Numbers Up for Sold-Out Housewares Show



ROSEMONT, Ill.–The International Home + Housewares Show earlier this month registered sold-out status for the first time in three years, according to the International Housewares Association.

More than 21,000 buyers attended the show, up 5 percent from last year. In addition, 1,951 exhibitors were present, reflecting a 5 percent increase in space sold over the 2010 show. It is also expected to generate more than 350 million consumer impressions through coverage by broadcast and print media, and on the Internet, IHA said.

The 2012 International Home + Housewares Show is scheduled to take place from March 11-13 at McCormick Place, its long-time venue. As with this year’s show, next year’s show will be co-located with The Travel Goods Show.