Water bottle designs take their cue from consumer drinking preferences By Allison Zisko Toting water from the tap has become the hip way to hydrate, and the makers of water bottles have quickly stepped up with new designs and features that reflect the way consumers prefer to get their H2O. Drinking spouts, wide mouths for … More »
Home storage, floor care and healthy food prep poised to grow as consumers hunker down at home By Allison Zisko A gradually improving housing market and a more financially confident consumer have put the housewares industry—traditionally a resilient category to start with—in a position to grow. Industry observers predict that the home storage and organization, … More »
Natalie Engelhardt is a former L’Oreal marketing executive who has hit upon a consumer need that more seasoned home furnishings executives—despite all their talk about addressing consumer lifestyles—have missed. Engelhardt is the founder of TableSwoon, a brand-new company that sells table-setting kits. A table-setting kit contains all the accessory pieces consumers need to set a … More »
Prima Design pairs with Padma Lakshmi for globally inspired collection By Allison Zisko Model, cookbook author and Bravo “Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi is delving into tabletop and housewares with a global and ethnically influenced collection produced by Prima Design. The collection is set to debut later this month and encompasses two porcelain dinnerware patterns, … More »
NY Now, the rebranded New York International Gift Fair, makes it debut under its new name and format from Aug. 17-21 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Pier 94. Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares will be part of the Home division, located on Level 3 of the Javits Center. It will … More »
Atlanta’s AmericasMart provides a venue for housewares companies to showcase their wares this month to independent specialty stores and others from across the country. Here is a sampling of the newest tools, gadgets and other items that will be on display.
This month’s Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market offers a wealth of new product across numerous categories and price points. Vendors will showcase everything from whimsical garden animal figures to crystal barware; following is a sample of what is being unveiled.
Tabletop manufacturers at last month’s New York Tabletop Show focused on what they see as profitable niches in the market, such as small giftables, executive desk items for men, and introductions from partnerships with party planners and set designers.—Allison Zisko