HomeWorld’s Giannetti To Join International Housewares Association

HomeWorld Business Editor-in-Chief Peter Giannetti will join the International Housewares Association March 1 as director of editorial, content and education.

In this new role for IHA, Giannetti will oversee development and delivery of industrywide news, content and educational resources.

Giannetti joins IHA after serving for 14 years as editor-in-chief and 14 years before that as editor of HomeWorld Business. He has covered the home and housewares industry since joining HomeWorld Business in 1990. Giannetti also served as vp/publishing and editorial operations for ICD Publications, parent of HomeWorld Business and its sister publication, Gourmet Insider.

HomeWorld Business announced this week it is closing operations at the end of February. Gourmet Insider ceased operations at the end of 2020.

“Our industry has relied on Peter for decades to provide objective reporting and relevant insights that help drive business success, and that is exactly what he will continue to do at IHA,” said Derek Miller, president of IHA. “His deep expertise in home and housewares and his unparalleled ability to deliver timely and relevant news and content will benefit the entire industry.”

In a joint statement, Dave Palcek and Cyndi Evans, co-founders and co-publishers of HomeWorld Business, said, “Peter is the industry’s most experienced, most recognized and most read editorial and content leader. We wish him great success in his new role with the IHA, and we are certain he will continue to make a strong contribution to our industry.”

Giannetti’s primary role at IHA will be to spearhead development of a new industry news vehicle that will deliver objective information and insights, Miller said. Details on this new platform will be released to the industry in April. Giannetti also will oversee development of in-person and digital educational content.

“I am proud to carry the HomeWorld Business legacy onto the next stage of my career,” Giannetti said. “I look forward to participating in the IHA’s expanding initiative to engage the industry year-round with the type of responsive and immersive content required to navigate today’s uniquely challenging business climate.”