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January 27, 2022
Innovative Retailers Across World To Be Honored at The Inspired Home Show


A record number of innovative and creative home and housewares retailers from across the world will be honored the annual IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) program during The Inspired Home Show 2022.

The Inspired Home Show and the International Housewares Association (IHA), global sponsors and organizers of the gia program, will recognize 32 national gia winners from 33 countries for 2021-2022 during the Show, March 5-7 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.


India, HomeTown
The national winners will be honored at an awards dinner on March 5. Global gia honorees and winners of the Martin M. Pegler and gia Digital Commerce Award will be announced during the dinner. The national winners will be featured during the Show with banners and a special display in the Grand Concourse Walkway at McCormick Place.

The gia program was created by IHA and The Inspired Home Show (formerly the International Home + Housewares Show) to foster innovation and excellence in home and housewares retailing throughout the world. Since the launch of gia in 2000, there have been close to 500 gia retail award winners, from over 50 countries on six continents.

2021-2022 national gia winners:

Country Store Name Store Website
Argentina Paul French Gallery pauldeco.com
Australia MAKE Designed Objects makedesignobjects.com
Belgium Dupont NV kookboetiek.be
Bermuda The Chefs Shop, Bermuda 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
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
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
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
USA – Housewares Retailers The Butler’s Pantry shopthebutlerspantry.com
The gia competition is structured on a two-tier level, national and global, to honor 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 in Chicago, 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 Honorees 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.

Germany, Lorey

Representing retailing excellence around the world, gia it is part of a larger education initiative that includes seminars by retail experts, columns in international housewares publications and educational sessions at events in sponsors’ home countries, according to IHA As part of gia’s educational offering, on Monday, March 7, the four gia Expert Jurors — Wolfgang Gruschwitz, Scott Kohno, Henrik Peter Reisby Nielsen and Anne Kong— will present a special session in the Show’s Innovation Theater, “Retail 360° – Redefining the Customer Experience.”

For more information about The Inspired Home Show 2022 Show and to register for a Show entrance badge, visit TheInspiredHomeShow.com. Before picking up their Show badge at McCormick Place, all exhibitors and attendees will be required to demonstrate proof of vaccination or produce a negative Covid-19 test that had been administered in the previous 72 hours. 

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