HFN's annual The Housewares
Consumer Speaks research, presented as our cover story beginning on page 24, also points to healthy buying intentions among shoppers, with Millennials and Gen Xers picking up steam, helping to drive category innovation and success.
The popularity of private label housewares
has been rising, aided by increasing numbers of well-informed purchasers of kitchenware, cookware, small appliances, bakeware, table ware, housewares
and other home products.
is a key part of our business and we continue to work hard to develop our selection of houseware
products, ensuring we include all the newest innovations on the market.
This isn't the case when looking at total housewares
Melissa Bailey, housewares
manager, has the challenge of being a one-stop shop for her customers' housewares
needs so they don't have to leave the island.
Within the housewares
universe as defined by the IHA (based on the composition of IHA membership) 93% of housewares
are distributed directly from manufacturers to retailers.
The International Housewares
Association published a white paper in 2010 that highlights how many smaller-margin housewares
purchases are generally impulse-driven.
Many grocery industry officials stressed that they were looking at lower-end housewares
products, specifically the kitchen gadget market, as a sure bet in 2012.
That production of molded housewares
is off only slightly this year is remarkable, given the prevailing business conditions that have historcally affected this market.
On March 16, gia's three expert judges -- Wolfgang Gruschwitz, Scott Kohno and Martin Pegler -- will conduct a special session in the Housewares
Design Theater on "Driving Retail Sales with World-Class Best Practices: Store Design & Architecture; Merchandise Display; and Retail Branding.
Final attendance figures are in for the recent Gourmet Housewares
Show, which was held May 9 to 11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Target, the downmarket discount chain, has lately added a few dozen more housewares
to its "Michael Graves Design Collection.