Retail award winners named
LAS VEGAS – A power wheelchair that allows for 10 inches of seat elevation and speeds of 3.5 mph took the top prize at the Innovative HME Retail Product Awards at Medtrade Spring today.
The Jazzy Air Powerchair from Pride Mobility Products, which had its debut at the show this year, beat out eight other finalists for the award.
Taking second and third places, respectively, were the Free2go Rollator from Roscoe Healthcare/Compass Health Brands and a Pain Relief Cream from Topricin.
The awards, which take place at both Medtrade Spring and Medtrade, honor HME products that are particularly suited for retail sale.
“Caretailing is the evolution that we are looking to create,” said Jim Greatorex, business development, VGM Retail Services. “The awards were too close to call, and I was impressed by the quality of the entrants.”
The other finalists were: Flip a Grip from Drive Medical, Grip Lap Board from Grip Solutions, Nano Tek High Performance Fabric from Golden Technologies, Home Aware Home Alerting System from Sonic Alert, Swede-O Heel Pain Center from Swede-O and Vionic Pain Free Shoes from Vionic.
The panelists/judges for the awards were Mike Sperduti, CEO of the Mike Sperduti Companies; Cindi Ciardo, CEO of Knueppel Healthcare Services; and Rob Baumhover, director of retail for VGM Retail Services.