IHA Sets COVID-19 Webinar Series

The International Housewares Association, HomeWorld Business and NPD Group are collaborating on a series of webinars to deliver critical information for the home and housewares industry during this unprecedented time. The three sessions are free to attend.

Business and Logistics During Covid-19

Tuesday, March 31

12:00 p.m. CST

Steve Greenspon, Honey-Can-Do

Evan Dash, Dash

Luke Peters, Newair

Moderator – Peter Giannetti, HomeWorld Business

As shelter-in-place orders take hold across the U.S. many manufacturers are searching for strategies to keep business running. Hear what three suppliers are doing to manage both their workforce and their supply chain and what they have discovered about the specifics of essential vs. non-essential workers. Session will include Q&A.

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Covid-19 Aid Legislation 

Wednesday, April 1

12:00 pm CST

Mark Adkison, International Housewares Association

Craig Brightup, The Brightup Group, LLC

Stimulus packages passed by the Federal Government contain a number of financial resources for businesses of all sizes. Understand what these resources are, expected timing of their availability, who has access to them, rules and parameters associated, and how to apply for benefits. Session will include Q&A.

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Shifting Consumer Behavior During Covid-19

Friday, April 3

11:30 am CST

Joe Derochowski, NPD Group

In a crisis, consumer behavior can change quickly in both expected and unexpected ways. Some of these behaviors will be short lived and others will take hold for long after the crisis is past. Join NPD Group’s Joe Derochowski for a look at how consumer spending has already shifted since Covid-19 took hold, and how emerging spending behavior in the U.S. lines up with other countries that have weathered this situation. Second half of session will be a Town Hall. Bring your questions.

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