Retailers across a range of channels are addressing the coronavirus outbreak in stores and online, responding with measures to address consumer and employee safety and health concerns, ramping up the cleaning of stores and boosting cleaning tool and supply assortments to meet increased consumer needs.
According to The NPD Group, U.S. dollar sales of small appliances grew 4% in 2019, and sales of non-electric housewares increased 2% versus 2018, with the combined growth amounting to an additional $952 million in sales across the industry.
iRobot is appointing current vp/finance Julie Zeiler as its next executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective May 4, 2020. She will succeed Alison Dean, the company’s CFO since 2013, who will be stepping down to spend more time with her family before pursuing other personal and professional interests.
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.
Black + Decker recently rolled out the PowerSeries Extreme Cordless Removable Battery Stick Vacuum.
The London Business School held its annual dinner and awards ceremony, The Real Innovation Awards, and Scrub Daddy received the Judge’s Choice for the Alexander Fleming Serendipity Award.
Full Circle has kicked off the #StartWithASponge marketing campaign. The new campaign is designed to encourage consumers to swap a plastic cleaning sponge for a natural cellulose cleaning sponge, which is plant-based and equally hard-working, the company said.
Kuhn Rikon has introduced the Wave Collection, a new line of cleaning and storage solutions for the kitchen and pantry.…
Bradshaw Home is expanding its cleaning tool assortment across its broad portfolio of brands. The additions to the cleaning tool lines, including from Evercare, Dawn, Mr. Clean, and others, are being presented at the International Home + Housewares Show, here.