Firmenich to Acquire Agilex Fragrances

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Geneva, Switzerland – June 14th, 2017 – Firmenich has announced that it is acquiring Agilex Fragrances, a fragrance company in North America serving mid-sized customers. Headquartered in Piscataway, New Jersey, Agilex Fragrances is recognized for designing fragrances and for recently launching a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing center in Somerset County, New Jersey. “I am delighted to Read More

Monday Stat: Fashion in Gift Stores

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Anne-Marie Earl, June 19, 2017 According to Gifts and Decorative Accessories’ 2017 Today’s Gift Retailer Survey, 80 percent of gift shop owners surveyed carry jewelry in their stores, with 73 percent also carrying scarves. If there’s one thing we noticed at winter markets, it’s just how much fashion has really grown as a gift category. Read More

Portmeirion Group Partners With British Designers

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NEW YORK, NY – June 2017 –Tableware manufacturer Portmeirion Group expands its licensing agreements and designer partnerships to include Sara Miller London, as well as Wrendale Designs. The Sara Miller London and Portmeirion collaboration has resulted in a distinctive collection of stunning, vibrant patterns, complemented by gold detailing and bold colors that will brighten any Read More

St. Frank Launches First East Coast Pop-Up Shop

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NEW YORK, NY – St. Frank, an artisanal textile and home décor company, announced the unveiling of their first east coast pop-up shop in East Hampton, New York. While St. Frank has established an online presence and a permanent location in both San Francisco coupled with popups in Los Angeles and Palo Alto, California, the Read More

Fortune Fountain Capital Agrees to Acquire 88.8 Percent of the Shares of Baccarat

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Photo Credit: Photographer: patrick Hertzog/AFP via Getty Images HONG KONG, June 2, 2017 — Fortune Fountain Capital (FFC), a Chinese investment group, has agreed to buy controlling stake in French crystal maker Baccarat. Founded in 1764, Baccarat is a luxury brand internationally renowned for its crystal products, based in the Lorraine region of Eastern France. Read More

Fine Lines Merger Complete in Time for Summer Shows

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LOS ANGELES, CA – Just in time for the summer show season, Fine Lines and Jenny Hammons Co. will enter their third, and final, phase of business integration: the culmination of a partnership forged in June 2015. As of June 1, 2017, the two companies and their collective resources will be known simply as Fine Read More

C&F acquires Beachcombers Coastal Life, to be Division of Transpac

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C&F Enterprises, a gift and home accessories company with over 40 years of global sourcing and manufacturing experience, announces the purchase of Beachcombers Coastal Life. This marks the second wholesale acquisition for C&F Enterprises in the last 12 months, expanding on their market leadership in seasonal, gift and home décor. Beachcombers Coastal Life will operate Read More

Today’s Gift Retailer Survey for 2017

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Michael Hurley, May 23, 2017 Gift specialty stores make up the majority of all store types in Gifts and Decorative Accessories’ 2017 Today’s Gift Retailer Survey. However, their share of the store-operations pie, the percent of retailer respondents that describe themselves in that category, has diminished considerably since last year, from 54 percent to 35 percent.  PBM’s Strategic Read More

Delicacies Partners with Women Chefs to Give Back

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2017 is quickly shaping up to be the Year of the Woman. From women ascending to unprecedented heights in their careers to protests and rights movements, women are THE force to be reckoned with. Nicolle Nelson, founder of Delicacies Jewelry, wanted to continue to spread the message of female positivity and encouragement by extending the Read More

Graduation Spending to Reach Record-High $5.6 Billion

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WASHINGTON, May 17, 2017 – Consumers say they will spend more than ever on graduation gifts this year as they stuff greeting cards with gift cards and cash, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. With more consumers buying for graduates this year – 36 Read More