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2015 International Home + Housewares Show

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Sold-Out 2015 International Home + Housewares Show Brims with Innovation March 17, 2015
Lee Eiseman Provides Update on Consumer Color Preferences at 2015 International Home + Housewares Show March 10, 2015
Governor Mitt Romney Talks Business, Politics At 2015 International Home + Housewares Show March 10, 2015
Innovative Use Of Color And Design Plays A Key Role In Highly Visual World, Says Color Expert Lee Eiseman March 9, 2015
Help Consumers Live The Lives They Want To Lead, Says Lifestyle Guru Tom Mirabile March 9, 2015
2015 gia GLOBAL HONOREES ANNOUNCED AT THE INTERNATIONAL HOME + HOUSEWARES SHOW March 9, 2015
Six Design Leaders Receive gia Honors for Product innovation March 9, 2015
Housewares and Giftware Will Continue to Converge March 8, 2015
Thirteen Companies Honored with IHA Innovation Awards March 7, 2015
Housewares Charity Foundation Reaches New Heights at 2015 Gala Industry Leaders Baker and Kelley to Receive Honors February 3, 2015
11 Design Leaders Named Finalists For Gia Honors For Product Innovation March 2, 2015
IHA Student Design Competition Recognizes Creative Product Concepts That Address Real-Life Problems February 13, 2015
IHA Announces Innovation Awards Finalists February 13, 2015
Discover Design Sells Out With More Than 100 Exhibitors Of High-Design For The Home And Kitchen February 12, 2015
Former Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney To Headline Annual Industry Breakfast At 2015 International Home + Housewares Show February 6, 2015
Housewares Charity Foundation Reaches New Heights at 2015 Gala Industry Leaders Baker and Kelley to Receive Honors February 3, 2015
Celeb Chefs Headline Cooking Theater Line-Up At 2015 International Home + Housewares Show February 2, 2015
2015 International Home + Housewares Show Sold Out January 16,2015

2014 International Home + Housewares Show

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Housewares Show Product Donation Program Assists Local Charities May 8, 2014
Housewares Charity Foundation Raises Nearly $2 Million for Cancer Research April 10, 2014
Sold-Out 2014 International Home + Housewares Show Brims with Innovation March 23, 2014
Engage the Consumer with Smart Uses of Color and Design, Eiseman and Mirabile say at the 2014 International Home + Housewares Show March 18, 2014
Leatrice Eiseman Explores Color Trends, Previews 2015 Palettes at International Home + Housewares Show March 17, 2014
Lifestyle Guru Tom Mirabile Reveals the Top Housewares Trends For 2014 March 17, 2014
12 Design Leaders Receive gia Honors for Product innovation March 17, 2014
2013-2014 gia Global Honorees Announced at International Home + Housewares Show March 16, 2014
Housewares Executives Need to Own the New ‘Digital Shelf' says Google Executive at the 2014 International Home + Housewares Show March 16, 2014
The Connected Home Has Potential in Housewares, Panel Says at the 2014 International Home + Housewares Show March 15, 2014
Thirteen Companies Honored With 3rd Annual IHA Innovation Awards March 15, 2014
The Internet of Things at Your Door: Seminar Explores How Close is the Connected Home March 6, 2014
Design Is More Than A Buzzword at Discover Design, Design Debut March 4, 2014
Inventors Corner, Inventors Revue Highlight Innovation at International Home + Housewares Show February 26, 2014
IHA Announces 3rd Annual Innovation Awards Finalists 13 Categories, 65 Finalists Named February 26, 2014
Show Seminar Speakers To Share Insights on Color, Consumers and The Path to Purchase February 20, 2014
Celeb Chefs Headline Cooking Theater Line-up at 2014 International Home + Housewares Show February 20, 2014
Housewares Charity Foundation to Honor Three Industry Leaders February 14, 2014
Social Media Services Make it Easy to Follow Show Events, Find Hot Products February 7, 2014
2014 International Home + Housewares Show Sold Out January 7, 2014
Discover Design Nears Sell-Out With More Than 100 Exhibitors Of High-Design
For The Home And Kitchen
December 4, 2013
Housewares Charity Foundation Celebrates New Home, Same Heart At 2014 Gala
Two Industry Veterans Johnson and Wüsthof to Receive Honors
November 25, 2013
2014 International Home + Housewares Show Almost Sold Out October 21, 2013

