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August 9, 2011

The NPD Group, a market research firm, has announced that it launched enhanced services related to its consumer research of the appliance business. Both small and major appliances will be included in the Port Washington, N.Y., company’s tracking studies, which look at transaction counts and provide market size estimates based on NPD’s point-of-sales data.  

June 29, 2011

Canadian Tire is making a strong push into major appliances.

The 1,200-store Canadian chain now offers Inglis refrigerators, washers, dryers, dishwashers and cooking ranges, as well as Amana freezers and microwaves at its stores across the country.

The expansion into appliances follows an 11-store test last year. 

March 7, 2011

Mooresville, N.C.-based Lowe's is adding Dacor to its appliance mix in select Lowe's stores and offering Dacor for special order from the rest.

Costa Mesa, Calif.-based Dacor makes luxury kitchen appliances. Two of the standout products offered through Lowe's are the Renaissance 36-in. Gas Cooktop and the Renaissance 30-in. Single Wall Oven. 

February 23, 2011

A study on major home appliances by The NPD Group showed overall growth in the category in 2010, with an 11% increase in dollar sales compared to 2009.

Although sales for most appliances did not reach pre-recession levels, dishwashers were one exception, showing a 22% increase in dollar sales over 2009, putting them on level with 2007. 

Full-sized refrigerators and range hoods both experienced double-digit unit and dollar growth, with laundry appliances coming in just under 10% in dollar growth.