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10/2/2018

Danby Launches In The UK As First Part of European Expansion Project

Danby Appliances, the leading Canadian manufacturer/distributor, has announced its expansion to Europe commencing with the UK market. The company, which specialises in developing feature-rich and design led home-comfort products such as air-conditioners, dehumidifiers, air purifiers and cooling products like wine-chillers, beverage centres, fridges and freezers will offer a range of products across all retailer sectors via technology distributors Exertis  exertis.co.uk.

9/5/2018

Danby Appliances Announces 5-Year Warranty on Select Freezers

GUELPH, ON – Danby Appliances, a compact appliance distributor/manufacturer with a rich seventy-year history, today announces the extension of its limited two-year warranty on freezers to five years. Effective September 5, 2018, the new warranty terms apply to 17 Models of Chest and Upright Freezers.

8/24/2018

The first ever consumer SMART mailbox, Parcel Guard launches on Indiegogo

GUELPH, ON – Parcel Guard by Danby launches on the crowd-funding site Indiegogo. Early bird funders can sign-up to receive $50 off pricing. The innovative design is the first of its kind, offering online shoppers’ peace of mind like never before.

8/23/2018

Danby Appliances Enters New Market with Introduction of Two Air Purifiers

GUELPH, ON – Danby Appliances, a compact appliance distributor/manufacturer with a rich seventy-year history, today unveils two home/office air purifiers: Danby O2 Clean 110 CADR and Danby O2 Clean 120 CADR. This is Danby’s first foray into the residential freestanding air purifier market.

7/6/2018

Danby Appliances CEO Named to the Order of Canada

GUELPH, ON – Jim Estill, CEO of Danby Appliances, a Canadian appliance manufacturer/distributor based in Guelph, Ontario will be appointed to the Order of Canada with 104 other members at a ceremony to be held in Rideau Hall.

6/26/2018

Canadian Appliance CEO Keeps Trying to Make Canada Day Joke Go Viral

GUELPH, ON – For the third year in a row, Canadian appliance manufacturer/distributor, Danby Appliances will try to make their Canadian Translator website go viral. Jim Estill, CEO of Danby Appliances, has been an advocate for this “classic gag” since July 1st, 2015 when the concept was first launched.

6/11/2018

Danby Appliance CEO Would Like to Buy Old IHOP Signs for Fair Price

GUELPH, ON – Jim Estill, CEO of Danby Appliances, a 70-year old Canadian-based appliance manufacturer/distributor, announced today he’s open to purchasing the International House of Pancakes’ (IHOP) old signs following news that IHOP will be changing its name to IHOb.

8/25/2017

Silhouette Appliances Debuts Bold New Line of Under Counter Refrigeration
GUELPH, ON – Silhouette, a specialty wine and beverage storage distributor, today unveils its latest premium line of under counter refrigeration the Reserve – the industry’s first built-in wine cellar and refrigerator with Invisi-Touch display.

Silhouette Appliances Debuts Bold New Line of Under Counter Refrigeration
FINDLAY, OH – Silhouette, a specialty wine and beverage storage distributor, today unveils its latest premium line of under counter refrigeration the Reserve – the industry’s first built-in wine cellar and refrigerator with Invisi-Touch display.

8/2/2017
Danby Appliances Announces Joint Venture with BloomBoss for Next-Generation Home Grow Box
GUELPH, ON –
Danby Appliances, one of world’s largest consumer appliance manufacturers announced a strategic joint venture with BloomBoss®, a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency, high-performance LED grow lights and related equipment for growing cannabis indoors.