2013 International Home + Housewares Show

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Housewares Charity Foundation Raises More Than $2 Million For 5th Consecutive Year March 28, 2013
Sold-Out 2013 International Home + Housewares Show Brims with Innovation March 13, 2013
11 Design Leaders Receive gia Honors for Product Innovation March 4, 2013
Housewares and Supermarkets Can Be A Profitable pair, Says Panel at
International Home + Housewares Show
March 3, 2013
2012-2013 gia Global Honorees Announced At
International Home + Housewares Show
March 3, 2013
Thirteen Companies Honored With 2nd Annual IHA Innovation Awards March 2, 2013
Discover Design Sells Out With More Than 100 Exhibitors Of High-Design
For The Home And Kitchen
February 15, 2013
IHA Announces 2nd Annual Innovation Awards Finalists
13 Categories, 65 Finalists Named
February 13, 2013
Student Design Competition Showcases Innovative Product Concepts
At 2013 International Home + Housewares Show
February 13, 2013
James Beard Award-Winning Celebrity Chefs Make It Sweet
At Housewares Charity Foundation Gala
February 6, 2013
Mobile App Now Available For 2013 International Home + Housewares Show January 23, 2013
Personal Care & Wellness Cateories Grow at 2013 International Home + Housewares Show
50+ Companies to Debut Cutting-Edge Product Innovations
January 22, 2013
Discover Design Celebrates Innovation at  2013 International Home + Housewares Show
100+ Companies to Show Cutting-Edge Product Design
January 18, 2013
2013 International Home + Housewares Show Almost Sold Out December 12, 2012
Housewares Charity Foundation Celebrates Its "SWEET 16" Annual Gala November 13, 2012
2013 International Home + Housewares Show to Open at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 2 June 20, 2012

2012 International Home + Housewares Show

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Housewares Charity Foundation Raises $2 Million for 4th Consecutive Year March 23, 2012
Sold-Out 2012 International Home + Housewares Show Validates Economy’s Resurgence  March 22, 2012
Embrace Change, Says Barbara Turf of Crate & Barrel at
International Home + Housewares Show
March 11, 2012
Twelve Companies Honored With First Annual IHA Innovation Awards March 10, 2012
Culinary Treats Highlight Gourmet Foods + Specialty Products at 2012 International Home + Housewares Show March 6, 2012
Japan Pavilion Returns to International Home + Housewares Show with Tsunami-Affected Companies March 1,2012
2012 International Home + Housewares Show Sold Out
Nearly 2,100 Exhibitors Include Dyson, Method Home Products, Culinary Habana
Feb 23, 2012
Discover Design Sells Out With More than 100 Exhibitors of High-Design,
Cutting-Edge Housewares
Feb 23, 2012
IHA Announces Inaugural Innovation Awards Finalists
12 Categories, 60 Finalists Named
Feb 20, 2012
Exhibitor Education Offered at 2012 International Home + Housewares Show
Experts discuss hot topics on critical issues
Feb 17, 2012
Relocation of Inventors, New Exhibitor, Service Providers Areas Bring Excitement
to North Building
Feb 16, 2012
Food Network, Bravo Chefs Headline Cooking Theater Line-up at
2012 International Home + Housewares Show
Curtis Stone, Duff Goldman, Michael Symon, Cat Cora, Fabio Viviani, Stephanie Izard Among Celeb Chefs
Feb 9, 2012
Student Design Competition Showcases Innovative Product Concepts
at 2012 international Home + Housewares Show
Universal Designs Make Life Healthier and Safer
Feb 8, 2012
IHA Announces Mobile App for 2012 International Home + Housewares Show Feb 1, 2012
Jon Huntsman to Headline Annual Industry Breakfast at 2012 International Home + Housewares Show Jan 26, 2012
HOUSEWARES CHARITY FOUNDATION CELEBRATES ITS 15TH YEAR OF HEART….
Four Industry Veterans to Receive Honors
Jan 13, 2012
2012 International Home + Housewares Show Almost Sold Out
High Profile Companies Returning Include Calphalon and Robinson Home Products

