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.
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.
While smart home appliances continue to enter the market, concerns over security and privacy have not waned. The latest example of smart home vulnerabilities within the housewares industry involved LG Electronics’ robotic vacuums and other smart home appliances.
Blueair’s recently launched Blue series of compact air purifiers are rolling out at Best Buy. The Blue by Blueair air purifiers includes the Blue Pure 411 and Blue Pure 211+, covering rooms from 161 square feet to 540 square feet.
Whirlpool Corp. has granted Austin, Texas-based air purification systems manufacturer Aroma International exclusive rights to manufacture and market Whirlpool branded air purifiers, filters and accessories for North America.
Pelican Water Systems has launched educational resources on its website dedicated to educating consumers on the various water filtration products available today.
San Antonio, Texas-based Friedrich has donated 200 Friedrich Chill room air conditioner units, valued at an estimated $55,000, to Rockport, Texas, to help in the Hurricane Harvey relief effort.