The way WowBacon sees it, everybody loves to eat bacon, but no one likes actually cooking it. “However you cook bacon, it’s a mess,” says Harlan Kerson, a consultant with WowBacon’s parent company, Chalnj, LLC. “If you cook it on the stovetop, there’s splatter. If you cook it in the oven, there’s tinfoil and all that grease. Even in the microwave, there’s paper towels, and the bacon sticks to it so you have to peel it off and there is still grease everywhere.”
May 2014 issue
When Patricia Wyatt used her first Nutel Wireless product, she could immediately see the difference in quality from other phone chargers. “They light up at the end, and you know it is working. You don’t have to check your phone to make sure it’s charging.” Now, as general manager of the company, Wyatt sees the other benefits Nutel offers. “Our displays and packaging are very attractive, and we get a lot of compliments,” she says. “That helps to sell the products.”
LuvaLamps are Danish-designed lighting fixtures that also happen to be 3-D puzzles. “It is an interesting combination,” says Jon Scheerz, president of Product Hunters, Inc., which distributes the lamps. “They started back in the ’70s as a holiday decoration in pure white, then over the years added 18 solid colors.
The concept for the Sip-N-Oodle started in the backyard pool of Cameron Parker’s father, Chip. “I was a young kid at the time, and everyone was relaxing on noodles in the pool. I was splashing around and getting water in their drinks, and one friend said, “Wouldn’t it be great to design something that keeps the water from getting in there?”
24/7 Skins makes customization possible with a line of skins and wraps for popular consumer electronics and products. The line covers smart phones such as iPhones and Androids, vaporizers, personal computers and tablets, video game consoles, and DJ consoles and personal stereos.
Having a website is imperative for every retailer, including independent brick & mortars. At minimum, potential customers should be able to find you through a search, get a sense of who you are and what type of merchandise you carry, and find your locations and hours.
HangerWare Inc. is making hanging up clothes easier. The GlideHanger eliminates the need to unbutton, unzip or even thread the hanger up through the bottom of garments that have narrow necks. Instead, the GlideHanger can be quickly inserted through the neck of the garment.
What is a brand? We can all easily name a few quickly. These brands permeate our culture on all modes of communication, like billboards, TV, digital and print. These top of mind companies may include newer brands, or ones that have existed for decades.
Ancient Essense carries a line of therapeutic essential oils. The company’s chief product is its proprietary blend of frankincense and myrrh, on which five additional scents are based. With gentle and uplifting aromas, Ancient Essense oils can be worn directly on the skin as a perfume, and for meditation and relaxation.
Move over, blueberries. HempMedsPX hopes to introduce consumers to a new superfood: hemp oil derived from industrial hemp that is rich in cannabidiols (CBD) and other healthy constituents.