September 21, 2022
Chicago, IL

IHA members are invited to attend Housewares Credit Group’s September meeting—International Housewares Association and RiemerPlus have partnered to form the Housewares Credit Group (HCG). HCG will assist in identifying credit risk, continuously monitor your customer base for emerging delinquency, and provide a platform for sharing critical credit information and networking opportunities with fellow members. All while carefully adhering to anti-trust regulations.

HCG provides access to retail credit reports and networking opportunities with credit managers from the home + housewares industry.

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2022 Schedule & Speakers

Dennis Cantalupo

Riemer Plus CEO
Riemer Plus

Riemer+ & Pulse Ratings’ sole objective is to help manufacturers, landlords, investors, and other unsecured creditors reduce losses and bad debt write-offs related to retail bankruptcies.

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Riemer+ & Pulse Ratings’ sole objective is to help manufacturers, landlords, investors, and other unsecured creditors reduce losses and bad debt write-offs related to retail bankruptcies. Our unbiased financial analysis is acutely focused on identifying early warning signs, so as to provide creditors ample time to adjust their exposure accordingly. Dennis has been quoted in financial articles from Bloomberg, Retail Dive, Forbes and has also been invited to speak at retail industry meetings including: International Council of Shopping Centers, Toy Industry Association, Department Store Suppliers Credit Association, Outdoor Products Manufacturers Group, and others. Riemer+ was founded in 1965 by Lois & Paul Riemer and has recently transitioned ownership to Kristine Riemer, Chris Sherman and Dennis Cantalupo. Dennis founded Pulse Ratings in 2018.

2 PM – 5 PM

Financial Analysis of National Retailers​

Dennis Cantalupo – CEO of Pulse Ratings

Key insights drawn from:

      • Bed Bath & Beyond
      • Tuesday Morning
      • Wayfair
      • Kohl’s
      • At Home
      • and many more
Dealing with Counterparties in Financial Distress

Brent Weisenberg – Senior Counsel Lowenstein Sandler

Inflation, supply chain disruption and rising interest rates have created the perfect storm for financial distress for companies in nearly every industry, including home goods. Understanding your legal rights when your counterparty experiences financial distress will better prepare you for mitigating risk when dealing with struggling companies. Lowenstein attorneys will help you identify key warning signs to identify.

 

 Group Account Discussion
      • Best practices and exchange of information on common retail accounts – strict anti-trust law adhered to;
          • Amazon
          • At Home
          • Bed Bath & Beyond
          • Belk Stores
          • Canadian Tire
          • Christmas Tree Shops
          • JC Penney
          • Kohl’s
          • Macy’s
          • QVC
          • Target
          • Tuesday Morning
          • Wayfair
      • Networking with Industry Peers

Location

HCG is being held as a hybrid meeting. Those meeting in person will meet at IHA’s offices at 6400 Shafer Court, Suite 650, Rosemont, IL 60018. Those meeting virtually should select this option in registration.

IHA Headquarters
6400 Shafer Court, Suite 650
Rosemont, IL 60018

For hotel accommodations only on the night of Tuesday, September 20, we have partnered with Hyatt Rosemont (across the parking lot from our Headquarters) to bring you a reduced nightly rate of $149. Book now.

For those staying overnight to attend CHESS or the Global Forum, IHA is pleased to partner with The Westin O’Hare to bring you a reduced nightly rate of $185. Book now.