September 21, 2022
Chicago, IL

Housewares Credit Group

International Housewares Association & RiemerPlus have partnered to form the Housewares Credit Group (HCG). The HCG will assist in identifying credit risk, continuously monitor your customer base for emerging delinquency, and provide a platform for sharing critical credit information and networking opportunities with fellow members. All while carefully adhering to anti-trust regulations.

HCG provides access to retail credit reports and networking opportunities with credit managers from the home + housewares industry.

Membership Benefits

Annual Member Meeting

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Membership Benefits

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Annual Credit Meeting

September 21, 2022

IHA members are invited to attend Housewares Credit Group’s September meeting—International Housewares Association and RiemerPlus have partnered to form the Housewares Credit Group (HCG). HCG will assist in identifying credit risk, continuously monitor your customer base for emerging delinquency, and provide a platform for sharing critical credit information and networking opportunities with fellow members. All while carefully adhering to anti-trust regulations.

HCG provides access to retail credit reports and networking opportunities with credit managers from the home + housewares industry.

2022 Schedule & Speakers

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

Dennis Cantalupo

Riemer Plus Riemer+ & Pulse Ratings’ sole objective is to help manufacturers, landlords, investors, and other unsecured creditors reduce losses and bad debt write-offs related to retail bankruptcies.

Riemer+ & Pulse Ratings’ sole objective is to help manufacturers, landlords, investors, and other unsecured creditors reduce losses and bad debt write-offs related to retail bankruptcies. Our unbiased financial analysis is acutely focused on identifying early warning signs, so as to provide creditors ample time to adjust their exposure accordingly. Dennis has been quoted in financial articles from Bloomberg, Retail Dive, Forbes and has also been invited to speak at retail industry meetings including: International Council of Shopping Centers, Toy Industry Association, Department Store Suppliers Credit Association, Outdoor Products Manufacturers Group, and others. Riemer+ was founded in 1965 by Lois & Paul Riemer and has recently transitioned ownership to Kristine Riemer, Chris Sherman and Dennis Cantalupo. Dennis founded Pulse Ratings in 2018.

2 PM – 5 PM

Financial Analysis of National Retailers

Dennis Cantalupo – CEO of Pulse Ratings

Key insights drawn from:
      • Bed Bath & Beyond
      • Tuesday Morning
      • Wayfair
      • Kohl’s
      • At Home
      • and many more
Group Account Discussion
      • Best practices and exchange of information on common accounts – strict anti-trust law adhered to
      • Networking with Industry Peers

HCG Member Benefits

Benefits Include:

  • Unlimited Riemer Credit Reports
  • Unlimited Users
  • Flash alerts
  • Customized user dashboard based on member’s accounts receivable
  • Attendance at the RiemerPlus meetings and other events
    Pulse Ratings analytical insights at all meetings
  • Member networking across all industries
  • Payment experience-sharing tools
  • Educational programs
  • Interactive Heat Map
  • Resale Certificate Library
  • Document Vault
  • View Riemer reports on new and existing customers to see if they are past due or current with other suppliers BEFORE you extend open terms
  • Interact and collaborate with peers to share best practices and payment experience on key customers
  • Identify potential risk through usage of Accounts Receivable Management Tools
  • View as many Riemer reports as you need and only pay a one-time minimal annual fee
  • Receive invitation to all Educational Webinars and Seminars