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.
The NPD Group’s home division presented its sixth annual industry performance awards during the International Home + Housewares Show, on Saturday, March 2.
Gourmia is launching a new assortment of kitchen electrics that feature connectivity to the company’s mobile kitchen app and are also compatible with the Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant platforms.
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.
U.S. demand for small kitchen electrics is expected to remain steady through 2022 and is forecast to rise 2.1%, according to a report from Freedonia Focus Reports.
Consumer market analytics company InfoScout has appointed Peter Greene as practice director for consumer durables.
Illy has launched the Y3.2 single serve espresso and coffee machine, which features a compact design for small space living.
Whirlpool Corporation, the parent company of KitchenAid, is acquiring Yummly, Inc., a food-centric technology company that provides personalized recipes and cooking resources.