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White-Goods Roundup


has begun shipping the Renaissance
line of 30-inch single and double
wall ovens, representing its eighth generation
of cooking products. The new models
offer 4.8-cubic-foot cavities, seven rack
positions, six cooking modes and touchscreen
controls. Suggested retails are
$2,999 for the single and $4,999 for the
double units

… LG

will receive the 2011
Brand Chief Award for Retail Marketing Excellence
by the Point of Purchase Advertising
Institute (POPAI) at a Dec. 8 ceremony
in Chicago for its “prowess and confidence
about the power of in-store marketing.”
LG is also finishing up a five-city “Greener
Living” farmers market tour with Good
Housekeeping this week in Los Angeles
that features the company’s 31-cubic-foot,
super-efficient French-door fridge

… The
Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers

is offering a report,
“Trends in Energy Efficiency 1989-2010,”
that tracks average capacity, energy efficiency
and consumption trends in clothes
washers, dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers
and room air conditioners. The report
is available for $75 at


may be looking to license Kenmore.
According to a Bloomberg report, the retailer
plans to hire a firm that would license
the appliance brand, along with its in-house
Craftsmen and DieHard badges, to third
parties in exchange for a fee. Licensing its
lines represents a new twist for the company,
which has long-sought to sell its privatelabel
products directly to competing merchants. Sears currently sells
its Craftsmen tools to Ace Hardware and,
according to The Wall Street Journal, may
soon sell Kenmore appliances to Costco.