International Housewares Association

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International Housewares Association (IHA)
Type Trade Organization
  • 6400 Shafer Ct, Ste. 650, Rosemont, IL 60018.
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The International Housewares Association (IHA) is a not-for-profit, full-service trade organization that has been promoting the sales and marketing of housewares since 1938. The association has more than 1,600 member companies from more than 40 countries.[1] IHA is well known for its annual International Home + Housewares Show that is held in March at McCormick Place[2] in Chicago.[3] Member services include industry and government advocacy, export assistance, state of the industry reports, a quarterly newsletter with POS and consumer panel data, executive management peer groups and group discounts for business solution services.[clarification needed] In addition, the association also offers educational support to the Housewares Design Awards to help promote the importance of design in the housewares industry.[4]


  1. ^ "International Housewares Association". International Housewares Association. Retrieved 2000-10-13.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ "McCormick Place History". McCormick Place. Retrieved 2000-10-13.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ "Biz TradeShows". Retrieved 2009-11-03. 
  4. ^ "Housewares Design Awards". Retrieved 2009-11-04. 

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