Tabletop & Gifts

Arteriors to Partner with Interior Designer Jeffers

Arteriors

DALLAS-Arteriors has signed a license partnership with San Francisco-based interior designer Jay Jeffers. The Jay Jeffers Capsule Collection for Arteriors will feature an assortment of accessories designed for home entertaining, including barware, trays and accent tables for drinks. It will be introduced in late 2015. “Jay is a distinguished interior designer with a unique flairMore »

Last updated: November 7, 2014

CorningWare Inventor Stanley Donald Stookey Dies

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ROCHESTER, N.Y.-Stanley Donald Stookey, the inventor of CorningWare, passed away Nov. 4, according to published reports. He was 99. Stookey created a ceramic glass, that became known as CorningWare, in 1953 by accident, reports said. He overheated a piece of photosensitive glass in an oven; when he removed it from the oven with a pairMore »

Last updated: November 10, 2014

NY Now Sets Seminar Schedule

NY Now

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-NY Now has established its schedule of seminars and events for the winter show, slated for Jan. 31-Feb. 4 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. The schedule will encompass four seminar “tracks”—Handmade, Home, Lifestyle and New! Ideas—designed to complement the show’s four collections. Nearly 40 sessions will takeMore »

Last updated: November 7, 2014

Lifetime Brands Posts Q3 Net Loss Despite Sales Gain

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GARDEN CITY, N.Y.-Rising expenses and reduced margins trumped a healthy gain in sales to produce a $1.6 million net loss for Lifetime Brands (NASDAQGS: LCUT) in its fiscal third quarter. Selling, general and administrative expenses rose 13.5 percent in dollars, although they shed 10 basis points as a percentage of sales. The Lifetime numbers alsoMore »

Last updated: November 6, 2014

Urban Expositions Tabs Muller as EVP

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ATLANTA-Courtney Muller has been named executive vice president of Urban Expositions, a newly created position for the trade-show management company. In her new role, Muller oversees much of the company’s day-to-day management, and seeks out new acquisitions, launches and partnerships. She reports to Urban Expositions’ partners, Doug Miller, president, and Tim Von Gal, chief operatingMore »

Last updated: November 5, 2014

Libbey Q3 Net Nearly Triples

Libbey

TOLEDO, Ohio-Thanks to rising sales and margins, Libbey reported a 189.7 percent jump in third-quarter net income, which totaled $13.8 million. Net sales rose 5.7 percent to $216 million in the quarter, which ended on Sept. 30. Stephanie Streeter, Libbey’s CEO, said revenue increased in every company segment and every channel of distribution. Streeter alsoMore »

Last updated: November 4, 2014

Progressive Business Media Acquires HFN and Related Print and Digital Properties

HFN

NEW YORK – HFN the most prestigious and longest-running business magazine for the home furnishings and housewares industry has been purchased by Progressive Business Media. The brand joins the PBM portfolio of business media properties specializing in the home industry, including Furniture/Today, Home & Textiles Today, Casual Living, Home Accents Today, and Gifts & DecorativeMore »

Last updated: November 6, 2014

Artisan Resource Adopts New Date Pattern

Artisan Resource

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–Artisan Resource will adopt a new Sunday-Wednesday (February 1-4) date pattern this winter, and, as previously reported, will move to New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Artisan Resource, which runs concurrently with NY Now, offers U.S.-based volume importers, direct import retailers, wholesalers and designers the opportunity to meet with international artisanalMore »

Last updated: November 3, 2014