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 2014 (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 Global Innovation Awards program was born 14 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, where they are given the opportunity to mix with the best in their field and to learn from other retailers who have embarked on a similar journey. A jury consisting of retail experts and housewares trade publication editors from around the world decide on the gia Global Honorees after looking at all aspects of the participating stores, including visual merchandising, marketing, branding, staff training and other innovative offerings.
Global Innovation Awards 2014
2013-2014 national gia winners:
|Austria||K & Ö HOME|
|Canada||Teatro Verde Cucina|
|Colombia||Oben Muebles S.A.|
|Eastern Europe||Potten & Pannen – Staněk|
|Netherlands||Kookwinkel Bianca Bonte|
|Switzerland||Pro Table St. Gallen|
|USA||Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium|
We warmly congratulate the gia national winners, and take a closer look at the companies 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 IHAGlobal Innovation Awards 2014 program and to find short introductions, with store images, to all 23 gia winners of 2013-2014.