A diverse group of student industrial designers recently won the top prizes in the International Housewares Association’s 27th annual Student Design Competition. Their winning concepts are said to help protect vulnerable populations and address the environmental impact of personal care products.
The London Business School held its annual dinner and awards ceremony, The Real Innovation Awards, and Scrub Daddy received the Judge’s Choice for the Alexander Fleming Serendipity Award.
Hammacher Schlemmer, store runner, catalog publisher and digital operator, is celebrating 170 years in business.
Mastrad’s Meat It Smart Cooking Thermometer has been named a CES 2019 Innovation Award honoree in the smart home product category. CES 2019 is scheduled to be held January 8 to 11, 2019, in Las Vegas.
On Tuesday, October 16, Walmart held its annual Investment Community Meeting, where executives emphasized Walmart’s leadership in technology innovation initiatives. The Shop the Room function that Walmart.com introduced in the online home department is one example of how the company has been evolving.
At a Demo Day event in Minneapolis, Target noted that half of the retail-focused startups that participate in its retail accelerator program have entered formal agreements to test and pilot their products and services with the company.
Kroger has signed an agreement with the University of Cincinnati (UC) to operate an innovation lab within the school’s 1819 Innovation Hub.
HSN and the University of Tampa’s John P. Lowth Entrepreneurship Center, Sykes College of Business, are preparing the next American Dreams Academy— an interactive, educational and hands-on two-day experience for emerging entrepreneurs— which will be held in Cincinnati.
Day two, May 9, of the 2018 National Hardware Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center featured a number of award presentations, capped by the selection of an all-natural liquid soap as the gold honoree of the Homewares Awards.
Woman-owned, woman-led dinnerware company Gaia Group USA has launched a dinnerware innovation lab. The GAIA Innovation and Research Lab (GIRL) will be focused on developing innovative solutions for every aspect of the dinnerware industry, from product design, development and manufacturing to distribution and marketing.
HOMEWORLD BUSINESS® and the Las Vegas Market have announced that leading e-commerce innovator The Grommet will be honored with the second annual “Design Influencer of the Year” award at the 2018 Housewares Design Awards, on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at Las Vegas Market.
Target has appointed Minsok Pak as evp/chief strategy and innovation officer, effective September 11.