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white goods

Household appliances such as refrigerators and ovens. The term, which came from the white porcelain color of early appliances, is increasingly heard as a market for electronics as appliances become network enabled. The term also refers to towels, sheets and linens, which years ago were also only white.
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Contract notice: Supply of Domestic Appliances - White Goods.
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Electrolux reported both higher operating profits and sales in white goods in Europe, although a fire in its refrigerator plant in Hungary in August and a sharp drop in deliveries to Russia had a negative impact on profits and sales in September, Treschow said.
Smith reported white goods are "doing very, very well," especially in upscale lines.
Martyn Allen, technical director at Electrical Safety First - a charity working to reduce deaths from electrical appliances - said: "Faults, poor quality and user misuse mean large white goods are a major cause of fire in UK homes.
Bosch-group white goods were involved in 276 fires - 203 Bosch, 55 Neff and 18 Siemens.
After the hearing, solicitor for the families Thomas Jervis said: "There is clearly a serious safety risk in relation to the manufacture and regulation of white goods in this country.
The new taxes include levies of SEK 8 per kg for white goods and SEK 120 per kg for other products.
Under the proposed regime, tax on most consumer goods will come down from over 30 per cent to 28 per cent and even to 18 per cent in the case of certain categories including soaps, oils and some white goods.
Contract award notice: For the Supply of White Goods and New/Pre-Loved Furniture for the Local Welfare Provision.