Artichoke receives the gia (Global Innovation Award) for USA

What more can we say. We are absolutely thrilled and humbled to receive the 2018 gia, or Global Innovation Award.

The gia is the  world’s leading awards program honoring overall excellence, business innovation and creative merchandising in homegoods retailing.

The International Home + Housewares Show, Chicago, and IHA, together with the initial group of magazine sponsors from 13 countries, officially launched gia in January 2000 with the goal of honoring excellence in homegoods retailing around the world. Today, gia is the most recognized, high-profile awards program for homegoods retailers anywhere around the globe. Read more about the program at:

The gia program was created by IHA and the International Home + Housewares Show to foster innovation and excellence in home and housewares retailing throughout the world. For the first time Gourmet Insider® is the U.S. sponsor representing housewares specialty retailing. (Thank you, Gourmet Insider for your support!)

The competition is structured on a two-tier level, national and global, evaluating retailers within the following 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; and innovation.

As part of its honor, Artichoke will be featured in the gia showcase in the Hall of Global Innovation in the Lakeside Center lobby throughout the duration of the IH+HS, which will take place at Chicago’s McCormick Place from March 2 to March 5, 2019. There, visuals of the award-winning store design and branding ideas, exquisite visual merchandising and innovative displays will be on display. There are 30 national gia winners representing 29 countries and Artichoke will be competing for Global gia honors.