IN THE NEWS: RETAILERS TAKE ON FIELDAYS AND MORE...

By Wares June 15, 2018 Industry news

In the news: Kitchen Things cooks for Fieldays, Garmin adds music to smartwatch, Remington gets stylish and more...

 Not just tractors & chainsaws Wares spent yesterday at Fieldays where the weather was crisp and sunny, perfect in fact for the agri sectors to get out & about and wonder at the range of cut-price power tools, new cars, utes and tractors.

From our channel, Nespresso teamed up both with super-aspirational Lexus brand at Mystery Creek this year and with locals Heathcote Appliances. The tent that seemed more packed with visitors, more of the time, was Kitchen Things' Fieldays Kitchen Theatre, featuring big names like Brett McGregor (see above), Nadia Lim and Simon Gault. 

Garmin gives the gift of music Garmin New Zealand has announced the Vivoactive 3 Music smartwatch (above). Along with integrated music, it also has Garmin Pay for contactless payments and thousands of ways to customise with free watch faces, widgets, data fields and apps through the Garmin Connect IQ store.

 

Completing your home salon - Remington’s Keratin and Argan Oil Nourish range now numbers five with the addition of the new Rotating Air Styler. Acting as a hairdryer and brush in one it gives a salon blow-dried look without the need to juggle two tools while the ceramic barrels infuse the hair with keratin and argan oil for bounce and shine.

Strange but true? - Scurrilous gossip we've seen around the traps in the last few days includes Channel News across the ditch putting it that the B&O Play brand would be dumped in favour of a return to the classic Bang & Olufsen branding.

The Aussie media have also been wondering about the liquidation of the Melbourne Kaiser Baas operation. However, Exeed, Kaiser Baas' owner since September last year, says everything is OK and the brand has a "really strong roadmap" going forward.

 

Stuff and nonsense? - Sticking with the media, Stuff has latched on to something retailers have known since the beginnings of time - that consumers typically do nothing about staying warm until they are cold, or cooling themselves until they're roasting hot... Sounds like the sequel to "Fanageddon"...

Staying with Stuff, following this article, retailers will probably be experiencing an upswing of customers who know their rights when it comes to faulty products. In this respect, retailers should be aware of what their rights and obligations are...

The Fair Trading Act covers claims about products and services before they’re bought while the Consumer Guarantees Act covers the quality of those products and services after they have been bought (more here).

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