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Trade Shows
JETRO Readies Japan Pavilions For Housewares Show

JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization), the organizer of the Japan Pavilion at the International Home + Housewares Show, will introduce Japanese design and housewares innovations for the seventh time at Chicago’s McCormick Place from March 10 to 13.

Retail
Store Tour: AndThat! Creates Treasure Hunt Experience

Bed Bath & Beyond continues to develop and expand its AndThat! concept, which evolved from the company’s Christmas Tree Shops banner as a growth vehicle that offers consumers a lively shopping environment and provides the parent company a format that can compete with other treasure hunt-oriented retailers.

Appliances
iRobot, Black & Decker Reach Patent Agreement

iRobot Corp. said it has reached a confidential agreement with Black & Decker regarding a patent infringement suit. In April, the company took legal action against five floor care suppliers, claiming that each of the companies had used its patented technology without permission. 

Appliances
Samsung Releases Limited Edition Star Wars Robotic Vacuums

Samsung has introduced new limited edition “Star Wars” versions of its Powerbot robotic vacuum cleaner, model VR7000. The result of a collaboration between Samsung and Star Wars fans, the vacuum designs are intended to captivate fans in anticipation of the December release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

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