Vac Suppliers Holding Major Intros For ’86

CHICAGO–For vacuum cleaner manufacturers, next week’s NHMA Show will rank second in importance to the Spring ’86 Show. Many are holding introductions until Spring, when the timing will be attuned to retailer’s buying cycles.

One major introduction in the vac market, however, will take place next week. Eureka’s Express, a two-SKU line of high-end canisters will be unveiled at McCormick Place Booth 4547. (See related story, page 1).

Cosmo Communications Corp. will introduce a 110-watt hand vac, which is a step-up model to its original rechargeable model. It features three power levels. This compact unit, with a suggested retail price of $24.99, comes in four-color gift box packaging.

Also being introduced by Cosmo will be a rechargeable vac/light combination in a wall holder. The unit, with a suggested retail price of $19.99, changes from vac to light by twisting off the nozzle.

Douglas Products is highlighting its ReadiVac 3.6 rechargeable model 6730, which comes with dusting brush and crevice cleaner for $29.99. [Read more…]