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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.

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Mirabile: Stay Focused On Consumers’ Universal Needs

The International Housewares Association has teamed up with Tom Mirabile, IHA trend forecaster and principal and founder of Springboard Futures, to share highlights from what would have been Mirabile’s keynote address at the cancelled 2020 Inspired Home Show.

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IHA Sets Exhibitor Refund Policy For Inspired Home Show 2020

Exhibitors in The Inspired Home Show 2020 will receive a 100% refund for paid space fees and corner charges in the form of a credit toward space and corner charges for the 2021 Show, provided their 2020 Show accounts were paid in full, the International Housewares Association said. IHA’s board of directors approved the refund on March 18.

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Take Control To Bring The Show To Retailers

The International Housewares Association, faced with a ticking clock and mounting concerns less than two weeks before The Inspired Home Show, was left with no choice but to cancel the show in the face of the fast-escalating coronavirus outbreak.

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IHA Recognizes Global Innovation Awards For Product Design Finalists

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.

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Housewares Vendors Weigh Business Investments Moving Forward Into 2020

A strong economy has helped the housewares industry make new investments, despite continued uncertainty surrounding tariffs and cost pressures from the top and bottom. Many housewares suppliers in 2020 will be introducing new products that differentiate themselves from the competition, developing more ways to connect directly with consumers and continuing to fine-tune business operations.

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Mirabile Pinpoints 2020 Consumer Trends

As we prepare to welcome a new year, and a new decade, HOMEWORLD BUSINESS spoke with Tom Mirabile, veteran consumer trend expert and principal and founder of the new Springboard Insights, a trend report service, about what he believes are top consumer trends that will have an effect on the housewares industry in 2020.

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