Consumer Appliances


Industry and Consumer Trends Surrounding Spring in Japan

by , , , , and April 10th, 2016

  Springtime in Japan is marked by Hanami, or flower-viewing parties in Japan. It also marks an important time of year for Japanese manufacturers, consumers and industries. Learn more about how tourism, travel, beverages, foods, beauty, fashion, home appliances, technology, and Japan’s economy itself are impacted by springtime in the country. Watch on YouTube


Trends in Appliances, Cookware and Homewares from the International Home and Housewares Show 2016

by and March 17th, 2016

  The desire to develop cooking skills and to entertain is a large trend that was apparent at the International Home and Housewares show 2016. Cooking is no longer considered to be a chore, and is considered a skill. Therefore, consumers are seeking ascetically pleasing barware, colorful ovenware products and unique home ware pieces. Consumers […]


Non-store Appliance Retail Growing with Omni-channel Shopping

by March 15th, 2016

  Non-store retailing accounted for 18% of global consumer appliances’ volume sales in 2015. The popularity of internet retailing has increased while the home shopping channel has seen a decline as consumers purchase appliances online with information from TV. With consumers’ purchase factors are crucial choosing where to buy appliances, omnichannel trends are encouraging consumers […]


Foxconn to Break into Appliances Industry if Successful in Acquiring Sharp

by March 1st, 2016

On 25 February, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, trading as Foxconn Technology Group, beat Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) to the acquisition of Sharp Corp, with its strengths in contract manufacturing services to giants that include Apple Inc, with its ¥700 billion (US$6 billion) offer. While waiting for Sharp to clarify some of […]


Growth in All-in-One Small Appliances

by February 7th, 2016

  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 […]


Russian Sales on Credit of Appliances and Electronics Boom in January 2016 as Consumers Fear Rouble Crash

by January 30th, 2016

Today, with the recent economic crisis still fresh in the minds of many Russians, the declining foreign-exchange value of the rouble is a major concern for many. During the last two years, the dollar fluctuated wildly. A dollar was worth RUB30.5 at the beginning of 2013, but in early December 2014, this figure briefly rose […]