Housewares Show Sold Out

McCormickPlaceExtDayROSEMONT, Ill.-The 2015 International Home + Housewares Show sold out in late December, more than 10 weeks before opening day, according to the International Housewares Association, the show's owner and operator. The show begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 7, and closes at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10.

"This is the earliest the show has been sold out on exhibit space and is a sign of how important this world-class marketplace is to IHA member suppliers," said Phil Brandl, IHA president and CEO. "We look forward to bringing the industry together at the premier housewares trade event."

Among the first-time companies and well-known suppliers returning after an absence are:

o Dine + Design Expo: Aluminios Vieira, Boker USA, Inc., Country Home Creations, Essenso Housewares, Hester + Cook Design Group, Indulgent Confections, Modgy, Pavoni Italia, Qbag, Sambonet, Shiraleah, Truffly Made, TVS and Woodland Foods

o Discover Design: Allison/Luxe Gulf Trading, Apex Intertrade, Be Fun, Black + Blum , Deli-Cia UG, Ideas Denmark, iittala, JIA, Serving Slabs, Take2Designagentur GmbH & Co. KG, Wolf Designs, Vasta International and Zani Serafino

o Wired + Well Expo: Brita, Brookstone, Caffee Cagliari / UNeek Brands, Cuckoo Electronics, Dalcq USA, IQAir North America, Kenmore (floor care and small appliances), Sunkist Growers, SDS / Sparkling Drink Systems and Westinghouse Electric

o Clean, Contain + Sustain Expo: Addis Housewares, American Jewel, Critzas Industries, Holton Products, Moda At Home, Pillow Pets/CJ Products, Shark Tank Vendors by Lori Greiner, Simoniz and Wenko

One segment of the show will be Savor Home, a revitalized gourmet food and specialty products category. It will be located between Discover Design and Tabletop in the Dine + Design Expo in the South Building and will include design-inspired wine accessories, gourmet food products and home entertaining themes.

Other show highlights include the New Exhibitor Preview on Saturday morning before the show opens; Discover Design, the destination for buyers seeking unique products from high-design, design-focused and innovative companies; the Hall of Global Innovation, featuring the show's special exhibits, including Pantone ColorWatch, Going Green, IHA Innovation Awards, Global Innovation Awards (gia) and the IHA Student Design Competition; the Innovation Theater, with 20 presentations exploring the crucial role of design, social media, consumer lifestyle trends and new platforms for product launches; and educational seminars led by IHA's color expert Leatrice Eiseman and lifestyle guru Tom Mirabile.

For information about the show, attendees may visit and search Housewares Connect 365 to download a complete list of 2015 exhibitors as well as to view floor plans, product catalogs, new product photos and videos, and complete company contact information for each exhibitor.

Allison ZiskoAllison Zisko | Managing Editor/Tabletop Editor

After 15 years of covering the tabletop industry, Allison Zisko is still as enthusiastic as ever about the dinnerware, glassware and flatware categories. An in-depth analysis of how the category works intrigues her just as much as the latest fashion trends. As managing editor, Allison oversees the daily e-newsletter and works behind the scenes to help produce the print issue each month. She also directs HFN’s housewares coverage and covers the cutlery category. An avid reader, Allison is eager to talk to anyone and everyone about the latest book they are reading.


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