The International Housewares Association, owner and operator of The Inspired Home Show, prepared the following frequently asked questions to address concerns related to Coronavirus and the impact it is having on the show, set for March 14-17 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.
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A U.S. housewares supplier asked during the recent Ambiente show, as coronavirus worries were escalating, if was too early, and as such, too insensitive, to let a big U.S. retailer know he offered an alternative source for goods now sourced by the retailer from China.
The 70 finalists in the IHA Global Innovations Awards (gia) for product design were recently recognized by the International Housewares Association. Global honorees in each of 14 categories, including the new sustainability category, will be announced during the invitation-only gia dinner Saturday, March 14 during The Inspired Home Show.
Chantal will introduce a new line of tea kettles from its Scandinavian Collection at the upcoming Inspired Home Show. The collection introduces Chantal’s new color, Blue Cove, which the company said takes inspiration from the Nordic seas of Northern Europe.
The International Housewares Association (IHA) is inviting home textiles companies to visit the Inspired Home Show next month. The invitation is in response to current shifts in the New York market structure that have had an impact on that industry.
Michael Graves Design (MGD) will make a return to the housewares industry and unveil a collection at the upcoming Inspired Home Show. The announcement comes after The Henry Ford’s acquisition earlier this month of the extensive collection of MGD product design archives.
The show floor at Ambiente in Frankfurt reverberated with mounting concerns about the potential for major supply chain disruption as Chinese factories remained shuttered by China’s massive coronavirus quarantine.
Betty Bossi is adding a new sauce maker to its assortment at the upcoming Inspired Home Show in Chicago. The kitchenware company is exclusively distributed in the U.S. by Kuhn Rikon USA.
French Bull has signed an exclusive licensing deal with Core Home on an assortment of hydration and kitchenware products. The companies will debut the collection at the upcoming Inspired Home Show in Chicago.
Chefman is launching a new sister company, Chef iQ, designed to capitalize on consumer interest in smart home appliances and connectivity.
Frieling will bring Cilio’s latest cheese knife sets to the upcoming Inspired Home Show in Chicago. The company is the exclusive North American distributor of Cilio.
CDN will roll out the new Waterproof Folding Thermocouple Thermometer at the upcoming Inspired Home Show in March.