Industry News

  • Fridgemaster announces rebrand

    By ieradmin on April 23, 2018
    Home appliance brand Fridgemaster has announced that it will unveil its first official rebrand this week. The rebrand will see a refresh and relaunch of the brand’s logo and branding, as well as the launch of a new interactive website, forming part of a strategy to reintroduce the Fridgemaster name to UK households, the company says. The company has spent […]
  • Connect appointed preferred distributor for Melitta®

    By ieradmin on April 18, 2018
    Connect Distribution Services has announced a new strategic partnership with coffee appliance manufacturer Melitta®, with Connect being awarded Preferred Distributor status for the full range of Melitta products in the UK. Melitta national account manager David M Price said: “Connect has a proven track record and vast experience in successfully marketing, promoting and selling electrical products through their extensive distribution […]
  • Long-time Brabantia director Ab van Houdt joins Rank Sharp Industries

    By ieradmin on April 18, 2018
    After 32 years at housewares brand Brabantia, most recently as executive director based in the Netherlands, Ab van Houdt is joining Rank Sharp as global brand and commercial director. In his new role, Ab will oversee Rank Sharp’s expansion programme including the global roll out of the Brabantia Appliances range – a collaboration between Brabantia Netherlands and Rank Sharp Hong […]
  • Head of customer service operations joins Hoover Candy Group

    By ieradmin on April 17, 2018
    Domestic appliance manufacturer Hoover Candy Group has appointed a new head of customer service operations to its contact centre in Bolton. With experience spanning almost three decades, including leading customer service teams for British Gas, BskyB and Boohoo, Angela Wallace will lead the Group’s 120-strong workforce which handles incoming enquiries for the Hoover, Candy and Baumatic brands. Reporting to operations […]
  • Whirlpool launches partnership with Youreko

    By ieradmin on April 17, 2018
    Premium appliance manufacturer Whirlpool has partnered with Youreko to help consumers understand the financial benefit of efficient appliances. Youreko is an energy savings tool, installed on the Whirlpool website, which rates products according to their running costs and demonstrates a product’s lifetime electricity financial saving. According to Youreko, 90% of consumers find this information useful to know when purchasing a […]
  • Loewe expands UK team

    By ieradmin on April 17, 2018
    German consumer electronics brand Loewe has announced that it is expanding its team in the UK. Loewe has expanded its account management team with the addition of Danny Cavie. Danny’s role will be to provide improved support to Loewe’s current dealer base, ensuring all stockists have everything they need to build their business with Loewe, the company says. Having previously […]
  • Panasonic appoints new general manager of independent sales

    By ieradmin on April 16, 2018
    Panasonic has announced the appointment of Graham Goldsmith as general manager of independent sales, effective immediately. In his new role, Graham will work alongside the Panasonic sales leadership team and will be responsible for the UK independents and Panasonic Stores. Graham will be responsible for defining and implementing sales strategy across all product categories, including TV, audio, digital imaging, beauty […]
  • High street stores opening at lowest rate in seven years

    By ieradmin on April 16, 2018
    The number of new high street stores opening in 2017 fell to 4,083, from 4,534 in 2016, according to research compiled by the Local Data Company (LDC) for PwC. The data shows that the second half of 2017 saw substantially more closures and less openings than the first six months of the year, reflecting a tough trading environment including a […]
  • Electrical industry’s best and brightest take home silverware at the IER Awards 2018

    By ieradmin on April 13, 2018
    The very best from across the electrical retailing sector gathered yesterday at London’s Park Plaza Victoria Hotel to celebrate the success of the past twelve months at the 26th iteration of the IER Awards. The refreshed format saw the daytime event kick off with a products and services demonstration, giving guests a unique opportunity to network with key figures from retailers […]
  • Wisbech students take to their bikes to raise money for trip of a lifetime

    By ieradmin on April 10, 2018
    Hughes Electrical in Wisbech is helping two local students in their attempt to raise £8,000 to go on a trip of a lifetime. Samuel Gowler and Ayran Hodgson, Year 10 pupils at Marshland High School, are planning to spend four weeks in Borneo where they will help local communities build better facilities, including a new classroom. One of the fund-raising […]