Roku will launch updated versions of its Express and Ultra devices in the coming weeks and is introducing a revamped operating system, Roku OS 9.2. The new operating system will curate search results in a feature called Roku Zones.
A recent filing with the Federal Communications Commission suggests that Microsoft's Surface Pen is being redesigned with wireless charging capabilities. Details are expected at the company's fall hardware event next month.
This list of 55 smart kitchen organizing products includes under-shelf storage hooks from Alliebe for mugs or cooking utensils and the clear-pocketed over-the-door hanging organizer from SimpleHouseware, which can corral coffee pods, gravy packets and much more.
Retailers should start thinking of reverse logistics as a way to generate revenue and lessen the financial burden of the ever-rising number of returns, experts at the Association for Supply Chain Management conference said. Tony Sciarrotta, executive director of the Reverse Logistics Association, said the value of e-commerce returns will exceed that of returns to physical stores within two years, and he urged retailers to find ways to process and dispose of returned items the same day.
New Jersey would work to cut statewide food waste in half by 2030 and create a permanent council to address the issue under a draft plan by the state Department of Environmental Protection. The plan emphasizes consumer education, regulatory clarity and source reduction.
Apple on Wednesday announced it will use recycled rare earth minerals to manufacture a part for iPhones. The elements will come from an outside supplier.
Walgreens has teamed with Google affiliate Wing Aviation to launch a drone delivery test in Christiansburg, Va. Starting next month, customers in the town will be able to order from a list of more than 100 snacks, packaged goods and over-the-counter medications and have their purchases delivered via drone within about 10 minutes.
African Pride is releasing two new styling products as part of its Moisture Miracle collection. The additions are Flaxseed Oil & Shea Butter Curl Defining Gel n' Cream and a curl mousse made with rose water and argan oil.
Manufacturers using a subscription business model should consider themselves successful if 20% of business is profitably recurring, writes pricing consultant Stephan Liozu. Keep in mind how you plan to scale subscriptions, and study how B2C and SaaS markets work, he writes.