Industry News

  • Belling makes literary debut in support of laundry collection

    By ieradmin on December 12, 2017
    Following the launch of its Sensicare laundry collection, Belling has released a children’s book illustrated by an award-winning author, as part of a fully integrated marketing and retailer support campaign. Teddy Goes For A Swim tells the story of a boy and his favourite cuddly toy, Billy the Bear, who have lots of fantastic imaginary adventures and get into a […]
  • Miele included in YouGov brand recommendation rankings

    By ieradmin on December 12, 2017
    Premium domestic appliance manufacturer, and winner of the Which? Home Appliance Brand 2017, Miele has been included for the second consecutive year in the top 10 brand recommendation rankings, compiled by YouGov. The recommendation rankings are a form of a net promoter score and look at brands’ current and former customers and analyse which ones have the highest proportion of people […]
  • Score new contacts at the IER Awards 2018

    By ieradmin on December 12, 2017
    Bringing together members of the electrical retailing sector to celebrate the most outstanding manufacturers, retailers and individuals, the IER Awards 2018 will take place on Thursday 12 April at the Park Plaza London Victoria Hotel. It’s time to boost votes Voting in the manufacturer categories is now open and will close on 31 January 2018. Retailers are able to have […]
  • Augmented reality facilitates on-the-spot purchase boost, study says

    By ieradmin on December 11, 2017
    Giving consumers access to technology that allows them to visualise products at home before purchasing makes them more likely to part with their money, new research has found. A third of consumers (33%) say they would be more likely to buy a high-ticket item on the spot if they could use augmented reality (AR) to be sure what the product […]
  • Currys PC World launches same-day delivery service

    By ieradmin on December 11, 2017
    Nationwide electrical retailer Currys PC World has announced a partnership with delivery brand On the dot to launch a new same-day delivery service across the UK. Introduced across the country, the new fulfilment offering is designed to make shopping with Currys PC World stores ‘quicker and more convenient than ever before’, the company says. Customers opting for same-day deliveries will […]
  • Hoover wins innovation award at Essential Kitchen & Bathroom Business Awards

    By ieradmin on December 8, 2017
    Domestic appliance manufacturer Hoover was announced as the winner in the Appliance Innovation category at the Essential Kitchen and Bathroom Business Awards. Hoover was congratulated for its built-in Hoover Vision Oven, for showing a breakthrough in technology, product functionality and energy efficiency. Following last year’s inaugural event, the awards, held at The Brewery in London on Thursday November 30 2017, […]
  • BSH appliances to carry Quiet Mark

    By ieradmin on December 7, 2017
    BSH Home Appliances Ltd, manufacturer of brands Bosch, NEFF, Siemens and Gaggenau, has announced that a wide range of its Bosch and Siemens appliances are set to carry the Quiet Mark approval programme award. With open plan living becoming more and more the norm in consumer homes, as well as the preference for wood flooring and shutters rather than sound-absorbing […]
  • Black Friday or Bleak Friday?

    By ieradmin on December 7, 2017
    Optiseller stats have revealed that Black Friday isn’t as important to all sellers as might be expected. The company used this year’s Black Friday as an opportunity to look at how some of the largest sellers on eBay UK performed on what is perceived to be one of the most important trading periods of the year for online retailers. Optiseller COO […]
  • New managing director for GDHA

    By ieradmin on December 7, 2017
    Glen Dimplex Consumer Appliances (GDCA) has appointed Mark Davison, formerly of Aga Rangemaster, as managing director of its domestic appliances business. Mark’s experience includes  four years at Aga Rangemaster, where he was sales and marketing Director, 13 years at Proctor and Gamble, as well as positions at Nestlé, Goodyear Dunlop and Jarden Consumer Solutions. In his new role as managing […]
  • IKEA and Sonos announce collaboration

    By ieradmin on December 6, 2017
    Home and lifestyle retailer IKEA has announced that it is partnering with audio brand Sonos, in a bid to ‘enable more people to create atmosphere at home with great design, music and sound’. Sonos research has shown that people who live together and listen to music together spend more time together at home (three hours more per week than people […]