Housewares Show Exhibitor, Buyer Numbers Rise
March 23, 2010,
ROSEMONT, Ill.-Attendance and the exhibitor count both rose by double digits at the just-completed International Home + Housewares Show, according to a statement from the International Housewares Association, the show's owner and manager.
Exhibitors totaled 1,960, up 13 percent over last year's Housewares Show--a figure that included 550 new exhibiting companies. Also, buyer participation rose 10.5 percent, which included a 20.7 percent jump in international attendees, IHA said.