Author Peter Giannetti

The Toughest Test For 2020 Impact Merchants

As it became clearer in March that retailing, an already fickle business in the e-commerce age, was in for a new disruption of immeasurable enormity and consequence, it also became clearer vendor-buyer relations, already confrontational at times, were about to be tested like never before.

Trade Shows
Rescheduled 2020 National Hardware Show Cancelled, Virtual Show Planned

The 2020 National Hardware Show in Las Vegas, originally postponed from early May to September 1-3 as the COVID-19 pandemic escalated during the spring, has been cancelled as an in-person event for this year because of the continuing impact of the pandemic, according to Reed Exhibitions.

A Work In Progress

After nearly three months of working from home, it is a welcome relief to begin the first phase of a return to offices for the HomeWorld Business team.

Reloading Housewares Supply Chain Awaits Orders

Concerns among U.S. housewares suppliers and retailers about supply chain disruption out of China after the initial coronavirus outbreak have been surpassed by more urgent concerns closer to home about public health and safety and economic wellbeing.

IHA Sets COVID-19 Webinar Series

The International Housewares Association, HomeWorld Business and NPD Group are collaborating on a series of webinars to deliver critical information for the home and housewares industry during this unprecedented time. The three sessions are free to attend.

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