Excellence in housewares retailing is an important focus at The Inspired Home Show 2022 in Chicago, with a record number of home and housewares retailers to be honoured at the annual IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) program.

The Inspired Home Show and the International Housewares Association (IHA), the global sponsors and organisers of the gia program, revealed the national gia winners for 2021-2022 from 32 countries around the world.

The Inspired Home Show will be held from March 5 to 7 at McCormick Place with Covid-19 safety-related policies and protocols, as well as a shortened schedule for the event.

The gia program was created by IHA and The Inspired Home Show to foster innovation and excellence in home and housewares retailing throughout the world.

The 2021-2022 national gia winners are:

Country                         Store Name                                     Store website

Argentina                       Paul French Gallery                        pauldeco.com

Australia                        MAKE Designed Objects                makedesignedobjects.com

Belgium                         Dupont NV                                    https://kookboetiek.be

Bermuda                        The Chefs Shop, Bermuda               https://chefshopbermuda.shop

Brazil                             Westwing Brasil                             westwing.com.br

Canada                          HOME on water st.                         homeonwaterst.com

China                             Keye Casa                                      keyecasa.com

Colombia                       Miscelandia                                    miscelandia.co

Denmark                       Sinnerup                                        sinnerup.dk

Eastern Europe –

  Hungary                       KITCHENSHOP                            kitchenshop.hu       

France                           La Maison Pernoise                        lamaisonpernoise.com

Germany                       Lorey                                             lorey.de

India                              HomeTown

                                      – by Praxis Home Retail Limited     hometown.in

Ireland                           Stock Design                                  stockdesignonline.com

Italy                               Negozio Mori                                 negoziomori.it

Japan                             KEYUCA                                       keyuca.com

Middle East –

  United Arab Emirates   DWELL                                         dwellstores.ae

Netherlands                   Woerdman Kookkado                     woerdmankookgoedkoop.nl

Norway                         Hansen & Co                                  hansenco.no

Poland                           Miloo Home                                   miloohome.pl

Portugal                         In&Out Cooking                             inoutcooking.com

Russia                            Di Murano                                      dimurano.ru

Saudi Arabia                  aura Living                                     auraliving.com

South Africa                  Carrol Boyes                                  carrolboyes.com

Southeast Asia –

  Taiwan                         hengstyle                                        hengstyle.com

Spain                             La Oca                                           laoca.es

Sweden                          Artilleriet The Kitchen                    artilleriet.se

Switzerland                    Sibler AG                                       sibler.com

Turkey                           EnPlus                                            enplus.com.tr

United Kingdom            Jarrold                                            jarrold.co.uk

Uruguay                        Kitchen & Cooking                         ehause.com.uy

USA – Gift Retailers      Paddington Station                          paddingtonstationashland.com


  Housewares Retailers   The Butler’s Pantry                         shopthebutlerspantry.com

The gia competition is structured on a two-tier level, national and global, to honour independent and multiple location home and housewares retailers for excellence in several business categories.

  • Overall mission statement, vision and strategy
  • Store design and layout
  • Visual merchandising, displays and window displays
  • Marketing, advertising and promotions
  • Customer service and staff training
  • Innovation

Each national gia winner is invited to The Inspired Home Show, where the global gia jury consisting of four experts representing Asia, Europe and the Americas, plus a rotating group of co-sponsoring trade publication editors from around the world, will select up to five gia Global Honourees and the winners of the Martin M. Pegler Award for Excellence in Visual Merchandising and the gia Digital Commerce Award for Excellence in Online Retailing. 

Feature image: EnPlus in Turkey.