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'Toshiba' brand strikes back in China under Midea

Home appliance maker aims for full-year profit in 2017

Toshiba Lifestyle plans to introduce a cordless vacuum cleaner in China by the end of the year.

TOKYO -- Toshiba Lifestyle Products & Services, which was sold by its embattled former parent, Toshiba, to China's Midea Group in June last year, in August introduced a combination microwave oven-electric range in China, marking a return to the country for the Japanese home appliance brand after a two-year absence.

Next in line is a vacuum cleaner, which is scheduled to go on sale by the end of the year.

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