FOPE OPENS U.S. OFFICE

Products of the Italian jewelry manufacturer FOPE, based in Vicenza, Italy, now are available only from its office in New York City. Previously, FOPE products were distributed in the United States through wholesalers or sold to large stores and chain stores at European trade shows.

The company also offers a co-op program to promote its products.

FOPE, 576 Fifth Ave., Suite 904, New York, NY 10036; (212) 869-4111, fax (212) 869-0486, www.fope.com.