While Indesit Company profit and revenues have fallen the appliance manufacturer has indicated that it may seek to enter into the small appliance market with, we presume, kettles, coffee machines, food mixers and so on in a report from Appliance Magazine this week.
Smelly washing machines continue to cause problems in the US with fresh lawsuits being launched seemingly every few months but it is a far less common problem in Europe where front loading washing machines have been in use for some decades. More in the video report.
US based vacuum cleaner manufacturer Oreck has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week leaving the future of the long standing cleaner maker in doubt as the original family owners attempt to buy back the business.
The lead stories that triggered this newsletter are opposite and, wow, who would have though that 2012 would have kicked off like this.
Of course right now in the industry there is not only the upheaval shown to the left but also a lot of uncertainty about the future. The Euro woes seem to dog us, the ever present shadow of recession and, while these events affect us all, there is a lot also happening within the industry that we operate in.
In fact, 2012 looks as if it will be a very interesting year, even if it isn't all good news.
The good news we can share is that all the current news, events, rumours and support that has been available for years from UK whitegoods for everyone in the industry will continue without a glitch and, may well get much, much better in coming weeks.
If you want to know more about what we're doing to make the site better and, services better we will be announcing a few things at the upcoming whitegoods Conference, make sure you don't miss it.