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NY Now Exhibit to Highlight Eco-friendly Production

NY Now

NEW YORK-NY Now’s SustainAbility: design for a better world display in January will place special emphasis on the entire production lifecycle, with a focus on eco-friendly production practices, said show owner Emerald Expositions. Nearly 100 products are expected to pass stringent new provenance standards for participation in the display. In the past, criteria for displayMore »

Last updated: November 24, 2014

Alco Stores Closes its Doors

Alco

COPPELL, Texas-Midwest discount retailer Alco Stores is going out of business after 113 years of serving consumers in smaller communities with limited access to other regional or national retail chains. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Dallas approved an order yesterday authorizing Tiger Capital Group, SB Capital Group and Great American Group to conduct going-out-of-business salesMore »

Last updated: November 21, 2014

Williams-Sonoma Collaborates with Tyler Florence, Ina Garten

Tyler Florence

SAN FRANCISCO-Williams-Sonoma is working with chefs Tyler Florence and Ina Garten on exclusive programs and events that will be employed across the retailer’s many platforms. Williams-Sonoma and The Florence Group together will identify emerging culinary trends and bring customers “new concepts and products” sold exclusively through Williams-Sonoma stores and Tyler Florence Test Kitchen, which isMore »

Last updated: November 21, 2014

Forty One Madison Expects Strong Gift Showing

Forty One Madison

NEW YORK-More than 40 brands with permanent showrooms at Forty One Madison will meet with leading gift retailers and buyers Jan. 31 through Feb. 4 when the NY Now gift market is held. Mottahedeh, whose doors will be open during that period, will create a special display in the lobby. Forty One Madison will helpMore »

Last updated: November 20, 2014

Libbey to Distribute Reed & Barton Flatware in Foodservice

Reed & Barton

TOLEDO, Ohio-Libbey Glass Inc. will be the licensed distributor of Reed & Barton flatware products to the foodservice industries in the United States, Canada and their territories, effective Jan. 1. “We are extremely pleased that Reed & Barton will be joining the Libbey family,” said Rob A. Bules, vice president, U.S. and Canadian foodservice salesMore »

Last updated: November 20, 2014

Williams-Sonoma Collaborates with Tyler Florence, Ina Garten

Tyler Florence

SAN FRANCISCO-Williams-Sonoma is working with chefs Tyler Florence and Ina Garten on exclusive programs and events that will be employed across the retailer’s many platforms. Williams-Sonoma and The Florence Group together will identify emerging culinary trends and bring customers “new concepts and products” sold exclusively through Williams-Sonoma stores and Tyler Florence Test Kitchen, which isMore »

Last updated: November 20, 2014

Gibson To Extend Crock-Pot License With Tools

The Crock-Pot collection

COMMERCE, Calif.-Gibson is expanding its licensed Crock-Pot collection to include tools and gadgets that will debut at the International Home + Housewares Show in March. Versatility is the key feature of the collection, which debuted earlier this year. The existing cookware and bakeware products can be used on the stovetop and in ovens, as wellMore »

Last updated: November 20, 2014

Small Appliances Get Bigger at Ambiente

A scene from the Ambiente fair

FRANKFURT, Germany-Ambiente continues to build its range of small electrical appliances, said show organizer Messe Frankfurt. The show, which takes place here Feb. 13-17, will include more exhibitors from this segment than in the previous year. “We are delighted by the continually growing interest in exhibiting small electrical appliances at the fair. As a result,More »

Last updated: November 20, 2014