Item New Product Development


About Us

Innovation Delivered.

Motivated by market success, Item New Product Development utilizes a rigorous process with each of its clients helping to identify new strategic categories and deliver products to market on price and on time.

Item is one of the largest, most comprehensive, full-service, new product development firms in the U.S. rich with expertise in research and strategic planning; industrial design; mechanical, electrical and manufacturing engineering, and Asian sourcing and supply. Item works with Fortune 500 companies and start-ups delivering consistent and relevant innovation to deliver profits to their customers.

Based in Providence, Rhode Island, Item Group’s 80,000 sq. ft. headquarters is home to its subsidiaries: Item New Product Development, focused on consumer; Ximedica, on medical; and ICP, on private label retail; as well as to over one hundred talented, dedicated and diverse design strategists, industrial designers, prototype technicians, and mechanical engineers.

Founded in 1985, Item has secured more than 100 patents and launched hundreds of commercially successful products across a diverse range of vertical markets including: commercial equipment, lighting, footwear, health and beauty, industrial, infant/children’s feeding products and toys, marine, medical, office supplies, outdoor and garden, safety, and sporting goods.

Companies seek out Item as a partner to identify new strategic categories, to develop, to innovate, to manufacture, and to supply.


DAThis firm is an adopter of the Designers Accord



Staff Size



  • Design Management
  • Industrial Design
  • Engineering

Main Office

55 Dupont Dr.
Providence, RI 02907
United States


Andrea Larocque
phone: 401-272-3885

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