The inaugural Future of Home event, with the High Point Market Authority among its sponsors, was aimed primarily at interior designers but was sufficiently broad in scope to include Walmart executives and information valuable to anyone in the housewares and home furnishings industry.
The International Housewares Association (IHA) is teaming with Good360 to help residents in the Bahamas and portions of the United States that were impacted by Hurricane Dorian. In addition, the Housewares Charity Foundation has also made a monetary donation to support the relief efforts.
International Market Centers has added to its Las Vegas Market leasing team. Elizabeth Moss, a 17-year industry veteran, has joined the team and two existing members— Priscila Gilburg and Michelle Karol— will assume additional category responsibilities.
Three retailers, all with an online focus, have been added to the program for the 2019 IBC Global Forum, to be held September 15-17 in San Diego. Just announced are Kulina from Eastern Europe, Tmall from China and Westwing from Brazil.
The High Point Market Authority in partnership with the American Society of Interior Designers has set the schedule for its popular educational seminar series for the upcoming fall furnishings market.
The 4th annual Home Improvement eRetailer Summit is set for November 6-8 at the Hotel Monaco Chicago.
The High Point Market Authority has slated its fall Keynote Series lineup, including a session with actress and designer, Diane Keaton.
The International Housewares Association (IHA) has introduced an online process for submitting topics for educational sessions at The Inspired Home Show, IHA’s Global Home + Housewares Market in 2020.
International Market Centers has revealed that the TrendWatch program for the upcoming Fall High Point Market will feature three directional themes: Animalier, Drenching and Focus.
The Las Vegas Market said its ninth annual Up on the Roof Gift for Life fundraiser generated $16,000 for DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS.
The Dallas Market Center has announced a call for entries for the 4th Annual Gourmet Gold Housewares Awards, to be held at the market during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, January 8-14, 2020. Entries are open through October 25.
As housewares suppliers continue to grapple with disruption in the retail market and the ever-changing housewares consumer, they also must plan for the future, including attracting younger employees and exploring new markets to pursue. These issues and more will be explored during “Building for the Future… New Leaders, New Markets,” the 2019 Chief Housewares Executive SuperSession (CHESS), September 24-25 in Oak Brook, IL.
Dallas Market Center is planning the return of the fall Dallas Design Week, September 23 to 26, 2019, including the Dine + Design luncheon and the ColorMix Forecast 2020 presentation by Sherwin-Williams along with multiple days of seminars, receptions and networking.
As it approached the Summer Las Vegas Market, Bush Industries designated new furniture product lines for its showroom, with storage a focal point, as well as expansions and updates in its existing offerings.