AIRUNO extends ceiling hoods range A

IRUNO, the designer cooker hoods brand, has responded to market

demand for minimalist kitchen appliances by expanding its collection of ceiling hoods. The Phantom is an elegant, white glass ceiling hood which is available with either a white or stainless-steel frame. It offers efficient extraction at a maximum rate of 412 m3/h, and is energy rated B. The discreet hood features four speed settings,

a remote control for easy operation and boasts an impressive noise level of just 51-65dB. The innovative Phantom can also be conveniently fitted either across or between ceiling joists, eliminating the need to build a bulkhead. The Phantom’s sleek design allows the 90cm- wide hood to blend effortlessly into the ceiling, while four high-quality LED strip lights neatly

frame it and provide additional lighting in the kitchen below. Chairman of AIRUNO, Geoff Baker, said: “Open-

plan kitchens are very on-trend, so we’re excited to introduce the Phantom to our collection. With its discreet design, easy installation and choice of finishes, the Phantom will blend in with the rest of

the kitchen beautifully, making it the perfect fit for any consumer that favours a minimalist aesthetic. “Ceiling hoods are among the most effective

types of cooker hoods when it comes to extraction rates and the Phantom continues AIRUNO’s tradition of delivering stylish hoods that also deliver effective extraction.”

Connect Distribution announced as new DēLonghi Group distributor


Beko launch new laundry TV campaign B

onnect Distribution, the UK’s leading independent home appliance service and spare parts business, has been named

as an appointed distributor for small domestic appliances to UK independent electrical retailers for the DēLonghi Group S.p.A. Connect Distribution will provide access to a comprehensive range of

more than 200 products from the DēLonghi, Kenwood and Braun brands. Bean to cup coffee machines and deluxe kitchen appliances are just some of the equipment now available through the well-known brand. “We’ve been working with DēLonghi for many years and are pleased

eko, the UK’s number one best-selling large home appliance brand, returned to television at the beginning of October with a

£2million campaign set to reach 35 million adults over two months. The significant investment has seen the brand driving consumer demand by targeting homeowners during peak season for laundry sales, from the end of September through to Black Friday. The television advert features Beko’s brand new laundry technology

AquaTech. The innovative new washing machines allow users to wash clothes in half the time, with twice the care. Specialist technology uses the natural power of water to clean clothes gently instead of with harsh drum movements. Water cascades from the top of the drum using powerful streams to effectively clean clothes, resulting in a wash that is up to 50% faster and 50% gentler compared to a conventional machine. In-store, the below the line campaign is designed not only to raise

awareness of AquaTech, but also of the brand’s number one position, as the UK’s best-selling large home appliance brand. Designed to drive conversion and inspire further confidence, customers will be reminded of Beko’s number one position at the point of purchase. Keval Shah, Head of Marketing at Beko plc UK & Ireland said; “AquaTech is the biggest launch of the year for Beko, and this is evident in the strategic marketing plan we’ve developed. We’re aiming to reach as many households as possible during peak season for laundry sales, through as many touch points as possible.”

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to grow our partnership further,” explained Carl Bould, head of B2B sales, Connect Distribution. “Our job is to manage the availability of DēLonghi’s products, while protecting brand value and fostering relationships with its customer base of independents and end users alike.” A team of eleven Connect Distribution product experts will focus on

the DēLonghi Group brands, including a dedicated brand manager for all DēLonghi-specific small domestic appliances. Key responsibilities will include stock management, forecasting and maintaining customer relationships. “We want independents to be able to treat us as their personal warehouse.

Whenever they need stock, we can offer them the convenience of both next day delivery and delivery directly to their customers’ homes. This outstanding service, plus our 50 years of industry experience and well-established relationships with manufacturers, lets our independent customers feel confident that we can support their businesses,” concludes Bould.

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