Kenmore Wins Multiple Best Of Year Awards

kenmore2Sears iconic Kenmore private brand has won five 2016 Best of Year Awards from The winning Kenmore appliances span the kitchen, living room, and laundry room – allowing Americans to be amazing in every aspect of their home life.

“It is an honor to receive these prestigious awards for our product innovations from this distinguished and respected consumer organization,” said Tom Park, president of the Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard brands. “The Kenmore brand has been trusted by Americans for more than 100 years and is woven into the fabric of the American lifestyle. As we enter the busy holiday season, our members can trust that when they come home to Kenmore, they will find products that will make life easier so they can focus on what’s important – spending time with their families.”

Available exclusively at Sears, the Kenmore brand’s Best of Year Awards include:

2016 Best of Year Refrigeration Awards

  • Best refrigerator for entertaining: Kenmore Elite 29.9 cu. ft. 4-Door Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator with Dispenser for its useful layout and separate temperature controlled drawer.
  • Best side-by-side refrigerator: Kenmore 25 cu. ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator due to its energy efficiency, temperature regulation and excellent storage space.

2016 Best of Year Vacuum Cleaner Awards

  • Best vacuum for the money: Kenmore Elite Bagged Upright Vacuum Cleaner and Kenmore Bagged Canister Vacuum with Pet PowerMate for their exceptional balance of price, performance and mobility.

2016 Best of Year Washer and Dryer Awards

  • Best basic top-load washing machine with matching dryer: Kenmore 3.3 cu. Ft. Top Load Washer and Kenmore 6.5 cu. Ft Electric Dryer for their superb value and performance.
  • Best washer for big families: Kenmore 6.2 cu. Ft. Top-Load Washer with Quad Action Impeller for its huge capacity with the ability to clean 32 towels in a single load.
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Christopher Durham is the president of My Private Brand and the co-founder of The Vertex Awards. He is a strategist, author, consultant and retailer who built brands at Delhaize-owned Food Lion, and lead strategy and brand development for Lowe’s Home Improvement. He has consulted with retailers around the world on their private brand portfolios including: Family Dollar, Petco, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, Metro (Canada), TLW (Taiwan) and Hola (Taiwan). Durham has published five definitive books on private brands, including his first book, Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project. In 2017, he will debut his newest book, Vanguard: Vintage Originals, a visual tour of innovation and disruption in private brand going back to the mid-1800’s. Dynamic in his presentation while down to earth and frank in his opinions, he has presented at numerous conferences, including FUSE, The Dieline Conference, Packaging that Sells, Omnishopper and PLMA’a annual trade show in Chicago. Durham lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife, Laraine, and two daughters, Olivia and Sarah.