6/14/2017
Silhouette Unveils First Solid State Wine Display – And It’s Stunning!
FINDLAY, OH
– Silhouette, a specialty wine and beverage storage distributor, today unveils the Renoir – the brand’s first thermoelectric-cooling wine display made in North America…

5/24/2017
How to Profit from the Failure of hhgregg
GUELPH, ON
– hhgregg’s bankruptcy is a change that can benefit appliance retailers. It’s also a change that affects the lives of over 5,000 hhgregg staff…

5/19/2017
Appliance Specialist Danby Partner with the Stirling Scottish Marathon
GUELPH, ON
Canadian based appliance specialist Danby Appliances has officially partnered with the Stirling Scottish Marathon…

4/11/2017
Danby Wins Two Red Dots for Its Contemporary Classic Collection, and Elev8, the world’s first compact cubby*
GUELPH, ON – Danby Appliances announces today that its Contemporary Classic Collection has been awarded the prestigious Red Dot Design award, 2017; marking the first time a product has won the award in the company’s rich 70-plus-year history…

3/6/2017
Silhouette Unveils First Solid State Wine Display – And It’s Stunning!
GUELPH, ON
– Silhouette, a specialty wine and beverage storage distributor, today unveils the Renoir – the brand’s first thermoelectric-cooling wine display made in Canada…

Danby in the News

10/3/2018 (Bathroom and Kitchen Update) – Danby Launches In The UK As First Part Of European Expansion Project

10/3/2018 (ERT Online) – UK Brexit Opportunity for Canada’s Top ‘Bar Fridge’ Brand

10/3/2018 (Guelph Now) – Danby Announces Plans to Launch in the UK As Part of Its European Expansion

10/3/2018 (KBBReview) – UK Brexit Opportunity for Canada’s Top ‘Bar Fridge’ Brand

8/11/2018 (CTV News) – Parcel Guard aims to keep packages safe

6/29/2018 (Vancouvrier) – Seven Vancouverites named to the Order of Canada

6/29/2018 (CTV News) – 7 Local Residents Named to Order of Canada

6/8/2018 (FOX) – Danby Appliance CEO Would Like To Buy Old IHOP Signs For Fair Price

6/8/2018 (SF Gate) – Danby Appliance CEO Would Like To Buy Old IHOP Signs For Fair Price

6/8/2018 (My San Antonio) – Danby Appliance CEO Would Like To Buy Old IHOP Signs For Fair Price

6/8/2018 (CBS) – Danby Appliance CEO Would Like To Buy Old IHOP Signs For Fair Price

6/8/2018 (Virtual Strategy) – Danby Appliance CEO Would Like To Buy Old IHOP Signs For Fair Price

6/3/2018 (JD Nevins) – Why doing good is good for business

5/29/2018 (Guelph Today) – Jim Estill and Danby Appliances honoured for work with newcomers to Canada

5/16/2018 (WEAL) – Alumnus Recognized as Global Hero for Doing the Right Thing

4/18/2018 (Experience Ignite) – 7 Employee Engagement Ideas That Work

3/29/2018 (The Globe and Mail) – Report on Small Business Newsletter: Ontario companies worried about equal pay rules

3/22/2018 (The Globe and Mail) – Report on Small Business Newsletter: Announcing the 2018 Small Business Summit lineup

3/22/2018 (Canadian Immigrant) – Three employers recognized for work with newcomers, including Paramount Fine Foods

3/21/2018 (Canada.ca) – Danby Appliances recognized for their work with newcomers to Canada

3/21/2018 (Canada.ca) – Danby Appliances reçoit un prix pour son travail auprès des nouveaux arrivants au Canada

3/15/2018 (CBC) – Waterloo church rallies to sponsor woman and 7 children fleeing Aleppo

3/8/2018 (Guelph Today) – Black Tie Bingo – Guelph General Hospital

3/5/2018 (Observatory ihr) – #BeARefugeeSponsor

3/5/2018 (Digital Trends) – The best mini fridges money can buy right now

2/23/2018 (Aim2Flourish) – Reducing by Refurbishing

2/9/2018 (prweb) – EO Toronto Names Jim Estill and Michael Hyatt as Chapter Patrons

1/21/2018 (Reddit) – The man who put up $1.5 million dollars to help 200 Syrian refugees resettle to Canada

1/19/2018 (Wellington Advertiser) – Newcomers to Canada Filling Labor Market Gaps