Dec 8, 2011

2011 International Home + Housewares Show


Title: Release Date:
36 Products Named 2011 Design Defined Honoree At  International Home + Housewares Show March 28, 2011
Sold-Out Housewares Show Validates Consumers’ Resurgence March 16, 2011
Design Leaders Win First-Ever gia Honors for Product innovation, Booth Appearance
March 6, 2011
It’s Time for Supermarkets to “Seize the Opportunity,” Says Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert
March 6, 2011
Housewares Show Seminars Focus on Super market Category & Housewares, New Consumer Mindset, Color Trends March 2, 2011
Food Network, Bravo TV Celeb Chefs Headline Cooking Theater at 2011 International Home + Housewares Show February 17, 2001
James Beard Award-Winning Celebrity Chefs Take Center Stage at Housewares Charity Foundation Gala February 15, 2011
Student Design Competition Showcases Innovative Product Concepts at
2011 international Home + Housewares Show

February 7,2011
Nearly 70 Design Leaders Fill New International Home + Housewares Show Category January 27, 2011
2011 International Home + Housewares Show Nearly Sold Out January 27, 2011
Rahm Emanuel to Headline Annual Industry Breakfast at 2011 International Home + Housewares Show January 10, 2011
Crate and Barrel, Helen of Troy CEOs to be Honored with  Humanitarian Awards from Housewares Charity Foundation in 2011 December 9, 2011
Innovation Headquarters At The 2011 International Home + Housewares Show November 30, 2010
Exhibitors Will Save Money at  2011 International Home + Housewares Show November 2, 2010
Discover Design Category to Debut at 2011 International Home + Housewares Show
August 18, 2010
"New Labor Reform -- International Home + Housewares Show to Stay in Chicago
June 8, 2010

2010 International Home + Housewares Show


Title: Release Date:
Housewares Charity Foundation Raises $2.2 Million For Second Consecutive Year
April 29, 2010
26 Products Named 2010 Design Defined Honoree At  International Home + Housewares Show April 14, 2010
Housewares Show Signals Upswing in U.S. Economy: Buyers and Sellers Getting Down to Business March 22, 2010
More Than 500 New Exhibitors on Display at 2010 International Home + Housewares Show March 3, 2010
Housewares Design, Trends and Change Equals "inKNOWvation" February 22, 2010
Container Store Visionary Shares Details of Successful Employee-Centric Operation February 19, 2010
Student Design Competition Showcases Innovative Product Concepts
at 2010 international Home + Housewares Show
February 16, 2010
Iron Chefs Headline the Sizzling Line-up of Celebrity Chefs at the Cooking Theater at 2010 International Home + Housewares Show January 22, 2010
Innovation Headquarters At The 2010 International Home + Housewares Show December 14, 2009
QVC President/CEO to Receive Lifetime Humanitarian Award from Housewares Charity Foundation in 2010 July 7, 2009
Travel Good Show to Co-Locate with International Home + Housewares Show in 2011 June 11, 2009

2015 Show Press Kit

Title: Release Date:
Housewares Industry Forecasters Peer Into The Future Of Consumer Trends January, 2015
Innovation Theater: Cutting Edge Presentations Identify Trends, Profile Consumers January, 2015
Hall of Global Innovation: A Cavalcade Of Ideas, Trends And influencers January, 2015
Smart Homes, Healthy Living Highlight Housewares Trends In 2015 January, 2015
Housewares Industry Shifts To Accommodate Millennials, Downsizing Boomers And Overall Trend Toward Healthy Living January, 2015
Schedule at a Glance (PDF) January 2015

