There now exists an opportunity to relate to shoppers' desires for holistic health and offer solutions that meet their wellness lifestyle through the professed "clean eating" trends. Take a look at the discussion and resources provided by the FMI Private Brands Council, including a comprehensive resource for The Clean Label. Download the white paper.
In the past year, 63% of thermostats purchased were smart, per data from Parks Associates. About 13% of US broadband households have a smart thermostat in their home, the data also indicate.
Ossia, a company that develops technology for wireless charging at a distance, has partnered with Molex, an electronics provider, to speed up creation of its products. Ossia is specifically working on "trickle-charging" capability, which allows devices to charge from a distance and even through obstacles such as walls.
A survey by UPS showed that 75% of US online shoppers shipped returns to back to retailers. The survey of 18,000 global online shoppers revealed that Mexican consumers were least likely to return items.
Automaker Tesla is sending damaged parts to machine shops for repair, according to CNBC reporting that cites employees and ex-employees.
Companies including manufacturers of phones and game consoles may be in violation of warranty laws if they warn product owners that they would be in violation for breaking a seal or using unauthorized parts or services. That's according to the Federal Trade Commission, which issued warnings to six companies.
Dick's Sporting Goods says it will destroy firearms pulled from store shelves after a February policy change. The company will follow federal guidelines and destroy the guns at its distribution centers while recycling anything possible.
Direct-to-consumer fragrance brand Skylar is breaking into the home category with a line of candles. The $38 candles come in the brand's four main fragrances and are a way for new shoppers to try out the fragrances at a lower price point.
Broo will release Broo Moods Aromatherapy Lotions, made with essential oils, barley and shea butter. The new line is designed to support healthy sleep with the help of pleasing scents and an app that plays relaxing sounds that can be customized.