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Day 5 - IFA International

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BUYERS' GUIDE KITCHEN

BUYERS' GUIDE KITCHEN LIFESTYLE FRIDGES MARKET While there are not so many changes in terms of share of No-frost refrigerators – it is very stable with only minor deviations compared to last year – there are some interesting developments in Energy Efficiency classes. Majority of Refrigerators are still A+ with very minor share of A+++ and biggest development for A++. COOLING Sales Units % Jan 14- Dec 14 22 14C WE Jan 15- Dec 15 Jan 16- May16 5 6 6 26 28 71 67 64 A+++ A ++ A+ A B C D Others CONTACT Natalia Andrievskaya Global Director Major Domestic Appliances GfK Retail and Technology Natalia.andrievskaya@gfk.com THE FUTURE Connected fridges are likely to be a big winner. Every home has a fridge and the ability to connect your fridge will enable consumers to not only be made aware of when products are running out, but then the ability to re-order your shopping via the associated app will be a popular feature. The app being able to point out when an out-of-date item needs to be discarded would be a welcome feature too. STATE OF PLAY The market has been driven mainly by the quest for larger capacity models. American style side-by-sides have long been popular and over the past year or so these products have become much more affordable. The reason for their popularity hasn’t really changed. The space and flexibility these larger appliances offer makes them very attractive to families but it also still very much about having a statement product in your home. INNOVATIONS TO LOOK FOR AT IFA ENERGY EFFICIENCY ENTICES ECONOMIC CONSCIOUS CONSUMERS Consumers are increasingly considering the ecological and economic factors when buying appliances. As the cost of energy increases, it will become more of a consumer priority. Fridge-freezers that are A++ energy rated are 21% more energy efficient than class A+. European Union labelling rules have made it easier for consumers to compare products on a like-forlike basis. It is difficult to identify however whether the growth in A+++ appliances is as a result of consumer-pull or manufacturerpush. INNOVATING @ IFA NATUREFRESH BY GORENJE - FULL OF NATURAL FRESHNESS Gorenje’s latest NatureFresh built-in refrigerators keep vegetables, fruit, meat and fish fresh and packed with vitamins for much longer than standard refrigerators. They automatically provide naturally fresh air, mimick the sun and take care of the humidity level. They feature a special technology IonAir that imitates outdoor conditions, using the natural process of ionization thus preserving most of the vitamins and minerals in food as well as its flavour, structure and aroma. » HALL 1.1 / STAND 201 LARGE CAPACITY COOLING CATEGORY IS FLYING With the family landscape changing and households growing, the need for capacity in kitchen appliances is ever on the increase, and we are seeing many more investment purchases as a result of consumers trading up to durability, reliability and enough space to suit their lifestyle. Consumers are looking for more capacity, so American-style and two metre tall models continue to prove popular. Style and design is also a major consideration; customers no longer want just a ‘white box’, and so stainless steel models are very attractive to many. KEEPING FOOD COOLER FOR LONGER No longer just a means of keeping content cool, the fridge-freezer promotes food preservation for longer lasting, fresher ingredients, while incorporating an array of additional lifestyle extras, all contained in a stylish and statement exterior. On average, families now shop around once a week, making the importance of keeping food fresher for longer greater than ever before. Separate cooling systems for the fridge and freezer ensure that the fridge temperature is cold, stable and always has the correct level of humidity so the consumer can rest assured he or she will enjoy great tasting fresh food, every time. BLUPERFORMANCE BY LIEBHERR – A NEW DIMENSION IN REFRIGERATION AND FREEZING With its ‘BluPerformance’ appliance range, Liebherr is presenting a series of particularly energy efficient, future-oriented refrigerators and freezers. Specially mounted compressors together with new refrigeration technology integrated in the base ensure that these appliances are particularly quiet during operation. Premium quality materials, perfect workmanship down to the finest details, ease-of-use and precision touch electronics define the new BluPerformance appliance range. » HALL 2.1 / STAND 201 » HALL 2.1 / STAND 201 www.ifa-international.org IFA International • Tuesday 6 th September 2016 23

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