IHA Announces Innovation Awards Finalists
13 Categories, 63 Finalists Named
ROSEMONT, ILL (Feb. 13, 2015)-The 63 finalists in the annual IHA Innovations Awards have been announced by the International Housewares Association. Winners in each of 13 categories will be announced in a ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7 in the Innovation Theater, Room E350, Lakeside Center, followed by a reception at the Innovation Awards display in the Hall of Global Innovation (Lakeside Center Lobby). The 2015 International Home + Housewares Show opens at 10 a.m. on March 7 and runs through 3 p.m. March 10.
More than 500 entries were received and were judged by a panel of industry experts and news media. The finalists will be on display in the New Product Showcases located in the Buyers Club in each Show building.
“We are pleased to honor exhibitors’ cutting-edge innovations. Congratulations to all of the finalists,” said Phil Brandl, IHA president & CEO.
The finalists in the Kitchen Hand Tools & Cutlery category are:
- IMCG, Inc. – Butter Mill
- Kuhn Rikon Corp. – Kuhn Rikon Epicurean Ratchet Grinder
- Paderno World Cuisine – Paderno World-Cuisine 4-Blade Pro Spiralizer
- Tovolo – Stainless Steel Yolk Out™ Whisk
- Trudeau Corporation – Adjustable Pastry Wheel
The judging panel for the annual IHA Innovation Awards included housewares merchants from retailers including Ace Hardware, Broadmans of South Africa, Brooks Stevens, Canadian Tire, Cook’s Warehouse, JC Penney, Kitchen Kaboodle, Kitchen Window, Kroger/Fred Meyer, Lowes, Shopko, Spoon and Whisk, Steamer Trading of the U.K., The Container Store and Yuppiechef of South Africa. Other judges included consumer editors and bloggers and many distinguished industry designers.
The International Home + Housewares Show will feature more than 2,100 exhibitors from 49 countries and more than 60,000 total attendees. For more information or to register for a badge, please visit www.housewares.org