Tabletop

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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