Two events focused on the next generation of the housewares supply chain will be held during the 2019 International Home + Housewares Show, March 2-5 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.
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 safety and security of seniors, children and the disabled in their homes were key issues addressed by winning entries in the International Housewares Association’s recent 26th annual Student Design Competition.
Buyers, exhibitors and other attendees will have several opportunities to network on and off the show floor during the 2019 International Home + Housewares Show, which will be held March 2 to 5 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.
Regions of the country impacted by Hurricane Michael can receive assistance from Good360, the charity the International Housewares Association has partnered with to provide hurricane victims with home goods products as they rebuild their lives and homes. Last month, IHA partnered with Good360 to help the Carolinas recover from Hurricane Florence.
Housewares suppliers can help residents of the Carolinas recover from Hurricane Florence by donating needed products to Good360 in partnership with the International Housewares Association.
As was detailed in the March 5 issue of HomeWorld Business, small-parcel delivery from the U.S. Postal Service, in compliance with rules set by the Universal Postal Union, can weigh heavily in the favor of overseas shippers versus those in the U.S., and now more is being done to correct that inequity.
The International Housewares Association is speaking out against the latest round of tariffs being proposed by the Trump Administration, with the IHA’s chairman labeling the new tariffs now being discussed as potentially “disruptive.”
The ongoing disruption in the retail marketplace and the continuing challenges it poses for housewares suppliers will be explored during “Adapting in the Face of Change,” the 2018 Chief Housewares Executive SuperSession (CHESS), to be held October 2-3 in Rosemont, IL.
In a night when the housewares industry came together to “Unite, Celebrate and Support,” nearly 1,000 attendees at the annual Housewares Charity Foundation gala raised $1.8 million to benefit HCF’s legacy charity, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
New products and new merchandising ideas are in the spotlight for Serene House at the International Home + Housewares Show.
Hard as it is to believe, a factory in China can ship a small package containing a housewares item using the United States Postal Service to a U.S. consumer at a significant discount to the rate charged that an American business shipping domestically pays— and that has some people up in arms.