COVID-19 Webinar Series

A Series of Webinars Delivering Critical Information for the Home + Housewares Industry During this Unprecedented Time

By International Housewares Association, Homeworld Business and NPD Group

Best Practices for Returning to Work Legally and Effectively After COVID-19

Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., Attorney at Law, Fisher & Phillips LLP
Employers need to be ready to address safety and health as well as employment issues concerning a post-pandemic workplace, including understanding and addressing a number of federal and state requirements to reopen and resume operations.

Shifting Consumer Behavior During COVID-19 - Part 2

Leana Salamah, IHA
Joe Derochowski, NPD Group
As consumers have settled into a living situation that blends work, school, exercise and social gatherings all under one roof, their purchasing behavior can begin to identify the evolving challenges and needs of adapting to this lifestyle. Join us as The NPD Group’s Joe Derochowski presents an update on recent consumer spending, focusing on the timeframe during which many households were recognizing that they would be at home for weeks to come.


Steve Greenspon, Honey-Can-Do
Evan Dash, Dash
Luke Peters, Newair
Moderator - Peter Giannetti, HomeWorld Business
As shelter-in-place orders take hold across the U.S. many manufacturers are searching for strategies to keep business running. Hear what two suppliers are doing to manage both their workforce and their supply chain and what they have discovered about the specifics of essential vs. non-essential workers.


Mark Adkison, International Housewares Association
Craig Brightup, The Brightup Group, LLC
Stimulus packages passed by the Federal Government contain a number of financial resources for businesses of all sizes. Understand what these resources are, expected timing of their availability, who has access to them, rules and parameters associated, and how to apply for benefits. Session will include Q&A.

Shifting Consumer Behavior During COVID-19

Joe Derochowski, NPD Group
Join NPD Group’s Joe Derochowski for a look at how consumer spending has already shifted since Covid-19 took hold, and how emerging spending behavior in the US lines up with other countries that have weathered this situation.