Housewares suppliers new to the international arena or veteran sales executives wanting to grow their global business will benefit from the 2019 IBC Global Forum, to be held September 15 to 17 in San Diego. Overviews by housewares buyers and distributors covering Asia, Spain and the United Kingdom along with sessions on opportunities in key markets around the world fill the agenda of the two-day annual meeting.
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With the most recent list of proposed tariffs affecting the housewares industry, the International Housewares Association is encouraging members to contact their congressional representatives or provide comment to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) on the tariffs’ effect on their business.
A new round of tariffs put in place on Friday, May 10, by the United States is raising concerns with retailers and trade groups as the retail planning process for the 2019 holiday season begins.
The Global Innovation Awards program (gia) has updated its logo in order to coincide with the refreshed brand identity of the International Home + Housewares Show, which will become The Inspired Home Show in 2020. The International Housewares Association is the global sponsor of the awards program.
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.
Euromonitor International will host a keynote session at the 2019 International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago to explore the effects of digital communication and shopping on the marketplace.
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.
Wayfair co-founders Niraj Shah and Steve Conine, Ulta Beauty CEO Mary Dillon and William Foley, chairman and CEO, Libbey, will be honored for their philanthropic endeavors by the Housewares Charity Foundation (HCF) during its annual Housewares Cares Charity Gala on Monday, March 4 during the 2019 International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago.
The 2019 International Home + Housewares Show is sold out with more than 2,200 exhibitors, according to the International Housewares Association. The show begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 2 and closes at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5.
Cleva North America gave participants at the International Housewares Association 2019 Show Preview an advance look at its new licensed Kenmore electric floor care product line that will be featured at the International Home + Housewares Show in March.
With the International Home + Housewares Show on the horizon, the International Housewares Association is offering a series of webinars focused on key elements of the annual trade show held in Chicago.
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.