Blog: Lots of Tabletop Intros in Atlanta

At the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market last week, Godinger showcased a wide variety of Philip Whitney frames, from Italian woods to various metals, under a newly branded division ... Godinger's Avi Glatt, senior managing director, sales and development, is working to integrate both Godinger's various brands and its many product categories for a better presentation for specialty retailers ... Yankee Candle has added a crackling wood wick and an etched glass container to its Pure Radiance line and introduced its first black candle, Black Coconut, part of its Welcome to Paradise theme ... Rogaska, showing for the first time in Atlanta, was very pleased with the show and the number of potential new customers it encountered there, according to Brent McDaneld, vice president of sales and marketing ... Bernardaud, which will kick off its 150th anniversary celebration in Paris at the Maison & Objet show this week, unveiled its Portraits collection, which pays homage to French Classic and Impressionistic artists with a modern tweak ... Michael Aram cut the ribbon on a new Atlanta showroom and introduced decorative pillows, a first for the company ... Lenox, which introduced a holiday pattern called Vintage Jubilee, is enjoying "major increases" in sales, according to President Lester Gribetz. The company was significantly affected by the retail slowdown in the wake of hurricane Sandy, particularly among small specialty retailers in New Jersey and parts of Long Island, but business is getting back up to speed. "I think there is a pent-up situation in the north," Gribetz said ... Tervis unveiled new licenses with artist Anne Taintor, known for her cheeky retro women witticisms, and Salt Life, a surf brand ... Waterford introduced its newest Times Square Series, called The Greatest Gifts Collection ... Everybody's Ayurveda, a division of Midwest-CBK, has delved further into the wellness business with Soy Veda's new line of body care that coordinates with its candle collection, as well as a line of loose tea and tea cups and saucers ... Several housewares vendors at the show said they were very pleased with Gourmet Catalog's vendor showcase and with the show overall. "We love this show," said Melissa Moore of Edgeware. "Every year it becomes more and more important to our brand."--Allison Zisko