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WineO Wine Stopper Wins Best New Product at Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show

Buyers voted WineO as the Best New Product Award winner at the 2015 Urban Expositions, Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show.

Buyers voted WineO, The Original Wooden Wine Stopper by KitchenHappy, as the Best New Product Award winner at the 2015 Urban Expositions, Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show.

“WineO struck a responsive chord with buyers because it is a customizable souvenir that retails for less than a greeting card,” said Sue Kinch, co-owner of KitchenHappy. “The best new product award affirms we listened when buyers told us what they wanted: No set up fee, low minimums and the ability to name drop. We got it right.”

The item includes an engraved or printed wine stopper with gift pouch. WineO can be easily paired with a bottle of wine for a more substantial gesture and is also perfect with a logo for corporate holiday gifts.

Selected from 1,300-plus booths showcasing thousands of souvenir and resort products, WineO was stationed in the Made in the USA section. “Buyers love the friendly price point and the ready-to-go gift pouch. They were ecstatic to learn all KitchenHappy products are made in the USA,” Kinch said.

The best new product award was preceded by a 2014 International Housewares Association nod to innovation.

Presco International Makes Introduction at AmericasMart

Presco International introduced its new Swarovski crystal line at AmericasMart last fall.

Presco International introduced its New Swarovski Crystal “Swarovski adds sparkle to everyday life” at the AmericasMart Show in Atlanta last fall.

Presco International has a passion for nature and oceans. For more than 10 years, husband and wife team Harry and Karen Presser have been traveling the world searching for the finest sterling silver sea life jewelry that fits consumers’ tastes. This wholesale company sells exclusively to retailers and the unique line of sea-inspired jewelry has been showcased in gift shops, resorts, aquariums and jewelry stores around the United States and overseas. The company designs and imports most of their collection from their factories in Thailand, China and Europe. All of the jewelry is 925 sterling silver/rhodium plated with chains sold separately.

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Rivers Edge Products Moves to New Space

Rivers Edge Products of St. Clair, Mo., has moved into a new 125,000-square-foot, state of the art warehouse and offices. Previously spreading inventory across up to five separate facilities, the move allowed this supplier of gifts and décor items for the outdoor enthusiast to combine all warehousing and offices under one roof.

Director of Sales and Operations Mark Mansfield said the long awaited move will greatly enhance REP’s ability to serve their valued customers in a timely and efficient manner.

Giftstone Offers Custom Printed Stone Coasters, Magnets, Ornaments, Trivets and More

Giftstone of St. Cloud, Fla., offers high quality art on a limestone coaster.

Giftstone of St. Cloud, Fla., offers customized stone products with a full color image. A large selection of licensed artists and photographers make for a huge selection and free setup on custom images offers endless possibilities. Low 24 piece minimums and free shipping on orders over $500.

(For more information, visit, call 407-593-6984.)

Georgia Governor Proclaims September Balloon Month

Bob Burton, CEO, burton + BURTON®, with Georgia Governor Nathan Deal.

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal issued a proclamation declaring September as Balloon Month. Maxine Burton, president and founder of Georgia-based burton + BURTON®, spearheaded the initiative to coincide with September’s International Balloon Month. burton + BURTON® is a family owned and operated business that is also one of the largest wholesale distributors of balloons and coordinating gifts.
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