Tag Archives: Phil Brandl

IHA: Attendance Gained at Housewares Show

Blog: Housewares Show Wraps Up

ROSEMONT, Ill.-Total buyer attendance rose at the International Home + Housewares Show on March 15-18, according to the International Housewares Association, the show’s owner and operator. On the exhibitor front, the show was sold out with 2,100 exhibitors from 45 countries. The attendance increase (for which figures were not given in an IHA statement) includedMore »

Janis Johnson, Wolfgang Wüsthof to be Honored by Housewares Charity

Janis Johnson

ROSEMONT, Ill.–Janis Johnson, president and founder of Gourmet Catalog & Buying Group, and Wolfgang Wüsthof, senior partner of Wusthof-Trident of America, Inc., will be honored by the Housewares Charity Foundation during its 17th Annual Housewares Charity Foundation Gala during the 2014 International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago. Johnson will receive the Specialty Retailer HumanitarianMore »

IHA: 2014 Housewares Show Nearly Sold Out

International Home + Housewares Show 2014

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

Jennifer Lamberg

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 »

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 »