GE Appliances COO, Melanie Cook, Announces Retirement

GE said in a press release, "Cook has put the building blocks, talent and systems in place at GE Appliances that serve as the foundation for the company’s continued growth."
ColdSnap for Business

ColdSnap is New Ice Cream Small Appliance For Business & Retail

Sigma Phase Corp. has announced ColdSnap for Business, a rapid freezing appliance with personalized single servings of premium ice cream, frozen yogurt, frozen cocktails, smoothies, and frozen coffee in about 90 seconds.
Verona designer ranges

Verona Introduces Designer Dual Fuel & Induction Ranges

Verona has brought out its new Designer series Dual Fuel and Induction 36-inch ranges, giving consumers the option of customizing this Italian-made range in up to six trending colors, three knob designs and four fuel options through use of a customization tool available on the Verona website.
ColdSnap Ice Cream Machine

Sigma Phase Intros Fast, Easy Ice Cream Maker

Sigma Phase Corp. has introduced the ColdSnap rapid freezing appliance that produces personalized single servings of premium ice cream, frozen yogurt, frozen cocktails, smoothies, and frozen coffee in 60-120 seconds.
Best New Oven Technology: Smart Ovens

Smart Oven Technology Puts the Fun Back Into Cooking

From smart, guided recipes to new hardware that makes food more crispy and tender, the latest ovens ensure that celebrations, meals, or new experiments in cooking are a success. 
BSH Home Appliances

BSH Home Appliances Picks Up Top Employer Award for Sixth Year...

The Top Employers Institute reviewed the inner workings of BSH Home Appliances using their HR Best Practices Survey. This comprehensive survey covers six HR domains consisting of 20 topics including People, Strategy, Work Environment, Talent Acquisition, Learning, Well-being, Diversity and Inclusion and more.
Nationwide Marketing Group Service Leaders Network Conference

Nationwide Marketing Group to Host Service Leaders Network Conference

In continuation of its efforts to support the appliance service industry, Nationwide Marketing Group will host its first Service Leaders Network Conference from May 13-14.

Howard’s Opens New Flagship Marina Pacifica Location

In addition to serving as the appliance hub for south L.A. and Orange County, the Howard’s Marina Pacifica store functions as a luxury brand showroom featuring demonstrations of technology and connectivity, in-store kiosks, and live product vignettes.
Thermador cooling products

Thermador Introduces Next Gen Cooling Products

Thermador delivers reimagined preservation possibilities by introducing the new Freedom Refrigeration Collection, featuring a bold stainless steel interior.

GE Appliances Announces New Small Appliances Category

GE Appliances (GEA), a Haier company, has announced a new business launch into small appliances that will expand its product offerings beyond major household goods.
Samsung Bespoke Line

Samsung Proves Appliances Can Be Beautiful and Smart

This week, Samsung announced that the Bespoke line of products would be adding even more color and control to the kitchen as well as other parts of the home.
Signature Kitchen Suite's 36-in Duel-Fuel Pro Range with Sous Vide and Induction cooktop

Industry Awards Bestowed Upon Signature Kitchen Suite

Signature Kitchen Suite's 36-inch and 48-inch Duel-Fuel Pro Ranges receives awards from industry publications, Architectural Digest and Beautiful Kitchens & Baths.
Black and Decker Vacuum

Petra Adds Black+Decker Vacuums to Lines

Consumer technology wholesale electronics distributor Petra has continued its expansion into housewares with the addition of Black+Decker's line of vacuum cleaners. Black+Decker has been a...

LG Levels Up the Laundry Experience With New Technology

At CES 2022, LG Electronics (LG) is showcasing a smarter, more seamless way to get laundry done with its new FX Washer and Dryer...
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Sharp Brings Alexa Smarts to its Microwave Ovens

Sharp announced that it would soon begin shipping two new Wi-Fi-enabled models featuring Works with Alexa voice command compatibility.
Elizabeth Medical Massage Chair

Massage Chair Offers Multiple Medical Solutions

A health and wellness solutions company based in Seoul, South Korea, found a way to help reduce the persistent physical and mental exhaustion we face through its new Elizabeth Medical Massage Chair, slated for global release in March.
Howard's Dealerscope Insider Talk

Howard’s Examines ‘Meeting Your Customers Where They Are’ on Dealerscope Insider...

