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sunshine25
Joined: Sep 27 2018
PostPosted: Sep 27 2018 03:19 am Reply with quote Back to top

With consumers increasingly concerned about the quality of the air arid water in their homes, retailers and manufacturers of microfiltration vacuum cleaner bags are finding a receptive audience for their products.

"My microfiltration bag business is probably double what it was a year ago," noted the vac buyer for one regional discounter.

"We're seeing very rapid growth," agreed Debra Coats, product director of canister and extractors for Hoover.

Industry estimates peg microfiltration bags--still a relatively young product segment--at 20 to 30 percent of overall vacuum cleaner bag sales. Retail dollar volume could be as high as $600 million annually, according to analysts.

"Sales of microfiltration bags are increasing at a good steady rate," noted Mark Bosses, executive vice president at Home Care Industries, a manufacturer of microfiltration and conventional vac bags; "probably between 5 and 10 percent a year."

For some retailers, the growth may be even more rapid. "We're seeing it grow about 25 percent a year," said the vac buyer for a Western regional discounter. He said the company has added approximately five SKUs to meet the growing demand.

Microfiltration bags, like a growing number of air and water filtration products, appeal to consumers concerned with their health, and determined to exert control over their home environment, according to retailers and manufacturers.

Unlike traditional bags, that allow dust and other contaminants to escape, either while the vacuum is in use or as consumers are removing the bag to discard it, microfiltration bags prevent the release of most airborne contaminants.
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"What we're really trying to do is look at the vacuum cleaner bag industry as a filter industry more than as a bag industry, said Bosses, explaining that manufacturers are finding an increasingly receptive audience for their "better bag, better breathing" message.

"There is simply a lot more awareness among consumers about health issues, " he said.

For consumers who are allergic to substances such as pollen, dust or related parasites, a microfiltration bag can be helpful in that it reduces exposure and keeps air in the home cleaner. According to manufacturers, consumers can realize a benefit merely by switching from conventional bags to microfiltration bags, without replacing their vacuum cleaners. "That's why I see this product virtually replacing the conventional bag," Bosses explained.

While providing consumers with a clear health benefit, microfiltration bags give retailers a higher-margin, higher-ticket product to sell. And, say manufacturers, consumers have no hesitation about paying the additional cost.

"Consumers are making a conscious decision when they get to the store to pay two to three times as much for a microfiltration bag," said Hoover's Coats. "When they look at the packaging, and it's telling them these bags are good for people who suffer from allergies, and that just by using this bag they are going to experience an added health benefit, they are more than willing to spend the additional money."

At present, manufacturers and retailers are doing little more than providing bullet points or educational copy to be attention to the category at point of sale, However, say retailers, consumers seem to be getting the idea just fine.
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Valdronius
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PostPosted: Sep 27 2018 09:53 am Reply with quote Back to top

I'm playing through Secret of Mana when I get the impulse to boot up my SNES.


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jprime
Title: Ex-GameWinners
Joined: Jan 27 2008
Location: Southern Ontario
PostPosted: Sep 27 2018 01:57 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I've been working on the Legend Of Zelda series for over six months.
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i'll_bite_your_ear
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Joined: Jun 09 2010
PostPosted: Sep 28 2018 03:18 am Reply with quote Back to top

Hyper Light Drifter Special Edition on Switch and Mario Odyssee.
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PostPosted: Sep 29 2018 01:15 pm Reply with quote Back to top

god of war for ps4... I'm kinda pissed they didn't rename the game to something else


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Drew Linky
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PostPosted: Sep 30 2018 04:01 am Reply with quote Back to top

Honestly, I'm waiting for Assassin's Creed: Odyssey to come out. I don't have the motivation to play much of anything else at the moment.


https://discord.gg/homestuck is where you can find me literally 99% of the time. Stop on by if you feel like it, we're a nice crowd.
 
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i'll_bite_your_ear
Title: Distillatoria
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PostPosted: Oct 30 2018 06:26 am Reply with quote Back to top

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age.
Really liking it so far.
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@om*d
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PostPosted: Nov 03 2018 12:45 am Reply with quote Back to top

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. 21 years in. I'll be playing until I'm dust.


