By Lisa Johnston
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The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) announced the election of new directors at the trade group's annual member meeting held here last week.
The theme of the gathering, "Celebrating 40 Years of Service," commemorated the association's 40th birthday.
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.
Monthly industry shipments of major appliances rose for the first time in over a year.
According to the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), wholesale sales of white good increased 3.1 percent in June to 8.2 million units, the first monthly increase recorded since May 2007.
That was the good news.
May was hardly a merry month for the major appliance industry, where the carnage continued with double digit declines in unit shipments.
According to the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), factory shipments fell 13.4 percent that month to 6.5 million units, compared with nearly 7.6 million shipped during the prior-year period, as all but two product categories showed declines.
With a nod to the strong shipment performance turned in by major appliance manufacturers through the first five months of this year, AHAM has issued an upwardly revised forecast for 1999 results, along with an initial prediction for 2000, indicating a leveling off from four consecutive years of record-setting totals.
WASHINGTON - Factory shipments of major cooking appliances continued to head south in December, falling 4.4 percent below the same month last year, according to the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM).
December's numbers served as salt in the industry's wound, following an October fall of 11.1 percent in factory sales and November's negligible recovery of 1.4 percent, compared with the same periods in 1999.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has signed off on a standard for compatibility between appliances, clearing the way for a new generation of majaps that can be remotely controlled by users, service providers and even other devices.
A record 215 attendees flocked to Florida last week for the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers' Annual Meeting, held here at the Ocean Reef Club.
Aside from the draw of the venue, the record turnout also reflected an expanded floor-care contingent. The group's Annual Meeting was the first to be held following the merger last January of the Vacuum Cleaner Manufacturers Association (VCMA) and AHAM's floor-care division, which brought the latter's membership up to 20 companies.
The spotlight's on major appliances this week as the first days of spring bring a double dollop of white goods activity.
Two of the industry's most important events â€” the Annual Member Meeting of the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) in Washington and the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show & Conference (K/BIS) in Orlando, Fla., both unfurl over the next seven days, keeping flights full between those two cities.