innovation

Retail
Walmart Spotlights Technology Innovation At Investors Meeting

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.

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Celebrate Housewares Design Excellence

The housewares industry has reached that all-important time of year where it soon will learn which of the latest innovations will be rewarded with sales success that can last well beyond the holiday season.

Retail
HSN Prepares American Dreams Academy

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.

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Gaia To Launch Dinnerware Innovation Lab

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.

Retail
The Grommet Honored As Design Influencer Of The Year

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.

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What Housewares Does Best Deserves An Award

The turbulence of a mainstream retailing shakeup that intensified during the first half of 2017 hasn’t stopped the housewares industry from doing what it does best… introducing products designed to improve daily living.

Retail
Report: Fleiss To Head New Walmart Innovation Business

At the recent ShopTalk trade show, Marc Lore, president and CEO of Walmart’s U.S. e-commerce division, revealed that Walmart would begin an innovation and technology development project funded by but separate from its other operations, adding that it would bring on its first partner in the initiative shortly.

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