Howard's launched back in 1946, when Howard Roach began repairing radios in the back of a sporting goods store in San Gabriel, Calif. The retailer is now getting ready to celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2021.

BSH Home Appliances Corp. N.A. Names Kaeser SVP; Iacoviello to Retire

BSH Home Appliances Corp. has announced that, effective Sept. 1, Christopher Kaeser becomes senior vice president of sales, BSH Home Appliances, Region North America.
Green appliances are increasingly the norm from CE and appliance manufacturers

Green Appliances That Make You and the Earth Healthier 

Go green with today’s eco-friendly (and super-smart) products for the kitchen, laundry room, and more.
Plum has expanded its offering by creating an integrated solution that allows the product to be “wrapped” into the room’s design.

Plum Elevates Wine Tasting With Integrated Solution

With the rise of at-home entertaining, Plum has expanded its offering by creating an integrated solution that allows its wine-tasting unit to be “wrapped” into the room’s design. And this is not confined to the kitchen.
Samsung Home Appliances Bespoke kitchen suite

Samsung Home Appliances Unveils New 2022 Bespoke Lineup

New refrigerators, washers, and dryers come in a plethora of new colors, sizes, and configurations.
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Sharp Reinforces Commitment to the Kitchen at Virtual KBIS

Sharp attended the virtual KBIS exhibition last week with its bevy of multifunctional appliance solutions – and armed and ready to talk them up to attendees.
Nationwide Marketing Group ADC

Nationwide Marketing Group Partners with ADC

Nationwide Marketing Group today announced its alignment with Appliance Dealers Cooperative (ADC) to create a market-leading purchasing program for its members.
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Konftel 800 Conference Phone Certified for Atos Unify Platforms

The Konftel 800 hybrid conference phone has been certified to work across key Atos Unify communication platforms.
Beko receives ENERGY STAR Parter Award for Sustainability

ENERGY STAR Recognizes Beko for Sustainability Commitment

Beko U.S., Inc. has been honored with the 2021 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award.
Nationwide Marketing Group partners with Installation Nation

Nationwide Announces Partnership With Installation Nation

Retailers are struggling to keep up with delivery and installation demand, to remedy this Nationwide announced their new partnership with Installation Nation.
Yeedi vac station self-cleaning vacuum and mop on a pedestal

Yeedi 3-in-1 Vac Station Cleans Rugs, Floors, and Itself

The Yeedi robot vacuum can make cleaning a fast chore because it can vacuum, sweep, and mop.
A person using an eco-friendly appliance

Appliance Trends to Look For in 2022

Experts point to products that they believe consumers will enjoy due to the products being faster, more healthful, and increasingly sustainable.
Smart appliances ecosystem

How Dealers Can Pull Smart Appliances into the Connected Home

With a complete picture, dealers and their integration partners can help their customers take full advantage of their smart appliances.
A woman using her smart home devices

Domestic Help With Smart Home Technology

Smart appliances can be paths to owning the connected home, but only if consumers know how to use them.
Orsini's Appliance Retailers Grand Opening

Three Generations of Retail Excellence at Orsini’s

West Virginia-based Orsini's has a history going back three generations, but has nevertheless modernized operations with an enhanced website and bigger showroom.
The Kohler Escape Bathroom provides a spa experience at home with lighting, fog and aromatherapy options.

Kohler Intros Smart Tech for Wellness & Water Safety

A look at Kohler's latest innovations, shown at CES 2021.
ADC and Nationwide sign partnership

ADC and Nationwide Discuss Their New Partnership in This Exclusive Interview

Nationwide and ADC announced a new partnership earlier this week. While at Nationwide PrimeTime, we sat down with ADC CEO Ken Miele, ADC Facilitator Kenneth Kohn, and Nationwide EVP of Membership Patrick Maloney for an exclusive interview.
Neato Robovac

Neato Robot Vacs Aim Higher, With Smarter Functions

The robotic vac manufacturer announced the new D9 and D10 models, both of which use laser navigation instead of a camera for floor mapping and object detection.
Samsung Family Hub Smart Refrigerator

Samsung Unveils Sixth-Generation Family Hub Refrigerator

The refrigerator is one of the most used, yet hardest to organize, appliances in the household. Users of traditional refrigerators often find it difficult...
GE Coffee Maker

