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Allison Zisko

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Bloggers Give Boost to Mud Pie Social Media Campaign

Mud Pie

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga.-Five popular bloggers are collaborating with gift maker Mud Pie on the company’s new social media campaign. Through Mud Pie’s online ambassador program, which began with the start of the 2104 holiday shopping season, the bloggers serve as an additional Mud Pie resource for specialty retailers and department stores, helping spot new trendsMore »

Last updated: December 19, 2014

New Advisory Panel for Gourmet Catalog

Gourmet Catalog

DALLAS-Gourmet Catalog & Buying Group has a new advisory panel for 2015. The advisory panel members are liaisons for Gourmet Catalog, assisting in continuing its growth and strength in the housewares industry. Members include: Jennifer Baron, A Cook’s Companion, Brooklyn, N.Y. Mary Moore and Gregg Smith, The Cook’s Warehouse, Atlanta, Ga. Chris Wiedemer, Cooks World,More »

Last updated: December 16, 2014

Mary Jurek Design to Launch Las Vegas Showroom

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TORRANCE, Calif.-Mary Jurek Design will launch a showroom at Las Vegas Market next month, located at C156. Founded in 1998, Mary Jurek Design is known for luxury stainless steel tableware, such as the Santa Fe collection. “Our specialty tabletop category is growing and with the addition of designers like Mary Jurek, the Winter 2015 showMore »

Last updated: December 16, 2014

Jackson Furniture to Debut Vegas Showroom

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LAS VEGAS-Jackson Furniture Industries will debut a 15,254 square-foot showroom on the 8th floor of Building B (B-800) at Las Vegas Market next month. Founded in 1933, Jackson Furniture Industries’ portfolio includes sofas, recliners, sectionals, camouflage furniture, lift chairs, accent chairs, tables and rugs. “Looking at the steady progression of resources being added on aMore »

Last updated: December 15, 2014

NY Now Jury Selects New Artisans, Designers for Winter Show

NY Now

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-A new set of artisans and designers has been accepted into two juried sections—Accent on Design and Handmade Designer Maker—for the winter edition of NY Now next month. From 138 applicants for the winter 2015 edition of Accent on Design, 24 were recommended by the Accent on Design Selection Committee for participation. AndMore »

Last updated: December 12, 2014

Students Suggest Ways for Lalique to Grow

Lalique CEO Maz Zouhairi, center, with LED scholarship winners

NEW YORK-Design and business students from Columbia and Parsons have proposed ways that Lalique can expand into home interiors, as part of a collaborative program with The Luxury Education Foundation. In their final presentation here earlier this week, the students identified potential marketplaces for Lalique, along with developer partners, design ideas and other opportunities thatMore »

Last updated: December 16, 2014

IMC Names Leasing Manager for Gift Division

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LAS VEGAS-International Market Centers has appointed Leanna John leasing manager, Gift. As the newest member of the Las Vegas Market leasing team, she will be responsible for driving leasing activity among permanent gift tenants. John will report to Terence Morris, senior director of Gift Leasing. John has worked for Atlanta-based Urban Expositions for the lastMore »

Last updated: December 10, 2014

O2Cool Acquires Better Things

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CHICAGO-O2Cool, manufacturer of battery-operated fans, misting fans and misting drinking bottles, recently acquired the assets of Florida-based Better Things, maker of consumer products for use around the home, patio, pool and beach. Terms were not disclosed. In a statement, O2Cool said the acquisition diversifies and expands its product offerings, strengthens its retail relationships and enhancesMore »

Last updated: December 10, 2014