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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

Calendar Set for Tabletop Shows

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NEW YORK-The New York Tabletop Market at Forty One Madison has set dates for upcoming show weeks through 2020. While the 2015 timing—April 14-17 and October 13-16—was announced well over three years ago, the subsequent schedule for the spring/fall seasons is now planned: •2016: April 12-15; September 27-30 •2017: April 4-7; October 17-20 •2018: AprilMore »

Last updated: December 8, 2014

Made in USA Display to Debut at NY Now

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-Ninety nine products have been selected to be showcased in the Made in the USA display at the winter 2015 edition of NY Now. The exhibit was curated for the first time by representatives of CRAFT (Craft Retailers & Artists for Tomorrow), an association of galleries, shops and artists dedicated to promoting American-madeMore »

Last updated: December 8, 2014

Gibson Survey: Never Mind the Mug

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COMMERCE, Calif.-Consumers overwhelmingly prefer dinnerware sets without mugs, according to a wide-ranging survey conducted recently by Gibson Overseas. In a nationwide survey of more than 1,000 respondents, 64 percent favored set compositions without a mug, Gibson said, indicating that consumers now consider mugs to be a separate purchase. “Mugs are not part of most mealsMore »

Last updated: December 5, 2014

NPD Peeks Into America’s Kitchens

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CHICAGO-NPD’s newest Kitchen Audit reveals how Americans brew their morning coffee, prepare their meals and season their dishes. The audit, which the market research company performs every three years, asked U.S. consumers to report on what appliances, cookware, and utensils they own, food ingredients they have on hand, usage and sources of recipes. The auditMore »

Last updated: December 4, 2014

Lladró Continues Expansion Plan with Several New Stores

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NEW YORK-Spanish porcelain company Lladró will bring 2014 to a close with many new boutique openings around the world. The new boutiques–in St. Martin, Guatemala, Panama, St. Thomas, Miami, Beverly Hills and Teheran–are part of the brand’s expansion strategy in place since 2012 when it opened a boutique at 500 Madison Ave. in New York,More »

Last updated: December 3, 2014