2014 Show Press Kit

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Consumers Focus On Health And Home In 2014 January 2014
Housewares Industry Leaders See Growth In Sales January 2014
Experts In Technology, Housewares Trends To Share Insights On Color, Consumers And The Path To Purchase January 2014
Made In America Gains Steam, Housewares Companies Jump On Board January 2014
Design Is More Than A Buzzword: Discover Design Category Shows Why January 2014
Inventors Corner Is The Mother Of Invention At International Home + Housewares Show January 2014
Hall of Global Innovation Frames Design Trends That Drive the Housewares Industry January 2014
Innovation Theater Sessions Focus on Leading Edge Housewares Topics January 2014
Special Events, Show Destinations Add Value, Offer Networking Opportunities January 2014
Social Media Services Make it Easy to Follow Show Events, Find Hot Products January 2014
Show  Fact Sheet (PDF) January 2014
2014 Schedule at a Glance (PDF) January 2014
Show Policy Notes (PDF) January 2014
Media Events At The 2014 International Hone + Housewares Show(PDF) January 2014
2014 Press Kit  Request Form (PDF) January 2014
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2013 Show Press Kit

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Title: Release Date:
Home Activities, Renovations And  Healthier Eating On The Rise In 2013 January 23,2013
Economic Outlook: Housewares Manufactures Must Be Nimble January 23,2013
Discover Design  Illustrates The Beauty Of Housewares January 23,2013
Eminent Experts Get To The Heart Of What Makes Consumers Tick January 23,2013
Innovation Theater Offers  Leading-Edge Trends From Industry Visionaries January 23,2013
Inventors Corner Offers New Product Ideas, Great Stories January 23,2013
Special Events Feature Cooking Theater, Charity Gala, Attendee Reception January 23,2013
Student Design Competition Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary January 23,2013
Social Media Services Help Attendees Tune  in, Find  New Products Faster January 23,2013
Cover Letter (PDF) January 23,2013
Media Events (PDF) January 23,2013
Show  Fact Sheet (PDF) January 23,2013
Show Policy Notes (PDF) January 23,2013
2013 Schedule at a Glance (PDF) January 23,2013
2013 Press Kit  Request Form (PDF) January 23,2013

2012 Show Press Kit

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Title: Release Date:
2012 Show Fact Sheet (PDF)
February 2012
Consumers Continue Discretionary Spending on Home Products Signaling Good News For Housewares Industry in 2012 January 2012
Signs of Long-Term Economic Recovery Has Housewares Industry Optimistic in 2012 January 2012
2012 Show Schedule at a Glance (PDF) February 2012
Discover Design Showcases Form and Function Together
A Wealth of Leading Edge, Unique Design is Featured
January 2012
New Hall of Global Innovation is a One-Stop Wonder of Forward Thinking;
IHA Introduces New Innovation Award
Special Displays Now Housed in One Show Area
January 2012
Special Events Offer Entertainment, Networking for Attendees
Cooking Theater, Housewares Charity Foundation, Monday Reception Offer Variety
January 2012
One-Of-A-Kind Sessions Offer Fresh Consumer Impressions And Color Forecasts Unsurpassed Trend Spotters See the Future Clearly January 2012
Jon Huntsman Jr., Barbara Turf are Featured Speakers at 2012 International Home + Housewares Show January 2012
Innovation Theater Offers Expert Perspectives to Guide Businesses in the Housewares Industry
Speakers Focus on Issues Important to New Product Launch
January 2012
Inventors Corner Pavilion Showcases New Ideas on Display
Inventors Revue Offers Marketability Feedback
January 2012
Global Innovation Award (gia) Educates, Entertains and Enlightens Retailers
Retailers Learn How to Attract Customers Amid Stiff Competition
January 2012
Search Tool, Social Media Activities Help Navigate International Home + Housewares Show 
Housewares Connect 365, New Mobile App, Twitter Wall, Facebook, IHA Blog
January 2012
Cover Letter (PDF) January 2012
Media Receptions(PDF) January 2012
Press Kit request form(PDF) January 2012
Show Policy Note(PDF) January 2012

