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Growth in All-in-One Small Appliances

by February 7th, 2016
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  Smaller households are growing demand for all-in-one small appliances such as all-in-one food processors and countertop mixers – thus negating the need to purchase many different appliances with one function. Similarly, double-function vacuum cleaners, which combine stick vacuum cleaners and handheld vacuum cleaners have performed well in Japan. It is projected that manufacturers will […]

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Haier’s Acquisition of GE gives Company Competitive Edge

by January 25th, 2016
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  Haier reached an agreement with General Electric to purchase GE’s appliance business for US $5.4 billion on January 15. According to Euromonitor, GE will offer Haier the chance to speed up its global expansion. GE already has a lucrative brand name in the United States, where major appliances make up 10 percent of the global […]

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Why is General Electric’s Appliances Business a Sexy Acquisition Target?

by January 15th, 2016
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In December 2015, General Electric Co (GE) walked away from the deal to sell its appliances business to Electrolux AB, and GE Appliances CEO Chip Blankenship announced that the appliances business will be put up for sale again. Leading appliances manufacturers, including LG Corp, Samsung Corp, Arçelik AS and Haier Group have expressed interest in […]

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Do Beauty Devices Have Potential in the Emerging Markets of Asia Pacific?

by January 8th, 2016
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While consumer appliances for personal care have been present for some time, it is only recently that electric beauty devices have become part of daily beauty routines. Increasing demand for at-home beauty has brought a wide range of electric beauty devices, such as foot spas and facial saunas, to the market.

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What’s next for GE and Electrolux after the Acquisition Collapse?

by December 10th, 2015
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On December 7th, 2015, GE announced that it terminated the agreement to sell its appliances division to Electrolux due to objections from the US Justice Department. LG, Samsung and Arçelik all expressed interest in the appliances division back in 2014, so GE may attempt to court one of these potential buyers. Arçelik could be the favorite, as […]

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Outstanding Dishwashers Growth Led by Key Asia Pacific Markets

by December 1st, 2015
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Amid the slowdown in growth of major appliances between 2014 and 2015, dishwashers still grew steadily at 3.3% in volume in 2015. It is projected that the sales growth of dishwashers will also outperform other major appliances in the 2015-2020 period. Although North America and Western Europe will still be the largest regional markets in […]

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New Consumer Appliances Research: Key Highlights in 2016 Edition

by November 13th, 2015
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Euromonitor International’s Consumer Appliances 2016 edition is now live on Passport, with the latest research revealing changes in regional and category performances compared to 12 months earlier. Globally, the consumer appliances market is expected to grow by 2% in retail volume terms in 2015, a slowdown compared to 2014, driven by massive declines in Eastern […]

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Will the Future of Air Purifiers in South East Asia Rely on Haze?

by November 4th, 2015
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Two years on from the haze incident in 2013, South East Asian residents are once again experiencing thick haze in the atmosphere from forest fires caused by illegal slash and burn agricultural activities and catalysed by dry weather in Indonesia. As a result, sales of air purifiers are surging in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand, […]

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What Manufacturers Should Note for the Connected Home

by October 18th, 2015
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As a continuation from an earlier opinion article on the connected home, this article explores the product categories for growth and highlights the key to success for the connected home. While the infrastructure is ripe for the connected home to flourish, manufacturers need to adopt the right development strategy and address the challenges ahead to […]