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NPDI (New Product Development & Introduction)

A collection of articles, white papers, guides and other content related to emerging strategies, best practices, and leading tools and technology providers for the development and market introduction of new products.

Trying to predict the trends that buyers would be looking to service, and that retailers could respond to, is an industry-wide challenge.  Thanks to insight from buyer search results, however, we can identify some of the products and characteristics that you’ll see trending on store shelves

​​​​​​​Shopping can be highly emotional, creating connections among people and providing a sense of control in one’s life. However, those qualities might not seem to jibe with the transactional bustle of back-to-school season.

CVS Pharmacy in October deepened its relationship with on-demand beauty service Glamsquad to exclusively launch a new line of hair care and beauty tools dubbed GSQ by Glamsquad.

Stop & Shop in September began piloting a fresh bread-making machine at a Milford, MA-based store as the company adds more unique elements to reverse dropping sales.

Through a partnership with Innit, the rice brand launched a new tech initiative that leverages the Google Lens visual search technology to connect digital information to physical products and unlock meal solutions.

The AI-enabled Meal Hero app helps users make customized meal plans and related shopping lists. 

3M recently launched a mobile application for Android devices that lets users instantly capture, digitize and share Post-it Notes.

The Coca-Cola-owned beverage company has rolled out interactive vending machines that enable shoppers to donate to charity in four U.S. cities.

CGT looks at emerging technologies that offer unique solutions to consumer goods companies seeking to transform their organizations. This week: product image creation software Virtual Photographer.

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