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Haier ranked No.1 global major appliances brand 2013

Published on December 23rd, 2013 | by The GC Team

Haier has been ranked the world’s number one major home appliances brand for the fifth consecutive year with a 9.7% retail volume share, according to the 2013 Global Major Appliances Brand rankings released by Euromonitor International. ... Read More


Changes at Whirlpool UK

Published on December 20th, 2013 | by The GC Team

Whirlpool UK’s Ian Railton (pictured) has been promoted to General Manager, Northern Europe, and is responsible for the Nordics, UK and Ireland. He is now based in Stockholm, Sweden. Darren Harrison, who was previously Head of ... Read More


UK consumer confidence falls back

Published on December 20th, 2013 | by The GC Team

YouGov/Cebr’s Consumer Confidence Index has fallen for the first time in a year, decreasing from 110.0 in November to 109.5 in December. The figures show that while people remain optimistic about the UK housing market after ... Read More


FagorBrandt reopens all French factories

Published on December 20th, 2013 | by The GC Team

FagorBrandt has announced that all French production sites have reopened this week and production has been resumed. The news follows an announcement on November 8th that FagorBrandt (France) had legally separated its activities from Fagor Electrodomesticos ... Read More

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Samsung to unveil 105” curved Ultra HDTV

Published on December 19th, 2013 | by The GC Team

Samsung is to unveil what it describes as the “world’s first, largest and most curved” 105-inch UHD TV at International CES in January. As with the LG 105-inch model (see earlier story on this website), the ... Read More


Dixons posts rises in sales and profits

Published on December 17th, 2013 | by The GC Team

Currys & PC World parent Dixons Retail has posted a profit for the first time in six years for its fiscal first-half ended 31 October. Group sales rose 6% to £3.43 billion, with total profit before ... Read More

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