With the coronavirus pandemic still at a serious pitch, International Market Centers said that its August markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas will run as scheduled but will be staged as showroom-only buying opportunities with no trade show component.
The 2020 National Hardware Show in Las Vegas, originally postponed from early May to September 1-3 as the COVID-19 pandemic escalated during the spring, has been cancelled as an in-person event for this year because of the continuing impact of the pandemic, according to Reed Exhibitions.
The Home Improvement eRetailer Summit has been rescheduled for March 7-9, 2021, from its previously scheduled date of October 7-9, 2020 in response to travel and public health uncertainties created by the spread of the coronavirus.
Housewares product developers or retailers looking for guidance on where to focus critical resources in the coming months and years can find some insights in a new webinar series from the International Housewares Association. The six-part series, which runs Tuesday and Thursdays July 9-28 and features the newly created IHA Market Watch report, offers a deep-dive into each of five key consumer lifestyle trends, highlights shifts in light of the pandemic and includes implications for both suppliers and retailers.
International Market Centers (IMC) has received a temporary certificate of occupancy for the Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas. The new 315,000-square-foot trade show facility in downtown Las Vegas is slated to open on August 30 and will house the temporary gift and home exhibits for IMC’s summer Las Vegas Market.
Forty One Madison has set its re-entry plans, in accordance with New York City’s phase guidelines, as of June 22. In addition, it has updated its Fall New York Tabletop Market dates, extending them to October 13 to 20.
The International Housewares Association will present its next series of virtual education webinars starting June 17 and continuing through the week of June 22, covering topics including counterfeit goods, growth opportunities that derive from having robust omnichannel consumer purchase data, how to create a great brand name and new solutions for recycling plastic.
The High Point Market Authority has released its style report for Summer/Fall 2020, and is now accepting submissions for the 2021 Style Spotters team.
The board of directors of the Private Label Manufacturers Association has named Peggy Davies acting president of the association. Her appointment follows the death of Brian Sharoff, president, who passed away last month after a brief illness. Since 2016, Davies served as PLMA vp/association relations.
With guidance from health and elected officials as well an epidemiologist, International Market Centers is reopening its campuses in Atlanta, High Point, NC, and Las Vegas with new safety procedures and operational protocols in place.
Beatriz Ball will introduce several new tableware products in its signature metal alloy, as well as several line extensions in its glass and melamine collections, at the upcoming Atlanta Market. The market is scheduled to be held August 13 to 18 at AmericasMart.