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Preng
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PostPosted: Nov 03 2018 12:27 pm Reply with quote Back to top

@om*d wrote:
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. 21 years in. I'll be playing until I'm dust.

I recently came across this excellent playlist which provides a very detailed look at the game - you should check it out: John Learned's The Annotated Symphony of the Night
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godronsummers
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PostPosted: Nov 06 2018 04:23 am Reply with quote Back to top

@om*d wrote:

I recently came across this excellent playlist provides a very detailed look at the game - you should check it out: John Learned's The Annotated Symphony of the Night

Thanks for the vid!
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PostPosted: Nov 07 2018 08:53 am Reply with quote Back to top

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PostPosted: Nov 13 2018 11:08 am Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks for the vid!


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Preng
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PostPosted: Nov 13 2018 09:57 pm Reply with quote Back to top

@om*d wrote:
Thanks for the vid!

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PostPosted: Nov 19 2018 02:49 am Reply with quote Back to top

I playing subway surfers game


I download Subway Surfers For PC. This is the best game.
 
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gameguardian
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PostPosted: Nov 20 2018 07:19 am Reply with quote Back to top

I am currently playing Game Guardian.
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angrycow
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PostPosted: Nov 22 2018 09:05 am Reply with quote Back to top

Currently playing shadow fight 3 on my note 9.
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@om*d
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PostPosted: Nov 24 2018 02:14 am Reply with quote Back to top

Preng wrote:
@om*d wrote:
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. 21 years in. I'll be playing until I'm dust.

I recently came across this excellent playlist which provides a very detailed look at the game - you should check it out: John Learned's The Annotated Symphony of the Night

Since I love Symphony of the Night, I watched that entire series. I have to say I am disappointed overall on his lack of depth, mispronouncing of names and terrible playing of the game.


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Preng
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PostPosted: Nov 24 2018 10:52 am Reply with quote Back to top

I eagerly await the release of a masterful counter series that could only be compiled by Dracula himself!
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PostPosted: Nov 27 2018 10:38 am Reply with quote Back to top

I picked up steamworld dig 2 last Friday for $10 on switch... having a blast with it so far


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lordsathien
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Joined: Oct 15 2005
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PostPosted: Dec 06 2018 08:33 am Reply with quote Back to top

Yakuza Kiwami. Continuing the good stuff I experienced with Yakuza 0.


"Life is a waste of time. Time is a waste of life. Get wasted all the time, and you'll have the time of your life!"
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Vert1
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PostPosted: Feb 22 2019 01:35 am Reply with quote Back to top

Altered Space [GB]
Body Harvest [N64]
General Chaos [GEN]
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 [GEN]
Splatoon [Wii U]


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jprime
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PostPosted: Feb 22 2019 01:40 am Reply with quote Back to top

Now that I've finished my repros of Moon Crystal, Over Horizon and Crisis Force, I'll be working on Blades Of Steel for the foreseeable future.
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SoldierHawk
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PostPosted: Feb 22 2019 08:18 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I actually just discovered a beautiful game called Eastshade.

I've heard it described as 'Elder Scrolls without the combat,' and that seems just about right to me. It's beautiful, fun and relaxing.

Also have dipped my toe into Black Desert Online, although WoW will always me my MMO of choice I think.




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Cameron
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Joined: Feb 01 2008
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PostPosted: Feb 24 2019 02:43 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Over the past couple of months I have played through (and beaten):

Resident Evil 2 Remake
Hotline Miami 2
Monster Prom (excellent multiplayer game!)
Dragon Quest 3
Dragon Quest 1

Also still playing a ton of Overwatch.

P.S. Everyone reading this seriously needs to play the Resident Evil 2 Remake, I honestly think it sets a new benchmark for modern survival horror.


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jprime
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PostPosted: Feb 24 2019 07:49 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I'm not touching another remake in that franchise until it gets up to at least Code: Veronica.
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