All the latest news from the domestic appliance industry that we find all over the world and stories that are of interest to the trade and public.

Electrolux CEO Steps Down

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Electrolux said Chief Executive Officer Keith McLoughlin has decided to retire following the collapse last month of the Swedish manufacturer’s £2.2 billion deal to buy General Electric’s household goods business.

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Smart Whirlpool Products

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Not wanting to be excluded from the smart appliance party Whirlpool has jumped onto the smart appliance bandwagon to compete with LG and Samsung, in partnership with Amazon.

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LG Signature Range Unveiled

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LG has taken the wraps off its new Signature series of appliances and, we we largely expected, there wasn’t much that isn’t available elsewhere and seems more of a PR stunt than much else.

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LG Takes Aim At Dyson

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LG has recently made moved forward in its vacuum cleaner business by successfully developing a next-generation motor for the cleaning device, which the firm said was more powerful and energy efficient than those of Dyson, the world’s top vacuum cleaner-maker.

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LG Aims Upmarket

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While we can’t help but feel this is likely to be a rehash of current products with a new fancy set of clothes on, LG seem to be dead set on moving the brand upmarket with the new “Signature” range of products.

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Panasonic Buys Hussman

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Panasonic agreed to pay 186.6 billion yen ($1.5/£1.01 billion) for U.S.-based maker of refrigeration systems Hussmann to bolster its housing operations and move further away from consumer electronics.

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GE: For Sale (Again!)

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Bloomberg reports that first round bids for General Electrics home-appliances business are due next week, according to people familiar with the matter, as the industrial giant seeks a speedy exit following its aborted deal with Electrolux.

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