DJs turnaround: strongest sales for eight years

Industry suppliers to David Jones can feel confident about future sell- through as South African retailer Woolworths, reversed a four-year slide in earnings at the department store. Yesterday, the company reported a 28.8% increase in operating profit to $161 million in the 11 months ended June 30.

ACCC fines shonky floorcare player $370,000

Three elderly women were the targets of shonky floorcare company Lux Distributors Pty Ltd (Lux) which has been ordered to pay pecuniary penalties totaling $370,000 for engaging in unconscionable conduct. The proceedings were brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Fridge-freezer sales soar on British Bake Off show

Sales of ovens, hobs, fridge-freezers, and stand mixers used by Great British Bake Off contestants on the show have soared according to online retailer AppliancesDirect.co.uk. Customers have more than doubled sales of the Gorenje RF60309O retro fridge-freezer seen on this year’s Bake Off, which costs around £600 compared to the £1,020 Smeg featured in previous series.

De’Longhi recalls Kenwood blender

A global recall has been issued by De’Longhi Australia for the Kenwood BLEND-X PRO BLM800, type BLM80 blender. The company said that due to an inconsistency in the metal used in the manufacture of the lower blade of the blender, there have been instances where the blender blade has broken during routine internal testing.

Introducing the new Speed Oven from Smeg

Smeg is celebrating a 30 year collaboration of architectural design with the latest release of its world-leading design, the Classic. New to the Collection, Smeg’s Classic 45cm high compact ovens are designed to precisely match on a horizontal and vertical plane.Because time is precious The Compacts have been developed to meet the needs of our changing […]

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