Consumer Products

Edd Brunner - beverage developments
By Edd Brunner: Friday 28th April, 2017

Vlog: the challenges facing the beverage industry today

The beverage industry is measuring up to the challenges of delivering reduced sugar drinks, alcohol free beers and functional beverages – all without compromising flavour. Edd Brunner, Head of Global Food and Beverage Systems, discusses the challenges facing the drinks industry.

perfume testing
By Steve Thomas: Tuesday 18th April, 2017

I don’t trust your opinion – let me measure your emotions!

I heard a real surprise presentation at the Microencapsulation Convention last week, a conference which is all about, you guessed it, microencapsulation and modified release. You may not realise it, but more and more often people are packaging up fragrances in tiny little plastic spheres so that they don’t release their smell until way after […]

By Antonno Versteeg: Friday 17th March, 2017

Transformations: CeBIT, Japan and society 5.0

Next week on Monday and Tuesday, together with a number of my colleagues, I will visit the large information technology event CeBIT in Hannover, Germany. Japan is the focus this year and we will meet a number of existing clients and hopefully make many new contacts with Japanese companies. As part of the theme there […]

By Edd Brunner: Monday 27th February, 2017

The power of the vacuum – insight from the Japan Food Service Equipment Show 2017

Last week I visited the Japan Food Service Equipment Show in Tokyo which is Japan’s largest exhibition for the hospitality, food service and catering industries. Whilst there was a lot of globally familiar appliances and beverage dispensing systems there, much of what was on show had a very Japanese feel to it. And that was namely […]

Design Vision Guaranteed
By Antonno Versteeg: Tuesday 21st February, 2017

20:20 design vision guaranteed!

It’s interesting to see how design as a discipline has been evolving over the last decade and a bit. 16 years ago, when I started my design engineering course at Delft University of Technology as a bespectacled youngster, there was a strong emphasis on designing physical products for mass manufacturing. During my time at the […]

By Antonno Versteeg: Wednesday 15th February, 2017

The importance of an eye for detail in designing consumer experiences

I went to my local hairdresser lately – out of necessity; I rarely go out of my own ‘free will’. I generally do not find it relaxing having to sit in a chair for 30-45 min with someone very close that I’m sort of expected to have small talk with. When I was sitting down […]

By Jeremy Gordon: Monday 13th February, 2017

Why is Cambridge Consultants STILL such a great place to work?

A few months ago I attended the Boston Startup Expo & Tech Job Fair on behalf of CC aiming not only to become more involved in the community, but also to discover intriguing and talented individuals who would thrive at CC.  I had one conversation in particular with a woman two-years-removed from MIT, about what […]

connected systems
By David Gladwin: Monday 13th February, 2017

There’s no such thing as a connected device

Before you throw your toys out of the pram and shout “rubbish!” let me qualify that – a connected device has little value without a connected system behind it. In this world of hype and buzzwords it is often the highly visible device that is the focus of attention; we are often approached and asked […]

CES 2017
By Morgan Denno: Sunday 29th January, 2017

Taming the Beast – A first timer’s view of CES

As a first time CES-goer and a major introvert, I decided to do some research leading up to the event. “Monstrous”, “complete chaos”, “madness”, and “Vegas on steroids” were some of the descriptions that I received from CES veterans. Needless to say, I remained nervous and mentally steeled myself for the event that lay ahead. […]

You're toast
By Steve Thomas: Friday 27th January, 2017

Deadly Burned Toast – Acrylamide: some perspective please!

So, I wake up on Monday morning, turn on the breakfast news, and hear that if I burn my toast I’m going to die of cancer… Well, I’m pretty sure that’s not what any government agency actually said, but by the time it has been filtered through the UK’s popular press, the message that emerges […]


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