HOUSEWARES BUYERS UNDETERRED BY CANCELLATIONS

CHICAGO -- General merchandise buyers apparently are planning to turn out in force for this year's International Housewares Show, despite some vendor cancellations and the overall decline in travel since September.Buyer registration for the show, scheduled for Jan. 13 to 15 here, is on a pace to exceed last year's attendance, according to the International Housewares Association, Rosemont, Ill. Buyer

CHICAGO -- General merchandise buyers apparently are planning to turn out in force for this year's International Housewares Show, despite some vendor cancellations and the overall decline in travel since September.

Buyer registration for the show, scheduled for Jan. 13 to 15 here, is on a pace to exceed last year's attendance, according to the International Housewares Association, Rosemont, Ill. Buyer registration is on track to surpass last year's turnout of nearly 17,000 by 2% to 3%

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