By Lisa Johnston
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Cleveland — The Vacuum Cleaner Manufacturers Association (VCMA) reported industry sales of full-size household vacuum cleaners fell 7.3 percent in the first quarter of 2003, compared to the same period last year. In other VCMA news, the association recently gained five new company members. ProTeam, M&S Systems and Flexaust Appliance joined in April, followed by SEBO America and Plastiflex Canada in May.
Comerio, Italy— Whirlpool Europe and the IKEA group announced in late June that they are growing their current partnership. As part of the agreement, Whirlpool will provide major domestic appliances for built-in kitchens at all of IKEA's stores throughout the world. This expands an existing European contract.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.