Housewares Show Exhibitor, Buyer Numbers Rise

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.

Next year's Housewares Show is scheduled for Sunday, March 6, through Tuesday, March 8, at its traditional venue in McCormick Place in Chicago. The 2011 show will be co-located with The Travel Goods Show, which is slated to take place on Level 1 of McCormick Place's North building.

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HFN provides detailed information on the key home classifications: Housewares, Tabletop, Floor Covering & Rugs, Furniture, Home Textiles, Lighting, Home Decor, Mattresses & Bedding, Gifts, Major Appliances and Consumer Electronics as well as Business, Finance and Retail.


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