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Ferguson and Miele Said to Part Company

UK owned Ferguson’s, an appliance (plus other stuff) chain of 1300 locations in USA, Mexico, and the Caribbean (but not Canada) is said to be dropping German appliance maker, Miele. One rumor has it that Ferguson’s is not a fan of being pushed around……..probably why they aren’t in Canada.  (a reference to Canadian dealers being… Continue Reading

Final Thoughts from the Election

Final thoughts of the political scene now that the election is over….. It should have been obvious to anyone, that Chris Christie had motive for his overly kind words for the president other than his appreciation for the Feds quick reaction.  It seemed like vengeance.  More of a shiv in Romney’s back, than a pat… Continue Reading

Sandy and the Appliance Industry

Random thoughts on Hurricane Sandy: There’s likely to be a nice kick in the pants for PC Richards, but is there enough here to show up in annual sales of the big guys? Are we learning that a 1 – 3′ sea level rise from climate change expressed twice a day at high tide, is… Continue Reading

GE Recalling Washers: A Tub Flub

62,000 GE Washers recalled after 19 of those experience catastrophic tub break away during the spin cycle.  The recall mentions no injuries, but we imagine that they failed to mention 19 GE customers who needed to change their underwear after the failure.  Can you imagine what a tub failure during the spin cycle must sound… Continue Reading

News That Doesn't Hurt: Best Buy Complaint

Perhaps you’d be surprised how many mis-directed emails we get.  Emails of complaint, or purchase that are really directed to some other appliance company.  Who knows why?We cannot solve their problems, but we might be able to make them feel better by publishing their letter. To whom it may concern, We went to best buy… Continue Reading

Haier to take over Fisher Paykel: DEAL NOT DONE?????

****UPDATE 10/5****Offer rejected by F&PWill Haier sweeten the offer?****UPDATE 10/5**** ****UPDATE 9/14****F&P claims others still looking at making an offerNew Zealand Herald****UPDATE 9/14**** ****UPDATE 9/12****Haier to acquire F&P for $564 millionBloomberg Business****UPDATE 9/12**** National Business Review of New Zealand reports that Chinese appliance maker Haier, plans to increase stake in Fisher Paykel from its current… Continue Reading

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