Industry News

  • Hotpoint launches money back guarantee to promote dishwashers

    By ieradmin on October 20, 2017
    Hotpoint has launched a money back guarantee promotion across a selected range of dishwashers. Until December 31 2017, Hotpoint is offering consumers a 30 day money back guarantee on selected built-in and freestanding models. Included in the promotion is the recently launched dishwasher (HFO 3P23 WL UK), which benefits from new 3D Zone Wash technology, which Hotpoint says directs the […]
  • Discounts of 30% or more attract ‘cherry-pickers’ who don’t buy again

    By ieradmin on October 20, 2017
    Customers whose first purchase is discounted by over 30% are less likely to buy from that brand again, according to a new research, in a blow to the sales strategies followed by many retailers in the upcoming holiday season. Slashing prices is a major strategy for acquiring new customers in the last months of the year, but data from customer […]
  • Complaining consumers target retailers through social media

    By ieradmin on October 20, 2017
    New research conducted by HSO has revealed that 36% of consumers would use social media to complain about a product or service. This compared to 30% who would use an online complaints form; 18% who opted for visiting the store and just 14% who preferred the more traditional approach of a telephone call. The survey also revealed that the primary […]
  • Electricals sector suffers first September decline since 2003

    By ieradmin on October 19, 2017
    Online retail figures showed continued growth, but electricals have suffered from increasing price pressures. UK online retail sales were up 14% year-on-year (YoY) in September, according to the latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index. Although this was the third-strongest growth rate so far in 2017, there were signs of macroeconomic pressures influencing shopper behaviour. The electricals sector suffered its […]
  • Wisbech trio raise over £1,000 for cancer charity

    By ieradmin on October 19, 2017
    Three men from Wisbech recently put their best feet forward to help raise over £1,000 for a cancer charity. David Youngs, Stephen Holt and Adam Gray, who all work at the Hughes branch in Market Place, set off to climb Snowdon on August Bank Holiday Monday with a target of raising £500 for Marie Curie in memory of former work […]
  • NEFF teams up with Channel 4 show

    By ieradmin on October 17, 2017
    NEFF has announced that it is teaming up once again with Channel 4’s competitive cooking series, My Kitchen Rules UK, with the brand supplying premium kitchen appliances for the show’s second series. Following the success of the debut series last year, the show returns with more episodes and new hosts; Michelin-Award winning chef Glynn Purnell, and renowned Irish chef, cook […]
  • Beam Group becomes exclusive distribution partner for BISSELL UK & EIRE

    By ieradmin on October 17, 2017
    As of September 2017, Beam Group has been appointed as the exclusive distribution partner for BISSELL UK & EIRE. Following a short transition period, Beam will take full control of supply to Bissell’s existing retail partners and the BISSELL Direct platform, the company has announced. Bissell remains focused on the floorcare market, ranging products from vacuums to carpet deep cleaners. […]
  • ‘Consumer sentiment riding high’ ahead of Black Friday, report reveals

    By ieradmin on October 17, 2017
    Sales and marketing optimisation solutions provider Periscope® By McKinsey has announced the findings of research that it carried-out during October 2017 on consumer sentiment towards Black Friday 2017, the categories they will shop in, and how. As the findings of ‘Black Friday 2017 Shopping Report: Consumer sentiment is riding high’ reveal, consumers have great expectations for this year’s event. Almost […]
  • Whirlpool donates dishwasher to local charity in support of National Quiet Day

    By ieradmin on October 16, 2017
    National Quiet Day presented the perfect opportunity for Whirlpool to support the local charity, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire (CPSL) Mind, providing a dishwasher to support The Sanctuary, the charity’s new initiative. CPSL Mind has introduced the new service, The Sanctuary, to provide a safe haven for anyone experiencing a mental health crisis. The setting is a welcoming and a […]
  • Showcase events promote Off The Wall’s expansion

    By ieradmin on October 6, 2017
    British TV furniture manufacturer Off The Wall Limited held two trade events in London and at its factory in Bradford to showcase its expanded brand portfolio, together with two new concepts in TV furniture, designed to benefit both the consumer and retailer. Over 40 buyers representing leading multiple and independent CE and furniture retailers from around the UK attended the […]