Tabletop & Gifts

Training a Spotlight on Lunares

Lunares

By Allison Zisko As the new CEO of metal design company Lunares, Sebastian Herald’s mission to grow the brand will be achieved by cultivating the artistic vision of company founder Nima Oberoi and supporting it through a strong operational base and a wider network of retailers. Herald, the former CEO of Michael Aram Inc., was namedMore »

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

UrbanExpositions

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

P. Allen Smith

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

NY Now

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

Forty One Madison Expects Strong Gift Showing

Forty One Madison

NEW YORK-More than 40 brands with permanent showrooms at Forty One Madison will meet with leading gift retailers and buyers Jan. 31 through Feb. 4 when the NY Now gift market is held. Mottahedeh, whose doors will be open during that period, will create a special display in the lobby. Forty One Madison will helpMore »

Last updated: November 20, 2014

Libbey to Distribute Reed & Barton Flatware in Foodservice

Reed & Barton

TOLEDO, Ohio-Libbey Glass Inc. will be the licensed distributor of Reed & Barton flatware products to the foodservice industries in the United States, Canada and their territories, effective Jan. 1. “We are extremely pleased that Reed & Barton will be joining the Libbey family,” said Rob A. Bules, vice president, U.S. and Canadian foodservice salesMore »

Last updated: November 20, 2014

Chris Collins Purchases Arte Italica

Chris Collins

SECAUCUS, N.J.-Chris Collins, president of Arte Italica, has purchased the company from Earl Skidmore. Arte Italica was established 17 years ago by Ann Skidmore, and she and her husband Earl had been very active in managing the company until her sudden death in June of this year, the company said. “I feel privileged to haveMore »

Last updated: November 18, 2014