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CONTENTS 18


4 NEWS: There’s a new head of Hoover and Candy 6 NEWS: Loewe returns with new TV and audio products 8 REVIEW: Reconnected and re-energised at EI Live!


10 PREVIEW: ESF’s Product Safety Conference will help the industry understand the future of product safety – and the connected consumer


12 PREVIEW: Exploring the future of audio at this year’s virtual Audio Collaborative 2021 conference


14 OPINION: Chris Buecker on retail stores of the future


18 ERT INTERVIEW: Geoff Johnson chats to Jack Cheeseman about the changing floorcare market and how ROIDMI vacuum cleaners are driving innovation forward


22 SPECIAL REVIEW: With no big IFA expo for the second year on the trot, Steve May instead looks back at some of the trade show’s recent highlights


26 SPECIAL REVIEW: Daniel Todaro recounts his years trekking around the IFA halls for ERT


28 SPECIAL REVIEW: A snapshot of some of the IFA technology over the last 20-odd years


30 ANALYSIS: Refrigeration: There’s so much for consumers to consider with cooling appliances nowadays, ERT takes a closer look at the market


34 INTERVIEW: Hotpoint’s Diana Nappo talks about the brand’s new freestanding double oven cooker


36 FOCUS: Black Friday is coming. How can indies maximise their impact in 2021?


The team: Editor


Contributors to ERT this month: Stuart Tickle, Chris Buecker, Steve May, Daniel Todaro, Graham Soult, Emma Louise Smith, Paul Laville.


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