CAFÉ Brings Customization, Sophistication to Specialty Drip Coffee Maker

CAFÉ appliances, part of GE’s small appliance rollout, is kicking off a new smaller line of cooking products beginning with the launch of the CAFÉ Specialty Drip Coffee Maker. In keeping with the CAFÉ brand, the CAFÉ Specialty Drip Coffee Maker allows consumers to showcase their style and tastes with unique color options.
Smoothie blender sales on the rise

Health and Nutrition Spur Growth in Kitchen Appliance Sales

Health and nutrition were big motivators for shoppers during the pandemic, leading in part to a 30 percent rise in the sales of countertop kitchen appliances last year. We spoke with experts about the hottest categories, from blenders to air fryers.
Tineco Smart Carpet Cleaner

CARPET ONE Is Tineco’s First Smart Carpet Cleaner

On display at the Tineco CES 2022 booth, the smart carpet cleaner walks users through the process of rug and upholstery washing, and even do stairs.
Samsung Keynote CES 2022 Photo by Alice Schmalzl

Samsung CES Keynote Touts Sustainability, Connectivity

Jong-Hee "J.H." Han, Vice Chairman and CEO of Samsung Electronics talked about new products, but mostly addressed the company's sustainability efforts, new partnerships, and other more big-picture considerations.
Latest Refrigerator Technologies

The Latest Refrigerator Technologies Keep It Cool

Whatever a consumer's priority — long-lasting vegetables, an easier way to grocery shop, or a full household control center — there is now a smart fridge to fulfill that need.
Kitchen Appliances: Breville Bluicer Pro

Hot Kitchen Appliances That Nutrition-Minded Consumers Want

While people are returning to their local restaurants, the skills and interests they acquired over the past year are here to stay, along with a general interest in health and nutrition. These three kitchen appliances make healthful cooking easier than ever.
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Sharp at KBIS Intros Smart Convection Microwave Drawer Oven

Sharp says this first-in-its-class Microwave Drawer Oven combines sensor microwave cooking with dual convection fans.
Petra Worlds Greatest Pot

Petra Adds World’s Greatest Pot to Cookware Lineup

Distributor Petra Industries announced that it is adding World’s Greatest Pot to its expanding portfolio of cookware offerings.
New GE Dishwasher Line

GE Unveils New $80M Dishwasher Manufacturing Line

GE Appliances (GEA), a Haier company, has announced the startup of its latest investment – a new $80 million dishwasher manufacturing line at its supersite in Louisville, Ky. with a completely redesigned extra-large capacity dishwasher platform.
A person using speech commands with the smart fridge in their kitchen

Kitchens and Bathrooms Are Getting Smarter

Why it’s time to bring technology into the remodeling conversation about the kitchen and bathroom.
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Samsung’s CES 2021 Highlights Aim at ‘A Better Normal’ for Consumers

Flexibility, personalization and connectivity – many of these anchored in Artificial Intelligence – characterized Samsung's CES intros.
The Signature Kitchen Suite PowerSteam dishwasher blends seamlessly into kitchen decor.

Signature Kitchen Suite: Luxury Tech for the Home Chef

LG's Signature Kitchen Suite line delivers "performance, design and precision" to the kitchen appliance market.
LG-OLED-evo-Gallery-Stand

LG at CES 2021: OLED evo TV Among Intros

LG focused its 2021 tech innovations in the contexts of safety, convenience and an improved entertainment experience.
Petra Ginsu Products

Petra to Distribute Ginsu Products

Petra Industries, the consumer technology and wholesale electronics distributor, has partnered with Brand Partners Group, an all-channels centric consumer products business group, to distribute Ginsu kitchen prep tools and accessories.
JaeSung Lee, President and Head of Digital Appliances Business at Samsung Electronics

Samsung Bespokes’ New Features And Personalization Options

New additions to the Bespoke line encourages consumers to have complete control over their devices.
Jay Penney Element Electronics

Industry Veteran Jay Penney Joins Element Electronics

Penney will lead the private-label appliance division for Element Electronics, a lineup available exclusively through Nationwide Marketing Group.

Dealerscope Insider Talk Welcomes Gadget Guy Steve Greenberg

Steve Greenberg has been referred to as an invention groupie and once you chat with him for a while you clearly see why.

Dos Marcos Keynote at Nationwide PrimeTime Focuses on Selling Experience Over...

