Industry News

  • Government risks deadly delay on white goods fires, London Fire Brigade warns

    By ieradmin on August 21, 2017
    More people will die in fires caused by faulty white goods such as tumble dryers unless the Government takes urgent action, according to a letter published by the London Fire Brigade. One year on from a fire caused by a faulty Indesit tumble dryer that ripped through several homes in a Shepherds Bush tower block, the Government has yet to […]
  • July retail figures unveiled by ONS, with food sales propping up volume growth

    By ieradmin on August 18, 2017
    The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed its official figures for retail sales for the month of July. The quantity bought (volume) in retail sales increased by 0.3% compared with the previous month, driven by strong sales in food stores at 1.5% – recovering from a fall of 1.1% in June 2017. All other sectors except food and household […]
  • Toshiba TVs appoints new European sales and marketing director

    By ieradmin on August 17, 2017
    Toshiba TVs has announced the appointment of new European sales and marketing director, Bart Kuijten. Tasked with driving the brand forward, Bart will be responsible for the Toshiba TV business in 38 countries, overseeing local as well as pan-European strategy. On a mission to reclaim and exceed Toshiba’s original TV market share, he offers a wealth of experience in consumer […]
  • Innovation and convenience ‘more important’ than brand for consumers

    By ieradmin on August 15, 2017
    The era of the disloyal consumer is upon us; new research from global ecommerce consultancy Salmon has found that brand loyalty is tumbling as consumers prioritise speed, innovation and convenience when they shop. The international study – which surveyed over 6,000 consumers across the UK, US and Benelux – showed that almost nine in ten (88%) consumers believe speed of […]
  • Sevenoaks Sound and Vision to open Nottingham store

    By ieradmin on August 15, 2017
    Independent electrical retail chain Sevenoaks Sound and Vision has announced that it is set to open a store in Nottingham in September. The business currently has 26 stores nationwide, and has been trading for over 45 years. Sevenoaks Sound and Vision managing director Rob Lawley commented: “Following on from the opening of our new Solihull concept store in June, I […]
  • Gorenje appliances donated to children’s and community charities

    By ieradmin on August 15, 2017
    Slovenia-headquartered kitchen appliance manufacturer Gorenje has agreed to the donation of 45 of its appliances to be gifted to three different charitable causes in the UK. The appliances, all of which were previously used at Woodspeen Cookery School in Newbury, will be donated to New Barn School, a facility for disadvantaged children based in West Berkshire, Young People and Children […]
  • Montpellier announces new appointment

    By ieradmin on August 8, 2017
    Jean Levens has joined Montpellier Domestic Appliances as one of its growing team of national account managers. Jean has previously worked for Miele, BSH, Beko and most recently Glen Dimplex Home Appliances (GDHA). Jean commented: “I’m delighted to join a young, vibrant innovative brand like Montpellier who have a fantastic product base and offer a bespoke channel support network. They […]
  • Hughes Trade appoints business development consultant

    By ieradmin on August 7, 2017
    Hughes Trade has recruited an industry veteran to help its commercial arm fulfil its growth plans, the company has announced. Rob Dixon is joining the company as a business development consultant, bringing with him industry experience including 17 years at Miele Professional where he held a number of senior positions. Rob commented: “I have known Hughes Trade for several years […]
  • Consumer spending falls for third month in a row, Visa reveals

    By ieradmin on August 7, 2017
    Finance firm Visa has announced its latest consumer spending figures. Consumer spending for July fell by -0.8% on an annual basis, following declines in May and June – the first time in four years that spending has declined in three consecutive months. Visa UK & Ireland managing director Kevin Jenkins commented: “Consumer spend fell for the third month in a […]
  • Whirlpool UK Appliances invests in logistics operation

    By ieradmin on August 3, 2017
    Whirlpool UK has announced a ‘significant investment’ to expand the home-delivery service of its appliances directly to the consumer. The company already runs a direct to consumer delivery operation, and the expansion will build on the service. Whirlpool UK now offers seven-day delivery of Hotpoint, Indesit and Whirlpool branded products, with next-day delivery available on orders made before 1800 hours. […]