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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Innovation Headquarters At The 2011 International Home + Housewares Show

Building on the more than 500 new exhibitors at the 2010 Show, the International Housewares Association (IHA) has announced a broad range of new exhibitors slated to appear at the 2011 International Home + Housewares Show, to be held March 6-8 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

Well-known suppliers returning to the Show after a brief absence include Haier America; Lava Lite LLC; The Onecare Company; Stonewall Kitchen and Viking Range. Other returning companies include Adesso, Inc.; Gio’Lifestyle SpA; Kehe Food Distributors; Lynk, Inc.; Swiss Army; Tervis Tumbler; Viola Imports and Waechtersbach USA, Inc. Exhibiting in the new Discover Design category will be Adhoc; Blomus; Museum of Robots; Prinz Ltd. and SKS USA.

“The Show’s retail audience will welcome back these key exhibitors,” said Phil Brandl, president of IHA, which sponsors and manages the Show. “The retailer audience also told us that last year’s new exhibitors along with the thousands of new offerings from long-time exhibitors made the Show innovation headquarters for our industry.”

Among the nearly 200 new exhibitors scheduled to date are:

  • Clean + Contain Expo exhibitors: Olivet International; Starmaid International and Taymor Industries.
  • Dine + Design Expo: Kehe Direct and UBIFRANCE/French Trade Commission.
  • Dine + Design Expo, Discover Design category: Chilewich, LLC; Cose Nouve; Denby; KOR Water; notNeutral; Stelton, Inc.; Vynebar; Wabnitz-Royal VKB and Robert Welch.
  • Wired + Well Expo: Ligo Electric; Kids Line LLC; DPI, Inc.; Twin-Star International, Inc.; Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf; Elettroplastica S.p.A.; Relief POD International; Baby Brezza Enterprises, LLC; GMJ USA Inc. and Spectronics Corp.

To register for a no-charge Show badge or download a complete list of exhibitors, visit