Tabletop

Executive Profile
Mike Bauer, Libbey

While still new in his role as CEO of Libbey, a market leader in the glassware industry, Mike Bauer has more than 30 years of experience with leading consumer product companies.

Executive Profile
Kris Malkoski, Arc Americas

While Kris Malkoski was recently named CEO of Arc Americas, the North American division of glassware manufacturer Arc International, she is no stranger to the housewares industry.

Executive Profile
Mark Eichhorn, The Oneida Group

Mark Eichhorn was named CEO of The Oneida Group late in 2018 and previously served as president and CEO of The Oneida Group’s core business, Anchor Hocking, from 1994 to 1999 and its predecessor company, EveryWare Global, Inc., from 2004 to 2012.

Executive Profile
Ross Patterson, Robinson Home Products

Robinson Home Products appointed Ross Patterson president in 2016, with Jim Walsh remaining as the company’s CEO. At the time, Patterson had spent more than six years as director of business for the tabletop division at Robinson, which at that point, held the license for the Oneida consumer product categories in the U.S. including tabletop, flatware, cookware and bakeware.

Executive Profile
Mads Ryder, Lenox

Mads Ryder joined the Lenox Corporation at the close of 2018, succeeding Katrina Helmkamp, who left the company to pursue a role elsewhere. Ryder joined Lenox at a pivotal time for the company.

Executive Profile
Chrissie Puchta, Wayfair, Associate Director, Tabletop Category Management

With her experience and connections as a buyer for the tabletop category, Chrissie Puchta has brought her extensive knowledge and creativity to Wayfair for nearly five years. Today, as the associate director, tabletop category management, Puchta has been praised by vendors for her knowledge, creativity and her research skills, which has led her to be named a 2019 Impact Merchant.

Financials
Libbey Sharpens Focus In Soft Q2

Facing what the glassware manufacturer called soft market conditions in several regions and channels, Libbey maintained that its second quarter outpaced its expectations, with modest sales growth in the U.S.

Tabletop
Forty One Madison To Showcase At NY Now

Forty One Madison, home to the permanent showrooms of several tableware and gift brands, will be showcasing a selection of brands at its own pavilion at the NY Now Market. The market is scheduled to be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, August 10 to 14 in New York City.

Executive Profile
Debbie Hom, Pottery Barn, Omni Tabletop Buyer

As part of the Williams-Sonoma family of retail brands, Pottery Barn is part of the company’s One Registry Collective, which also includes Williams Sonoma, West Elm and Pottery Barn Kids. The program rolled out last year in an effort to enable registrants to house registry selections from each of the parent company’s brands, essentially, under one roof.

Retail
Williams Sonoma Launches Schumacher Home Collection

Williams Sonoma is kicking off a new collaboration with American design house Schumacher. The new collection will feature 45 products from both Williams Sonoma and Williams Sonoma Home ranging from tabletop and entertaining pieces to upholstered furniture, bedding, and home décor.

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