Friday, March 31, 2017

$2 million raised for No Kid Hungry, BCRF

The housewares industry came together for "A Purpose. A Plan. A Promise," to raise nearly $2 million at the Housewares Charity Foundation's (HCF) 20th annual gala on Monday, March 20. Proceeds from the event, held at Chicago's Navy Pier, benefited the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), the HCF's legacy charity, and No Kid Hungry, a campaign by Share Our Strength that works to ensure that every child in the United States has access to healthy food where they live, learn and play. Since the first gala in 1998, HCF has raised more than $49 million and has been credited with donating more than $28 million to BCRF. The 21st HCF gala will be held March 12, 2018.

For more information about the Housewares Charity Foundation, its honorees and its charities, visit

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

IHHA Show wraps up in Chicago, honors retailers

The 2017 International Home + Housewares Show took place in Chicago from March 18-21, and 13 housewares suppliers ranging from well-established brands to first-time exhibitors won an IHA Global Innovation Award (gia) for product design. 

To view the list of finalists, visit HERE.

"Congratulations to these winners of the IHA Global Innovation Awards for product design; they are excellent representatives of the cutting-edge innovation and creativity that is driving the housewares industry today," said Phil Brandl, IHA president and CEO. Additionally, the IHA Show announced the 2017 gia Global Honorees for Retail Excellence: Potten & Pannen – Staněk; KitchenAid Concept Store & Gourmet Academy, Czech Republic; The Loft Co., Ltd., Japan; Green with Envy, New Zealand; Rustan's Department Store, Philippines; Borough Kitchen, United Kingdom. Both gia national winners and Global Honorees were recognized and prominently featured at the IHA Show.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

All About Baby Expo to host tour around Utah

This year marks the five-year anniversary of the All About Baby Expo in Utah. The expo is celebrating with a spring tour of Utah, taking All About Baby on the road to numerous markets around the state, highlighting great options for moms and dads and hosting a fun and informative event. 

The Expo is accepting quality partners that cater to moms with babies and young children. There is exhibitor space available, and there are options for national businesses who can't attend to still participate in a strong way. 

Find the application HERE, or visit HERE.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

MOBY adds Ring Sling options to its line of carriers

MOBY now offers a Ring Sling in addition to its classic Moby Wrap, Meh Dai, and Buckle Tie carriers. "A sling-style carrier is a classically comfortable and simple way to carry babies," says Gillian Beerman, founder of MOBY. "We have wanted to introduce a Ring Sling option to our family of baby carriers for years, and are so excited to finally make that dream come true." The new Ring Sling is made of sturdy 100 percent woven cotton and features a fully customizable fit with three color options: Ocean Twist, Jet Ribbons, and Silver Streak.

Find more information at