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Tabletop Show Opens in New York

Forty One Madison

NEW YORK-The fall edition of the twice-yearly New York Tabletop Show begins today. Buyers from across the country and from diverse channels of distribution will head to Forty One Madison, 230 Fifth Ave. and individual showrooms around the city to view the newest dinnerware, glassware and flatware on offer. Expect to see plenty of indigoMore »

Last updated: October 21, 2014

Magnussen to Expand High Point Showroom

Magnussen

HIGH POINT, N.C.–Furniture company Magnussen will expand its showroom space in the IHFC building’s Main Wing here, occupying the entire eighth floor and the majority of the ninth floor. The Ontario, Canada-based company, formerly on the 10th floor in IHFC, is taking over space formerly occupied by Thomasville and Drexel Heritage. The new, approximately 60,000More »

Last updated: October 20, 2014

Newell Rubbermaid to Acquire Beverageware Maker Bubba

Newell Rubbermaid

ATLANTA–Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE:NWL) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire bubba brands, maker of durable beverage containers. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The acquisition will expand Newell Rubbermaid’s presence in on-the-go thermal and hydration beverageware. The company recently acquired the Contigo and Avex brands from Ignite Holdings, maker of thermal and hydration products.More »

Last updated: October 17, 2014

New and Expanded Gift Showrooms Join Las Vegas Market

Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS–A dozen gift and home decor suppliers plan to open or expand showrooms for the Las Vegas Market in January. Four of the newcomers are opening new West Coast corporate showrooms, including gift and collectible producer Precious Moments, on C9;  small appliance maker Jura, as part of the c-ONE cross-category showcase; and Portman StudiosMore »

Last updated: October 17, 2014

Gift Association to Raise Funds for Gift for Life

GHTA

NASHVILLE, Tenn.–The Gift and Home Trade Association (GHTA) will hold an auction during its Bridgeway Collaborative conference here next month and donate a portion of the proceeds to Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ charitable organization. The GHTA’s “Night of Nashville” event will feature dinner, an auction and live entertainment. The silent andMore »

Last updated: October 17, 2014

Shopko Expands Omnichannel Efforts

Shopko

GREEN BAY, Wis.–Shopko has expanded its omnichannel business to provide customers more access to product, including the ability to buy products online and ship them to its stores for free, the retailer said. The program now includes 310 locations across the U.S. “We are excited to launch this program since customers have been asking forMore »

Last updated: October 16, 2014

NPD Predicts Delayed Start to Holiday Shopping Season

NPD Group

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.-More consumers plan to wait until Thanksgiving weekend to start their holiday shopping, leading to a delayed start to the shopping season, according to a survey by The NPD Group. According to the 2014 Holiday Purchase Intentions Survey conducted in September, 16 percent of consumers had already started their holiday shopping, versus 15More »

Last updated: October 16, 2014

Gibson: Pioneer Woman Reach Impressive

Ree Drummond

COMMERCE, Calif.-Gibson said it is thrilled with the overwhelming social media reaction to plans to create a Ree Drummond, aka The Pioneer Woman, kitchen and dining collection. Drummond made the announcement about her upcoming line, which will officially launch at the International Home + Housewares Show in March, on her Facebook page earlier this month.More »

Last updated: October 16, 2014