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Ready. Set. Show!

The beginning of the year is an anxious time for housewares retailers and their suppliers. It’s a moment when the nervous evaluation of year-end sales tallies quickly gives way to the eager pursuit of the new year’s sales goals.

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Make An Exceptional Difference In 2019

The December 15 edition marks the close of 2018 for HomeWorld Business and its annual look back at the year’s newsmakers in housewares.

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Celebrate Traditional Housewares Ingenuity

The U.S. housewares business enters this week expecting reports of a robust Thanksgiving weekend, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season… even though the season now shifts into full gear the day after Halloween.

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Turn Sears Sadness Into Opportunity

Shed a tear for Sears Holdings if you must. Despite any flicker of post-Chapter 11 hope Eddie Lampert tries to peddle, all that seems left of this story— even if in some way the Sears and Kmart brands are salvaged or reincarnated— is for the plug to be pulled on what is left of the business as we know it and the remnants of its assets to be redistributed.

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Celebrate Housewares Design Excellence

The housewares industry has reached that all-important time of year where it soon will learn which of the latest innovations will be rewarded with sales success that can last well beyond the holiday season.

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What It Takes To Be A HomeWorld Player

The HomeWorld Players, our annual assembly of people to watch in housewares (August 20, 2018, issue), is always an eclectic group, highlighting the wide-ranging experience, talents and ideas that make up a business otherwise unified by common challenges and opportunities.

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Some Retail Obituaries Can Wait

It might surprise you that news services historically have kept files of pre-written obituaries for famous people that need only be topped off when that inevitable day arrives.

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An Industry United By Charity

We live and work in an era of great division. It seems harder than ever to get people to come together with so much societal, political or even competitive tension pulling them apart.

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