Fourth quarter net sales at Spectrum Brands were up 5.8% as the company reported strength in its home and garden as well as hardware and home improvement businesses.
Agan Aroma is releasing Moodo, a customizable smart home scent diffuser, to the marketplace. The scent diffuser is centered on customization and personalization, and works with Amazon Alexa or an app to change the room’s scent based on individual preferences.
At CES Unveiled New York, held in Manhattan on November 9, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) outlined holiday sales trends in the tech industry including those for smart home and connected health. The association also highlighted expectations for retail during the 2017 holiday season.
Oska Wellness’ wearable pain relief device, Oska Pulse, is rolling out on Amazon.
While smart home appliances continue to enter the market, concerns over security and privacy have not waned. The latest example of smart home vulnerabilities within the housewares industry involved LG Electronics’ robotic vacuums and other smart home appliances.
Third quarter revenue at Hamilton Beach was down as company officials pinned the decrease on sales volumes in the United States mainly attributable to the timing of shipments.
Doug Pritchard, SodaStream’s president, North America, is leaving the company, officials with SodaStream announced during its third quarter investor conference call.
SodaStream reported strong revenue growth in the third quarter, but the company’s Americas division was nearly flat for the three month period ended September 30.
For the fourth consecutive year, Wahl has teamed up with Zero The End of Prostate Cancer to support its seasonal Grow & Give campaign. The effort encourages men to grow facial hair in November and encourage friends and family to donate to their facial hair growing efforts.
iRobot continues to gain in 2017, reporting revenue growth of $205.4 million for the third quarter ended September 30, compared with $168.6 million for the third quarter of 2016.
Small electrics supplier Hamilton Beach has entered into an exclusive multi-year distribution agreement with Vacuvita to sell, market and distribute Vacuvita-branded food storage products.