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.
The IHA Smart Home Pavilion features brands and products from new and experienced housewares companies. Visit the pavilion to learn about products now available and emerging technology and trends. The Smart Talks stage, located within the pavilion, will feature presentations from industry experts on developments in the smart home and the Internet of Things.
Following a year that many labeled as disruptive as retailers continued to wrestle with changes in consumer behavior, several segments of the housewares industry finished 2017 strong and industry leaders are now looking toward additional growth this year driven in part by the recent federal tax cut package.
According to the International Housewares Association, the 2018 International Home + Housewares Show sold out in late December, more than 10 weeks before the scheduled opening day.
Housewares suppliers interested in the home and housewares markets in Southeast Asia can meet with key retailers and learn more about the business climate during the International Housewares Association’s trade mission to Jarkarta, Indonesia, and Manila, Philippines, which will take place November 5 to 14.
Victims of Hurricane Irma also will 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. IHA previously announced its partnership with Good360 to help Texas recover from Hurricane Harvey.
The Housewares Charity Foundation is donating $100,000 to the American Red Cross, with the funds allocated to assisting victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
The International Housewares Association has partnered with Good360 to provide Hurricane Harvey victims with home products as they rebuild their lives and homes.
The International Housewares Association’s Inspired Home Housewares for the Holidays event, held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York, provided a sense of what consumers may expect for the end-of-year shopping season, with a focus on colorful housewares to enliven celebrations throughout the year, especially those involving food and drink.
The International Housewares Association has appointed Jeff Murphy as vp/international, effective February 1. In addition, Perry Reynolds will retire March 31 after 20 years at the association.