JennAir provided show-goers at the NYC-held Architectural Digest Design Show in late March with a sneak preview of a showroom it is establishing in Manhattan's A&D Building
Jenn-Air will open a Manhattan showroom in April 2013 as part of a broader effort to heighten its profile among influential design professionals.
Whirlpool Corp.'s Jenn-Air product line was recently redesigned and re-launched as a made-in-America luxury appliance collection.
The showroom in New York will occupying the entire fifth floor of the Decoration & Design Annex at 222 East 59th Street. It will also serve as a showcase for Christopher Peacock Home, designer of high-end kitchen cabinetry and home furnishings. The showroom will include three fully outfitted Jenn-Air kitchens
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Electrolux recently chose Charlotte, N.C., as the location of its new North American headquarters, where it will consolidate a number of its U.S. corporate office operations and support functions.
When Gary Chorman was laid off from a manufacturing job in 2002, Howard Millman and his wife Shirley gave him an opportunity that many people dream of but few encounter: the chance to learn a business from the ground up and buy it at reasonable terms. A year later, Chorman bought Millman’s Appliance Center, a small appliance dealership located in the resort town of Rehoboth Beach, Del. Since then, he’s been working to make the most of what he considers an act of “divine intervention.” Over the years, Chorman has expanded the retail sales floor from 1,000 sq. ft. to about 4,000 sq. ft.,
A big part of 2006 was a complete wash for Chip Player, owner of Queen City Audio, Video and Appliance. And he’s hoping for more of the same this year. In a year marked by commodity pricing and stiff competition, a new breed of washers and dryers—such as the Whirlpool Duet Fabric Care System and the LG Tromm SteamWasher—as well as other high-end appliances, helped boost Queen City’s sales by $4 million, landing the Charlotte, N.C.-based business in Dealerscope’s 101 Club of top U.S. retailers. “We really tried to get our salespeople to focus on selling higher-end products,” Player said, noting that appliance
Jenn-Air Slide-in Ranges Going beyond just a cooktop, Jenn-Air is offering a series of slide-in ranges, with the aim of preseting a high-end, built-in look. Several models offer different features, including downdraft or updraft gas, dual-fuel and "gas on glass." Models with convection models are also available. The gas and dual-fuel models feature a triple-flame burner, which has two rings surrounding a 15,000 BTU burner. Prices range from $1,399 to $2,449 SRP. www.jenn-air.com GE Side-By-Side 'Frige GE's new refrigerator has an external ice and water dispenser that offers "PreciseFill" technology that allows users to fill receptacles, such as cups, bowls
Buying groups are working to move Appliance dealers toward upscale products By David Dritsas For the past five years, Ed Kelly, Nationwide Market Group's president, has been working to convince appliance dealers to consider carrying higher-end products. Just as the independent retailers of audio/video learned long-ago, appliance dealers are increasingly catering to upscale tastes, a practice that can give the dealer an advantage over the national chains. Some buying groups are taking proactive steps to help the transition along. "We've been working on that for about five years," explains Kelly. "We've been pushing dealers up into the GE Monograms [for example]—to change the mix