CHICAGO -- Supermarket buyers braved snow, snarled airline schedules and wind chills of 75 degrees below zero to find out what's new in housewares, a category many chains are expanding. The massive International Housewares Show, sponsored by the National Housewares Manufacturers Association, drew more than 8,000 domestic buyers, some from a number of large supermarket chains and wholesalers, to Chicago's McCormick Place, Jan. 16 to 19. This year more than 2,000 exhibitors displayed their ...

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