1998 POSTS SOLID SALES YEAR: NHMA STUDY

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Consumers are spending more on housewares, and they are turning most frequently to mass retailers and supercenters for their purchases, according to National Housewares Manufacturers Association's (NHMA) State of the Industry Report. Pulling in another strong year, the housewares industry grew by 7.9% to notch $63 billion in sales, said the report, which takes a detailed look at

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Consumers are spending more on housewares, and they are turning most frequently to mass retailers and supercenters for their purchases, according to National Housewares Manufacturers Association's (NHMA) State of the Industry Report. Pulling in another strong year, the housewares industry grew by 7.9% to notch $63 billion in sales, said the report, which takes a detailed look at housewares industry sales by category and distribution channel.

The annual report is a co

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