Post by fancollector12 on Oct 3, 2012 15:29:37 GMT -5
I know we had a thread somewhere deep in the archives of these forums, but not one in this specific form, so I thought I'd create another one. What ceiling fan brands did department stores sell or are selling? Here is what I can think of:
Sells: Hampton Bay, Westinghouse, and Hunter Used to Sell: Casablanca, Minka Aire, and FASCO
Sells: Allen & Roth, Harbor Breeze, Prestige (Hunter), and Hunter Used to Sell: Monte Carlo and Casablanca
Sells: Westinghouse and Hunter Used to Sell: Encon, Emerson, and Lasko
Sells: Westinghouse Used to Sell: Encon, Emerson, and Lasko
Sears: Sold Until 2001:
Used to Sell: Home Essentials, Heritage, Designer's Choice (DC), Lasko, Beverly Hills Fan Company, and Hunter
K-Mart: Sold Until c. 2009:
Used to Sell: Home Essentials, Heritage, Lasko, and Hunter
Sells: Mainstays and Better Homes and Gardens Used to Sell: Lasko, Emerson, and Hunter
Target: Sold Until c. 2006:
Used to Sell: Windsor & Browne and Hawaiian Breeze
Service Merchandise- DEFUNCT: Sold Until 2000:
Used to Sell: A house brand and Hunter
Hechinger- DEFUNCT: Sold Until 1999:
Used to Sell: Hunter and some other brand
Sells: Turn of the Century, Hunter, and Reiker
JC Penney: Sold Until 2005:
Used to Sell: JC Penney (mostly made by Alaska)
Montgomery Wards- DEFUNCT: Sold Until 2002:
Used to Sell: Montgomery Wards (mostly made by Evergo)
Builder's Square/Builder's Square II/Other Related Stores- DEFUNCT: Sold Until 1998:
Used to Sell: Hunter, SMC, View Fan, and Forever Fan
Kmart sold a LOT of SMC, rebadged or otherwise, and I think Evergo too. And CEC. And probably others I'm forgetting.
Target sold View Fan as well, relabeled as 'Target'.
Menards and Builder's Square are missing. Both did/do sell Hunter, but Dan has a good list of all the previous brands sold there from Encon to NuTone, and Matt Cody I think had a list compiled for Builder's Square from View to Forever Fan.
Post by ceilingfansfan101 on Dec 14, 2012 23:56:04 GMT -5
Canadian Tire currently sells their own brands including Home Collection, Likewise, and For Living. They also still sell Airworks (Super Electric) and Hunter fans. They used to sell a bunch of SMCs, Banvils including a mid 90's 4-lighted hugger, and Canarms. I think they started selling ceiling fans in the late 80's but I could be wrong.
Home Hardware still sell Canarms. They also sell Banvils and some Hunters. They used to sell ceiling fans from their own line!! So did Consumers Distributing.
Rona is selling Canarms, Hunters, Westinghouse, and Uberhaus. They sold Four Seasons Venair, and Nadair. In Ontario, the Building Box (Reno-Depot) closed down in March 2004 and became huge Ronas.
I didn't know Sears sold ceiling fans in the early 1980's. I know very little about Sears Canada's earlier ceiling fans but I know they sold an SMC spinner from late 80's to the early 2000's.