August 19th, 2016
Although it failed to obtain US antitrust approval within the agreed deadline to acquire the GE appliances business in late 2015, Electrolux AB has been actively hunting for acquisitions as well as developing connected appliances in order to improve its global competitiveness.
August 18th, 2016
In August 2016, Samsung Corp announced the acquisition of Dacor Inc in consumer appliances. Both companies are compatible in terms of product offering as well as target consumers in the US. By acquiring Dacor, Samsung gains a number of advantages, namely leveraged brand and product strategy especially in large cooking appliances, shared production capacities and […]
August 7th, 2016
With stable growth expected in this year, the consumer appliances industry has been dynamic in the first half of 2016. Several mergers and acquisitions have happened, especially with Asian major appliances companies which will impact the global competitive landscape. European regions are expected to be impacted by the recent Brexit vote and the slow […]
July 30th, 2016
In 2015, there were over 290 million households with an annual disposable income below US$10,000 (in purchasing power parity – PPP terms) who can barely afford discretionary spending (that is, spending on items other than food, non-alcoholic beverages and housing).
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