Floorcare pioneer, James Dyson, believes the international appliance industry will be under threat from Chinese brands based on its growing acquisition of intellectual property and engineering expertise.
De’Longhi Australia has announced an ongoing partnership with Nespresso, which will see the small appliance manufacturer distribute co-branded espresso products in the local market previously managed by Magimix.
Maytag, the US whitegoods manufacturer being taken over by Whirlpool Corp, has announced it may offer the once iconic Hoover floorcare business up for sale, after posting a fourth quarter loss of $US75 million ($A100 million)
The US-based distributor of Russell Hobbs small appliances and the George Foreman grill, Salton Inc, has reported a significant fall in second quarter sales globally for the 2006 fiscal year over the same period in 2005.
Jura yesterday wrapped up a succesful four days showcasing its fully automatic coffee macines at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo. Jura was the only supplier with a stand dedicated to consumer fully automatic machines.