VIEWPOINT: PETER GIANNETTI, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

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Take Control To Bring The Show To Retailers

The International Housewares Association, faced with a ticking clock and mounting concerns less than two weeks before The Inspired Home Show, was left with no choice but to cancel the show in the face of the fast-escalating coronavirus outbreak.

When Crisis And Opportunity Collide

A U.S. housewares supplier asked during the recent Ambiente show, as coronavirus worries were escalating, if was too early, and as such, too insensitive, to let a big U.S. retailer know he offered an alternative source for goods now sourced by the retailer from China.

The Greater Responsibility Of Retailing

The past few years have seen increasing emphasis by marketers to pinpoint and serve the differences— some striking, some nuanced— that define generations, their consumption habits and their shopping preferences.

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.

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.

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