The International Housewares Association announced that this year’s International Home & Housewares Show set record retailer registration, totaling more than 23,000 buyers. Overall registration was 6.5% to more than 61,700. With more than 2000 exhibitors at the show, more than 400 were new.
The IHA also said U.S. buyer registration was up 6.2% across all retail channels with 16,400 registrants. The show saw a “sharp increase” in U.S. independent specialty retailers, which were 75% of U.S. buyers. International buyer registration increased 7.3% to 6992 registrants.