Critical to catching consumer eyes in the coming years will be combining colors in new and unexpected ways, said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute in an assessment for the International Housewares Association.
To address business disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, International Market Centers and its digital innovation division will provide free subscriptions and transactions to customers through year-end on ShopZio, its business-to-business digital platform.
A diverse group of student industrial designers recently won the top prizes in the International Housewares Association’s 27th annual Student Design Competition. Their winning concepts are said to help protect vulnerable populations and address the environmental impact of personal care products.
The International Housewares Association has teamed up with Tom Mirabile, IHA trend forecaster and principal and founder of Springboard Futures, to share highlights from what would have been Mirabile’s keynote address at the cancelled 2020 Inspired Home Show.
As of March 24, International Market Centers (IMC) has temporarily closed AmericasMart Atlanta to the public, in accordance with Atlanta’s 14-day shelter in place order, to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart and the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center will also be closed.
In light of growing concerns and risks associated with the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Licensing Leadership Summit is rescheduled for November 5 and 6. The summit, which was originally set to take place March 16 and 17, will still be held at the same location, the Hilton Midtown Manhattan in New York City.
Exhibitors in The Inspired Home Show 2020 will receive a 100% refund for paid space fees and corner charges in the form of a credit toward space and corner charges for the 2021 Show, provided their 2020 Show accounts were paid in full, the International Housewares Association said. IHA’s board of directors approved the refund on March 18.
In line with the required closure of Nevada casinos and non-essential businesses, International Market Centers is closing the Las Vegas World Market Center and Las Vegas Design Center to the public for 30 days.
The Dallas Market Center, in announcing the cancellation of its March markets and April Design Week, confirmed that the summer Dallas Total Home & Gift Market remains scheduled to start June 24.
Reed Exhibitions has announced today that the National Hardware Show, originally scheduled for May 5-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, is postponed because of the COVID-19 virus outbreak. The show will be rescheduled for later this year in Las Vegas, according to Reed.
The High Point Market Authority said that the Spring High Point Market has been postponed with consideration of moving the event to early June if public health conditions improve.