Cowboy Maloney’s Electric City: Keeping it Local
August 1, 2014

The industry’s accolades continue to pile on for Cowboy Maloney’s Electric City, a Jackson, Miss.-based 12-store family-run regional chain that was started in 1952 as a lumberyard by Con Maloney—one of this year’s CEA Hall of Fame honorees. The business is currently run by his sons, Con, Eddie and Johnny, from a Jackson facility that is a combination office, warehouse and showroom.

Starpower To Open New Dallas Showroom
September 16, 2013

Starpower Home Entertainment Systems will open a new flagship showroom in North Dallas later this week, with grand opening activities taking place for the entire month of September.

Viking Range Buys Gene Schick Company
May 5, 2013

Viking Range said this week that it has purchased longtime distribution partner The Gene Schick Company. The company has worked with Viking Range in Northern California and Hawaii for many years. 

Viking Range Buys Distribution Partner
April 3, 2013

Viking Range announced Wednesday that it has acquired Sues, Young and Brown, its Southern California distributor since the brand was introduced in 1987.

Viking Range is Acquired by Middleby
January 2, 2013

Viking Range Corp. has been acquired by Middleby Corp., a producer of processing and packing equipment for the food industry.

The purchase price was not disclosed.

“I am excited about the future of Viking as it becomes a part of the Middleby Corporation. I have always had a great deal of respect for Middleby,

Oven Steams in a Microwave
July 25, 2012

The more versatile a kitchen appliance is, the more highly regarded it may be. And rightly so: space-saving devices are not only convenient, but they also have the capability to increase efficiency. The age of being able to get more cooking done with only a press of a button was heralded in by the microwave. Usually however (except for the clock), the microwave doesn't do much else.

The Viking VCSO210SS Combi-Steam/Convect Oven combines an oven with a microwave and throws in the capability to steam cook for good measure.

Shad Joins Viking Range
July 18, 2012

Viking Range said this week that Jim Shad, formerly of LG, has joined the company as executive vice president and chief revenue officer.

“I enjoyed getting to know Jim when he was at LG and am happy that we can continue our relationship now that he will be with us here at Viking,” Fred Carl, Jr., the company's CEO, said as part of the announcement.

Best Buy's Richfield Store Seeks to Connect on New Scale
June 30, 2012

The box looks familiar, but customers will find some shiny expensive toys inside.

At 45,000 square feet, Best Buy Co. Inc.'s new Connected Store in Richfield is still sizable, but there are some notable additions aimed to engage customers: a Genius Bar-like tech support center, employees with advice on pricey stoves, and rooms where home theater geeks can design their ultimate man caves.

"Technology is an amazing place to be right now for Best Buy," said Josh Will, a company vice president who oversees Connected Store development. "But it's still too hard

Kitchen Appliances Help Observant Jews Keep Kosher
April 3, 2012

A $50 kitchen appliance feature has become the answer to a millennia-old challenge for observant Jews. The so-called "Sabbath mode" for most stoves and some fridges allows owners to warm food and use their fridge between Friday and Saturday nights, because Jewish law prohibits working on the Sabbath.

When the eight days of Passover begin on the Sabbath, as it does this year, modern appliances make it possible for Orthodox Jews to serve preprepared, labour-intensive Seder meals without breaking the rules.

Michael Gnat of the wholesaler Midnorthern Appliances says almost all popular