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2013 International Home + Housewares Show almost sold out

ROSEMONT, Ill. - With two months to go before opening day, the 2013 International Home + Housewares Show is 97% sold out, according to the International Housewares Association, the show's owner and operator. In response to buyer and exhibitor input, the show begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2 and closes at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 5.

"With the economy showing signs of growth, the demand from exhibitors for space in the show has been unprecedented," said Phil Brandl, IHA president. "We are also encouraged by the return of several familiar companies who are exhibiting after a brief absence."

The show will host more than 2,100 exhibitors from around the world, including 400 new companies exhibiting for the first time. A sampling of the well-known suppliers returning to the show after an absence as well as some new exhibitors includes:

Dine + Design Expo: Atalanta Corporation, docrafts, Fortessa, Grunwerg, Hanna's Candles, Igloo Products, Koziol, Menu, Rayware, S.A.L.T.Sisters
Wired + Well Expo: Jarden Consumer Solutions, FHI Heat, Grey Technology, Oreck, PolyScience, Spectrum Brands, Tacony Corporation
Clean, Contain + Sustain Expo: Debbie Meyer Solutions, Fuller Brush, Pioneer Pet Products, LLC, SC Johnson, Stanley Products, Trash Krusher

To view the entire show lineup, buyers may visit and search Housewares Connect 365 to download a complete list of exhibitors as well as to view product catalogs, new product photos and videos and complete company contact information for each exhibitor. Buyers may also register for a no-charge show badge via the website.

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