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Urban Expositions to Acquire Halloween Show

UrbanExpositions

KENNESAW, Ga.-Urban Expositions and the Halloween Industry Association will acquire the Halloween & Party Expo from its current owners, H&P Expo. The upcoming event, scheduled for Feb. 6-9, 2015 in New Orleans, will be operated by H&P Expo. Urban Expositions and HIA will take over the event immediately following the 2015 edition, Urban Expositions said.More »

Last updated: November 26, 2014

Holstein Housewares Founder to be Honored

Vanessa Valera Nolte

MIAMI-Holstein Housewares Co-founder Vanessa Valera Nolte has received the International Business Woman of the Year Award from OWIT (the Organization of Women in International Trade) South Florida. OWIT South Florida strives to enhance the status and interest of women and men in the field of international trade through a worldwide network. Valera Nolte will beMore »

Last updated: November 25, 2014

P. Allen Smith to Present in Dallas

P. Allen Smith

DALLAS–Designer, television host and gardening and lifestyle expert P. Allen Smith will present during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market in January. Smith will present on Saturday, Jan. 17, at noon followed by a question and answer session in the World Trade Center (WTC) Hall of Nations. Smith will sign his book, “Seasonal RecipesMore »

Last updated: November 25, 2014

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