The Inspired Home Show and the International Housewares Association (IHA), the global sponsors and organizers of the IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) program, have named the 2020 gia Global Honorees for Retail Excellence during a live-streamed presentation.
International Market Centers is commissioning a survey of more than 200,000 home furnishings, gift and apparel buyers that will generate a real-time representation of those related sectors during the COVID-19 crisis.
Events like the COVID-19 pandemic won’t cause current mega trends to disappear, but there will be a number of shifts in consumer attitudes and behaviors to watch for, Kate Usher, trend consultant for Trend Bible, told the International Housewares Association.
Springboard Futures, a style and consumer trend services firm founded by industry veteran Tom Mirabile, will host its “Mastering the Modern Marketplace” webinar on Monday, April 20 at 2 p.m. EST.
IMC_di, the new digital innovation division of International Market Centers, has added a second wave of new hires, with the addition of new staff for sales, development, implementation, marketing and customer success.
The International Housewares Association has released a letter to the housewares industry from president of the association, Derek Miller. The letter details some of the services and resources that IHA provides to the industry as well as new resources that could prove helpful to suppliers and retailers during the current market conditions caused by the pandemic.
NY Now has launched a COVID-19 resource page in an effort to help keep attendees, many of whom are small business owners, updated on the latest resources available to them.
To assist customers in understanding and accessing financial aid support launched to mitigate effects of the COVID-19 crisis, the International Market Centers legal and government affairs team is offering summaries of key government relief programs.
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.