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Housewares Show to Keep Attendees Informed Through Social Media

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ROSEMONT, Ill.-The International Housewares Association is expanding its array of social-media access to keep attendees of the International Home + Housewares Show informed on events at the show. IHA will be sending out Twitter feeds and Facebook postings during the show, along with providing access to the association’s show blog, providing information on events, theMore »

IHA Realigns Marketing; Eyeing Consumers

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ROSEMONT, Ill.–As part of its recently completed strategic plan, “Vision 2020,” the International Housewares Association will start marketing the category to consumers, particularly with efforts through social media. At the same time, the association has realigned its staff resources to execute the plan. Derek Miller, formerly vice president, international, will now head show marketing effortsMore »

IHA: Global Housewares Sales on the Rise

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ROSEMONT, Ill.-Global retail sales of housewares were up 2.9 percent to $314.3 billion in 2012, according to the 2013 State of the Industry Report from the International Housewares Association. In the United States, housewares expenditures rose 3.3 percent to $69.3 billion. These are the most recent statistics available, according to IHA in its statement onMore »

IHA: 2014 Housewares Show Nearly Sold Out

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ROSEMONT, Ill.-The 2014 International Home + Housewares Show is more than 90 percent sold out, according to a statement from the International Housewares Association, the show’s owner and operator. The show will display products from more than 2,100 exhibitors from around the world, including 400 new companies exhibiting for the first time. Among the suppliersMore »

IHA’s Jennifer Lamberg Passes Away

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ROSEMONT, Ill.–Jennifer Lamberg of the International Housewares Association passed away Sept. 29 after a brief illness. She was 43. Lamberg was executive assistant to IHA President and CEO Phil Brandl and Judy Colitz, manager, special events and executive services. Lamberg joined IHA in 2001. She touched many lives in the industry through her responsibilities forMore »

O2 Cool’s Jaffee Elected IHA Chairman

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ROSEMONT, Ill.-Keith Jaffee, chairman of O2 Cool, has been elected chairman of the International Housewares Association. Jaffee, who has been with O2 Cool since 2011, will serve a one-year term beginning on Oct. 1 and ending on Sept. 30, 2014. Also elected as officers for one-year terms were Michael Magerman, former president and CEO ofMore »

Housewares Report: Investing in the Nest

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Home storage, floor care and healthy food prep poised to grow as consumers hunker down at home  By Allison Zisko A gradually improving housing market and a more financially confident consumer have put the housewares industry—traditionally a resilient category to start with—in a position to grow. Industry observers predict that the home storage and organization,More »