08 January 2010

Holiday and gifts from the winter markets


Midwest-CBK is showing its new 2010 collections, featuring more than 2,500 new SKUs, at the winter markets in all of its showrooms.
The new holiday collections feature exclusive designs, with an emphasis on tradition (with a twist) and character-driven designs, including Gracious Holiday, Santa Gallery, Tis the Season, Merry Little Christmas, Peppermint Twist and Snow Fun.
Popular gift collections return with more designs including Genuine Monkeez & Friends (colorful plush with magnetized hands and feet) and the Suzy Toronto expanded licensed collection including new night shirts, travel mugs and necklaces.





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07 January 2010

Outdoor and indoor accessories for holiday 2010


The Merry Moose coir mat from Tag is printed with pigment dyes. Shake it or brush it to clean. Use the mat under a protected area. The product comes with a header card and attached handle for easy display. It measures 18 inches by 30 inches [45.7cm x 76.2]. The company is exhibiting this week at the Atlanta gift show and this winter at markets in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Seattle, and Toronto.
See other items in the Merry Moose line below.




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06 January 2010

Tote bags, display ideas from Midwest-CBK

Design. Style. Sparkle! tote bag from Midwest CBKRetailers visiting Midwest-CBK showrooms during the January gift markets will receive a complimentary reuseable tote bag designed in-house and featuring the company’s “Design. Style. Sparkle!” motto. The tote is made of sturdy canvas.
The company also is giving aways CDs containing display ideas. According to a company press release: "Creative display ideas feature products from more than 20 new themes from Midwest-CBK’s new holiday, home d├ęcor, gift and candle collections, including Merry Little Christmas, Wonder Lights, Warm and Fuzzy, Snow Fun, Gracious Holiday, Tinsel Town, Peace, Sandy Shores, The Suzy Toronto Collection, Genuine Monkeez and Friends, Casa Cristina, Western and frames.
"For example, ideas include creating a vintage merchantile display complete with Santa chair, glass display case and streetlights; creating a candy shop display, filling glass containers with candy-styled ornaments and baubles; and building a sand box to frame a nautical display."
Midwest-CBK’s showrooms are in Atlanta, Billerica (MA), Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, New York and Seattle.

05 January 2010

New framed art

Paragon Picture Galleries launches new images at gift and furniture markets this month.


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Shoppers: Ask your favorite independent retailer to order this item for you.






04 January 2010

SF gift show offers benefits to retailers

from a press release

"Show Your Badge" Program Boosts Local Business During San Francisco International Gift Fair

ATLANTA, GA (January 4, 2010) - With the current economic situation, many are "looking local" to make the most of a challenging time. From February 6-9, 2010, the San Francisco International Gift Fair® is partnering with the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau (SFCVB) and local businesses to inform consumers about the wide variety of products and services available in San Francisco and promote the many benefits of spending money in the local economy whenever possible.

As part of the "Show Your Badge" Program, Gift Fair attendees and exhibitors will benefit from significant discounts at area businesses, hotels, restaurants and bars just by showing their Gift Fair badge. A list of Bureau members participating in the program is available online at http://www.welcometosf.com/showbadge/badge_offers.asp?cat_id=1. Additional participants will be added up until the Gift Fair's opening, with a complete list available onsite at the Gift Fair.

"The San Francisco International Gift Fair has continually demonstrated a positive impact in the local marketplace," said Doug Miller, president, Urban Expositions. "With the 'Show Your Badge' partnership, exhibitors and attendees alike are given the opportunity to actively contribute to the San Francisco economy. We are thrilled to be able to make a difference in our host city, and we encourage Gift Fair attendees and exhibitors to explore all that San Francisco has to offer."

"I encourage everyone to take advantage of the many value-added offers from our member restaurants, hotels, retailers, and attractions," said Kathryn Horton, Senior Director, Convention Events & Services, San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau. "I also encourage attendees to visit our website, www.onlyinsanfrancisco.com, which provides a vast array of options of what to see and do while in San Francisco."

Already known as a style-setting marketplace where some of the hottest design trends and movements start and evolve, the San Francisco International Gift Fair is now owned and managed by Urban Expositions. Returning this winter to the Moscone Center with even more resources and up-and-coming product lines, the Fair will also boast a full roster of buyer services that promise to take retailers' bottom line in a new direction. The event attracts over 11,000 retailers and features more than 600 exhibitors representing over 3,000 plus top name manufacturers and innovative newcomers.

ABOUT SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL GIFT FAIR
Show Hours
Saturday, February 6 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday, February 7 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday, February 8 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday, February 9 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Readers' Choice Of 2009

These were the most-viewed products of 2009. Click the company name for full descriptions, links to company websites and additional photographs. Thanks for reading Gift & Home Today in 2009.


Zicci Bea


Pennsylvania House

Linnea's Lights


McAlpine Home Collection



SpongeBob furniture from Lea Furniture

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