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.
The Global Honorees are:
- Argentina – Reina Batata Bazar Boutique
- Australia – Few and Far
- Japan – Isetan Shinjuku
- Thailand – Central Department Store
- Ukraine – PROMENU by MIRS Corporation
- United Arab Emirates – Tavola
In addition, the Martin M. Pegler Award for Excellence in Visual Merchandising was awarded to Sibler AG of Switzerland and the gia Digital Commerce Award for Excellence in Online Retailing was awarded to In&Out Cooking of Portugal.
“Congratulations to all of these outstanding retailers. Our expert jury thought this was such an exceptional year for entries they recognized six Global Honorees,” said Derek Miller, IHA president. “All of our national winners provide great examples of best-in-class housewares merchandising.”
The global gia jury, consisting of four retail/visual merchandising experts and seven editors and publishers of co-sponsoring housewares trade publications from around the world, selected the gia Global Honorees from the winners previously chosen in their respective countries by the national gia sponsors. Because The Inspired Home Show was canceled this year, the global gia jury selected the gia Global Honorees during an online meeting in late March.
Both gia national winners and Global Honorees are recognized in a gallery on TheInspiredHomeShow.com/Explore/Awards/gia-Excellence-in-Retailing. Because the gia dinner was not held this year, the 2019-2020 national winners and Global Honorees will be honored at the gia awards dinner held during The Inspired Home Show 2021 next year.