Housewares retailing is a big focus at The Inspired Home Show 2020 in Chicago, as the world’s most innovative and creative home and housewares retailers will be honoured at the 20th annual IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) programme, held during the exhibition which takes place at McCormick Place in Chicago in March.
The Inspired Home Show (formerly the International Home + Housewares Show) and the International Housewares Association (IHA) – the global sponsors and organisers of the IHA gia programme – have announced an all-time-record number of national gia winners: 32 retailers from 31 countries for 2019-2020.
The gia programme was created by IHA and The Inspired Home Show to foster innovation and excellence in home and housewares retailing throughout the world. Since the launch of gia in 2000, there have been more than 460 gia retail award winners, from 48 countries on six continents.
The 2019-2020 national winners are:
Argentina – Reina Batata Bazar Boutique ( www.reinabatata.com)
Australia – Few and Far (www.fewandfar.com.au)
Austria – ORANGEandGREEN (www.orangeandgreen.at)
Brazil – Westwing (www.westwing.com.br)
Canada – HOME on water st. (www.homeonwaterst.com)
China – KEYE CASA (www.keyecasa.com)
Colombia – Miscelandia (www.miscelandia.co)
Denmark – Sinnerup (www.sinnerup.dk)
France – La Maison Pernoise (www.lamaisonpernoise.com)
Germany – Claudia Scheck (www.claudia-scheck.de)
India – Praxis Home Retail Limited (www.praxisretail.in)
Ireland – Stock Design
Italy – Negozio Mori (www.negoziomori.it)
Japan – ISETAN SHINJUKU (isetan.mistore.jp/store)
Middle East (United Arab Emirates) – Tavola (www.4homes.ae)
Netherlands – Woerdman Kookkado (www.woerdmankookgoedkoop.nl)
Norway – Hansen & Co. (hansenco.no)
Poland – Miloo Home (www.miloohome.pl)
Portugal – In&Out Cooking (store.inoutcooking.com)
Russia – Di Murano (dimurano.ru)
Saudia Arabia – Aura Living (auraliving.com)
South Africa – Carrol Boyes (www.carrolboyes.com)
Southeast Asia (Thailand) – Central Department Store (www.centralretail.com)
Spain – La Oca (www.laoca.es)
Sweden – Artilleriet – The Kitchen (www.artilleriet.se)
Switzerland – Sibler AG (www.sibler.com)
Turkey – EnPlus (www.enplus.com.tr)
Ukraine – PROMENU by MIRS Corporation (promenu.ua)
United Kingdom – Jarrold (www.jarrold.co.uk)
Uruguay – Ehause Kitchen & Cooking (www.ehause.com.uy)
USA – Gift Retailers: The Paddington Family of Stores (paddingtonstationashland.com)
USA – Housewares Retailers: The Butler’s Pantry (www.shopthebutlerspantry.com)
The gia competition is structured on a two-tier level, national and global, to honour independent and multiple location home and housewares retailers for excellence in several business categories: overall mission statement, vision and strategy; store design and layout; visual merchandising, displays and window displays; marketing, advertising and promotions; customer service and staff training; and innovation
Each national gia winner is invited to The Inspired Home Show in Chicago, where the global gia jury, consisting of four experts representing Asia, Europe and the Americas, plus a rotating group of co-sponsoring trade publication editors from around the world, will select up to five gia Global Honorees and the winners of the Martin M. Pegler Award for Excellence in Visual Merchandising and the gia Digital Commerce Award for Excellence in Online Retailing.
On March 14, the national winners will be honored at a festive awards dinner where the gia Global Honorees and winners of the Martin M. Pegler and gia Digital Commerce Award will be announced. In addition, the national winners are featured at the show, with banners and a special display in the Grand Concourse Walkway at McCormick Place.
For more information about the IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) programme, visit TheInspiredHomeShow.com/Explore/Awards/gia-Excellence-in-Retailing. For more information on The Inspired Home Show 2020 and to pre-register for an entrance badge, visit TheInspiredHomeShow.com.