Monthly Archives: October 2013

How “Makers” Are Changing The Housewares Industry

Futurist David Pescovitz talked about the “future of making” in his keynote presentation at CHESS, IHA’s senior-level conference for industry decision-makers that was held a couple of weeks ago in Chicago. David is the research director at the Institute for...

How the Housewares Industry Can Finally Give Retailers What They Want

“So, how big is the air cleaner market?” That was one of my first questions when I started my new job as Marketing Manager for air cleaners at what was then known as Norelco Consumer Products. (It’s now called Philips...

Four Things I Learned at CHESS

I just got back from CHESS, the senior-level two-day conference for industry leaders that the International Housewares Association (IHA) organizes every year in Chicago. The conference was packed full of thought-provoking information about the importance of digital and how digital...