Albertsons Companies is piloting PickUp lockers in select Chicago Jewel-Osco and Bay Area Safeway stores as an additional fulfillment option for e-commerce orders made through the company’s websites and apps.
The cancellation of The Inspired Home Show was met with strong support by housewares vendors and retailers, who said health and safety considerations far outweighed their disappointment over the cancelled show.
As it takes a more consumer lifestyle driven approach, The Inspired Home Show has revamped its display areas to better align with the needs of retailers who are approaching customers in new ways, said host International Housewares Association.
Corelle Brands is scheduled to open the Creative Kitchen Studio, a new experiential and multi-purpose space in the Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago in March 2020.
The International Housewares Association is changing the name of its annual Chicago event from the International Home + Housewares Show to The Inspired Home Show as part of an effort to address the changing reality and lifestyle captivation of today’s marketplace, IHA officials said.
The International Housewares Association annual International Home + Housewares Show Preview, held in New York City, demonstrated that the home merchandise sector continues to dream up new ways to make the lives of consumers easier and more interesting.