I was (and continue to be) very pleased with the results of the project that we collaborated on. You have a great team… which we found to be talented, insightful, open to challenge and collaborative. All of the things that we consider essential in a partner.

– Erik Sjogren, Sr. Director of Innovation, Georgia-Pacific

Group 4’s core capabilities form a comprehensive range of services that enables us to work collaboratively with our clients to explore new opportunities. As a result, we are able to develop innovative products that meet the wants and needs of the target market and create packaging and merchandising solutions that successfully influence the purchase decision.
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Group 4 is a highly regarded strategic research and design firm devoted to creating and enhancing global brand experiences through research driven product, packaging and merchandising design. Our 42+ years of problem solving experience for some of the world’s best known brands together with our unique set of capabilities provides us the means to engage with and learn from the target market and develop meaningful products, packaging and merchandising solutions that exceed expectations and win the day – no matter the challenge.

Group 4’s ability to distill consumer needs into practical, manufacturable designs resulted not only in the seed-pod concept, but also in ideas for future products… Once we developed our initial concepts, we conducted qualitative and quantitative research with consumers who consider themselves users and nonusers of lawn and garden products. The positive response was universal.

– Brad Schultz, Research Principal, The Scotts Company

Innovation in Space

Modest or McMansion, trends in home design are increasingly focusing on space efficiency and multi-functionality with technology often underpinning advances in both.

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Purdue Foundry and Group 4 collaboration to leverage research and design in innovation opportunities

INDIANAPOLIS, WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and AVON, Conn. – An agreement between the Purdue Foundry and Group 4, a national research, product development and design company, will provide another tool in furthering Purdue’s commercialization activities. The goals of the collaboration include guiding companies to leverage data collected from user research to develop innovative products that meet the wants and needs of potential customers or targeted audiences.

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Group 4 Wins 2014 IDSA Industrial Design Excellence Award

Group 4’s innovation work on behalf of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company earned a bronze award in the 2014 IDEA awards program sponsored by the Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA).

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Top 4 Observations from 2014 Hardware Show

Always an exciting show for us, this year’s National Hardware Show did not disappoint as ingenuity, inspiration and inventiveness could be found in aisle after aisle. Here are our top 4 takeaways:

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Miracle-Gro Gro-Ables Market Performance Noted in Scotts Earnings Call

A Great Design – A Winning Product  Scotts Miracle-Gro Q2 2014 Results – Earnings Call

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ACA – The Healthcare Consumer Awakening

Healthcare reform is not only changing the nature of our interactions with the healthcare system it’s also changing our overall perspective

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