There is always something new to see at any given International
Home + Housewares Show. Reynolds says this year’s most exciting
addition will be the IHA Smart Home Pavilion, a display in the Hall
of Global Innovation that will illuminate the progress the industry has
made in supporting the smart home revolution. “Experts in the smart
home/connected products arena will be on hand to answer questions
at the pavilion,” he says. “In addition, exhibitors throughout the show
that have smart or connected products in their booth will have signage
highlighting them for buyers.”
Not to be forgotten is the show floor where exhibitors—such as the
ones featured below—display their latest and greatest products.
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Big Time Products
Big Time Products is fully committed to growing its business
as a partner in hand protection
and umbrellas. “I want visitors
to walk out of our booth saying,
‘I do not need to worry about
my results in the categories I
stock Big Time Products,’” says
Tim Stapleton, president of U.S.
and international sales for the
Rome, Ga.-based company.
Though Big Time Products is just 14 years old, it does business with
more than 100,000 retailers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico—and it is
growing. Stapleton says growth is occuring at double-digit rates annually. He credits the growth to the use of best practices in distribution,
logistic, IT, design and sales.
“Supporting our customers is our No. 1 goal,” he says.
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From food prep tools and gadgets, to cookware, bakeware
and food storage, Bradshaw
International offers just about
everything a home cook could
need. Bradshaw’s big reveal at
the show will be its entry into
the hydration market.
GoBottle is a complete line of
plastic drink bottles and insulated stainless steel drink mugs that will
be marketed under Bradshaw’s flagship GoodCook brand.
“The GoBottle hydration system was designed to appeal to first
adopters who aren’t afraid to try new brands or expand their choices in
order to meet their everyday needs at work, school, the gym or with the
family,” says Barber.
The collection includes 25 SKUs in many popular sizes, and is
designed to appeal to Millennials and the trend toward personal hydra-
tion. The acrylic bottles come with a variety of drinking lids, including
straw sippers, biker-style squeeze valves, lockable chuggers and dual-
sided openings. A stainless steel selection offers pro grade performance
and vacuum insulation technology that keeps hot liquids hot for up to
eight hours on some bottles and cold liquids cold for up to 24 hours on
others. A Growler-style beer jug and wine-chilling tumbler is also part
of the collection.
Butler Home Products
As a diverse supplier, Butler Home
Products officials say the Hudson,
Mass.-based company creates
solutions for its retail partners.
“We can be that one-stop shop
supplier across many categories,”
says Michael Silverman, senior
Butler will be showcasing all of
its main business units at this year’s International Home + Housewares
Show. Silverman says Butler will feature new product offerings in a
multiple of categories, including cleaning tools, sponges, household
gloves, laundry accessories and lint products.
He adds that the company’s goal at the show is “to continue to explain
the value-add we can supply to our customers. For more than 70 years,
we have been a trusted partner to our retail customers and, as we continue to grow, we have more to offer.”
Cool Gear International
Visitors to Cool Gear
International’s booth should
feel quite comfortable.
That’s because the Plymouth,
Mass.-based company will
unveil a new booth that
resembles a home.
“As you flow through the
That approach includes the launch of several products such as: the
Callisto chiller, an upgrade to the chiller introduced in 2010; the Zeus
Protein Shaker, a two-stage sports hydration bottle that releases a
mixing ball and protein powder from the patent pending lid into the
21-ounce bottle with the twist of a dial; and System Series bottles, a