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.