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.
Despite a drop in sales in the second quarter, Newell Brands officials are offering a positive outlook for the company as they raised guidance for net sales and operating cash flow for the remainder of the fiscal year.
As smart home products continue to gain shelf space at retail, consumers are looking for items that are practical and provide efficient solutions for completing chores around the home, a recent survey by Whirlpool Corporation found.
Small home appliances ranging from food prep electrics to robotic vacuums and home environment appliances were among the top-selling products during the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, according to The NPD Group.
Target is kicking off its “Weekend Deals” for the holiday season with a Saturday- and Sunday-only series of savings on kitchen appliances and cookware.
Spectrum Brands is partnering with Kate Beckinsale who will serve as the brand ambassador for its Russell Hobbs brand.
The July 23 issue of HOMEWORLD BUSINESS® features the 19th annual Impact Merchants special report. Housewares suppliers, representing the categories that HomeWorld covers, once again were asked to nominate buyers and merchandisers believed to have made a significant impact during the past year.
Just weeks after announcing its intent to sell its Global Batteries and Appliances segments, Spectrum Brands has taken its first step to shedding one of those businesses.
Whirlpool Corporation, the parent company of KitchenAid, is acquiring Yummly, Inc., a food-centric technology company that provides personalized recipes and cooking resources.