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Coffee’s Once Unshakable Advantage No More – High-Caffeine Teas Are Breaking Into The Morning Jolt!

Coffee has had it easy.  For most of us, it is a routine drink to get us up and running in the morning.  Some of us have come to enjoy a cup in the afternoon to power through the rest … Continue reading

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Holistic Innovation

When it comes to innovation, usually our first thought is on the product or service, ideally highly differentiated from other products or services already on the market.  All too often, though, what eventually comes out is a product that is … Continue reading

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Oreo Innovation – Go Far and Wide but Have They Stretched Too Far?

It’s hard not to love Oreos.  I mean, what’s not to love about chocolate wafer cookie and sweet cream filling?  Add a little milk, and it truly is a child’s dream snack. Born in 1912, Oreo cookies are far and … Continue reading

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The SONY Light Bulb Speaker

Yes, you read that correctly.  SONY has launched a light bulb that contains a Bluetooth speaker.  You can control the volume via an app on your smartphone, along with the brightness of the bulb.  According to SONY, the goal for … Continue reading

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Boar’s Head Hummus – adjacent innovation without a purpose

So you have not heard?  Yes, Boar’s Head, the deli meat brand that makes lunchmeat is in the hummus business.  In fact, it launched 10oz hummus tubs of regular hummus and roasted red pepper hummus in 2014 with tepid results.  … Continue reading

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Thinking outside the field – new business model innovation for agriculture?

Agriculture is a tough business.  Just like any business, it too seeks predictability in producing its products to allow it to maximize profit.  Unlike many consumer goods that are produced uniformly in a factory where every ingredient, every step, every … Continue reading

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Brilliant move on the part of a brand that is making a serious comeback

For a product born of necessity in the years of the war, Spam has had a lot of ups and downs.  One would have thought it would perish in our zeal for “real food” and thirst for clean ingredients.  But … Continue reading

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