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TI invites entries to gia Awards 2017-2018

Tableware International is inviting entries from retailers globally to participate in the highly-coveted Global Innovation Awards (gia)

An official sponsor of the International Housewares Association Global Innovation Awards (gia) programme, which recognises home goods retailers for superior business innovation and creative merchandising, Tableware International is inviting entries from retailers globally to participate in the highly-coveted gia Awards 2017-2018.
This year, Tableware International is covering countries across Europe, including Greece, Norway, Iceland, and the CIS countries, as well as well as the following in South/Latin America, Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay and Guyana, Venezuela, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, Belize, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Nicaragua, plus all the countries across the Africa continent.

Derek Miller, VP Global Marketing, IHA, says: “Since its inception in 2000, the gia has grown into the world’s most prestigious award programme honouring retail excellence. Through Tableware International’s global reach, we will be able to evaluate and honour retailers in countries new to the gia programme.”

For previous retail winners, being recognised by gia has delivered plenty of benefits, including new ideas and inspiration from networking with other retail leaders to extensive publicity in their home country, resulting in a larger customer base and increased sales.

The competition is open to retailers worldwide and winners are invited to attend the 2018 International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago, March 10-13. At the Show, the winners will be celebrated at a festive awards dinner where up to five retailers will be further distinguished as gia Global Honorees.

Nominations for the prestigious IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) for 2017-2018 are now being accepted. To be considered for this award, or to nominate a housewares retailer, contact one of the sponsoring housewares trade publications listed at

If you're a housewares retailer in any of the above-listed countries/continents, contact editor Kate Birch at Tableware International,

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