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Electrolux posts rise in Q2 profit

Published on July 19th, 2017 | by The GC Team

Electrolux today reported net sales up by 5.1% to SEK 31,502m (£2,917m) for the second quarter of 2017. The company said that organic sales remained unchanged. The contribution from acquisitions and divestments was 1.2% while currency ... Read More

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June temperatures drive footfall up

Published on July 17th, 2017 | by The GC Team

Retail footfall rose 0.8% in June, up from a fall of 2.8% on the same month last year and ahead of the three-month average of 0.5%. Sizzling temperatures during the month encouraged consumers onto the high ... Read More

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Hoover directors win through on charity cycle marathon

Published on July 14th, 2017 | by The GC Team

The two Hoover directors (pictured) who took on a huge charity cycle ride across France have announced their fundraising totalled almost £3,000. Steve Macdonald, marketing director of Hoover’s freestanding division and Kevin Finn, sales director of ... Read More



Five fires a day caused by white goods in England

Published on July 12th, 2017 | by The GC Team

Electrical Safety First is calling on Government to provide free mandatory electrical checks for homes in tower blocks, following confirmation from the Metropolitan Police that a Hotpoint fridge freezer was the initial cause of the fire at ... Read More

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Health of UK retail steadies in quarter two, says Retail Think Tank

June weather delivers retail sales uplift

Published on July 11th, 2017 | by The GC Team

UK retail sales rebounded in June following a challenging performance in May. The BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor covering the period from 28th May to 1st July shows a like-for-like increase of 1.2%, compared to a decline ... Read More



Lode Audio integrates Napster music streaming service

Published on July 10th, 2017 | by The GC Team

Supplier to the custom install market Lode Audio has made the Napster catalogue of over 50 million tracks ad-free across its entire product platform. After a simple firmware update, Lode users with Napster subscriptions can easily ... Read More



Hoover’s David Meyerowitz promoted to CEO

Published on July 10th, 2017 | by The GC Team

David Meyerowitz, COO of Hoover Candy Group UK, has been promoted to the position of UK Chief Executive Officer. He will assume the responsibilities of Gianfranco Palma, who takes on a senior role at Candy Group ... Read More

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