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Paragon Inks Deal with the Thomas Kinkade Company

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ALBERTVILLE, Ala.-Paragon has teamed up with the Thomas Kinkade Company to bring Kinkade’s signature artwork to a line of wall decor. It will launch at the January markets, including the Atlanta Gift & Home Furnishings Market, Dallas Total Home & Gift Market and Las Vegas Market. Initially, 11 pieces of work will debut and willMore »

Last updated: December 4, 2014

Caroline Kennedy to Retire as GDA Editor; Diane Falvey Named as Her Successor

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NEW YORK-Diane Falvey has been named as the new editor-in-chief of Gifts and Decorative Accessories magazine, succeeding Caroline Kennedy who is retiring after 30 years with the publication. Falvey was most recently executive editor at Gourmet Insider and senior editor at HomeWorld Business. She joined the GDA staff on Dec. 1 and she and KennedyMore »

Last updated: December 2, 2014

Show and Tell

Housewares Show to Stay in Chicago

The trade show calendar begins with a bang in January as retailers have lots of opportunities to look for the next big thing. Here is HFN’s Trade Show Preview for the first half of the year.­—HFN Staff Report JANUARY Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market Jan. 6-13 Atlanta International Area Rug Market Jan. 7-10 americasmart.com ForMore »

Last updated: December 2, 2014

Urban Expositions to Acquire Halloween Show

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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

P. Allen Smith to Present in Dallas

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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

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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

High Point Releases the Market Style Report for Fall/Winter 2014

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HIGH POINT, N.C.-The High Point Market Authority has released its Market Style Report for Fall/Winter 2014. This 28-page report was developed by six home fashion trendsetters, all part of the market’s 2014 Style Spotters team, which scoured the High Point Market for the hottest items and then translated their picks into today’s top trends forMore »

Last updated: November 21, 2014

Gift & Home Decor Leasing Up at Las Vegas Market

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LAS VEGAS–Las Vegas Market announced that its gift and home decor leasing activity continues to intensify, with leading vendors and new resources opening new showrooms for the upcoming winter market, running from Sunday, Jan. 18 through Thursday, Jan. 22. Ivystone is expanding its showroom space by 35 percent for the winter market, with a 31,500-square-footMore »

Last updated: November 18, 2014