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IHA’s Inspired Home Show Discusses Convention’s Success

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The Inspired Home Show 2022 wrapped up on March 7 at McCormick Place in Chicago after three days. It was the first time that the event, formerly known as the International Home and Housewares Show, has taken place since 2019.

Twenty thousand attendees and more than 1,000 exhibiting companies signed-up to discover new products, reconnect with colleagues and advance the home and housewares industry.

The show featured multiple new and returning attractions, including products, retailers and students honored at the gia Global Innovation Awards, four keynote presentations on consumer trends, retail thought leadership and industry statistics, three days of educational sessions in the Innovation Theater, multiple networking events including a social media influencer meet and greet and New Exhibitor and Trending Today Previews, and a full slate of celebrity chef demonstrations in the Cooking Theater, headlined by Martha Stewart.

Most importantly was strong support for the show demonstrated by the industry, through the presence of 1,016 exhibitors from 40 countries and retailers from 49 of 50 U.S. states and 84 countries.

Attendees confirmed at the show included a strong showing from gift, specialty and independent retailers, and from senior-level executives, DMMs, GMMs and buyers from major retailers and distributors including representatives from:


  • Ace Hardware, Albertsons, Aldi, Amazon, At Home, Bed Bath & Beyond, Big Lots, Bloomingdales, C&S Wholesale, Costco, Crate & Barrel, Do It Best, Dollar General, Hobby Lobby, HomeGoods, Hy-Vee, Imperial Distributors, Joanns, Kohl’s, Kroger, Macy’s, Meijer, Overstock, Pampered Chef, Qurate/HSN/QVC, Ross Stores, Sam’s Club, Sur La Table, Target, The Container Store, TJX Companies, Tuesday Morning, Walgreens, Walmart, Wayfair, Wegman’s, Williams Sonoma and Zulily.


  • Grupo Pao De Acucar, Brazil; Polishop, Brazil; Linen Chest, Canada; London Drugs, Canada; The Bay, Canada; Cencosud, Chile; Falabella Retail, Chile; Hipermercados Tottus, Chile; Sodimac, Chile; Continente SAS, Colombia; Grupo Exito, Colombia; Jeronimo Martins, Colombia; Pepe Ganga – Almacenes Maximo, Colombia; Sodimac Colombia SAS, Colombia; Super Almacenes Olimpica, Colombia; Imerco A/S, Denmark; Sukasa SA, Ecuador; TIA SA, Ecuador; Galeries Lafayette, France; Leroy Merlin France, France; Monoprix, France; Teleshopping, France; Home Shopping Europe, Germany; Otto GMBH & CO KG, Germany; Rewe Group Buying GMBH, Germany; Distribuidora R&V Comercial, Guatemala; Hometown by Praxis Retail LTD, India; Home Store and More, Ireland; United Hardware Limited, Ireland; Chedraui, Mexico; Comercial Multinova SA DE CV, Mexico; Coppel SA DE CV, Mexico; El Palacio de Hierro, Mexico; HEB, Mexico; Liverpool, Mexico; Mercado Libre, Mexico; Organizacion Soriana, Mexico; Sears Operadora, Mexico; Tiendas Chapur, Mexico; Alpha 55, Morocco; Do It Center, Panama; Farmacia Arrocha, Panama; May’s Zona Libre, Panama; Cencosud Retail SA, Peru; B3 Sp. ZO.O, Poland; Superwnetrze PL, Poland; Tamimi Markets, Saudi Arabia; Yeo Teck Seng (S) PTE. LTD, Singapore; Shoprite Checkers PTY LTD, South Africa; Verimark (PTY) LTD, South Africa; El Corte Ingles, Spain; La Oca, Spain; Betty Bossi, Switzerland; COOP, Switzerland; Manor AG, Switzerland; Enplus, Turkey; Ace Hardware, United Arab Emirates; Burton McCall LTD, United Kingdom; Eddingtons LTD, United Kingdom; Harrods LTD, United Kingdom; Lakeland Limited, United Kingdom; Next UK, United Kingdom; Sainsburys/Argos/Habitat, United Kingdom; Tesco UK, United Kingdom; TJX Europe, United Kingdom

The Inspired Home Show 2023 will take place March 4-7 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Buyer registration is currently open at TheInspiredHomeShow.com/Register. Exhibit space applications will be accepted beginning in May. 

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