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TI announces Parousiasi as gia winner

As an official sponsor of the IHA gia programme, Tableware International selects its first-ever gia Global Honoree winner - Greek retail chain Parousiasi

After becoming an official sponsor of the International Housewares Association Global Innovation Awards (gia) programme, covering select countries across Euorpe, including Greece, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and the CIS countries, Tableware International is pleased to announce its gia Global Honoree.

Enter Parousiasi (Presentation), a Greek dining and gift chain with 48 stores across Greece selling more than 60 international tableware brands, from Villeroy & Boch, Rosenthal and Wedgwood to Lenox, Creative Tops and Riedel. 

“It's a great honour and pleasure to be informed that our company had been selected as a GIA nominee,” says owner Mary Sarafidis. “After 35 years of Parousiasi stores, we strongly believe this nomination is of a great importance and pride for our executives, sales force and suppliers, as well as a unique distinction in our Greek market, which is still running through a “difficult” sales environment.”

Mary will join other gia Global Honorees from all over the world at the prestigious IHA gia event during IHHS in Chicago, March 18-21 when up to five retailers will be further distinguished as gia Global Honorees. 

A juried panel will then select five Global Honoree winners from the selection. Watch this space.

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