Housewares Companies Look to Strengthen in 2022

The numerous headwinds facing the housewares industry will remain in 2022, and uncertainty remains. But after the pandemic’s second year, many housewares executives have found a way to manage those headwinds while also putting plans in motion to not only maintain their position, but build on it.

“Unpredictability felt like the new normal in 202l, and now we’re going through another unimaginable event with the Omicron variant,” says Yvette Laugier, managing director of Peugeot Saveurs North America, LLC, and chair of the International Housewares Association’s (IHA) Board of Directors. “But our industry has become more resilient, and we’ve learned to adapt quickly. Together we can face any challenge thrown at us.”

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Upcoming ABMA Webinar: Benefits of a Managed Sale

Todd Middleton and John Stevenson

The American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA) next quarterly Educational Institute webinar is set for January 11, 2022 at 200 p.m. EST. The top is “The Benefits of a Managed Sale” and is presented by Todd Middleton and John Stevenson, ASA, Mariner Capital Advisors.

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ISSA Show 2021 Reports Strong Attendance

Informa Markets has announced an attendance of 10,022 registered cleaning-industry professionals for the ISSA Show North America 2021 held November 15-18 at the newly renovated and GBAC STAR™ accredited Las Vegas Convention Center. The return of the in-person event to the convention capital of the world reaffirmed the industry’s commitment to hosting safe events and delivering innovative solutions that support cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention around the world.

“The highly anticipated ISSA Show North America 2021 was a wonderful opportunity for the industry to come together after two years to learn, network, and celebrate,” says Informa Markets US Group Director Lindsay Roberts. “We welcomed new professionals and familiar faces, honored the year’s most impactful products, services, hardworking professionals and charitable donors, and hosted more than 100+ education sessions and workshops.”

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Interbrush Responds to ZAHORANSKY Loss

In reaction to yesterday’s announcement that ZAHORANSKY will not exhibit at Interbrush, Daniel Strowitzki, CEO of Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik and Messe GmbH & Co. (FWTM) have responded with an email statement.

“We deeply regret the decision of our longstanding exhibitor and business partner. However, as a company that knows what it means to weigh financial aspects and take strategic decisions, we respect it. We would like to take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt thanks for 43 years of excellent collaboration and a relationship built on trust,” says Strowitski.

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ZAHORANSKY Will No Longer Exhibit at Interbrush

ZAHORANSKY has been an exhibitor at the Interbrush (formerly Interbrossa) in the Freiburg exhibition halls since its start in 1977. After careful consideration, however, we have now come to the conclusion, which was not an easy one, that the industry trade fair no longer meets the requirements of our company and the current market conditions. We will, therefore, no longer participate as an exhibitor at the upcoming Interbrush 2024 or any following ones.

Our decision is based on the following reasons:

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ABMA Emerging Leaders Virtual Holiday Party

Service, connection, networking, fun and … really ugly sweaters!

The ABMA Emerging Leaders group is inviting members to an hour of virtual fun during a year-end Holiday Happy Hour to be held via Zoom on December 16, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., CST.

For the event, attendees are asked to be prepared with the following:

  1. An ugly sweater! And of course, it must be worn!
  2. An account of what it was each attendee did to give back, pay it forward or serve others.

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IHA Partners with Epistemix on COVID Protocols

The International Housewares Association (IHA) will partner with Epistemix for The Inspired Home Show 2022. Epistemix is a data science company that has built computational models to help government agencies, municipalities, healthcare systems and the tradeshow industry identify the risk of putting on events in specific locations and employ appropriate mitigation techniques to reduce the threat of COVID-19.

Using epidemiological, demographic, sociological and behavioral data across various subsets of the population, Epistemix is able to project, with high degrees of accuracy, the expected c-19 case occurrence in a given group of individuals gathered during a specific period of time.

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Proposals For The Inspired Home Show Education Sessions

The International Housewares Association (IHA) is accepting topic proposals for education sessions during The Inspired Home Show, IHA’s Global Home + Housewares Market. With a view on developing successful post-pandemic strategies, retailers, trend forecasters and marketers, intellectual property attorneys and designers, along with experts in branding, packaging and smart home and other crucial business topics, are invited to submit proposals for presentations in the Innovation Theater and Inventors Revue at the 2022 show. The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2021.

The Inspired Home Show, formerly known as the International Home + Housewares Show, will be held March 5-8 at Chicago’s McCormick Place Complex. Along with the more than 1,600 exhibitors, the Show features world-class industry education to help attendees grow their businesses. Speakers for the Innovation Theater and Inventors Revue come from within and outside of the housewares industry.

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