2011 Show Press Kit

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Title: Release Date:
Back To Basics, Home Improvement Trends Predicted For Housewares Industry Amid Economic Recovery
January 2011
Show Policy Note (PDF) January 2011
Schedule at a Glance (PDF) January 2011
Cover Letter (PDF) January 2011
New Discover Design Category Highlights Award-Worthy Products January 2011
Housewares Industry ‘Steady As She Goes’ Through Improving Economic Forecast January 2011
‘Supermarket Guru’ Offers Insight Into Untapped Housewares Sector January 2011
Global Innovator Award Recognizing Retailers Branches Out January 2011
New Show Search Tool Saves Considerable Time in the Hunt For New and Stand-Out Products January 2011
Rahm Emanuel to Headline Annual Industry Breakfast at 2011 International Home + Housewares Show January 2011
Social Media Tools Make Your Job Easier at 2011 International Home + Housewares Show
January 2011
Housewares InKNOWvation Equals Cohesive Design January 2011
2011 Show Features ‘Don’t Miss’ Special Exhibits and Notable Events January 2011
Show Shopping Form (PDF) January 2011
IHA Fact Sheet (PDF) January 2011

2010 Show Press Kit

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Title: Release Date:
Consumers Seek To Simplify, Spend Smart On Housewares In New Decade
January 2010
Housewares Market Remains Challenging, Retail Inventory Levels Key December 2009
Housewares Design, Trends and Change Equals “inKNOWvation” January 2010
Container Store Visionary Shares Details of Successful Employee-Centric Operation January 2010
Steve Forbes to Speak on “Regrowth of U.S. Economy” at International Home + Housewares Show’s Annual Industry Breakfast January 2010
Plan Your Show Before You Go – Special Events and Notable Exhibits January 2010
Global Innovator Award (gia) Celebrates 10 Years of Success January 2010
New Social Media Tools, Online Product Directory at 2010 International Home + Housewares Show January 2010
IHA Fact Sheet (PDF) January 2010
Schedule at a Glance (PDF) January 2010
Show Shopping Form (PDF) January 2010
Show Policy Note (PDF) January 2010
Cover Letter (PDF) January 2010

INTERNATIONAL HOUSEWARES ASSOCIATION

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Title: Release Date:
2006 IHA State-of-the-Industry Report Examines Global Housewares Market December 21, 2006
"Made in China" or Not? Peter Navarro Discusses Manufacturing in China at CHESS 2008 November 12, 2008
IHA Board of Directors Welcomes Two New Members September 5, 2008
Sears/KMart Featured Speaker at Housewares Vendor Compliance Event September 4, 2008
IHA Website Offers Critical Information on Asian Sourcing, An Industry August 7, 2008
Prominent Retailers To Lead Panel at 2008 Chief Housewares Executive SuperSession July 24, 2008
Housewares Industry Battles It Out For Consumers’ Discretionary Income July 23, 2008
China Expert Peter Navarro to Keynote 2008 Chief Housewares Executives SuperSession May 2, 2008
Sizzling Line-up of Celebrity Chefs Headlines GOHO Cooking Theater at 2008 International Home + Housewares Show January 18, 2008
Housewares Remain Buoyant In Stormy Economic Seas December 20, 2007
Housewares Shippers Association Continues to Achieve Success for Members December 18, 2007
IHA Board of Directors Welcomes Four New Members August 6, 2007
Housewares Charity Foundation Welcomes Two New Board Members August 5, 2007
New Service Offers Streamlined, Innovative Approach to Patented Product Opportunities June 3, 2007
IHA HomeStats™ To Provide Industry Category Data February 21, 2007
Housewares Industry Buoyed by 2006 Growth as Cost Pressures Stabilize Into 2007 January, 2007
KitchenAid’s Armstrong Elected to IHA Board Of Directors January 18, 2007
2006 IHA State-of-the-Industry Report Examines Global Housewares Market December 21, 2006