iRobot has added Eva Manolis to its board of directors. Manolis brings more than 30 years of product development and global e-commerce experience within the consumer technology space to iRobot as the company focuses on growing digital capabilities for its ecosystem of home robots.
Vacuum Cleaners/Electric Cleaning
Electric floor care continues to see solid growth with the stick and robotic segments driving the category, according to figures from The NPD Group.
Tacony Corporation is rebranding Fuller Vacuums to Simplicity Vacuums and will make its assortment of floor care products available to mass retailers for the first time in the company’s 30-year history.
Cleva North America gave participants at the International Housewares Association 2019 Show Preview an advance look at its new licensed Kenmore electric floor care product line that will be featured at the International Home + Housewares Show in March.
Small home appliances ranging from food prep electrics to robotic vacuums and home environment appliances were among the top-selling products during the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, according to The NPD Group.
Small electrics supplier Kalorik is teaming with Bluestar Alliance on a licensing agreement related to the Brookstone brand.
Sales of smart home devices with voice control, excluding smart speakers, will leap from just 154,000 units in 2018 to 32.3 million in 2025, according to the report “2018 Smart Home Devices with Voice Control” by Strategy Analytics.