News articles for General industry

  • Competition watchdog announces energy market reforms

    Competition watchdog announces energy market reforms

    10th March 2016

    The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has announced a raft of measures aimed at boosting competition in Britain's energy market.

  • Faulty washing machine causes house fire

    Faulty washing machine causes house fire

    8th March 2016

    A woman from Yeovil was left homeless after a fire caused by a defective Hotpoint tumble dryer gutted the property.

  • Foxconn parent firm buys Sharp

    Foxconn parent firm buys Sharp

    25th February 2016

    Japanese electronics manufacturer Sharp has been bought out by Foxconn owner Hon Hai Precision in a multibillion-dollar deal, it has been reported.

  • Electrolux eyes strong growth

    Electrolux eyes strong growth

    24th February 2016

    Appliance manufacturer Electrolux has indicated that it expects to see strong growth in key markets this year.

  • Dyson surges up Superbrands list

    Dyson surges up Superbrands list

    23rd February 2016

    Appliance manufacturer Dyson has risen to its highest position yet in the annual Superbrands poll, a survey of UK consumers' best-loved brands.

  • Consumers 'forced to replace appliances sooner'

    Consumers 'forced to replace appliances sooner'

    22nd February 2016

    Consumers are finding themselves forced to replace electrical appliances quicker than they used to and this is damaging the environment, a study has found.

  • SSE announces energy price cut

    SSE announces energy price cut

    2nd February 2016

    SSE has become the latest of Britain's 'big six' utilities firms to announce an energy price cut, amid an ongoing slump in wholesale fuel prices.

  • Electrolux posts fourth-quarter loss

    Electrolux posts fourth-quarter loss

    29th January 2016

    Swedish appliances manufacturer Electrolux has reported a loss for the fourth-quarter of last year, after an unsuccessful bid to buy General Electric's (GE's) appliances division.

  • Samsung unperturbed by Haier-GE deal

    Samsung unperturbed by Haier-GE deal

    25th January 2016

    Chinese group Haier's acquisition of General Electric's (GE's) appliances division will have little impact on Samsung, says a senior executive at the South Korean firm.

  • E.On cuts gas prices

    E.On cuts gas prices

    20th January 2016

    Energy supplier E.On has announced that it is to cut consumer gas prices, following criticism from industry regulator Ofgem.