The vacuum cleaner industry for years has been dominated by two giants — Hoover and Eureka.
That situation won’t change in 1986, but that hasn’t discouraged plenty of suppliers from trying to grab a chunk of this over $2 billion retail market in full sized vacs. A number of big, powerful companies, including Whirlpool, Panasonic, Sharp, Sanyo and Toshiba, are looking to gain a foothold.
One of the factors which is encouraging them is the dynamic development of new products which has swept the industry in recent years and promises to continue. The tremendous success of Black & Decker’s cordless Dustbuster since its introduction in 1979 not only spawned a new $600 million industry segment, but helped convince producers that consumers were looking for a variety of new products: black+decker bdh2000pl to help with this cleaning chores. (more…)