HOUSEWARES SHOW CHANGES BUMP UP ATTENDANCE

CHICAGO -- A date change from January to March and exhibit floor enhancements brought increased attendance to the Housewares Show here last month, although the number participating in the Association of Retail Marketing Services Supermarket Promotion Show, which runs in the days immediately preceding Housewares, was off.However, retail buyers, suppliers and exhibitors attending both shows told SN

CHICAGO -- A date change from January to March and exhibit floor enhancements brought increased attendance to the Housewares Show here last month, although the number participating in the Association of Retail Marketing Services Supermarket Promotion Show, which runs in the days immediately preceding Housewares, was off.

However, retail buyers, suppliers and exhibitors attending both shows told SN they were focused on the same things that always brought them to Chicago in January: the

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