Nambé Inks Crystal Licensing
Partnership with Rogaška
Nambé will kick off a licensing partnership with Rogaška
for the distribution and expansion of its Crystal Collection
Rogaška, which has always been the producer of Nambé
Crystal, will continue to manufacture the current collections
in its facility in Slovenia. The company will also handle sales,
distribution activities for the Nambé line, and shipping from
its Connecticut warehouse.
As part of a seamless transition, the packaging, price points
and branding of the Nambé Crystal Collection will remain
unvaried. Additionally, Rogaška will introduce an expanded
assortment at the New York Tabletop Show in April.
Winners of the 22nd annual ARTS Awards were presented during a gala event
held at the Dallas Market Center on Saturday, Jan. 22. HGTV was honored with
the Academy of Achievement Award for its significant impact on the home and
garden décor industry. Sabrina Soto, HGTV designer, and Freddy James, senior
vice president of program development and production, accepted the award on
behalf of the media and marketing company. The approximately 600 attendees
included a wide range of retailers, manufacturers, sales representatives, media
and designers from across the United States and Canada.
The ARTS Awards, presented each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift
Market, is the premier awards program for the decorative accessory industry
and recognizes excellence from retailers, manufacturers, sales representatives
and designers. 22nd ARTS Awards Winners include:
22nd Annual ARTS Awards Winners Announced
Coombe Castle International Ltd., a dairy export and marketing company based in Corsham, England, is promoting its
new U.S.-based Web site with a video starring King Blue
Stilton, who requires a “proper English Queen” and court
after disposing of his French-milk-born bride.
Coombe Castle teamed with Raw Digital to produce a Web-launch video for its Coombe Castle Court promotion, where
site visitors can enter a sweepstakes to win cheese prizes.
Although King Blue Stilton may steal most of the spotlight for
the Web site launch, Coombe Castle’s new site features over
70 of its cheeses that come from all over the United Kingdom,
from traditional classics to the very innovative new flavor
marriages. The site also has a recipe library and a blog; and
Coombe Castle’s wine pairing partner, Kobrand, will soon be
presenting recommendations after their big companywide
Kobrand wine and Coombe Castle cheese-pairing party.
To view King Blue Stilton, visit www.coombecastleusa.com
and either click on “Win Cheese” from the “Home” drop-down
menu or click on “Win Cheese Here” on the home page sidebar.
The King of English Cheeses Beheads
Queen Brie to Launch Web Site
Albert’s Interiors – Newton Square, Pa.
ACC – Santa Fe, N.M.
Bravado Home & Design –
Home Accent Store
Red Barn Mercantile – Alexandria, Va.
AREA – Houston, Texas
Bella Casa – Portland, Ore.
LUMEN Lamps – Nashville, Tenn.
Light by Design – San Antonio, Texas
Kilohana Lighting, Inc. – Lihue, Hawaii
Rising Star Retailer
Colorado Villa DéCor –
Palmer Lake, Colo.
18Karat International Product
Sourcing Inc. – Langley, British
dba Sources, Inc. – Rockwall, Texas
VIETRI, Inc. – Hillsborough, N.C.
Josh Jarboe, jdouglas
Richard Alan, Richard Alan &
Lori Del Secco, Dillon-Wells
Renee Wightman, Lazy Susan USA