1/12/2018 (CTV Kitchener) – 2 years in, finding work a challenge for Syrian refugees

1/8/2018 (Guelph Mercury-Tribune) – Guelph students set to host ambitious fundraising gala

12/12/2017 (KelownaNow) – On the 12th day of Giveaways KelownaNow gave to me, a Danby Free-Standing Beverage Centre

12/11/2017 (Petra) – Refugee journalists launch Canada’s first Syrian newspaper

12/10/2017 (The Toronto Star) – Journalist refugee launches Canada’s first Syrian newspaper

12/4/2017 (Innovateli) – The case of the $2M (and counting) stay-home dad

11/10/2017 (Maclean’s Magazine) –  Cheap, easy dorm-room cooking: Essential tools for food that rules

11/6/2017 (CommunityMade Podcast) – Master of Scale: Jim Estill’s 99 Quarters of Profit

11/1/2017 (Retail Observer) – SILHOUETTE UNVEILS FIRST SOLID STATE WINE DISPLAY – AND IT’S STUNNING!

10/30/2017 (Guelph Today) – From escaping civil war in Syria to opening a business in Guelph

10/27/2017 (Guelph Mercury Tribune) – From Syria to Canada: A family’s story of fleeing war and finding Guelph

10/1/2017 (The Retail Observer) – Silhouette Appliances debuts bold new line of under-counter refrigeration

9/22/2017 (Stepfeed) – This businessman received an award for sponsoring 58 refugee families

9/19/2017 (UNESCO) – La Directrice générale préside une coalition mondiale contre l’extrémisme violent

9/19/2017 (Kevin Bulmer) – Putting People First – Jim Estill | Journeys with the No Schedule Man, Ep. 60

9/18/2017 (Guelph Mercury) – Guelph’s Jim Estill to be recognized as an ‘Everyday Hero’

9/18/2017 (CBC) – Danby CEO Jim Estill recognized as global hero for sponsoring Syrian families

9/12/2017
(Exchange Magazine) – Fixing the Broken Model – Jim Estill Holds “Reverse Collision Day”

9/7/2017
(Scott McGillivray) – Scott’s House Call: Seamas

8/29/2017
(Hub Works) – Top 25 Leadership & Management Blogs

8/24/2017
(Relief Web) – Canada’s private sponsorship of refugees: Potential lessons for Australia

8/16/2017
(Display+) – BloomBoss goes hand in hand with Danby Appliances for next-generation home grow box

8/14/2017
(Business Insider) – The best mini fridges for your college dorm room, office, or home

8/9/2017
(Time Gazette) – Global Wine Cellars Market 2017 : Danby, Vinotemp, Avanti, Haier and EdgeStar

8/7/2017
(Channel News) – New Appliance Creates “Joint Venture” Opportunity For Retailers

8/3/2017
(TWICE) – Do The Right Thing: How Danby Inadvertently Renewed Itself

(TWICE) – Danby Appliances Entering Cannabis Biz

7/22/2017
(How Do We Make It Better?) – Episode 8 – Jim Estill-CEO, Angel investor, Philanthropist: How to Help Syrians Through Business

7/14/2017
(Blog Talk Radio) – Business of Entrepreneurs: CEO Danby Jim Estill Host Erica Collins

7/7/2017
(Small Voice) – Small voice of the month – Jim Estill

7/4/2017
(570 News) – Guelph businessman named to Order of Ontario

6/28/2017
(CBC) – Jim Estill, Danby CEO who sponsored 50 Syrian families, named to Order of Ontario

6/22/2017
(Financial Post) – A CEO’s lessons on learning, losing and lasting

6/19/2017
(TWICE News) – Danby To Dealers: hhgregg’s Pain Is Independents’ Gain

6/8/2017
(The Social) – Meet the man who spent over a million dollars to bring 58 Syrian families to Canada

5/28/2017
(The Globe and Mail) – Jim Estill: Fail often, fail fast, fail cheap