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Best Buy Creates Cookware Site


Best Buy has joined forces with

, a leading online marketplace for cooks, to launch a micro site where customers can purchase cookware, cutlery and kitchenware through third-party sellers in addition to Best Buy’s regular assortment of small and large appliances. The Best Buy Kitchen Shop, located at

, is operated by

and features more than 3,000 products.

“We are always looking for ways to enhance our customers’ online shopping experience, and this partnership delivers more ways to shop when and where they want,” said Liz Haesler, VP of Best Buy’s home business group. “Through our expanded offering with

our customers now have a one-stop shop for all of their cooking needs.”

Electrolux Cops Top Design Honors


Electrolux received top honors in the recent Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX) competition for new product introductions in 2012. The ADEX competition, sponsored by Design Journal magazine, awarded three platinum awards to the Swedish majap maker, for its wall oven and microwave combination with Wave-Touch controls, its five-burner gas range and the its 24-inch built-in dishwasher with IQTouch controls. In addition, Electrolux received a gold award for its 18-inch built-in dishwasher. The company competed against 500 entrants, which submitted more than 2,800 products.

All platinum-, gold- and silver-level products will be published in the 2012 ADEX Winners Issue of Design Journal, the international resource for interior designers, architects and facility managers.


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