The Five Hottest Innovation Trends

The start up craze. 3-D printing. Uber, AirBNB and the unstoppable On Demand Economy. My friend Robert Tucker has been reporting on these and other driving forces of change: Only a year ago, we were just hearing about the “sharing economy” (since renamed the On Demand Economy), today the mainstream media reports on these trends constantly.

A can’t-miss event for consumer goods innovators

If you are a senior level consumer goods executive or actively involved with your organization’s global expansion projects, I highly encourage you to attend Achieving Profitable Growth and Innovation, a conference from our friends at Consumer Goods Technology. You’ll need to sign up soon, because it takes place September 16 – 18 in Fort Lauderdale,

Unilever, Walgreens Team Up for Social Impact

Never before have we seen partnerships lead to so many new creative and lucrative experiences for consumers and the businesses themselves, especially where social media and crowdsourcing are involved. Check out this report from our friends at Consumer Goods Technology (CGT): Unilever and Walgreens have joined forces for the first time with Me to We to provide

Emerging Markets Growth to Continue for Heineken

Our friends at Consumer Goods Technology (CGT) report: Jean-François van Boxmeer, chief executive of Heineken, the world’s third largest brewer, told CNBC that he expected to see continued sales growth in emerging markets, despite the occasional “hiccup” in the future. Heineken reported higher first-half results than markets expected as it increased profit in all regions except Africa and