Tabletop & Gifts

Sourcing in São Paulo: The Brazilian Buyer Project


By Allison Zisko Over the course of two days in early May, 51 Brazilian housewares manufacturers descended on a hotel conference room in São Paulo, Brazil, lugging suitcases filled with plastic and glass and metal goods, armed with the optimism of traveling salesmen. They set their sights on 12 international buying companies from seven countries,More »

Last updated: July 1, 2014

Tervis Promotes Trio


NORTH VENICE, Fla.–Tervis has restructured its executive team with promotions in several departments. Danene Jaffe has been promoted to head of marketing, branding and innovation strategy and Mark Lawson has been promoted to head of engineering, quality and new product development. Both report to President and CEO Patrick Redmond. In addition, Mellisa Allen has beenMore »

Last updated: June 30, 2014

NY Now Adds Programs on Pier 94

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-For this summer’s edition. NY Now is adding a variety of market-related programming—including seminars, events and special promotions—to the Pier 94 portion of the show. Each morning at the pier will begin with a “Fresh Start Breakfast,” and each day will end at 5 p.m. with a “Happy Hour Reception.” Artisan Resource, whichMore »

Last updated: June 27, 2014

Ann Skidmore of Arte Italica Dies

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SECAUCUS, N.J.–Ann Skidmore, founder of tabletop company Arte Italica, passed away June 18 from lung cancer. She was 64. Skidmore founded Arte Italica in 1998 in order to celebrate the craftsmanship of Italian artisans, especially those crafting Italian pewter. Starting out in Skidmore’s garage in California, Arte Italica grew quickly and relocated to New York.More »

Last updated: June 25, 2014

Lladró to Move to New Beverly Hills Address


BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–Lladró USA will relocate its flagship boutique here this summer, to Two Rodeo Drive on Via Rodeo. “We have had a strong presence in Beverly Hills on Rodeo Drive for over 20 years. We are committed to our loyal customers here and look forward to presenting a fresh new brand experience in ourMore »

Last updated: June 25, 2014

NY Now to Launch Maker Project

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-NY Now will debut the Maker Project during this summer’s show to spotlight individual product crafters and their wares. At the show, the Etsy Wholesale pavilion will feature individual product makers and their products. The Grommet Wholesale display will present new-to-market makers. There will also be a four-part seminar program that will addressMore »

Last updated: June 24, 2014

Survey: Yellow Kitchens Trending Up

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LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J.–Color preferences are changing in the American kitchen, according to a new release of the ongoing The American Living Survey conducted by market research firm Design Research. While neutral whites and beiges continue to be dominant, yellow is growing fastest as a primary kitchen color, up 57 percent nationally versus 2013. Yellow’s uptick isMore »

Last updated: June 24, 2014

AmericasMart to Present New, Expanded Showrooms for July Market


ATLANTA–AmericasMart Atlanta will welcome several new and expanded showrooms for the International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and The International Area Rug Market next month. A sampling of the new and expanded showrooms includes: Alfresco Home will expand its outdoor furniture collection into a new space in the Living. Outdoor/Indoor. The Gardens. collection on BuildingMore »

Last updated: June 23, 2014