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Modern appliances adapt into compact, easy-to-use tools for adults & children
Implications - Moving beyond cute, kit-friendly aesthetics, brands are offering kitchen accessories and appliances that both adults and kids can use. Focusing more on functionality and easy access, brands are adapting everything from ovens to knife sets to be more kid-friendly through compact sizing, training sets and streamlined methods. Looking to engage kids without alienating adults, brands are choosing to focus more on accessibility as opposed to aesthetics to draw in consumers of various ages. Such a shift speaks to the dual-functionality of products on the market.

Homework Question - How can you adapt your product and service offerings to be more inclusive of all ages? [More]

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50,479 Total Clicks
May 16 - Nov 18
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Cost-effective concentrated cleaning products become more intuitive
Implications - While concentrated cleaning products have served as an environmentally-conscious alternative to traditional cleaners, in reality excessive consumption habits have meant that for many, the same amount of product would be used. To thwart this, recent concentrated cleaners are accompanied by more controlled dispensing technologies. This development serves consumers looking for the environmental and financial benefits that long-term use of concentrated cleaners afford consumers.

Homework Question - How do habits in consumption impact the way your product is used in everyday life? [More]

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37,220 Total Clicks
Oct 17 - Oct 18
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Appliances are enabling consumers to make healthier versions of fried foods
Implications - Kitchen appliances are evolving to help consumers to cook healthier alternatives to traditionally unhealthy foods, particularly fried foods. Air fryers offer consumers a healthier and safer cooking experience since these appliances require no additional oil to prepare the food. Such appliances meet the consumer desire for being able to make healthy meals at-home without completely forgoing their favorite indulgences.

Homework Question - How can you brand play a role in consumers being more conscientious about their lifestyle? [More]

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98,166 Total Clicks
Feb 17 - Sep 18
This Year and Warm
Sophisticated kitchen appliances are created with connective capabilities
Implications - The incorporation of Internet connectivity in various kitchen appliances, whether sous vide tools or outdoor grills, has enhanced the cooking process for everyday consumers. The use of such tools allows for more efficient and streamlined cooking processes, while still allowing busy professionals the flexibility to creatively explore in the kitchen.

Homework Question - How could your brand retain both creativity and efficiency in its products/services? [More]

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89,799 Total Clicks
Mar 17 - Sep 18
This Quarter and Warm
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The 6 Patterns of Opportunity & Top 18 Megatrends
Private label food products contribute to driving flavor innovation
Implications - In contrast to the days where private brand foods served as a cost-effective alternatives to name brand products, store brand food items are now participating in setting flavor trends by experimenting with limited edition and seasonal offerings. Setting industry precedents with private labels gives retailers the chance to distinguish their brand identity from a customer perspective.

Homework Question - How can your brand redirect a negative consumer perception of its product into something more positive? [More]

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36,200 Total Clicks
May 17 - Mar 18
This Year and Mild
Comfort-focused cooking tools boost productivity with time-saving functionality
Implications - As ergonomics become a focus within health and wellness culture, the kitchen is becoming a center for innovation around products that save consumers effort as well as time. By doubling the functionality of tools to not only be more comfortable to use physically but also cut prep time considerably, brands are resonating with the busy, everyday cook who doesn’t want to clutter up their home with a multitude of gadgets.

Homework Question - How can you streamline your offerings to boost functionality while minimizing effort on behalf of the consumer? [More]

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Mar 17 - Sep 17
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Spray bottle-formatted spices and other ingredients enable easy flavoring
Implications - Consumers are opting for spices and other foodstuffs formatted in spray bottles that enable a more easily measured means of dispensing such culinary ingredients that allows for a wide range of flavor preferences. A convergence of the pursuit of convenience and the new culture of the experiment foodie, this progression highlights the power of packaging design in reimagining the use of such common ingredients.

Homework Question - How can you radically rethink the format of your product or service in order to offer a more convenient experience? [More]

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50,424 Total Clicks
Nov 16 - Aug 17
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Kitchen cooking appliances specialize for the culturally savvy home cook
Implications - As smart appliances make cooking restaurant-quality meals easier than ever, the truly elitist home cook is looking for ways to integrate their appreciation for global cultures by opting for niche appliances that can help them create authentic cuisines. This shift towards increasingly nichefied smart appliances indicates a growing desire for expertly crafted cuisine created at home for impressive results with minimal effort.

Homework Question - Where can you nichefy in order to ensure higher value for your elitist consumer? [More]

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83,723 Total Clicks
Apr 16 - Mar 18
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Home cooks leverage high-tech appliances to ensure the perfect dish every time
Seeking to elevate their dishes to gourmet meals, aspiring home chefs are becoming more refined with their approach to cooking, turning to advanced recipes requiring sophisticated cooking techniques such as sous-vide and flavor-infusion. In order to ensure that their culinary forays turn out pristine, culinary consumers are increasingly utilizing smart appliances that allow for easy monitoring of temperature and cooking time for the assurance of high quality results.

Homework Question - Who are the elitist of your industry and how can you cater to their desire for perfection? [More]

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146,083 Total Clicks
Sep 16 - Aug 17
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Voice-activated appliances make IoT more intuitive for the homeowner
Implications - Consumers can now get their very own personal assistant in the kitchen to help them navigate complex recipes, concoct delicious dishes and keep tabs on diet and nutrition needs for their families through smart technology that responds to vocal commands. With voice-control, consumers don’t need to be very familiar with the technical aspects of their IoT home, they can simply speak aloud and the connected appliances respond accordingly. The increasing integration of technology into the home is seeing a shift towards more intuitive usage that requires little effort on behalf of the consumer.

Homework Question - What challenges do you foresee for consumers with the proliferation of IoT and how can you help make that transition more seamless? [More]

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87,282 Total Clicks
Jan 17 - Dec 17
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