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EveryWare Global Changes Corporate Name to The Oneida Group

EveryWare Global, one of the world’s leading marketers of dining and food preparation products, announced a key initiative to support the company’s transformation, growth and cultural development strategies.

The company changed its corporate name to The Oneida Group, leveraging the iconic dining brand and reflecting the company’s commitment to driving innovation in the dining experience. Anchor Hocking, a subsidiary of The Oneida Group, will continue to produce and market glassware to the consumer and specialty markets.

“Rebranding our company as The Oneida Group allows us to emphasize our long-standing leadership in dining and food preparation,” said Patrick Lockwood-Taylor, Chief Executive Officer. “We are building on our heritage and committed to delivering innovative additions to our portfolio of products. The Oneida Group is focused on creating value by designing, marketing and manufacturing the best dining and food preparation products in the world, providing the best service to our customers and growing our company efficiently and sustainably. This alignment of our brands is the next step in our growth strategy.”

The company’s principal brands have more than a century of customer trust and loyalty. Oneida, founded in 1848, has been a staple in homes, fine dining establishments, family restaurants and hotels for decades. The Oneida portfolio spans a broad range of products including the finest quality flatware, porcelain dinnerware, stainless steel and silverplate serving dishes and tableware. Anchor Hocking, by its predecessor company, began producing glassware in 1873 and today is a leading designer, marketer and manufacturer of quality consumer products that it sells to retail and specialty markets, hospitality channels, and original equipment manufacturers. Anchor Hocking manufactures nearly all of its products at the company’s facilities in the United States and markets its products internationally.

Las Vegas Market Offers Fashion-Forward Home Decor

Las Vegas Market’s temporary gift and home décor exhibits are expected to hit an all-time high this summer, with more than 500 exhibitors showing in The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market, July 31-August 4, 2016. The Market’s highest-ever rate of early renewals, combined with rapid addition of new companies, has resulted in gains across all five temporary gift and home décor categories – HOME, DESIGN, HANDMADE, GIFT and DISCOVERIES: The Antique Vintage Marketplace.   

“The unparalleled rate of gift and home décor temporary renewals, combined with robust early leasing activity, signals Market strength and customer satisfaction. As Las Vegas Market exhibitor return on investment steadily increases, more and more new companies are seeking access to our large, and growing, retail audience from western states,” said Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift & Home Décor, International Market Centers. “As the leading furniture, home decor and gift destination in the western United States, the Summer 2016 Las Vegas Market promises to be bigger and more exciting than ever before.”

Other Summer 2016 Las Vegas Market highlights include the addition of some 40 new tenants in the gift, housewares and home décor categories as well as 50 new furniture companies; concentration of new boutique home décor resources on C5; a rebranding of c-ONE as a dynamic cross-category showcase of directional tableware, gift and home décor resources; continued resource growth in the C10 Lifestyle Collection; the targeted expansion of C11 as the industry’s newest destination for gift-oriented housewares, gourmet products, specialty food and tabletop items; continued expansion in casual and outdoor products on C12 and C13; presentation of the top 15 bedding manufacturers; and sold out home furnishings temporaries on B2.

Park Designs is bringing its Champlain Placements, part of a sophisticated take on traditional plaids with touches of the deep woods. The 100 percent cotton placement measures 13 inches by 19 inches and retails for $3.50. Also from Park Designs is the Campbell Coverlet Table Square in Black. This design was inspired by a woven coverlet sample created by the weavers in the historic trades program operated by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. The 100 percent cotton table square measures 36 inches square and retails for $19.

Design Imports celebrates the holidays with its Christmas Plaid Apron, part of its Christmas at the Cabin collection. The 100 percent cotton apron retails for $24.99. From its Vintage Christmas collection, Joyeux Noel Printed Table Textiles are also 100 percent cotton and they’re reversible as well. The Joyeux Noel Placemat retails for $8.99 and the matching Table Runner retails for $24.99. See them at the Design Imports showroom on the 11th floor of Building C.

Next Step Reps Weathered Woods barrel tableNext Step Reps is bringing the Hammered Copper Finish Kitchen Collection and Weathered Woods Collection from Apropo to its showroom for the Summer Market. The Hammered Copper Finish Jumbo Salt & Pepper Shakers with Handles are 4 inches high and retail for $20 to $25. The 18-inch tall Weathered Wood Barrel Table retails for $130 to $150. See them in the Next Step Reps showroom in Building C.

