With three months to go before opening day, the 2013 International Home + Housewares Show is 97% sold out, according to the International Housewares Association, the show’s operator. In response to buyer and exhibitor input, the organization noted, the 2013 show begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 2 and closes at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5.
“With the economy showing signs of growth, the demand from exhibitors for space in the show has been unprecedented,” said Phil Brandl, IHA president. “We are also encouraged by the return of several familiar companies who are exhibiting after a brief absence.”
The show will host over 2,100 exhibitors from around the world, including 400 new companies exhibiting for the first time. A sampling of the well-known suppliers returning to the event after an absence as well as some new exhibitors includes, by show division:
Dine + Design Expo: Atalanta Corp., docrafts, Fortessa, Grunwerg, Hanna’s Candles, Igloo Products, Koziol, Menu, Rayware, S.A.L.T. Sisters.
Wired + Well Expo: Jarden Consumer Solutions, FHI Heat, Grey Technology, Oreck, PolyScience, Spectrum Brands, Tacony Corp.
Clean, Contain + Sustain Expo: Debbie Meyer Solutions, Fuller Brush, Pioneer Pet Products, LLC, SC Johnson, Stanley Products, Trash Krusher.