KitchenAid introduces SodaStream-powered sparkling drink maker Whirlpool's (WHR) KitchenAid brand announced its entry into the home carbonation category with the introduction of the Sparkling Beverage Maker, a countertop soda maker developed in collaboration with SodaStream International (SODA). Available starting in June, it will carry a suggested retail price of $249.99.
Whirlpool to use wind turbines to power Ohio facility Whirlpool Corporation is building on the company's 40 years of commitment to sustainability by using wind energy to power its manufacturing facility located in Findlay, Ohio. Feasibility studies were conducted to ensure responsible siting by assessing any potential impacts of turbine installation, including sound propagation and environmental impact. Construction is scheduled to begin in the Spring and the turbines are expected to be operational beginning in late 2015.
Sodastream volatility at low end of range as shares near historic lows Sodastream overall option implied volatility of 50 compares to its 26-week average of 54 according to Track Data, suggesting decreasing price movement.
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