December, 2015 – Kitchen Shop has been nominated in the Excellence in Housewares Awards 2015, this recognized our comprehensive range, different and exciting displays and excellence product quality. Kitchen Shop is delighted to received gia Award as Honoring Houseware Retail Excellence 2015 in January 2016, Chicago, has earn recognition on our creative merchandising and exciting displays.
gia Awards 2015-2016
The International Home + Housewares Show and International Housewares Association (IHA), the global sponsors and organizers of the IHA gia program, announced the national gia winners of 2015-2016 – including 25 outstanding home and housewares retailers from 23 countries around the globe.
The gia program was created by the IHA and 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 350 gia retail award winners, from more than 40 countries on six continents.
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
Each national gia winner is invited to the International Home + Housewares 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, the winners of the Martin M. Pegler Award for Excellence in Visual Merchandising and the gia Digital Commerce Award for Excellence in Online Retailing.