When the housewares industry meets in Chicago next March for The Inspired Home Show, exhibitors and attendees will find not just a new name but new displays and new locations for many Show destinations. Formerly known as the International Home + Housewares Show, The Inspired Home Show, IHA’s Global Home + Housewares Market, will be held March 14-17 at Chicago’s McCormick Place Complex.
ROSEMONT, IL (March 20, 2019)—The housewares industry came together to raise $1.8 million during the 2019 Housewares Cares Charity Gala presented by the Housewares Charity Foundation (HCF) on Monday, March 4. Proceeds from the event, held at Chicago’s Navy Pier, benefited the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), the HCF’s legacy charity, and the James Beard Foundation, the gala’s partner.
Color Expert Lee Eiseman Shares Updates to Consumer Color Preferences at 2019 International Home + Housewares Show
ROSEMONT, IL (March 12, 2019)—We must be especially clever when trying to attract consumers’ eyes with color, Leatrice Eiseman – executive director of the Pantone Color Institute and color expert for the International Housewares Association (IHA) – told the audience last week during her second keynote session, “Color/Texture/Finish: Back to the Future,” at the 2019 International Home + Housewares Show.
International Home + Housewares Show Delivers Top Retail Executives and Vibrant Buzz on Show, Floor, Sets up Transition to The Inspired Home Show in 2020
ROSEMONT, IL (March 12, 2019)—The just-concluded 2019 International Home + Housewares Show is garnering rave reviews from the industry with an overall sentiment that the quality of buyer attendees was the strongest in years. The Show was sold-out with 2,205 exhibitors from 43 countries and featured a focus on influencers/bloggers, smart/connected products and the specialty beverage movement.
CHICAGO (March 4, 2019)—We’re now in a consumer-centric period of retail where the consumer is in control, said Tom Mirabile, trend expert for the International Housewares Association (IHA), during “Top Trend 2019: New Consumer Insights and How to Thrive in the Retail Revolution,” his annual keynote address at the 2019 International Home + Housewares Show today. As a result, housewares suppliers and retailers need to focus all their efforts on what the consumer wants, how the consumer sees themselves, and how the industry can help create solutions for them.