Retail Observer

June 2015

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RETAILOBSERVER.COM JUNE 2015 44 "The Show kicked off with high attendance on Saturday and the positive buzz continued throughout the exhibit halls through Tuesday," said Phil Brandl, president/CEO of the not-for-profit International Housewares Association, which owns and operates the Show. "The show's Saturday morning opening is a proven success and was supported by the New Exhibitor Preview event, which allowed 60 new exhibitors to engage with hundreds of buyers and news media in advance of the official 10 a.m. show opening," Brandl continued. "The show's 442 new exhibitors and the more than 10,000 new products on display drew much attention from buyers and media alike," said Brandl. Thirteen housewares suppliers ranging from well-established brands to first-time exhibitors were honored as winners of the IHA Innovation Awards today. The winners in each of 13 categories were announced on the first day of the 2015 International Home + Housewares Show. WINNERS ARE: Bath + Personal Care: simplehuman, Adjustable Shower Caddy Cleaning: FusionBrands, WaveRack Cook + Bakeware: Frieling USA, Inc., BLACK CUBEā„¢ Cookware Floor + Carpet Care: Techko Maid Inc., SuperMaid Home Dacor + Gifts: Paint Handy LLC, Paint Handy Home Organization + Storage: YouCopia, StoraStack Household Electrics + Home Environment: Miro, CleanPot Kitchen Electrics: Boyd Coffee Company, Brazen Connected 8 Cup Brew System by Behmor Kitchen Hand Tools + Cutlery: IMCG, Inc., Butter Mill Kitchenware: Bruer LLC, Cold Bruer Personal Care + Home Healthcare: Crane USA, Inc., Mini Travel Humidifier Pet Products: DOMO Elektro (LINEA 2000 bvba), Dog Biscuit Maker Tabletop: Metrokane Inc., Rabbit Push Muddler "Congratulations to these winners; they are excellent representatives of the cutting-edge innovation and creativity that is driving the housewares industry today," said Brandl. "Based on the efforts of these and other design-focused companies in our industry, consumers are able to fill their homes with innovative products that meet their individual needs and varied lifestyles." More than 500 products were entered in the IHA Innovation Awards competition. The 63 finalists in all categories were featured 2015 International Home + Housewares Show brims with lnno a lon MORE THAN 500 PRODUCTS WERE ENTERED IN THE IHA INNOVATION AWARDS COMPETITION, WITH THE 13 CATEGORY WINNERS ON DISPLAY IN THE HALL OF GLOBAL INNOVATION

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