Every year the International Housewares Association (IHA) welcomes retailers deemed the best in their home country to Chicago, where they compete on a global stage in the IHA Global Innovation Awards 2013 (gia) program.
This year there were 23 national gia winners from 22 countries, all representing the very top of home and housewares retailing.
The gia program was born 13 years ago, to honor excellence and innovation in home and housewares retailing on an international level. Every year, national gia winners are recognized and highly publicized at the International Home + Housewares Show.
A jury consisting of retail experts and housewares trade publication editors from around the world decide the five gia Global Honorees after looking at all aspects of the participating stores, including visual merchandising, marketing, branding, staff training and other innovative offerings.
We applaud each gia national winner, and take a closer look at the five that rose to the very top and were bestowed with the gia Global Honoree distinction.
Visit www.housewares.org/show/gia-retail for more information on the IHA Global Innovation Awards program and to find short introductions, with store images, to all 23 gia winners of 2012-2013.
Global Innovation Awards 2013
The 2012-2013 national gia winners are:
|Germany||Claudia Scheck, Küche und Genuss|
|Japan||SEMPRE Design, Inc|
|New Zealand||Taylor Road Homewares|
|Uruguay||Maison de Famille|
|USA||Cooks of Crocus Hill|