Dos Marcos' unique and lively approach was on display during their virtual keynote that focused on experiential retailing and delivering a transformational experience for customers that goes beyond simply selling them a product.
A person enjoying outdoor tech

A Breath of Fresh Air With Outdoor Tech

A look at how smart, weather-proof appliances are changing outdoor living spaces today.
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At KBIS, LG Appliance Portfolio Aims to Upgrade Consumer Experience

LG's mass-premium-market appliances shown there addressed most family needs
SMEG Portofino refrigerator

SMEG Unwraps Portofino Refrigerator

The Italian luxury appliance manufacturer SMEG has brought out its first new refrigerator design since it introduced the Retro Collection in the U.S.: the Portofino freestanding model.
Luxury appliances include the Fisher & Paykel Series 11 48-inch Dual Fuel Range

Why Luxury Appliances Are Essential to the Future of Independent Retail

Luxury appliance brands such as Bosch, GE Monogram, and Fisher & Paykel are doubling down on the independent channel -- and buying groups such as Nationwide are there to help.

GE Appliances Invests $62 Million in Kentucky Plant Production, Job Creation

GE Appliances (GEA), a Haier company, announced a $62 million investment to expand production at its 750-acre manufacturing complex in Louisville, Ky., along with...
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LG, Lowe’s Team in Energy-Efficiency Upgrade Program

LG has joined forces with Lowe’s to help deserving families within the Charlotte, N.C. community with energy-efficiency upgrades to their homes.
Smart Kitchen Appliances

Top Smart Kitchen Appliances to Watch for This Year

Earlier this year at CES, manufacturers showed up with a wide range of upgraded appliances to make dinnertime easier, more enjoyable, and most importantly, smart.
iRobot Roomba j7+ Robot Vacuum

AI-Powered Roomba j7+ Robot Vacuum Recognizes Even More Obstacles

Robotic vacuum cleaners continue to get smarter as companies work to develop and implement more sophisticated AI capabilities. iRobot last week released the Roomba  j7+ Robot Vacuum with Genius 3.0 Home Intelligence. Equipped with a series of cameras that allows it to analyze harder-to-discern obstacles in real time, the Roomba j7+ is designed to allow the consumer to never again pick up a vacuum.
TOTO bath product

TOTO Touts ‘Cleanovation’ Solutions at CES 2022

The Japanese toilet manufacturer showed its latest eco- and health-friendly bidet seats, washlets, smart toilets, and tubs in Las Vegas last week.
The new Acoustic Designs Group's Tech and Wellness Showroom in Scottdale, Arizona

Acoustic Designs Group Opens Tech and Wellness Showroom

Acoustic Designs Group recently opened an upgraded luxury smart home showroom. Located in Scottsdale, Arizona, the showroom is powered by Delos Wireless Technology and the DARWIN Premier Home Wellness Intelligence Network.
Beko Fresh Produce Promise

Beko Makes a Bold Promise on its Refrigerators

The Beko Fresh Produce Promise, launching on May 27, guarantees customers that their fruits and vegetables will remain fresh for 30 days or their money back.

Element Electronics to Launch Connected Home Line for Nationwide Dealers

Building on the success of Element’s appliance program for the independent retail channel, the consumer electronics brand will offer smart lighting, smart power, security and other connected home solutions to Nationwide members.
01_GE Profile - Solution Central Kitchen featured at KBIS Virtual 2021

KBIS in the Kitchen: A Look at GE Profile’s ‘Smart’ Innovations

The GE Profile perspective on answering the new demands & increased expectations of appliance consumers was presented at the virtual show.
LG SIGNATURE's new brand ambassador, John Legend

John Legend Is the Latest LG SIGNATURE Brand Ambassador

The EGOT-winning singer and songwriter wrote an exclusive new song to commemorate the new partnership and will host an event at his winery in Napa Valley with the LG SIGNATURE Wine Cellar in Spring 2022.
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LG Adds To CordZero Vacuum Lineup

LG has announced expansions to its vacuum portfolio with new robotic and power mop models, the company reports.
Sharp Appliances Multifunctionality

Sharp Discusses Multifunctionality at Home

On Wednesday's episode of Insider Talk, Sharp's President, Jim Sanduski, and Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Peter Weedfald will discuss the need for appliances that are capable of performing a variety of functions to meet consumers' changing needs.
Cool gadgets and appliances

Cool Gadgets and Appliances to Beat Summer Heat

The demand for energy-efficient technology, the effects of global warming, and the popularity of portable devices are driving the growth of cool gadgets.