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Ambiente Awash in Red, White and Blue

Ambiente The Show 2015

FRANKFURT, Germany-Nearly 100 American tabletop and housewares vendors are preparing their exhibits for the Ambiente fair here in February, where the United States will be the partner country and the focus will be on all things American. Among the 90 exhibitors expected from the U.S. are American Cookware, Chef’n, Design Ideas, Gibson, Hampton Forge, KitchenAid,More »

Last updated: December 2, 2014

Training a Spotlight on Lunares

Lunares

By Allison Zisko As the new CEO of metal design company Lunares, Sebastian Herald’s mission to grow the brand will be achieved by cultivating the artistic vision of company founder Nima Oberoi and supporting it through a strong operational base and a wider network of retailers. Herald, the former CEO of Michael Aram Inc., was namedMore »

Last updated: December 2, 2014

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