The World’s Leading Home + Housewares Show

March 2–4, 2025 | McCormick Place | Chicago, IL

The World’s Leading Home + Housewares Show
March 2—4 | McCormick Place | Chicago, IL

Excellence in housewares retailing is an important focus at The Inspired Home Show 2022 in Chicago, with an all-time record number of the world’s most innovative and creative home and housewares retailers to be honored at the annual IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) program.

The Inspired Home Show and the International Housewares Association (IHA), the global sponsors and organizers of the gia program, today announced the national gia winners for 2021-2022: 33 outstanding home and housewares retailers from 32 countries around the globe.

The gia program was created by IHA and The Inspired Home Show (formerly the International Home + Housewares Show) to foster innovation and excellence in home and housewares retailing throughout the world. Since the launch of gia in 2000, there have been close to 500 gia retail award winners, from over 50 countries on six continents.

The 2021-2022 National gia Winners are:

Country Winner
Argentina Paul French Gallery
Australia MAKE Designed Objects
Belgium Dupont NV
Bermuda The Chefs Shop, Bermuda
Brazil Westwing Brasil
Canada HOME on water st.
China Keye Casa
Colombia Miscelandia
Denmark Sinnerup
Eastern Europe – Hungry KITCHENSHOP
France La Maison Pernoise
Germany Lorey
India HomeTown-by Praxis Home Retail Limited
Ireland Stock Design
Italy Negozio Mori
Middle East – United Arab Emirates DWELL
Netherlands Woerdman Kookkado
Norway Hansen & Co
Poland Miloo Home
Portugal In&Out Cooking
Russia Di Murano
Saudi Arabia aura Living
South Africa Carrol Boyes
Southeast Asia – Taiwan hengstyle
Spain La Oca
Sweden Artilleriet The Kitchen
Switzerland Sibler AG
Turkey EnPlus
United Kingdom Jarrold
Uruguay Kitchen & Cooking
USA – Gift Retailers Paddington Station
USA – Housewares Retailers The Butler’s Pantry
Learn more and view photos of the gia competition winners!


The gia competition is structured on a two-tier level, national and global, to honor independent and multiple location home and housewares retailers for excellence in several business categories:

  • Overall mission statement, vision and strategy
  • Store design and layout
  • Visual merchandising, displays and window displays
  • Marketing, advertising and promotions
  • Customer service and staff training
  • Innovation

Each national gia winner is invited to The Inspired Home Show in Chicago, where the global gia jury, consisting of four experts representing Asia, Europe and the Americas, plus a rotating group of co-sponsoring trade publication editors from around the world, will select up to five gia Global Honorees and the winners of the Martin M. Pegler Award for Excellence in Visual Merchandising and the gia Digital Commerce Award for Excellence in Online Retailing.

On Saturday, March 5, the national winners will be honored at a festive awards dinner where the gia Global Honorees and winners of the Martin M. Pegler and gia Digital Commerce Award will be announced. In addition, the national winners are featured at the Show, with banners and a special display in the Grand Concourse Walkway at McCormick Place.

gia is more than an awards program. Representing retailing excellence around the world, it is part of a larger education initiative that includes seminars by retail experts, columns in international housewares publications and educational sessions at events in sponsors’ home countries.

As part of gia’s educational offering, on Monday, March 7, the four gia Expert Jurors, Wolfgang Gruschwitz, Scott Kohno, Henrik Peter Reisby Nielsen and Anne Kong will present a special session in the Show’s Innovation Theater, “Retail 360° – Redefining the Customer Experience.”

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