Manufacturer representatives from nine finalists in the Innovative HME Retail Product Awards (sponsored by HomeCare) competed for the top three awards at Medtrade Spring 2016 in Las Vegas last month.
- Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare: Flip a Grip ($11.99 to $15 MSRP)
- Grip Solutions: Grip Lap Board ($38.95 MSRP)
- Golden Technologies: Nano Tek High Performance Fabric ($178 MSRP for 10 yards)
- Pride Mobility Products Corp.: Jazzy Air Power Chair ($4,299 MSRP)
- Roscoe Healthcare/Compass Health Brands: Free2go Rollator ($349 MSRP)
- Sonic Alert: Home Aware Home Alerting Solution ($229 to $1,000 MSRP)
- Swedeo Inc.: Swede-O Heel Pain Center ($16 to $24 MSRP for individual products)
- Topricin: Pain Relief Cream ($16.95 MSRP)
- Vionic: Vionic Pain Free Shoes ($59 to $119 MSRP)
Jim Greatorex, HomeCare Editorial Advisory Board member and a part of business development for VGM Retail Services, moderated the awards session. Judges were Mike Sperduti, CEO, Mike Sperduti Companies; Cindi Ciardo, CEO, Knueppel Healthcare Services and Rob Baumhover, director of retail, VGM Retail.
“For me, it’s all about the marketing materials and sales materials so my salespeople don’t have to do as much work,” said Ciardo, also a member of the HomeCare Editorial Advisory Board. “If we’re busy with other customers, people can look at the merchandising until we’re able to talk with them. Good merchandising is a hook.”
Pride Mobility Products Corp.
Jazzy Air Power Chair
Roscoe Healthcare/Compass Health Brands
Pain Relief Cream
Show attendees also visited the New Product Pavilion (sponsored by HomeCare) and voted for their favorite new-to-the-market products. After the tally, three awards (Gold, Silver, Bronze) were awarded.
Providers’ Choice Gold
DreamStation Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) from Philips Respironics
Providers’ Choice Silver
LifeWalker Upright by ProtoStar Inc.
Providers’ Choice Bronze
EZ Fold-N-Go Walker by Stander Inc.
In addition to the above awards, this year’s Best Booth, voted on among Medtrade Spring judges, went to Stars N Stripes (KYMCO) of Beverly Hills, California.
Big congrats to the winners from all of us at HomeCare! We look forward to more competition at Medtrade 2016 in Atlanta (Oct. 31–Nov. 3).