Sears and Amazon; Alexa, turn up my Kenmore air conditioner

Sears says Kenmore products now available on Amazon; shares spike 13%

CEO Eddie Lampert said this will not only benefit Kenmore - a brand Sears had been rumored to be ready to sell as it has sold other old store brands - but its fix unit, Sears Home Services, and its Innovel Solutions logistics unit, which theoretically would deliver and install the products.

Would you buy a Kenmore air conditioner, refrigerator, or dishwasher if you didn't have to go to a Sears store, leave your house, or register for a Sears.com account?

The Kenmore Smart air conditioners with Alexa range in price from $379.99 to $739.99.

Kenmore's Smart home appliances are getting Amazon Alexa integration, with the Sears-brand home tech also headed to the online retail behemoth's virtual shelves.

According to the article, Sears will sell Kenmore appliances that can be operated using Alexa's voice-activation capabilities.




SHLDi says distribution will be expanded nationwide to the full line of Kenmore home appliances; terms of the deal are not disclosed.

Shares of Sears Holdings jumped more than $1.69, or 19.3 percent, to $10.36 in early trade. In its last quarter, Sears notched its first profit since 2015, reporting net income of $244 million on revenue of $4.3 billion, compared with a loss of $471 million on sales of $5.4 billion in the year-ago quarter. The chain has considering selling additional lines, including its DieHard auto batteries and Kenmore appliances businesses, and is unloading its vast real estate holdings.

It is perhaps ambitious to suggest Kenmore may once again reach this lofty height, but, in a release, chief executive Edward Lampert said, "We continuously look for opportunities to enhance the reach of our iconic brands to more customers and create additional value from our assets".

"Working with Amazon is perfectly aligned with our omni-channel strategy to unleash the power and service of Kenmore and support the brand's growth", Tom Park, President of Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard brands, said in a statement.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Feds Take Down Dark Web Drug Lord
Jul 21, 2017 - 00:46
The first shutdown sent shockwaves through the darknet community, with many users fleeing to the rival Hansa Market . We will find you, dismantle your organization and network.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trailer of Haseena Parkar is sure to give you goosebumps
Jul 21, 2017 - 00:42
Siddhanth, who will be portraying Dawood Ibrahim in the film also said, "It took me a year to prepare for the role". During the trailer launch of the film here today, the actor said, "Dad is the biggest critic in the house".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top ECB's Draghi Sees No Sign Of Inflation Picking-Up In Europe
Jul 21, 2017 - 00:42
The bond-buying programme, together with ultra-low interest rates, was created to fend off the threat of deflation hitting the eurozone.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pep Guardiola confirms Manchester City rivalling Chelsea for Real Madrid defender Danilo
Jul 20, 2017 - 00:53
Alexis Sanchez is one of Manchester City's top targets. "I said many times last season and I have not changed a word of what I said".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top As paperwork goes missing, private student loan debts may be wiped away
Jul 20, 2017 - 00:53
Once borrowers are sued, most either choose to settle or ignore the summons, which allows the trusts to obtain a default judgment. New York City's Civil Court dismissed four lawsuits filed by the NCSLT against Watson, and relieved the woman of $31,000 in debt.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bartolo Colon to make Twins debut on Tuesday night
Jul 20, 2017 - 00:50
The 44-year-old started the season with the Atlanta Braves, where had a 2-8 record, along with an 8.14 ERA in 13 starts. In the first inning, Colón went 1-2-3 against the Yankees and the highlight was this nasty two-seam fastball.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Cristiano Ronaldo expecting fourth child with girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez
Jul 19, 2017 - 00:36
Ronaldo and Rodríguez, who have been dating since 2016, welcomed twins together, reportedly via surrogate, in June 2017. The happy pregnancy news was confirmed by the popular star, who revealed that Georgina Rodriguez is pregnant.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Britain, EU launch new talks on Brexit
Jul 18, 2017 - 00:24
The EU had demanded that Britain pay some 60 billion euros (R896-billion) as exit fee. These talks focus on Britain's arrangements to leave the EU.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Manchester City agree deal to send Nolito to Sevilla
Jul 17, 2017 - 20:41
Nolito had a promising start to life in England, but his time quickly soured, eventually only making 19 Premier League appearances, scoring four goals.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jagga Jasoos 4 Days Total Collection Box Office Income Worldwide Business Report
Jul 17, 2017 - 20:40
Aamir on Friday took to Facebook and wrote: "I am most upset that I am not in the country and will miss watching " Jagga Jasoos ". People are coming out to watch this movie in very good numbers and they are saying the very good word of mouth for the movie.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Body Of Missing Man Found By Pennsylvanian Authorities
Jul 16, 2017 - 00:41
Patrick only had $800, and they walked to a secluded part of the property where DiNardo shot him with a.22 caliber rifle. Meo's 1996 Nissan Maxima was discovered on the same farm as Finocchiaro's body and the other human remains.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Alfred Angelo shuts doors, brides-to-be scramble to find dresses
Jul 15, 2017 - 00:36
Janel said if the company can not fulfill her store's orders, Valens plans to refund the brides out their own pockets. A company employee at another store called the firing of the employees as a "mass exodus before lunchtime".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Groundbreaking New Leukemia Treatment Will Save Lives and $Billions
Jul 14, 2017 - 00:38
The gene therapy, also known as CTL019, uses a new technology called chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy, or CAR-T for short. The drugmaker is seeking approval to use the one-time treatment for children and young adults with advanced leukemia.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top At Least 16 Dead After Military Plane Crashes In Rural Mississippi
Jul 13, 2017 - 01:06
Andy Jones, a witness to Monday's crash, said a trail of white smoke followed the plane as it spiraled toward a soybean field. The Corps said identities of those killed are being withheld while their families are notified.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Manhunt Underway for Triple Murder Suspect in North Alabama
Jul 13, 2017 - 01:03
According to that PFA request and other public records, Lever has charges pending in Pennsylvania for sexual abuse with a minor. Police say they were responding to an emergency call in Gardendale Wednesday morning when they found a man and two women dead.