VIEWPOINT: PETER GIANNETTI, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

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The Future Won’t Wait

The future is now for Matt Woods. The CEO of Woods Hardware, with five full-line hardware stores in the Cincinnati area, took home the 2018 Reimagine Retail award at the National Hardware Show for reinventive vision and execution by independent home improvement retailers.

Rooting For The Tabletop Business

Everyone loves an underdog, right? If true, then everyone should be rooting for the tabletop industry.

BB&B Gives Tritton A Big-League Opportunity

I’ve been known to drop a sports metaphor in this space from time to time (the former sportswriter in me breaking loose). So, please indulge me if the hiring of Mark Tritton as Bed Bath & Beyond’s president and CEO had me thinking of all the Major League Baseball teams currently interviewing for a new manager.

A Critical Year For People Watching

HomeWorld’s People To Watch selections each year (August 19 issue) typically include executives in newly appointed leadership posts. But never in the 14-year history of this special annual edition has the group been filled with so many recently installed heads of major housewares and retailing operations.

Don’t Risk Missing An Opportunity

The summer gift-and-housewares trade show circuit is in full swing, presenting, as these mid-term shows typically do, a valuable first chance for exhibitors and retailers to begin mapping out the next year.

Selling A Better Quality Of Life

The annual HomeWorld Business Health & Wellness Report in the June 24, 2019, issue underscores an evolving consumer state of mind and the brimming opportunity for housewares suppliers and retailers that have responded by placing healthy living and wellness at the heart of their marketing and merchandising execution.

Paying A Steeper Price For Tariffs

We’re approaching the midway point of a year that started with so much forward momentum. But after the uneven retail sales results released the past few weeks, uneasiness is setting in as the housewares business speeds toward the second half.

Home Improvement Spotlights Housewares

The 2019 National Hardware Show in Las Vegas (May 7-9) marks the 14th year for HomeWorld Business as the show’s official housewares publication. The partnership reflects the commitment by the show to keep housewares in the home improvement retailing spotlight.

Respectfully Speaking Of As Seen On TV

The pending sale of IdeaVillage’s Flawless and Finishing Touch hair removal brands to Church & Dwight for what could be nearly $1 billion requires some historical perspective.

Amazon Sets Off Alarming Wakeup Call

Amazon sparked panic during the International Home + Housewares Show when several exhibitors had their Amazon Vendor Central codes deactivated and orders halted without notice.

United By Transformative Vision And Charity

The Housewares Charity Foundation celebrates its 22 years of philanthropy this evening at the Navy Pier when it honors Wayfair co-founders Niraj Shah and Steve Conine; Ulta Beauty CEO Mary Dillon; and Libbey Chairman and CEO William Foley.

Follow The Signs To Retail Artistry

The International Home + Housewares Show honored 30 home and housewares retailers from 29 countries for their merchandising excellence during last night’s annual gia gala.

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