With this year’s independence holiday falling mid-week, according to the National Retail Federation and research partner Prosper Insight & Analytics, consumers in the U.S. plan to spend $6.9 billion on food for Fourth of July cookouts and picnics.
Gibson Overseas has introduced a new line of Pasabahce glassware aimed at meeting the growing consumer preference for craft coffee at home.
Sophistiplate has completed the acquisition of Simply Baked by Christy Designs, a Bend, Oregon-based company that designs disposable entertaining items. The company’s product line includes categories such as serveware, barware, cookware and bakeware, and includes eco-friendly and bio-degradable options.
Lenox Corporation has introduced a new dinnerware collection in partnership with content and commerce company Domino Media Group. The collection, Domino by Lenox, will debut at the New York Tabletop Market.
Nordstrom has formed a partnership with Anthropologie to launch a new home collection.
Bed Bath & Beyond continues to develop and expand its AndThat! concept, which evolved from the company’s Christmas Tree Shops banner as a growth vehicle that offers consumers a lively shopping environment and provides the parent company a format that can compete with other treasure hunt-oriented retailers.
Ikea has launched a holiday entertaining promotion that links furniture and housewares in a manner that lets the company promote seasonal goods in a timely context. The promotion also reminds consumers that it offers not only furnishings but a range of housewares.
On the second day of the New York Tabletop Market, October 18, vendors focused on new ways to add interest to tabletop segments, incorporating mixed materials, new finishes and new ways to add an entertaining lifestyle element to familiar SKUs, particularly those that might be multi-functional.
The fall New York Tabletop Market kicked off with new licensing and distribution partnerships.
Crate & Barrel has teamed up with actress and producer Reese Witherspoon as the brand’s newest ambassador. The ongoing partnership, which will also incorporate Witherspoon’s own lifestyle and fashion brand Draper James, kicks off with the launch of Crate & Barrel’s holiday advertising campaign.
Pottery Barn is teaming up with fashion designer Monique Lhuillier on an exclusive home décor collection.