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New Product Packaging Launched at 2016 Hardware Show

By Group 4 on Monday May 9th, 2016

 
 
 

Packaging seen at the recently concluded National Hardware Show in Las Vegas: GenToolHDWShow2GenToolHDWShow1

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The Balance of Power: Skil Circ Saw

By Group 4 on Tuesday April 26th, 2016

 
 
 

Skil’s enviable reputation in circular saws is so ingrained that many refer to any circ saw as a “SkilSaw”. Balance, power and weight are critical factors in saw design and improvements have been incremental – each ounce shed is a major achievement. Read more >

New Pharma Therapies – Will Packaging Keep Pace?

By Frank von Holzhausen on Tuesday August 4th, 2015

 
 
 

New pharmaceutical therapies generate enormous attention and hope among the healthcare community and patients.  Many of these therapies are in forms – pills, patches, inhalables – that often shifts drug administration to patients which calls for increased education and training by health care provider’s. Read more >

Top 4 Observations from 2014 Hardware Show

By Michael Solomson on Tuesday May 27th, 2014

 
 
 

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: Read more >

ACA – The Healthcare Consumer Awakening

By Frank von Holzhausen on Monday April 21st, 2014

 
 
 

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

DIY: Getting it Wrong the First Time

By Frank von Holzhausen on Wednesday April 9th, 2014

 
 
 

The release of our periodic category studies typically stir up some interesting suppositions and our most recent DIY study is no exception.

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Observations from the International Housewares Show

By Frank von Holzhausen on Monday March 31st, 2014

 
 
 

Chicago in March can only mean one thing – The International Housewares Show. A few things we picked up on:

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The Social Kitchen: Dinner at 7:00; We eat at 8:00

By Frank von Holzhausen on Tuesday February 25th, 2014

 
 
 

The “Social Kitchen” concept is among the more intriguing of our observations from The International Builders Show and the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show earlier this month. If the concept does find footing through focused new product development where among Housewares categories would these most likely come from?… Read more >

Top 5 Observations from the Builders and Kitchen & Bath Shows

By Frank von Holzhausen on Friday February 21st, 2014

 
 
 

The International Builders Show and the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show shared the spotlight recently at the bustling Las Vegas Convention Center. Traffic was strong and ran much deeper into the week than any show we’ve been to in a while… Read more >