The current market environment produced overall higher demand for Helen of Troy’s housewares, health and home and beauty products, as the company posted a strong first quarter.
Lasko Products will officially debut in the Indian market this year, with products in the premium tower fan category. The company also provides air purifiers, heaters, outdoor living products, humidifiers and other related products, which will be launched in India at a later date.
DeLonghi America has launched new products in its kitchen electrics and home comfort categories, including a new air fryer and a new portable air conditioner.
Emerson Quiet Kool, a division of Home Easy, is introducing its first light weight outdoor 1,000 BTU portable air conditioner. It is designed to cool up to 100 square feet, and is ideal for camping grounds, job sites, mini offices or wherever cooling is needed for tight spaces.
LG Electronics USA has expanded its portfolio of energy-efficient residential air care products to include the LG PuriCare 50-pint dehumidifier with drain pump. The model joins an existing roster of drain tank dehumidifiers, as well as room air conditioners that deliver energy savings with the company’s dual inverter compressor technology.
A swift restoration of lagging supply chains could loosen the flow of top-selling and new products in several housewares categories expected to become more important with more people confined to their homes during the health crisis.
Dyson has launched its first three-in-one purifying humidifying fan, the Dyson Pure Humidify+Cool. The new machine uses UV-C technology to hygienically humidify in winter, evaporatively cool in summer and efficiently purify all year round, the company said.
U.S. dollar sales of small appliances grew nearly 8% over the week ending March 14, 2020, compared to the same period in 2019, The NPD Group reported.
Lasko Products is spotlighting an array of new portable fans utilizing new technology, including smart home models with Bluetooth capabilities and units featuring fresh air ionizer functionality.
Direct-response veteran Allstar Innovations and personal cooling gear developer Mission have partnered in a venture that marries Allstar’s “performance-based” marketing and retail foundation with Mission’s goal to expand the consumer market for its advanced heat safety solutions.
The NPD Group reported that holiday sales for key general merchandise categories it covers were up just 0.2% in 2019 versus 2018, according to weekly point-of-sales results, although critical housewares segments were strong.