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L’Oreal Supports Data-Driven Hair Care

L’Oreal’s Research and Innovation Technology Incubator brings two companies together to provide beauty consumers with data to better care for their hair.

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General Mills Snacks on Trends

General Mills has tailored its 2017 new-product lineup to capitalize on what the consumer packaged goods company see as "a dramatic rise in snacking around the globe as consumers adapt their eating habits to increasingly busy lifestyles."

Worldwide IT spending will grow 2.7% to $3.5 trillion in 2017, according to projections from Gartner, Inc. The latest forecast downgrades earlier projections of 3% growth for the year.

Under Armour’s newest system includes first recovery sleepwear line created in collaboration with Tom Brady, using bioceramics technology, to help athletes optimize rest and recovery.

Accenture announced the acquisition of Altitude, a product design and innovation firm based in Boston.

As we kick off the new year and reflect on major trends impacting the industry, it’s impossible to deny that we’re at a critical turning point. Consumers rule our world, and capitalizing on the ever-changing needs of today’s digital consumer is key.

The introduction of a new line of hybrid smartwatches marks the beginning of multiple wearable innovations slated for 2017, all building momentum for the launch of the first Armani Exchange touchscreen smartwatch.

Kimberly-Clark and its Digital Innovation Lab has renewed a global call for open-source innovation to find new ways of connecting with digitally savvy consumers.

Dash Robot

A New Jersey-based technology company is hoping retailers and shoppers alike will clamor for its new robotic shopping cart in 2017.  

Well Yes cans

Campbell Soup Co. gave a nod to healthier living and marketing transparency this month by launching a new line of ready-to-serve soups called Well Yes!

HarperCollins Christian Publishing began testing a new marketing channel this month by providing daily inspirational messages through the Amazon Alexa "intelligent assistant" voice control system.

Providing a better experience for grocery shoppers could lead to stronger loyalty for retailers in 2017, according to one veteran industry watcher.

Staples promoted Faisal Masud to the newly created role of chief technology officer.

Upscale department store chain Nordstrom this season began offering "Product eGifting," a service that lets holiday shoppers choose a gift that can be altered by the recipient.

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