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Samsung Electronics said it accounted for a record 20.5 per cent of the US market for home appliances products last year, citing data compiled by industry tracker Traqline. Wikimedia Commons

Samsung Electronics Co. said on Wednesday it topped the US home appliances market for the fourth consecutive year in 2019 due to solid sales of its new and premium products.

Samsung Electronics said it accounted for a record 20.5 per cent of the US market for home appliances products last year, citing data compiled by industry tracker Traqline.


By quarter, the company stayed in the top position for 15 straight quarters after leading the fourth quarter of 2019 with a 21.6 per cent share, Yonhap news agency reported.

The South Korean tech giant said its dryers accounted for 20.8 per cent of the market in 2019, marking the company’s third consecutive year as the No. 1 player.

Samsung also said it made up 20.5 per cent of the US washer market in 2019, leading the sector for four straight years.

For refrigerators, Samsung took a 23.7 per cent share in 2019 to retain its top status for a fourth consecutive year.


Samsung Electronics Co. said on Wednesday it topped the US home appliances market for the fourth consecutive year in 2019 due to solid sales of its new and premium products. Wikimedia Commons

In particular, the company said it accounted for 32 per cent of the French-door refrigerator segment, making it the leading player for the 11th consecutive year.

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Samsung was the No. 2 player in the microwave oven market last year with a 14.5 per cent share. (IANS)


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Comforting Christmas cocktails help you enjoy the celebrations and get into the festive spirit. The Leela Palaces, Hotels, and Resorts offer distinctive cocktails ranging from Hot Toddies to Decadent Egg Nogs. Sit back and enjoy one martini at a time to make the festive season a little brighter.

Dirty Chai Eggnog:

Eggnog is a Christmas favorite that is accustomed to toasts for good health and prosperity. It is an American tradition that has spread around the world. Historically, it has been made using eggs, milk, and alcohol. Our culinary artists have given an Indian twist to this winter drink, making it quintessentially desi!



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30 ml Baileys
90 ml Hot milk tea
Whole Spices
Sweet cream foam to top up

Garnish:
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