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Tableware International becomes gia sponsor

Tableware International has become an official sponsor of the International Housewares Association Global Innovation Awards (gia) programme recognising excellence in housewares

Tableware International has become 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, and will be the sponsor for a gia award covering select countries across Europe, including Greece, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, as well as CIS countries including Ukraine, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Moldova and Kazakhstan.

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. The International Housewares Association is very excited to welcome Tableware International into the gia family as a publication partner. 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, which have included John Lewis in the UK, Kitchen Shop in Malaysia and Lakehouse in Canada, being recognised by gia has delivered plenty of benefits, including new ideas and inspiration from networking with other retail leaders, and 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 2017 International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago, March 18-21. 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 2016-2017 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 www.housewares.org/show/gia-retail

If you're a housewares retailer in any of the CIS countries or in Greece, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, then contact editor Kate Birch at Tableware International, kate@lemapublishing.co.uk.



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