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YOU SAY GOODBYE, WE SAY HELLO: Sadly, Maytag recently lost its second, long-suffering Maytag Repair Man, actor Gordon Jump, who did yeoman's work (just by sitting on his duff) to promote the brand's image as super-reliable. Maytag's first repair man-in-waiting, also deceased, was funny man Jesse White.

WHILE many American manufacturers look to China as a place to make their products with cheap labor, an odd turnabout is taking place in this small town northeast of Columbia.

Retailers cannot be forced to stock a drink or food brand in freezers or fridges, even when they are lent for free by a manufacturer, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled.

NEW DELHI : Electrolux Kelvinator is in financial trouble. As of now, accumulated losses have exceeded the net worth of the company.
Originally printed 25/10/2003

Dixons came under pressure yesterday as the electrical goods retailer found itself haunted by the spectre of rising interest rates on one side and the target of bearish remarks from analysts on the other.

Seven-hundred workers at a North Staffordshire factory hit by a pay dispute have voted in favour of industrial action. Workers at Merloni UK, in Blythe Bridge, have imposed a work to rule from today and an overtime ban will start on Monday. Further talks at the former Creda factory were held today where union officials updated workers on latest developments.

A Cleveland, Ohio, company that's developing appliances that can be controlled through the Internet is setting up a software development office here that will be staffed by 10 employees.

Service Management Europe 2003 takes place on the 11th-13th November 2003 at the NEC, Birmingham.

Have been placed in the Trade Forums in the "Work & Vacancies" section for a two manufacturers seeking service and/or installation agents.

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