Innovation at IHS
The IHS Global Innovation Award for Retail Excellence (gia)
Today, retailers have to create some sizzle and entertain customers who may end up buying their products online or from somebody else. For more than a decade the Global Innovation Award (gia), sponsored by the International Housewares Association and International Home + Housewares Show along with international trade publications around the world, has recognized the best in global retail merchandising while teaching retailers who attend the show the techniques developed by the most visionary minds in the business.
The gia is the leading housewares industry awards program fostering innovation and excellence in housewares retailing throughout the world. The 2011-2012 GIA Global Honorees were Sur La Table of the U.S., Morandin Regali of Italy, De Bijenkorf of the Netherlands, home&you of Poland and NK Glas, Porslin & Kök of Sweden.