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GE Sells Appliance Unit to Chinese Firm, Haier

$5.4 Billion Sale Follows Failed Deal With Electrolux General Electric has announced the sale of its appliance division to the Chinese firm, Haier for 5.4 billion dollars. The sale includes GE's 48% share of Mabe, a Mexican based appliance firm. … Continue reading

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U.S. Sues to Stop Electrolux – GE Appliance Merger

FEDS Sue to Stop Electrolux Deal with GE Appliances In a shocking move, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit yesterday seeking to prevent the 3.3 billion dollar sale of the GE Appliance business to Electrolux. According to Chris … Continue reading

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Beverage Dispensers for the Home

We've Come a Long Way Baby From Maytag's Skybox to the Dacor Wine Station Launched somewhere around 2003-2004, the Maytag Skybox home beverage dispenser could dispense either bottles or cans. With a distinct sports theme (you could order panels for … Continue reading

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Who will buy GE’s appliance division?

GE Appliance Division For Sale General Electric has confirmed that they are in talks with Electrolux and others for the sale of GE’s Appliance division. At 8.3 billion dollars in annual sales (includes appliances and lighting), the numbers are not … Continue reading

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LG Dominates KBIS2014

Builder Bytes Exclusive – LG Dominates 2014 KBIS/IBS Here's their headline: LG Electronics' Home Solutions Dominate 2014 Kitchen And Bath/International Builders' Show I spent 2 days walking the floors at KBIS and IBS at the Las Vegas Convention Center and … Continue reading

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Italian Appliance brands in the U.S.

Happy Columbus Day. Buy Italian! In celebration of Columbus day it's only appropriate that we should buy an appliance made in Italy, right? Sure, I'll help you find one. Here are 5 Italian brands I was able to locate. I'd … Continue reading

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3 Appliance Hits

Three Major Appliance Winners In an earlier blog I wrote about three major appliance flops: the Whirlpool Polara Range, the Maytag Drying Cabinet, and the Jenn-Air Accellis 5XP speed cooking microwave. Now it's time to look at three really successful … Continue reading

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3 Big Appliance Flops

Three Appliance Industry Epic Fails During a career in the major appliance industry I've witnessed the introduction and growth of many great new products such as microwave ovens, convection ovens, induction cooktops, steam washers and dryers, french door refrigerators, and … Continue reading

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KBIS is Dead. Long Live KBIS.

KBIS2013 is over. NKBA is changing the format by “co-locating” the 2014 KBIS with IBS (Int’l Builder Show) in Las Vegas. Will the NEW KBIS attract the industry support needed to bring back the glory days? Read the review from 2013 and decide for yourself. Continue reading

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Trade Shows dying or just evolving?

Co-location of IBS and KBIS – Will it succeed? The International Builder Show (IBS) and Kitchen and Bath International Show (KBIS) have agreed to co-locate at the Las Vegas Convention Center through 2016. The combined shows will be named Design … Continue reading

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