Last month’s International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago enjoyed double-digit increases in both exhibitor participation and buyer attendance.

Chicago housewares show puts on double-digit growth

Last month’s International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago enjoyed double-digit increases in both exhibitor participation and buyer attendance.

Chicago housewares show puts on double-digit growth

Organiser the International Housewares Association said the show’s performance was likely to reflect an improving economy in the US, with a number of exhibitors reporting better than normal activity.

The show hosted 1,960 exhibitors, a 13% increase over 2009, and including 550 new companies. Buyer participation increased 10.5%, including a 20.7% increase in international visitors.

Next year’s International Home + Housewares Show will be held from March 6 to 8 in Chicago.

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