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  • LAS VEGAS– Las Vegas Market announced today that a first-ever partnership with Gourmet Catalog Buying Group has been forged to support the launch of the new C11 showroom floor dedicated to gourmet housewares, tabletop and specialty food lines, at the Summer 2015 Las Vegas Market, August 2 to August 6, 2015.
  • PORT WASHINGTON, NY - Consumers spent more than $47 billion last year on home fashion, non-electric housewares products and small appliances in 2014, according to The NPD Group—a one percent increase over 2013.
  • Dynasty Gallery’s glass Grid and Cubist vases are part of the Techno collection. The mouth-blown piece features threading contrasting colors and bubble detail.
  • DALLAS—Dallas Market Center has announced two company promotions: Cole Daugherty has been named senior vice president, marketing communications and Amy Galindo has been named vice president, market services.
  • Designed to appeal to foodies and designers, rivsalt pairs pink Himalayan sea salt with a stainless steel grater and beechwood stand.
  • FRANKFURT, Germany—Applications are now being accepted for the Talents section at the summer Tendence fair in Frankfurt, Germany. The program supports craftspeople and designers in jewelry, personal accessories, modern arts and crafts, and sustainable products.
  • Kyocera’s new flexible cutting mats feature an imprinted ruler for accurate slicing and dicing, and the light, bendable material facilitates food transfer for cooking.
  • Invite others into your garden or home with Carruth Studios Garden Smile welcome plaque. A warm, winking face embedded in the leaves was designed to capture the best of mankind in a peaceful, organic format, according to the artist, George Carruth.
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IMC's Dorothy Belshaw talks to Gifts and Dec about expansion on key gift floors in Building C. Fine Lines President Matthew Katzenson discusses the expansion's impact on his showroom's business on C10. See all videos! Sponsored by IMC.

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  • Diane Falvey

    Gifted Stories

    Diane Falvey

    March 3, 2015

    From Startup to Success: Hot Skwash

    I met Daria Knowles, the founder of Hot Skwash, at this January's Las Vegas Market. Her temporary showroom was so busy, we had time for a quick handshake and a quick “We’ll talk soon.” When we caught up on the phone a couple of weeks later, Knowles told me Hot Skwash came about as she turned to her creativity to make money from home. “I was a stay at home mom and an avid knitter. I started to think, ‘What can I make?’” Knowles said. At first she tried crocheted mohair flowers with vintage pins. Next it was ...

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  • Carol L Schroeder

    Savvy Store Solutions

    Carol Schroeder

    February 25, 2015

    RIP Rolodex

    It took me aback to find my trusty Rolodex on display in a museum on my recent trip to NY. Happily it was in an exhibit at the Cooper Hewitt highlighting good design, not obsolete technology. But still, it made me realize that it might be time for a new approach to the challenge of tracking who reps which line. Why is this important? Because we all need to go out of our way to make sure that sales reps get credit for our orders, even those written at a trade show. We know that if we don’t, the ...

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  • Carol L Schroeder

    Savvy Store Solutions

    Carol Schroeder

    February 18, 2015

    Lessons from Shark Tank

    I had time to watch Shark Tank and in my hotel room during the recent trade shows (including an extra night stuck in Detroit on the way home).  I had never seen this ABC reality show, despite the fact that it’s been running since 2009. I must admit I didn’t love it enough to watch it five nights a week on CNBC, although that is apparently an option. Still, I did think that the show had two important lessons to teach those of us starting or running our own business.  The first how to craft a good pitch ...

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Gift Book 2015

Gift Book 2015 Digital

The Gift Book 2015 presents a close look at some 50 important product categories — including several new ones — in the gift, toy and decorative accessories industry. Look back at the digital issue.

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  • USA Premium Leather

    USA PREMIUM LEATHER

    The company's newest contemporary home theater group features a raspberry leather cover. USA PREMIUM LEATHER
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  • CR Gibson

    CR Gibson

    See why CR Gibson has been a leader in providing eclectic and joyous gifts for over 140 years. From casual dining serveware, to baby gifts and art, this inside look at CR Gibson's Atlanta showroom is only a taste of what they have to offer. Visit www.crgibson.com to view their full line.  

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