The International Housewares Association has announced the 32 retailers from 31 countries that comprise the national gia (Global Innovation Award) winners for 2019-2020. UK winner Jarrold of Norwich (announced at The Excellence in Housewares Awards 2019) joins a host of top retailers representing home and housewares retail excellence in the international spotlight.
Celebrating 20 years, the gia programme is organised and globally sponsored by the IHA (International Housewares Association) and The Inspired Home Show. Progressive Housewares is the exclusive UK sponsor for the gia UK retail award. Fittingly, this year’s line-up marks the highest number of participating countries since the programme launched in 2000.
The 2019-2020 national gia winners are:
Argentina – Reina Batata Bazar Boutique – www.reinabatata.com
Australia – Few and Far – www.fewandfar.com.au
Austria – ORANGEandGREEN – www.orangeandgreen.at
Brazil – Westwing – www.westwing.com.br
Canada – HOME on water st. – www.homeonwaterst.com
China – KEYE CASA – www.keyecasa.com
Colombia – Miscelandia – www.miscelandia.co
Denmark – Sinnerup – www.sinnerup.dk
France – La Maison Pernoise – www.lamaisonpernoise.com
Germany – Claudia Scheck – www.claudia-scheck.de
India – Praxis Home Retail Limited – www.praxisretail.in
Ireland – Stock Design
Italy – Negozio Mori – www.negoziomori.it
Japan – ISETAN SHINJUKU – isetan.mistore.jp/store
Middle East – UAE – Tavola – www.4homes.ae
Netherlands – Woerdman Kookkado – www.woerdmankookgoedkoop.nl
Norway – Hansen & Co. – hansenco.no
Poland – Miloo Home – www.miloohome.pl
Portugal – In&Out Cooking – store.inoutcooking.com
Russia – Di Murano – dimurano.ru
Saudia Arabia – Aura Living – auraliving.com
South Africa – Carrol Boyes – www.carrolboyes.com
Southeast Asia: Thailand – Central Department Store – www.centralretail.com
Spain – La Oca – www.laoca.es
Sweden – Artilleriet – The Kitchen – www.artilleriet.se
Switzerland – Sibler AG – www.sibler.com
Turkey – EnPlus – www.enplus.com.tr
Ukraine – PROMENU by MIRS Corporation – www.promenu.ua
United Kingdom – Jarrold – www.jarrold.co.uk
Uruguay – Ehause Kitchen & Cooking – www.ehause.com.uy
USA: Gift Retailers – The Paddington Family of Stores – www.paddingtonstationashland.com
USA: Housewares Retailer – The Butler’s Pantry – www.shopthebutlerspantry.com
Since the launch, there have been more than 460 gia retail award winners, from 48 countries on six continents. The awards recognise retail innovation and initiatives, visual merchandising, customer services and staff training.
Jarrold of Norwich and the other national gia winners will be honoured in Chicago on March 14, coinciding with The Inspired Home Show (March 14-17). It will receive its gia UK trophy at a lavish awards evening, where five gia honorees will also be announced, as well as the Martin M Pegler Award for Visual Merchandising and the Digital Commerce Award. The event will also present the winners of the IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) for Product Design, as well as honouring the winners of the 2020 Student Design competition.
Jarrold, which is now celebrating 250 years of business, will be part of the gia showcase of the retail excellence on the show’s Grand Concourse bridge. As part of gia’s educational offering, the gia expert jurors (Anne Kong, Scott Kohno, Henrik Peter Reisby Nielsen and Wolfgang Gruschwitz) will discuss Retail & Consumer Trends with a 2020 Vision (with reference to gia winners) in the Innovation Theatre on March 16.
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