Thursday, July 26, 2012

July's Digital Issue of Gift, Gourmet & Decor is Now Available

Dear GGD Reader,

Welcome to July's digital issue of Gift, Gourmet & Decor Magazine.

GGD July CoverThis Month's Featured Content:
• New Look in Cottage Chic
• Gift Alerts
• Pleasing the Senses
• The Comforts of Home
• Sharing Christmas of Home
• Marketing to Millennials
• Making it Yours
• Just for You
• Stationery Round Up
• Products You'll Love
• Playing Outside
• Pillow Talk
• Cheers!
• Newsmakers 
• Calendar 
• And More...

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CHA Craft Fusion Show is a Big Success

The 2012 Craft & Hobby Association Show was held July 16—19 at the Donald E. Stevens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL and Giftware News was on hand to experience the sights and multiple demonstrations of the show. 

In booth 523, Ranger was featuring a demonstration by Tim Holtz. Holtz was demonstrating how to use the signature Ranger supplies to a large group of craft enthusiasts and buyers. Additionally, there were demonstrations at Martha Stewart Crafts, 3M, Mod Podge and many others! 

The show was busy with orders and crafters trying out new products and sharing insights into how to get the best use, and sales out of the crafting supplies. The smell of hot glue and fun was in the air! 

3M craft demo table

Clear Bags Marketplace

Craft Demo

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Energetic Atlanta Market Provides Buyers With An Abundance of Choices

The Atlanta America's Mart lifted the summer buying season with a lot of energy and enthusiasm. The show was well attended from all over the country and internationally and attendance numbers are projected to have held up to those of a year ago, boding a good market. The quality and variety of the offerings — from textiles and jewelry to pottery and basketry — provided a wonderful selection of unique goods to offer customers and separate the savvy gift retailer from the big box crowd. 

Giftware News was there. Here's a sample of what we saw.

Beaded flamingo

Billy the Artist mannequin

Hillary Thomas Design

Kitchen papers

Thursday, July 12, 2012

VHC, Inc. Launches Dedicated Bella Taylor Website

VHC, Inc. has launched, a dedicated website for Bella Taylor, a rapidly growing line of printed and patchwork quilted handbags, wallets, purses and travel pieces.

The website, targeted to potential retailers, includes information on available collections, new promotions, fixture programs, catalog request/viewing and becoming an official dealer.

With record breaking sales in the first quarter due to independent retailer support, brand awareness, mix of price points and a heavy launch cycle, the company saw a need to segregate Bella Taylor from its other brands.

"As Bella Taylor succeeds in the apparel, fashion, accessories and gift industries, its relevance to our home décor client base has become part of the past" says Bella Taylor Product Development Manager and VHC, Inc. Co-Owner, Julie Kline. "With a heavy emphasis on trend-forward sizes and colors and a focus on print and trendy patchwork designs, we've captured a new segment of retailers."

The website gives retailers a centralized location to receive all Bella Taylor related information. The dedicated website has followed the launch of Bella Taylor's integrated marketing campaign involving Print, Digital, E-Blast and In-Store Fixtures and Signage. Retailers will still be directed to the company's main website,, for e-commerce and information on general company policies.

"We are truly committed to developing partnerships with our retailers and providing the resources to succeed," states CEO, Ken Kline. "Immediate shipping, no minimum reorder requirements, the industry's best fixtures, quality products in a price-point driven framework, and now a dedicated website that delivers all the answers: These are all reasons why Bella Taylor is where it is today."

Bella Taylor is available from VHC, Inc. wholesale to the trade only.