VIEWPOINT: PETER GIANNETTI, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
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.
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.
Shed a tear for Sears Holdings if you must. Despite any flicker of post-Chapter 11 hope Eddie Lampert tries to peddle, all that seems left of this story— even if in some way the Sears and Kmart brands are salvaged or reincarnated— is for the plug to be pulled on what is left of the business as we know it and the remnants of its assets to be redistributed.