Every March in Chicago, the IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) are hosted by the International Housewares Association. The gia awards, “the Oscars® of the housewares industry”, bring together the world’s most innovative retailers, all having been voted as the best in their country.
The IHA Global Innovation Awards program was created to celebrate excellence and innovation in home and housewares retailing on an international level. Since the launch of gia in 2000, there have been over 370 gia retail award winners, from 45 countries on six continents.
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.
2016-2017 national gia winners:
|Brazil||Doural Home & Design|
|Canada||The Gourmet Warehouse|
|Eastern Europe (Czech Republic)||Potten & Pannen – Staněk KitchenAid Concept Store & Gourmet Academy|
|India||The Home Sukh|
|Italy||Stile Event Store|
|Japan||The Loft Co., Ltd|
|Middle East (U.A.E.)||Homes R US|
|New Zealand||Green with Envy|
|Poland||Dajar sp. z.o.o|
|USA – Internet/Catalogue||Amazon.com|
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 IHA Global Innovation Award program and to find short introductions and images of all 28 gia winners of 2016-2017.
Watch a quick gia video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nstWtqa6yJc