ROSEMONT, IL (April 21, 2020) – The 2020 Global Honorees for the IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) for retail excellence and product design will be announced Thursday, April 23 during a live-streamed event on TheInspiredHome.com, the International Housewares Association announced today. The Awards announcement will begin at 10 a.m. CDT (3 p.m. GMT) with the gia Awards for Excellence in Retail followed by the Global Honorees for Excellence in Product Design at 11 a.m. CDT (4 p.m. GMT).
The retail gia Awards will honor five retailers from the 32 national gia winners from 31 countries, along with winners of the Martin M. Pegler Award for Excellence in Visual Merchandising and the Digital Commerce Award for Excellence in Online Retailing. The product design gia Awards will recognize a Global Honoree in each of 14 categories, including Sustainability which was added this year. The awards are sponsored by IHA and The Inspired Home Show. They were to be presented at a gala dinner during The Inspired Home Show last month.
Galleries of the gia retail national winners and the product design finalists are viewable at TheInspiredHomeShow.com. For more information on the IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) program, visit TheInspiredHomeShow.com/explore/awards/
The International Housewares Association is the 82-year-old voice of the housewares industry, which accounted for (US)$394.3 billion at retail worldwide in 2018. The not-for-profit, full-service association sponsors the world’s premier exposition of products for the home, The Inspired Home Show, IHA’s Global Home + Housewares Market (TheInspiredHomeShow.com), and offers its 1,400 member companies a wide range of services, including industry and government advocacy, export assistance, industry and consumer trends through the IHA Market Watch, executive management peer groups, a B2B community at www.housewares.org, group buying discounts on business solutions services and direct-to-consumer engagement through TheInspiredHome.com.