By Lisa Johnston
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CLEVELAND — Factory shipments of full-size household vacuum cleaners fell 4.7 percent during the third quarter of 2002 to 4.7 million units, as reported by the Vacuum Cleaner Manufacturers Association. Wholesale sales for the first nine months were up 1.2 percent over the prior year period, to 14.6 million units.
COMMERCE, CALIF. — Lynx Professional Grills has named Roseland, N.J.-based Eastern Marketing Corp. as its exclusive distributor for the Northeast. Eastern principal Marty Friedman said "We are pleased to align ourselves with Lynx," which he described as the No. 1 professional grill line in the region.
FINDLAY, OHIO — Danby Products has added another model to its upscale Silhouette series of refrigerators and wine coolers. The new addition is a 9.1 cubic foot refrigerator that features a sleek black cabinet with a platinum finish on the door, adjustable glass shelves and Danby's patented CanStor door liner. The company will also be introducing a new apartment-sized platform this month that measures 60x24 inches.
RICHARDSON, TEXAS — Eight of 14 college teams competing in the 2002 Solar Decathlon, a solar homebuilding contest, employed Asko appliances for their energy efficiency. The Asko-equipped structures included the first place house, designed and constructed by students at the University of Colorado at Boulder, which featured an Asko washer, dryer and dishwasher. "Their energy-saving features helped us to win," said team member Celeste Leidich.
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.