July 23rd, 2016
According to Euromonitor International data, small cooking appliances and food preparation devices are expected to grow robustly over the next five years. Manufacturers are using new technology in order to satisfy consumer demand; mini-versions of products being a prime example. SEB Group recently launched various sizes of its light fryers, targeting two-person households. Oster, Ninja […]
June 28th, 2016
Electric toothbrushes is expected to post a volume CAGR of 4% over 2015-2020. Developed markets, namely Germany, the US, the UK and France are the major markets currently and are expected to drive the growth over the forecast period.
June 19th, 2016
Less than a year after its launch, Keurig Green Mountain announced it is withdrawing from the market its Keurig Kold at-home pod sparkling beverage maker.
June 18th, 2016
Following the announcement in February 2016 of the acquisition of Sharp Corp, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, trading as (Foxconn Technology Group), has been pursuing regulatory approval of the deal in key markets.
June 1st, 2016
It is advisable for the price premium of a connected appliance to be matched with the benefits accumulated over its replacement cycle to consumers. Benefits in tangible values, such as energy savings, can be quantified, whereas convenience can be measured by price sensitivity surveys as a guide for pricing. Manufacturers should strengthen collaboration with […]
May 31st, 2016
Western Europe is clearly the leader when comparing the built in segment in major appliances to the freestanding segment, holding the highest ratio at regional level. However, some of the trends that have historically promoted this behaviour are now being seen in younger markets such as Latin America. Download as an MP3
May 10th, 2016
US department stores retailer J.C. Penney made a major splash on Monday, 9 May 2016, when it announced that it would be expanding its major appliances offerings to nearly 500 stores in the US and would be offering the products on jcp.com after a trial in February.
May 10th, 2016
The lack of common standards among manufacturers is making it difficult for consumers to operate smart appliances at home. For example, some smart appliances voice control functions cannot accurately recognize accents. The development of too many features is also driving up the price of connected appliances. In the future, manufacturers should follow a modular […]
April 24th, 2016
As discussed on a previous videocast, internet retailing’s growth is the most significant amongst all distribution channels for consumer appliances.
April 23rd, 2016
The global infrastructure is ready for connected appliances. More than half of the world population is connected to the internet and global retail volume of smartphones exceeded one billion units in 2015.