Dallas Market Center Releases Future Dates

Dallas Market Center

DALLAS–Dallas Market Center has released the dates for its Total Home & Gift Markets and International Lighting Markets through the year 2018. The market dates are consistent with its practice to follow the Atlanta market in January and lead the summer show cycle as the first market in June. “Dallas Market Center has a long-standingMore »

Last updated: September 4, 2014

High Point Market Authority Announces a Public Art Project

High Point Market

HIGH POINT, N.C.–The High Point Market Authority announced that a public/private art pilot project will unfold in seven locations, including three in the Market District. The project will initially feature sculptures from local artist Charles B. “Chuck” Foster who works in time-honored materials such as granite, marble and bronze. The project calls for the artworkMore »

Last updated: September 4, 2014

Harris Resigns from Swiss Gourmet USA

Mark Harris

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–Mark Harris has resigned from his post as president of Swiss Gourmet USA. He has held his position since the company was founded in February 2011. At this time there is no plan to name a replacement, the company said. Swiss Gourmet USA’s Jason Ledbetter was promoted to vice president of sales from nationalMore »

Last updated: September 4, 2014

Zak Charity Event Raises More than $500K

Zak Designs

SPOKANE, Wash.–The recently held Zak! Charity Open, now in its 15th year, raised more than $560,000. Proceeds from the event, held in late July here in Spokane, will benefit the Rypien Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of Spokane County. The Rypien Foundation was founded by Superbowl MVP Mark Rypien, who lost his three-year-old son,More »

Last updated: September 4, 2014

Divatex to Debut Lady Antebellum Collection

Lady Antebellum

NEW YORK-Grammy Award-winning group Lady Antebellum has partnered with Divatex to launch Lady Antebellum’s Heartland Home Collection, featuring Americana-inspired bed and bath lines derived from the band’s lifestyle, songs and stories. The line, which will debut at New York Home Fashions Week later this month, features a “fresh approach to traditional American design,” the companyMore »

Last updated: September 3, 2014

Andis Adds Arends to Marketing Staff

Al Arends

STURTEVANT, Wis.-Andis has named Al Arends marketing product manager. Arends, who reports to Karen Formico, vice president of marketing, will be responsible for overseeing products from inception to the market and working across the organization to develop and meet the company’s overall strategic product plan. Arends succeeds Cheri Grabowski, who decided not to return afterMore »

Last updated: September 3, 2014

AmericasMart Announces Market Dates


ATLANTA–AmericasMart yesterday confirmed dates for the January and July editions of its Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Markets through calendar year 2018. The dates’ confirmation follows extensive review of customer scheduling and timing requirements and preferences, and sustains Atlanta’s long-standing first-market position in both the January and July show cycles, according to Jeffrey L.More »

Last updated: September 3, 2014

Urban Expositions to Spotlight Maker’s Market Division

Urban Expositions Makers Market

ATLANTA-Trade show producer Urban Expositions will rebrand the Handcrafted section of its gift shows as Maker’s Market and expand its promotional and marketing efforts in 2015. Makers’ Market will bring together artisans and designers featuring handstyled crafts in categories such as tabletop, textiles and home decor. The section will be featured at Urban’s Philadelphia, Seattle,More »

Last updated: September 3, 2014