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Users now can give their printers voice commands through an Alexa "skill" aligned with the Epson Connect smart home service. 

The Haier division is simplifying its smart home services through a direct connection to Google Home.

Whirlpool washer connect to iphone

Select Whirlpool smart appliances now support Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, allowing owners to control them with simple voice commands.

The planned acquisition of Yummly, a personalized digital recipe platform, expands on Whirlpool's goal of delivering a useful, smart home experience.

Kenmore refrigerator license from Sears Holdings

Cleva North America will manufacture Kenmore brand vacuums and accessories while Dorcy International will make DieHard batteries and flashlights.

An annual report from Brand Keys surveyed 46,000 consumers to identify the brands with the highest loyalty and engagement ratings in 2011. Find out which consumer goods brands took home top honors in their respective categories.

Craftsman at Costco

The transaction gives Stanley Black & Decker the rights to develop, manufacture and sell Craftsman-brand products in non-Sears Holdings retail, industrial and online sales channels across the U.S. and in other countries.

Jenn-Air brand WiFi connected ovens will be first to market with the new technology.

Newell Rubbermaid is 18 months in to a total marketing transformation that will unlock the potential of its more than 40 brands globally.

Revolutionary, cultural, nimble and even sexy these are just some of the words used to describe the most innovative consumer goods companies of 2013. Fast Company recently revealed this list, featuring Nike Inc. in the No. 1 position.

Consumer confidence was a bit manic in 2012, hitting a five-year high in November and then dropping again in December as consumers doubted an end to the fiscal cliff.

Newell Rubbermaids Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process has been the subject of an intensive improvement effort over the past two years. In fact, an S&OP initiative launched in 2008, generated 30 percent more cash for a total of $603 million in 2009.

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