Whirlpool Corporation

Whirlpool Corp is a US whiteware-maker, which became the world’s biggest home appliance manufacturer after its 2006 acquisition of Maytag. 

Profit falls 88pc as Gome's sales slide

Gome Electrical Appliances, the mainland's second-largest home appliance retailer, saw profits slump nearly 90 per cent in the first three months of this year because of sliding sales and losses from its e-commerce business.