iRobot’s Roomba 690 robotic vacuum will be honored with the first Smart Home Award at the 2018 Housewares Design Awards celebration on January 30 during the Las Vegas Market.
Consumers may have flooded stores over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, but their spending rates were lower than 2016, according to data from The NPD Group’s Checkout service.
Eureka has launched its new Eureka FloorRover vacuum cleaner during the Phoenix International Raceway weekend, along with its official sponsorship of NASCAR driver David Starr for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The company’s sponsorship will extend into 2018.
The week before Thanksgiving brought slower sales growth for some product categories covered by The NPD Group, and steeper declines for others, resulting in a slight overall decrease in the third week of November versus the week in 2016, according to the market research firm.
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.