StinkBOSS named finalist in IHA Global Innovation

OVERLAND PARK, KS, March 13, 2017 -- StinkBOSS, is pleased to announce that it has been chosen as one of the finalists for the New Product Showcase/IHA Global Innovation Awards at the International Home & Housewares Show in the Cleaning category, for its shoe and sports gear deodorizer, dryer and sanitizer.

StinkBOSS was one of 500 entries and 65 finalists for product design; and one of 5 finalists in the Cleaning category. Entries were received and judged by a panel of industry experts and news media. Winners in 13 categories will be announced during the invitation-only GIA dinner Saturday, March 18. The finalists and winners will be on display in the Hall of Global Innovation in the Lakeside Center Lobby throughout the IH&H Show.

The Global Innovation Award finalist is not the only recognition StinkBOSS is receiving. The hi-tech home gadget was featured on the TODAY Show's, Hot Fall Tech Gadgets segment.

StinkBOSS creator, Hilary Philgreen, came up with the idea while getting a whiff of sweaty soccer gear and basketball shoes when carpooling after a day of kid’s sports. She just couldn’t take it anymore! “My kids stink,” she said with a laugh. “We were in the car a lot, and it smelled so bad that we had to roll the windows down, and I thought, ‘I have got to come up with a solution.’” Philgreen worked with engineers and developers who are co-workers at the company where she is employed to come up with the StinkBOSS concept.

StinkBOSS doesn’t just mask odors, but rather utilizes ozone to kill the bacteria that cause stink. StinkBOSS dries, disinfects and deodorizes shoes, cleats, gym bags, hockey gloves and more. People often ask if they can put their pet, brother, sister, children or husband in the StinkBOSS. The answer is “no”. Do not put any living things that smell bad in the StinkBOSS, it’s time for a shower.

Join the movement to defeat stink and see the StinkBOSS in action at the Cedarlane Culinary booth L12951 in the Lakeside Building and at the Inventors Corner near booth #N7366 in the North Building at the International Home & Housewares Show.

StinkBOSS, a Kansas City based company, teamed up with Cedarlane Culinary a Canadian distributor, to exhibit at the International Home & Housewares Show March 18-21, at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Cedarlane is a full-service distribution company located in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. StinkBOSS is available at Bed Bath & Beyond, Wayfair, Sharper Image, Title Boxing, and more.

IHA Global Innovation Awards is the leading housewares industry awards program, covering both retailers and manufacturers/designers, worldwide.

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About ARY Inc.

ARY Inc. brings a unique collection of innovative brands and products to market, each with its own identity and purpose.


Cedarlane is a full-service distribution company located in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Cedarlane Culinary has been working with industry leading chefs, entrepreneurs, and innovative companies to bring the newest modernist cooking equipment to the North American market as the popularity of these new science-based techniques continue to grow. We are continually looking for unique and innovative products that increase quality of life, and we are excited to add the StinkBOSS as the newest fantastic addition to our product offering.

Cedarlane Culinary 

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