Original drinkware by catstudio features more than 200 designs that are amazingly rendered using organic ink colors plus silver and gold on a 15-ounce frosted tumbler. The highly collectible tumblers feature all 50 states, cities, vacation destinations, international and, now, college campuses. They’re dishwasher safe and retail for $14.75 each. See them in the catstudio showroom on the fifth floor of Building C.

Stemless Cheers Wine Glasses from Vital Industries, LLC feature 20 karat gold decoration on a mirror finish glass for swirling a favorite Merlot or sipping Chardonnay. Each retails for $15.50 and presents well as a gift for almost any occasion. See them in the Vital Industries booth in Pavilion 1 or visit www.vitalindustries.com.

Circa Asia bowl cropCirca Asia will be showing The Metal Collection and its Mango Wood Collection. The 11-inch by 5-inch Large Metal V Bowl from The Metal Collection is available in red, gold, blue, green and orange and retails for $89. Matching salad servers and individual-size bowls are sold separately.

The Aquos Champagne Bucket celebrates the many forms of water in sand cast aluminum and enamel. Hand crafted from a unique alloy developed by Lunares, each piece is sand cast and highly polished giving it a sensuous quality and unique luster. Extremely friendly in use, the metal does not chip, peel, crack, break or tarnish, and it’s food safe. The Aquos Champagne Bucket retails for $299. See it and other items from the Aquos Collection in Lunares Home’s showroom on the first floor of Building C.

DEMDACO Bottle stoppersDEMDACO is bringing products that consumers will enjoy during their casual entertaining, including decorative and functional cutting boards from the byDesign Serving Collection. Multi-functional pieces feature bamboo and glass cutting surfaces; removable tempered glass inserts double as charming serving trays. Artful designs and decorative word art turn practical products into trendy home décor accessories. The 9-inch by 12-inch glass cutting board/serving tray nests into a 10-inch by 15.5-inch bamboo cutting board, and the set retails for $36 each. Fashionable bottle stoppers and openers from the by Design Toasting Collection celebrate the cocktail hour. Humorous word art and excellent price point make products great hostess and girlfriend gifts. Quality resin construction looks like sophisticated ceramic material. Bottle stoppers and openers retail for $15 each.

When the occasion is more formal, the Lagoon Pedestal Serving Bowls from AESTHETIC CONTENT are suited for service in any room in the home. Crafted from earthenware ceramic and sustainable cork, they can be used together to form a bold centerpiece or separately as planters, servers or dessert stands. The cork is easily removed so the ceramic pieces can go in either the microwave oven or dishwasher. The high/narrow bowl retails for $60, and the low/wide bowl retails for $70.

The Croisé Toulouse Table set from Wolff consists of eight silverplate serving pieces: soup tureen with cover, vegetable dish with cover, gravy boat with plate, plates in two sizes, oval dishes in two sizes and a fish dish.

OLIVIA RIEGEL item GL2015 with ornaments cropThe GL2015 Gold Windsor Candy Dish from OLIVIA RIEGEL was inspired by estate jewelry. Its gold finished cast pewter base is encrusted with hundreds of hand-set clear Swarovski® crystals. The bowl is glass with a white hand-enameled stem. The limited edition, mouth-blown holiday glass ornaments shown in the image here were made in Poland and are sold separately.

Summer 2016 Las Vegas Market runs July 31-August 4. The Pavilions and DISCOVERIES run Sunday, July 31, through Wednesday, August 3, 2016 with staggered show hours on all four days: Sunday, July 31, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, August 1-2, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday, August 3, from 9 a. m. to 4 p.m. The Pavilions and DISCOVERIES are closed on Thursday, August 4.

govino Hires Jeff Conner as New Chief Operating Officer

govino, which makes shatterproof drinkware, has appointed Jeff Conner as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer. In his role as COO, Conner will oversee all aspects of govino’s corporate strategy and operations, including supply chain, logistics, fulfillment, and customer service.

Conner joins govino after 15 years of working with Innovate Partners, LLC, where he served as both Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and COO for majority-owned portfolio companies.

Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, Conner graduated from California State University at Northridge with a bachelor of science degree in business administration and finance in 1996.

Since the beginning of the year, govino has also brought on Public Relations and Social Media Manager Amy Pellegrini to manage efforts in house. She reports to Paulette Estrella, who was recently promoted to Marketing Director. In addition, Todd St. Sure joined govino as the Vice President of Sales, and Alexa Cutler was promoted to Sales Manager.

Peugeot Caters to Whisky Aficionados With Innovative Whisky Set

set de¦ügustation whiskyThe new Peugeot Whisky Set – with a uniquely shaped glass, metal chilling base and leatherette coaster – was specially designed to bring out the best in whiskeys and spirits such as Cognac and Armagnac. Whether your whisky of choice is light and floral, fruity and spicy, rich and rounded, or full bodied and smoky, the Peugeot Whisky Set will reveal its subtleties and aromas for an utterly indulgent tasting.

First introduced in France in late 2015, and now available for shipping in the US, the Peugeot Whisky Set won the Table Top and Gift Grand Prix at the 2015 Maison & Objet in Paris.

The mouth-blown glass is tapered, with a narrow top for properly nosing the whisky before sipping. The wide bowl of the glass is enhanced with a central dome. When whisky is poured into the glass, it forms a circle around this dome, preventing the elevation of overpowering alcohol vapors to the nose to enhance the purity of the experience.

The metal chilling base cools the spirit for at least 30 minutes, without the use of ice and without a temperature shock that would inhibit the release of the scents. Chilling can add a refreshing quality while revealing the complexity of delicate flavor notes. Simply place the metal base in the freezer two or more hours before use for a refreshingly cool taste experience, or leave the base at room temperature if you prefer your whisky neat and unchilled.

The handsome black leatherette coaster completes the set, which would make a welcome gift for anyone who appreciates whisky or spirits.

The Peugeot Whisky Set comes in an attractive, protective cylindrical cardstock box with metal caps, with a suggested retail price of $40. A replacement glass, without the chilling base and coaster, will be sold for $25. The Whiskey Set is available for immediate shipment.

The Peugeot line – which includes pepper, salt and spice mills as well as wine, whiskey and spirits accessories – is inspired by a passion for flavor and the gourmet experience.

For more information, visit Peugeot at www.peugeot-saveurs.com, email at info-usa@psp-peugeot.com or call 877.777.5914.

ThermoServ Introduces Patented Unbreakable Tumblers at Show in Las Vegas

ThermoServ, a leading provider of American-made drink and tableware, will be attending the Sports Licensing and Tailgate trade show in Las Vegas from January 24 to 26. In Las Vegas, ThermoServ will feature its core lines of insulated drinkware and melamine tableware for the licensed sporting goods market, and collegiate licenses in particular. This year the company is announcing the introduction of newly patented, virtually unbreakable double wall tumblers designed for ultimate durability in everyday use.

Over the last two years, ThermoServ has invested heavily in its brand and products to better serve the sports licensed market, with a particular focus on innovation. The company now has multiple patented drinkware items available in the lineup. “We have always provided a superior drinkware product to the licensed drinkware market, but our ability to make new quality performance claims on our drinkware, along with our positioning as the only domestic manufacturer able to supply both drinkware and complementary melamine tableware provides a unique value proposition to our customers,” said Director of Marketing Darryl Gaines. “When you couple that with our new company branding and significant investments in our plant infrastructure and operations, we are well positioned to be best in class for licensees looking to drive revenue through drinkware and tableware programs.”

ThermoServ has recently evolved its 50-year-old brand image to reflect its ongoing commitment to provide attractive, durable and functional products to the consumer market, with a particular focus on product innovation and patents. The company’s refreshed branding was debuted at last year’s Sports Licensing Show and features a new logo and visual identity that reflects the company’s consumer-friendly focus and tagline, “Serving You Innovation. Convenience. Fun.” The company also launched a new website in 2015 that is designed to reintroduce audiences to the ThermoServ brand while also making products more accessible to customers.

Show visitors at the Sports Licensing and Tailgating trade show will be able to view the full collection of insulated drinkware as well as a broad selection of premium drinkware and tableware items in person. Merchandising and packaging solutions will also be on display throughout the show.

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