Sprout set to take root in US

Sprout, a Danish-developed pencil that can end its days as herbs, may soon be finding its place in the sun on the shelves of the world’s largest retailer. Sprout, which contains herb seeds and can be planted in soil, is currently taking part in Walmart’s ‘Get on the Shelf’ product development competition. Sprout was one of a field of 100,000 products that were submitted and has now made the cut to be among the 1,000 considered for the finals. Finalists will be announced on September 6, but even if Sprout doesn’t make it into Walmart, the developers said they had plans to add new products to their use-and-plant line. – Berlingske Business