How did independent cookshops and housewares retailers fare in 2018? What was the most positive influence on trade? What do they regard as the biggest threats to trade? What categories saw the most growth last year? Find out in the PH/Bira Retail Barometer.
In the newest issue since trade-show season, PH rounds-up the excitement across the show-floors of Birmingham, Frankfurt, and Chicago, with Hong Kong’s Housewares Fair ready to open its doors next week. With no better excuse to put-off rationalising travel expenses, the latest issue is packed-full with over 50 pages of news, views, product updates and more to keep you occupied and informed.
For those who didn’t manage to get over to chilly Chicago in march, a review of the stunning housewares retailers that have won gia Global Honoree awards in our International Retailer focus.
The much-anticipated Progressive Housewares/Bira Retail Barometer reveals some hard facts about the state of the housewares nation, giving both suppliers and retailers a first-hand report. Retail has changed significantly over the last decade, and this detailed analysis should be read and discussed by everyone. We welcome your feedback, please do get in touch with comments or additions.
On the product front, an exciting look into what men want in the kitchen. In the run-up to Fathers’ Day, four cookshops reveal their bestsellers for men’s gifts or self-purchases in our latest What’s Cooking? And how is the tabletop changing? Look at how tableware manufacturers are encouraging consumers to get creative with their settings in our tableware focus. PH also turns up the temperature with PH’s annual focus on cookware developments.
But of course, retailing is not just as simple as product selection and great window displays, as Holly Wilson testifies with feedback from the frontline.