Savenia Labs Expands to Washington DC

 

Today we are delighted to announce that Savenia Labs Energy Ratings are now available to residents of the nation’s capital at 5 Ace Hardware stores in Washington DC.  Read full release here.

Savenia Labs Energy Ratings are now available at 5th Street Ace Hardware, Glover Park Hardware, Logan Hardware, Old Takoma Park Ace Hardware, and Tenleytown Ace Hardware.

These stores are all part of the A Few Cool Hardware Stores Chain, a forward thinking and customer focused chain of Ace Hardware stores in the DC metro region.

In the run up to the holiday season, they are offering a discount on Savenia Labs rated appliances, for the coupon click here.

We are delighted to introduce Savenia Labs Energy Ratings to residents of our nation’s capital, which has the largest number of energy efficient buildings in the country as well as hundreds of natural parks and historic monuments.  Local residents can now shop for more energy efficient products and save money on energy costs, while reducing pollution due to electricity production.

Please visit the stores and check out the new displays for your holiday shopping, and join us in welcoming these stores to the Savenia Labs retail network.

Savenia Labs Expands to Northern Virginia

We are delighted to announce today the launch of Savenia Labs Energy Ratings to Fairfax, Virginia residents at Twins Ace Hardware. The full press release is here.

Fairfax is called the ‘heart’ of Northern Virginia for its small town feel in the center of a large metropolitan area.  Residents can now shop for more energy efficient products at a locally owned store and save money on energy costs, while reducing pollution due to electricity production.

Twins Ace Hardware is a beautiful store in the center of Fairfax owned by twins Craig and Jeff Smith – both area residents committed to providing exceptional customer service.

To kick off the promotion the store is offering extra savings on Savenia Labs rated products, coupon here.

Please visit the store and see the new display, and help us extend a warm welcome to the newest member of the Savenia Labs retail network.

Savenia Labs Expands to Baltimore, MD

 

Baltimore shoppers at Ace Hardware Stores in Waverly, Federal Hill and Canton can now shop for popular appliances and save money with Savenia Labs Energy Ratings.  See the full release here.

These stores are all part of the forward thinking A Few Cool Hardware Stores chain, and just in time for the holiday season they are offering a coupon on all Savenia Labs rated appliances…click here to save.

We are delighted to introduce Savenia Labs Energy Ratings to residents of Baltimore, where people from strong local neighborhoods live, work and play around one of the country’s largest harbors and numerous historic monuments.  Residents can now shop for more energy efficient products at locally owned stores and save money on energy costs, while reducing pollution due to electricity production.

A big welcome to the newest members of the Savenia Labs retail network and Charm City!

Single Serve Coffeemaker Confidential Part II – The Consumer

The Consumer

Savenia Labs surveys thousands of consumers to understand how they use products, and we use this information to create ‘real-life’ lab test protocols to replicate how the average user normally runs the product.

Our survey of single serve coffee machine users found that most people still bought the machines in stores as opposed to online. Almost 25% got them as gifts.  And while many people buy other small appliances because their old one broke, we found most people bought their single serve coffeemakers because they wanted to switch to single serve. And they love their coffee, with 77% reporting use their machine 7 days per week and drinking about 3 cups of mostly coffee each day.

Armed with this information, we go now to the testing laboratory to put these coffeemakers to the test.

Stay tuned for our next report on the costs of ownership.

Single Serve Coffeemaker Confidential Part I – The Competition

Single Serve Coffeemakers are the fastest growing appliance category in the multi-billion dollar coffee market. So in the run-up to the coffee drinking season, we decided to put the most popular models through our 10 step laboratory process. Follow along with us as we test, prod, taste and rate our way through the competition.

The Competition

We chose 10 of the most popular models according to our survey of US large retailers. Not surprisingly, Keurig has a dominant share of the market, with several models in our top 10. Keurig is owned by Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, a NASDAQ traded company headquartered in Vermont.

The Keurig brand got a head start in the market by introducing its Keurig brewers first and licensing its brewer technology to other manufacturers like Cuisinart and Mr. Coffee. Its K-Cups are the leading disposable coffee drinks widely available from major coffee suppliers and retailers nationwide.

The other American in the bunch is Bunn, famous for their commercial coffee makers in restaurants and offices but also with a big share of home electric drip coffeemakers.

Then there are the Europeans. Germany’s Bosch makes Tassimo, Italy’s Delonghi makes Dolce Gusto with pods from Switzerland’s Nestlé, and the Netherlands’ Philips and Douwe Egberts make Senseo.

As you might expect, at first glance the Americans tend to be focused on simpler drip-type drinks like American coffee, tea and others while the Europeans tend to use a high water pressure approach to deliver creamy espresso and other coffee drinks in the European style.

Stay tune for the next report – on The Consumer