsey Johnson for Tabletop

    Betsey JohnsonBaum has signed a license agreement with designer Betsy Johnson for a collection of giftware and home decor that will debut during the New York Tabletop Show next month. Two major groupings—Pretty in Florals and Hi Shine—reflect Johnson’s trademark spunkiness. Pretty in Florals is all about hearts and flowers and Johnson’s iconic lipstick smooch, in pink, teal and black with a little leopard thrown in. More

  • R Squared, Kellogg’s Sign Deal for Tabletop

    RSquaredKelloggsKellogg’s has partnered with tabletop company R Squared Sales and Logistics to expand its presence in the kitchen with a new line of tabletop and decor. R Squared will develop a collection of ceramic bowls, plates, mugs, glasses and canisters featuring vintage designs of Kellogg’s iconic characters, according to a statement from The Joester Loria Group, which brokered the deal. More

  • IHA Pleased with Housewares Show Results

    home_housewareShow_2015.jpgThe just-concluded 2015 International Home + Housewares Show is garnering “rave reviews” from buyers and sellers, according to the International Housewares Association, which owns and operates the show. The Show was sold-out with 2,115 exhibitors from 46 countries and recorded an increase in total buyer attendance from U.S. and international markets, IHA said. More

  • Lalique Panel Draws $165K at Auction

    LaliqueThe auction of a limited-edition Lalique crystal panel, designed by British artist Damien Hirst in collaboration with Lalique, has raised more than HK$ 1 million in aid of Po Leung Kuk charity, an organization that offers medical and educational aid to the disadvantaged in Hong Kong. The black and gold Eternal panel was sold for HK$ 1.2 million (approximately $165,000 USD). More

  • HFN High Point, Tabletop Revised Editorial Deadline: March 20

    HFN LogoHFN is collecting new product information and high-resolution images for its editorial show coverage of High Point Market and the Tabletop Show in April.To be included, please send a brief product description, your company website and a hi-res image to us no later than Friday, March 20. Images (preferably jpegs, but we also accept tiffs and eps files) must be at least 300 dpi and large enough for print. More

  • EveryWare Global’s Solomon Joins Board

    Sam SolomonEveryWare Global’s board of directors has appointed company President and CEO Sam Solomon a member of the board, effective March 12, 2015.Solomon joined EveryWare Global in February 2014 as interim CEO and was subsequently named president and CEO on June 9, 2014. More