03 December 2013: BDT’s second product release of the year took place over the last two weeks of November in the main metro centres.
18 November 2013: Some 440+ industry guests assembled, mixed & mingled at last week’s 2013 Wares Awards. It was a night of celebration with a 1920s theme!
14 November 2013: Fisher & Paykel has released a statement around the ACCC's investigation of an extended warranty offer made in Australia (and retracted) last year.
06 November 2013: Debutant co-driver Mark Robinson very nearly won his first Targa NZ road race last week. "It was ours for the taking but the car had other thoughts," is how the driver put it...
01 November 2013: On 15 October, the highly anticipated Miele Center opened in Auckland’s lively Freemans Bay. [Now updated with extra photos.]
22 October 2013: Following its visit to Singapore for this year’s conference, Appnet is heading further north . 2014’s Appnet Conference will be in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam!
22 October 2013: To make sure eveyone in the industry can benefit from our content we're happy for people to share it around.
22 October 2013: Early October saw the launch of a svelte new DéLonghi coffee machine at Mildred & Co in Auckland.
11 October 2013: Amid talk of Anchorage selling Dick Smith on just months after its final purchase comes news of a new and additional direction for the retailer.
11 October 2013: In mid-September, Dixons Retail opened its Currys/PC World “Store of the Future” at the massive Bluewater shopping site in Kent.
19 September 2013: The Noel Leeming brand’s 40th birthday celebrations coincided with a special Long Service Staff Event at the end of August, in Christchurch, where it all started.
22 October 2013: Key personnel movements and announcements from around the appliance and CE channel. The very latest movers & shakers include key personnel announcements from Haier, Canon and Breville.
22 October 2013: A lightweight and no-itch cast for broken bones has won the New Zealand leg of the 13th annual James Dyson Award global product design competition.
05 September 2013: Now we know the New Zealand release dates for both new gen consoles - the Xbox One and PlayStation4...
03 September 2013: Another special industry man has left us. Doug Morris passed away in late August aged 88.
03 September 2013: On 29 August Nintendo surprised us all with the launch of a new member to the Nintendo 3DS family!
02 September 2013: Monaco Corporation, the NZ subsidiary of Shriro Australia has officially announced the acquisition of Robinhood Appliances from subsidiaries of DuluxGroup, effective 16 September 2013.
21 August 2013: Breville juicers and smart appliances are featuring strongly on free to air networks with a pair of television advertising campaigns that started mid- August 2013.
21 August 2013: It’s new from Google but it’s not a tablet or a streaming music service. It involves Android but it’s not a smartphone – hello Chromecast.
21 August 2013: The first of a regular new feature on our website highlighting some of our less serious or thoughtful moments.
14 August 2013: Changes to the safety regulations around electrical and gas appliances have meant lots of phone calls between retailers and suppliers recently.
03 September 2013: JB Hi-Fi's UltraViolet online shop front was supplied by CSG International and its Content Direct premium on-demand digital video content solution.
03 September 2013: On the first of this month, Sennheiser officially opened its own newly formed sales subsidiary, Sennheiser Australia Pty, to handle its Australasian business and taking over from Syntec International after 25 years.
03 September 2013: In lieu of getting hold of the game, which is just a couple of weeeks away (?), you can watch the Official Trailer for Grand Theft Auto V below!
22 August 2013: While Editor Steve Bohling tends to hog the limelight and swan off around the world on conferences and the like, it's Staff Writers Jess Brunette (left) and new recruit Phil Weafer that hold the fort while he's gone.
21 August 2013: With the Wares Awards retailer category Semi-Finaists known, now it's the turn of the Sales Professional of the Year category!
21 August 2013: Eric Faesenkloet was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
20 August 2013: The latest and greatest in green brand values have been recently singled out by Interband.