Tabletop & Gifts

Ambiente Awash in Red, White and Blue


Nearly 100 American tabletop and housewares vendors are preparing their exhibits for the Ambiente fair in Frankfurt next month, 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: January 13, 2015

Newcomers Get Special Display Area at NY Now

NY Now

NEW YORK-NY Now’s new exhibitors will be concentrated within the New! area at the rear of the Level Three exhibit floor. “New resources are the lifeblood of a tradeshow, and NY Now will showcase hundreds of new companies this winter,” said Scott Kramer, NY Now codirector and vice president. “The demand for exhibit space fromMore »

Last updated: January 12, 2015

NY Now Makes B’way Show Switch

NY Now

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-NY Now will offer specially priced tickets to the Tuesday, Feb. 3, performance of “Honeymoon In Vegas” as part of its popular “Night On Broadway” programming. This show will replace the previously scheduled “The Last Ship,” which announced this week that it is closing production in late January. Tickets, normally priced at $142,More »

Last updated: January 9, 2015

Denby, No Longer for Sale, Appoints New Managing Director


DERBYSHIRE, England-Denby shareholders said they have decided not to pursue a sale of the tabletop company. The company also named a new managing director, Sebastian Lazell, who will succeed Garry Biggs, who is leaving to pursue other opportunities. The company began what it called a “business sale process” last February. But it changed its mindMore »

Last updated: January 8, 2015

Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market Opens

Additions, Launches Planned for Gift Show in Atlanta

ATLANTA–Today marks the opening of the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market at AmericasMart. The event runs through next Tuesday, Jan. 13. The Downton Abbey brand will expand at the market with a new lighting line from River of Goods. Lesley Nicol, the actress who plays the cook Mrs. Patmore, will visit the RiverMore »

Last updated: January 6, 2015

Wehrs Returns to Midwest-CBK as GM

Scott Wehrs

CANNON FALLS, Minn.-Scott Wehrs has returned to Midwest-CBK as general manager and chief administrative officer, effective immediately. Wehrs, who reports directly to Howard Ganz, president of Ganz, parent company of Midwest-CBK, will oversee all aspects of day-to-day operations and manage the growth of the Midwest Seasons, CBK and G! brands. Wehrs is succeeding Dick DuffMore »

Last updated: January 6, 2015

Debbie Taylor-Kerman Unveils Line with Boston International

Boston International’s Ahoy Buoy Collection

ATLANTA-Boston International will introduce two ceramic giftware collections under a new license agreement with artist Debbie Taylor-Kerman at the International Gift & Home Furnishings Market here this week. Ahoy Buoy is a sea-themed line. “We love her outlook on life,” said Pam Metz, president of Boston International, in describing the company’s partnership with Taylor-Kerman. “AhoyMore »

Last updated: January 5, 2015

Arbiter to Showcase New Lines at NY Now

Clockwise from top: Valgrande Sensorial scented lamp, La Gabbianella bean pot, Cuore “cupcakes” and Egizia Trame detail

NEW YORK-Tabletop distributor Arbiter is working with new Italian companies that it will bring to the U.S. market for the first time at NY Now next month. Valgrande Sensorial, founded in 2012, is a fragrance company that takes its cues from nature with scents for the body and the home. The home collection consists ofMore »

Last updated: December 30, 2014