Author Archives: Allison Zisko

Allison Zisko

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Rutigliano Joins Sensio as EVP, Marketing Chief

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NEW YORK-Jerry Rutigliano has joined Sensio in the newly created position of executive vice president and chief marketing officer. Rutigliano, who reports to Sensio CEO Shae Hong, will be lead product development, marketing and sales initiatives for Sensio’s brands, which include Bella, Brim, Throwback Appliance Company and other licensed brands. Rutigliano previously served as viceMore »

Last updated: October 16, 2014

Vietri to Open Two New Belk Boutiques

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HILLSBOROUGH, N.C.-Vietri will open two new boutiques in Belk stores in Alabama and South Carolina today. Vietri will unveil a 180-square-foot boutique featuring tabletop collections and garden, home and wall décor items in Belk’s Mount Pleasant, S.C., store. A second boutique, which is 192 square feet, will open in the Belk store in Huntsville, Ala.More »

Last updated: October 17, 2014

Next Gen Lunch Planned for High Point Market

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ROSEVILLE, Calif.–The North American Home Furnishings Association (NAHFA) is hosting a Lunch with Leaders event, Sunday, Oct. 19, at the High Point Market for Next Gen NOW members and industry leaders and influencers. Next Gen NOW members will have the opportunity to share a one-on-one working lunch with seasoned professionals in select showrooms during whichMore »

Last updated: October 14, 2014

A Milestone for Forty One Madison

Laurie Burns

When Forty One Madison opens its doors for the New York Tabletop Show this month, it will herald a significant milestone—its 40th anniversary as a tabletop showroom building. One hundred fifteen brands call Forty One Madison home, ranging from first tenants Noritake (the very first to sign a lease), Mr. Christmas, Nikko, Oneida, Reed &More »

Last updated: October 13, 2014

Gibson: Innovation Is Source of Growth

Ree Drummond

Fashion leadership, expanding license partnerships define the 35-year-old company By Allison Zisko Big, diverse and on target with trends, Gibson Overseas will showcase its strengths—in reactive glazes, in solid color and whiteware programs, and in fashion leadership—at the New York Tabletop Show this month. It will also lay out plans for its newest—and quite possiblyMore »

Last updated: October 13, 2014

Lou Scala Joins Nambé in Marketing and Sales Role

Lou Scala

SANTA FE, N.M.–Longtime Lenox executive Lou Scala has joined Nambé as its chief marketing officer and executive vice president of sales, effective October 6. Scala will be responsible for directing product development, sales and marketing activities across Nambé’s wholesale, retail and e-commerce channels. He reports to newly named CEO Bill Robedee. Scala was most recentlyMore »

Last updated: October 10, 2014

Tabletop | Fall Fashions for the Table | Oct 2014

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Shades of blue (particularly indigo) and architectural and floral motifs remain strong in tabletop; asymmetrical, handhewn forms and uneven dinnerware edges do too. Titanium and oxidized finishes continue to up the fashion quotient in flatware, and glassware expands with more shapes and at least one new player. Here’s a sampling of what’s in store atMore »

Last updated: October 13, 2014