iRobot is partnering with IFTTT, the integration and discovery platform, to enable new embedded smart home integrations. The companies will work to let customers more easily integrate devices and services, like smart thermostats, lighting and home security, directly within the iRobot Home app.
Vacuum Cleaners/Electric Cleaning
Bissell is promoting its new CrossWave Cordless Max multi-surface floor cleaner as a holiday helper, given that it can simultaneously vacuum and wash up seasonal messes at the same time.
Black + Decker recently rolled out the PowerSeries Extreme Cordless Removable Battery Stick Vacuum.
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.
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.