Tabletop & Gifts

Rethinking Flatware

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The category gets a lift from more variable configurations and a fresh approach to design By Allison Zisko Flatware introductions at next month’s Tabletop Show will address consumer preferences with new, more practical configurations, more add-on options and more fashionable flatware that keeps pace with design trends. This more flexible approach—giving consumers what they reallyMore »

Last updated: August 28, 2014

Organizers: Summer NY Now Strong for Exhibitors

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-Thanks to increased order writing among attendees, the summer edition of NY Now, which took place from Aug. 16-20, “was one of the strongest editions … in recent memory,” according to a statement from the trade show. Christian Falkenberg, the show’s director and senior vice president, said, “Anecdotally, many exhibitors reported that theMore »

Last updated: August 28, 2014

Urban Expositions Hires Flaherty, Wade for Sales Posts

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ATLANTA-Urban Expositions has named Robin Flaherty sales manager for the Windy City Gift Show, and has appointed Nora Wade sales manager for the California Gift Show. Both positions are new ones for the trade-show management company. In her new role, Flaherty assists in sales efforts for the Windy City Gift Show, with a special focusMore »

Last updated: August 28, 2014

Forty One Madison Marks 40th Anniversary

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NEW YORK–Forty years ago Noritake signed a lease for a showroom—the first—at Forty One Madison. Today, 115 leading brands have located their wholesale showrooms at the building and during the upcoming New York Tabletop Market (Oct. 21-24), the building will celebrate the milestone. “While we stay true to our mission of excellence by providing theMore »

Last updated: August 27, 2014

EveryWare Global Sells UK Business

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LANCASTER, Ohio–EveryWare Global’s Oneida International subsidiary last week agreed to sell its United Kingdom business to HUK 54 Limited for £3.7 million British pounds, or approximately $6.13 million. The agreement includes debts paid by HUK to EveryWare Global and the repayment of Oneida’s revolving credit facility with Burdale Financial Limited. EveryWare retains all rights toMore »

Last updated: August 25, 2014

Gift for Life Selects Honorees

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NEW YORK–Three gift industry leaders—Susan Feldman, Beatriz Ball and John Grob—will be honored during Gift for Life’s 23rd Annual Party for Life in February here. Susan Feldman, co-founder and chief merchandising officer of One Kings Lane, is being honored with Gift for Life’s Norman Glassberg Trailblazer Award. One Kings Lane officially launched in 2009 andMore »

Last updated: August 25, 2014

NY Now Names Best of Best

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NEW YORK–Two products–Define Bottle by Define Bottle and Pop up House Fort by nhocchi–were named Best of Home and Best of Lifestyle award winners in connection with NY Now, which wrapped up here yesterday. “NY Now presents thousands of new, innovative, on-trend home and lifestyle resources, and these two products have been selected by popularMore »

Last updated: August 21, 2014

Blog: What’s Happening Now, Part 2

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NEW YORK–NY Now, which wraps up today, has been chock-full of news and new products. Here are a few highlights: Royal River Trading is highlighting its Tea Toile bed ensemble, a chinoiserie design that includes a comforter, a coverlet and matelasse decorative pillows … With 2016 being the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service,More »

Last updated: August 20, 2014