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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 »

Last updated: January 23, 2014

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 »

Last updated: January 21, 2014

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 »

Last updated: October 24, 2013

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 »

Last updated: October 3, 2013

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 »

Last updated: September 25, 2013

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 »

Last updated: September 9, 2013

IHA Group to Host Forum in Panama City

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ROSEMONT, Ill.-The Housewares Export Council (HECNA) will sponsor its Global Forum in Panama City on Sept. 15-18. The council is a special-interest group of members of the International Housewares Association who are focused on increasing their international business. The event is open to HECNA members and non-members. Sessions will be conducted on key retailers, marketMore »

Last updated: August 15, 2013