IKEA fans will be able to envision the retailer's products in their homes with IKEA's augmented-reality application used in conjunction with their 2014 catalog. Designated products in the catalog "will be able to be in a sense photographed or lifted off the IKEA catalog page and superimposed in that location in ... their own living room," said Marty Marston, product public relations manager at IKEA U.S.
The food and coffee categories on the Australian market hold room for sales growth in the electronics industry, says De'Longhi Australia CEO Paolo Albertoni. Australia is in a period of change, where those who promote creativity and innovation will gain the most advantage, Albertoni says.
Housewares exports will grow by as much as 20% this year as major world economies continue to show improvement, says the Philippine Exporters Confederation. Top export destinations for Filipino products include the U.S., the U.K., Germany and France.
John Lewis is reporting a sales drop of 8.7% year-on-year for the week ending July 13. The employee-owned department store chain said Andy Murray’s Wimbledon win, the first Ashes cricket match and extremely warm weather combined to keep consumers out of stores during the period.