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February 18, 2013
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  Industry Update 
  • IHA names finalists for Innovation Awards
    The International Housewares Association has picked 65 finalists from over 400 entries for the second annual IHA Innovation Awards. Winners in all of the 13 categories will be announced March 2 during the International Homes + Housewares Show. (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Gorham to unveil Bayless line at IHA show
    Gorham will debut a new tabletop and cookware line produced in partnership with Rick Bayless at the International Homes + Housewares Show. The Rick Bayless by Gorham line features Mexican-themed products created by the "Top Chef Masters" winner. HomeWorld Business (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends & Innovations 
  Retail News 
  • Meijer unveils Midwest expansion plans
    Meijer plans to invest $160 million to fund the construction of six new superstores and remodel five others across Michigan, Illinois and Indiana, says CEO Hank Meijer. The new construction and remodeling will focus on installing technology to reduce energy consumption. HomeWorld Business (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Sears establishes position on Marketplace Fairness Act
    Sears Holdings has come out in support of the Marketplace Fairness Act, a piece of legislation aimed at leveling tax responsibilities for Internet and brick-and-mortar retailers. “The Marketplace Fairness Act will correct a system that has given a significant and unfair competitive advantage to a handful of online-only retailers, while hurting those that create jobs and invest in local communities,” the company said in a statement. Home Channel News (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Finance & Policy 
  • Obama works on backup plan for immigration reform
    President Barack Obama is drafting a backup proposal for U.S. immigration reform in case bipartisan negotiations in Congress over such a bill collapses, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said. Under Obama's draft plan, it would take about eight years for an illegal immigrant to become a legal permanent resident of the U.S. Reuters (2/17), USA Today (2/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  IHA News 
  • Search, plan, communicate with Housewares Connect 365
    Create a game plan for navigating the 2013 International Home + Housewares Show with Housewares Connect 365, a year-round search and planning tool on IHA's website to make your Show experience as productive, profitable and manageable as possible. Use this free tool to search for new products, find companies and create custom floor plans. Create a briefcase to save exhibitors and Show information of interest. Attendees will be able to access their briefcases at the Housewares Connect 365 kiosks located throughout Show or via the "ih+hs 2013" mobile app from the iTunes Store or Google Play. Begin searching. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • HCF gala introduces online auction bidding
    The Housewares Charity Foundation's 16th annual gala March 4 will feature its fabulous must-have silent and live auction items, including, this year for the first time, a pre-event online auction starting Sunday, Feb. 17, at noon EST and ending Monday, Feb. 25, at 5 p.m. EST. Bidding for Good, an online charitable company, is hosting the pre-event site. Online bidders will be able to bid on a sampling of the gala's amazing products and experiences. Bidders can bid online or even on their smartphone. Begin bidding. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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