Researchers behind the Nielsen Breakthrough Innovation Report for Europe 2014 have analyzed 12,000 FMCG product launches across Western Europe and revealed the trend that about 66% of those products never reached the sales volume of 10,000 items, while 76% of those new launches never survived the first year of their marketing lifecycle.

Pernod Ricard has taken the at-home mixology experience to new heights by introducing Project Gutenberg, a digitally connected and beautifully designed library of spirits. For the «internet of alcohol» effort, the company collaborated with the Breakthrough Innovation Group (BIG), a tech-focused start-up, which developed a one-of-a-kind collection of book-shaped containers featuring best drinks from Pernod Ricard’s range.

Nike has unveiled groundbreaking changes to its wearable gadget for tracking physical activity, Nike+ FuelBand, as well as re-launched its Nike+ Accelerator program. The updated version of the device, Nike+ FuelBand SE, features an updated software, connectivity through Bluetooth 4.0, along with some new functionality, improved durability and flexibility.