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A Critical Year For People Watching

HomeWorld’s People To Watch selections each year (August 19 issue) typically include executives in newly appointed leadership posts. But never in the 14-year history of this special annual edition has the group been filled with so many recently installed heads of major housewares and retailing operations.

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Don’t Risk Missing An Opportunity

The summer gift-and-housewares trade show circuit is in full swing, presenting, as these mid-term shows typically do, a valuable first chance for exhibitors and retailers to begin mapping out the next year.

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Selling A Better Quality Of Life

The annual HomeWorld Business Health & Wellness Report in the June 24, 2019, issue underscores an evolving consumer state of mind and the brimming opportunity for housewares suppliers and retailers that have responded by placing healthy living and wellness at the heart of their marketing and merchandising execution.

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Paying A Steeper Price For Tariffs

We’re approaching the midway point of a year that started with so much forward momentum. But after the uneven retail sales results released the past few weeks, uneasiness is setting in as the housewares business speeds toward the second half.

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Home Improvement Spotlights Housewares

The 2019 National Hardware Show in Las Vegas (May 7-9) marks the 14th year for HomeWorld Business as the show’s official housewares publication. The partnership reflects the commitment by the show to keep housewares in the home improvement retailing spotlight.

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United By Transformative Vision And Charity

The Housewares Charity Foundation celebrates its 22 years of philanthropy this evening at the Navy Pier when it honors Wayfair co-founders Niraj Shah and Steve Conine; Ulta Beauty CEO Mary Dillon; and Libbey Chairman and CEO William Foley.

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Back To School

It didn’t take long, traveling through a full slate of year-opening trade shows and conferences, to get schooled on the housewares business outlook for the year.

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Look Beyond The Shiny New Objects

This time of year, as the housewares industry turns from Frankfurt’s Ambiente toward the International Home + Housewares Show, the race to discover the latest, greatest new products shifts into higher gear.

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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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