As it takes a more consumer lifestyle driven approach, The Inspired Home Show has revamped its display areas to better align with the needs of retailers who are approaching customers in new ways, said host International Housewares Association.
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The International Housewares Association (IHA) will be keeping coffee top of mind this year at the 2020 Inspired Home Show, which is set to take place from March 14 to 17 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.
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.
To help members investigate alternatives to sourcing from China, the International Housewares Association will hold a sourcing mission to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, next year. The 2020 Vietnam Sourcing Mission will be offered in two sessions: April 20-22 or April 23-25.
The International Housewares Association (IHA) is teaming with Good360 to help residents in the Bahamas and portions of the United States that were impacted by Hurricane Dorian. In addition, the Housewares Charity Foundation has also made a monetary donation to support the relief efforts.
While Derek Miller has been president of the International Housewares Association for a year his history with the organization dates back two decades.
Three retailers, all with an online focus, have been added to the program for the 2019 IBC Global Forum, to be held September 15-17 in San Diego. Just announced are Kulina from Eastern Europe, Tmall from China and Westwing from Brazil.
As housewares suppliers continue to grapple with disruption in the retail market and the ever-changing housewares consumer, they also must plan for the future, including attracting younger employees and exploring new markets to pursue. These issues and more will be explored during “Building for the Future… New Leaders, New Markets,” the 2019 Chief Housewares Executive SuperSession (CHESS), September 24-25 in Oak Brook, IL.
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.
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.