IHA to Offer New Merchandising Services
October 18, 2010,
ROSEMONT, Ill.--The International Housewares Association has teamed up with Lawrence Merchandising, a national merchandising service organization, and NextLife/MVR, a provider of environmental innovation services, to offer new services to the association's members.
As part of this arrangement, Lawrence Merchandising will provide IHA members with discounts on retail merchandising services such as displays, new-product cut-ins, ongoing maintenance, audits and compliance assurance. NextLife/MVR will offer IHA members information on sustainability and assistance on "going green," according to an IHA statement, including eco-branding, sustainable and competitive domestic manufacturing capabilities, free online eco-assessments, a sustainability hot-line phone number and e-mail address, and online articles, blogs and information tailored to the housewares industry.
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