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February 19, 2013
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  Industry Update 
  • JETRO builds up housewares show presence
    The Japan External Trade Organization will have two pavilions at this year’s International Home + Housewares Show. JETRO’s presence will include representatives from 19 Japanese companies, featuring products ranging from hand-crafted wood to high-tech items. HomeWorld Business (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Review: Top picks from Ambiente
    A fashionable garden hose, snake-inspired wine decanters and a fluffy white chair are among JustLuxe’s top picks from Ambiente’s 2013 show. Over 4,600 exhibitors from 81 countries participated in the European trade show this year. JustLuxe (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Pat Croce Reveals His Insights for Acting on Your Passion
If you're ready to "get your butt off the couch and get into the game of life," it's time to get inspired by this successful entrepreneur and leadership expert. Read the featured article.

  Trends & Innovations 
  Retail News 
  • How can merchants make the most of "Made in America?"
    Some 80% of American consumers and 47% of Chinese say they prefer to buy products with the "Made in America" label and would pay more for those products, according to Boston Consulting. Wal-Mart's vow to source more U.S.-made products and designers' investments in New York City's garment district make sense, but only if brands strike the right balance between price and quality, says BCG managing director Harold Sirkin. "Retailers are able to sell goods at a slight premium, but not too much." Advertising Age (tiered subscription model) (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Finance & Policy 
  IHA News 
  • Government Affairs Committee seeks members
    IHA's Government Affairs Committee is looking for new members. This committee plays a central role in helping the housewares industry identify the federal legislative and regulatory issues that can impact the economic and business interests of its members and develop strategies that promote the industry's concerns with elected public officials. Members attend one two-day annual meeting in Washington, D.C., where they will meet with their congressional representatives and provide IHA with input on issues that are critical to their business along with grassroots support. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Discover Design at the 2013 International Home + Housewares Show
    More than 100 companies showcasing inspired design from around the globe will be exhibiting in the exciting category destination, Discover Design, at the 2013 Show. Located in the Dine + Design Expo in the South Building, Discover Design will feature 116 exhibitors, many new to the Show, including Aesthetic Movement, Areaware, Teroforma, Legnoart, Menu and Present Time. Be sure to visit the Discover Design Gallery to see their newest items in a museum-like display and the Discover Design Lounge with a wine bar and cafe. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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