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Replacing Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Substances in Consumer Products

We have been partnering with companies to transition away from #PFAS, a class of chemicals known as “forever chemicals.” In one recent project, we worked with a commercial client to find PFAS-free alternatives with the same performance standards. We identified over 150 alternatives, recommending seven potential chemistries and suppliers that would be compatible with the client’s […]

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Microbiome-targeted ingredients: Opportunities for product line expansions

The COVID-19 pandemic ushered in an increased awareness of our microbial environment and of the impacts that our personal microbiomes can have on our gut health, skin health, immune health, and mood. Consumers want to know how to introduce beneficial microbes into their personal and environmental microbiomes via  To deliver on these trending desires, our

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Reduced Impact Products That Support Line Extension

Over the last several years, innovative concentrated product formats have taken off: gels, liquid cartridges, powder concentrates, and tableted concentrates.  For many of our clients developing cleaning, personal care, and water-based beverages, these emerging formats are of interest because they mitigate a product’s environmental impact by  – reducing plastics use and carbon dioxide emissions associated

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Predicting and Responding to Consumer Trends with Foresight

When clients need to navigate rapid and unprecedented change, we advise on strategic decision making and long-range strategic planning.  Using strategic foresight, we help organizations improve strategic planning and address uncertainty.  Our approach provides insights into longer time horizons (typically five-10 years). This approach is effective when uncertainty is high, and organizations don’t know how

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Realizing the Promise of Advanced Analytics

A leading provider of supply chain data and analytics had spent significant resources on previous digital innovation efforts. Despite the investments, they had not seen the ‘promise of advanced analytics’ materialize. Our client brought us in to identify artificial intelligence projects that would create value, and to define the product development pipeline. Assessing Digital Readiness

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