Welcome Home Brands pledged to donate 2 percent of sales written at
the 2012 winter Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market®
to Three Square Food Bank.
“Three Square is an outstanding charity that feeds the hungry. Sam and I
are committed to sharing our success
by giving back to the community,”
said Richard Aslanian, co-founder
and co-CEO of Welcome Home Brands.
From polka dots and stripes to a beautiful blossom
pattern, Welcome Home Brands presented exciting
new colors and designs of its oven-safe Paper Bakeware
line at the show, which makes it easy to bake, serve, store and give
baked goods in one unit. The company also debuted colorful new
quality artisan-crafted Berry Bowl designs, which feature a colander-like shape that drains moisture to showcase fresh berries, fruits and
vegetables at their best.
Three Square currently provides more than 22 million pounds of food
and grocery product – the equivalent of nearly 16 million meals – per
year to food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, after-school programs
and senior citizens. Contributions directly support its hunger-relief
programs throughout Southern Nevada. To learn more about Three
Square, go to www.threesquare.org.
Welcome Home Brands Donates to Three
Square Food Bank
OGGI Returns to Dallas Market Center
OGGI Corporation has returned to the Dallas Market Center (DMC) complex with the opening of its new space within the Source One Marketing
showplace: 1949–TM (Trade Mart).
“We’re proud to return to and invest in the DMC as that has always been
a successful showplace for all our products,” said Richard J. Murphy, marketing director. “Source One Marketing, our new regional representatives,
have a terrific year-round open showroom there and one of the finest rep
organizational teams imaginable. We just couldn’t resist the opportunity
to be part of their exciting new showroom expansion to better serve our
valued, broad-based retail partners.”
To contact Source One Marketing or view the complete OGGI 2012 Trade
Show Calendar, visit www.oggi.co.
Urban Expositions has acquired the Portland Gift & Accessories Show,
San Francisco Cash & Carry Show, Seattle Cash & Carry Show and
Portland Cash & Carry Show from Western Exhibitors. The latest acquisitions are part of the continued Western region growth strategy
for Atlanta-based Urban Expositions, which purchased the San
Francisco International Gift Fair and Seattle Gift Show from dmg
world media in 2009, and launched the Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort
Gift Show in 2007.
Kelly McLoughlin, long-time manager for all four shows under Western
Exhibitors’ management, now joins Urban Expositions in the same role.
“With their product and target customer profiles, we felt these shows
offered a great opportunity not only to strengthen our presence in
the region, but to tap into cross-marketing strategies to further build
and grow all of the events we now manage out West,” explained Doug
Miller, president, Urban Expositions. “We look forward to building upon
the quality customer service, friendly show atmosphere and long-term
business relationship traits that Western is known for as we take over
the reins for these shows.”
“Urban’s hands-on management style and show service philosophy
mirror ours, so we felt they were the ideal company to take these
events forward,” said Wendy Tonkin, president, Western Exhibitors.
“We look forward to working with them to ensure a quick and easy
Effective immediately, Urban Expositions assumes management duties
for all four shows, including sales, marketing, operations and other
day-to-day activities. As part of the sales agreement, the Western Exhibitors management team will serve an advisory role throughout the
Held annually at the Oregon Convention Center, the next Portland Gift
& Accessories Show is scheduled for March 3-5, 2012.
The three cash & carry shows are also annual events featuring a host
of gifts and collectibles, gourmet food products, fine and fashion jewelry, bath and spa items, aromatherapy as well as handcrafted items,
personal and fashion accessories, antiques, found objects and more
– all available for order or immediate delivery to the trade. Upcoming
editions for 2012 include:
Portland Gift & Accessories Acquired by Urban