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May 2019

May
22

Menasha Opens 'Center of Retail Excellence' Near Walgreens

New Health Care/Self Care Center of Retail Excellence will combine dedicated Walgreens-experienced project managers and new category data analysts with the Chicago-based Menasha/Walgreens design team.
May
20

TABS Analytics Unites with Decision Insight

Technology-based firm TABS Analytics has acquired Decision Insight, a global shopper marketing research and analytics firm with expertise in both brick-and-mortar and online shopping environments.
May
06

Nestle Looks to Improve Demand Planning via SAS

The world's largest consumer goods manufacturer has embedded SAS Analytics into key business processes to sense demand for its products more accurately and reliably on a global basis.
May
01

Ember Technologies Glows with Concept Designs

Concept Designs developed a comprehensive display program for the temperature-controlled cups and mugs of Ember Technologies.

April 2019

Apr
30

Tetra TV Launches Connected TV Advertising Network

Tetra TV launched the industry's first connected TV-focused advertising network.
Apr
27

Tillamook Earns Velocity Award for Supply Chain Transformation

The Tillamook County Creamery Association received the 2019 Velocity Award for its supply chain transformation work.
Apr
22

Publicis Groupe Agrees to Acquire Epsilon

Publicis Group entered into an agreement with Alliance Data Systems Corp. to acquire Alliance Data’s Epsilon business for a total of $4.4 billion.
Apr
12

Bimbo Canada Improves Forecasting with Antuit AI-Powered Solution

Bimbo Canada, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Grupo Bimbo, has entered into a partnership with Antuit to provide artificial intelligence capabilities for fulfillment and planning with Antuit’s AI-powered Forecasting Solution.
Apr
04

Albertsons Performance Media Delivers Success in First Year

One year after its launch, Albertsons Performance Media powered by Quotient is delivering to CPGs as high as two times more return on their ad spend compared to industry benchmarks set by Nielsen.
Apr
04

Kantar, Profitero Help Brands Elevate E-Commerce Capabilities

Kantar and Profitero have formed a global partnership dedicated to creating a suite of advisory, analytical and capability-building services to help their clients become more efficient at e-commerce.
Apr
03

Del Monte Foods Unlocks Innovation with Accenture

Accenture has helped Del Monte Foods gain more visibility into its IT operations, access real-time customer insights to inform decision making and reduce IT spending costs by up to 35 percent.
Apr
02

StayinFront Acquires Lab4Motion

StayinFront has acquired Lab4Motion Solutions Sp. z o.o., a Poznan, Poland-based provider of image and video recognition technologies.

March 2019

Mar
29

Nielsen Helps China’s JD.com Launch Price Optimization Tool

The “Online Pricing Optimizer” is designed to help brands evaluate their pricing on the JD platform to optimize promotional activity.
Mar
22

GT Nexus Digital Network Rebrands as Infor Nexus

New York-based Infor has rebranded its GT Nexus supply chain network as Infor Nexus.
Mar
19

SAS to Invest $1 Billion in AI

The commitment builds on SAS' already strong foundation in AI which includes advanced analytics, machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing and computer vision.
Mar
15

Quotient and Giant Eagle Launch Digital Media Partnership

Giant Eagle and Quotient Technology have launched Giant Eagle Advantage Media, a digital media platform that allows CPG brands to better reach Giant Eagle shoppers with more precise digital ads and promotional offers.
Mar
08

Breaktime Debuts Personalization Engine

Boston-based Breaktime Media launched a new personalization engine that allows shoppers to receive dynamic and customized content and offers based on how they interact with other content.
Mar
08

MOjO Marketing Celebrates Collaboration Center

MOjO Marketing has opened its Creative Colloboration Center in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Mar
08

Bumble Bee, SAP Use Blockchain to Trace Tuna

The packaged food manufacturer is using SAP's cloud platform blockchain service to track the journey of the yellowfin tuna it uses in products from the Indonesian ocean to dinner tables around the world.
Mar
08

Nielsen, NPD Build Omnishopper Panel

New York-based Nielsen, and NPD, Port Washington, New York, are building a large-scale, comprehensive omnishopper consumer panel to bring insight into today’s shoppers across all channels, all products and all categories.

February 2019

Feb
20

OSI Creative Names CEO

OSI Creative’s chief operating officer will succeed its president and chief executive officer after the latter retires on March 31.
Feb
18

Catalina Emerges from Bankruptcy

Catalina successfully completed its financial restructuring and emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Feb
15

Kellogg, Tech Partners Pilot VR Merchandising Solution 

Developed by Accenture using tech from various partners, the solution demonstrates the business value of virtual reality testing.
Feb
14

Catalina Debuts Attribution Solution

Catalina, St. Petersburg, Florida, has launched an attribution solution that provides CPG marketers with a granular, real-time view of national campaign performance in stores at the UPC level.
Feb
14

Gladson Rebrands to Syndigo

Gladson, a Chicago-based portfolio company of The Jordan Co. and Wicks Capital Partners, integrated its family of acquired companies under the brand name Syndigo.
Feb
13

OSI Creative Finalizes Purchase of New Dimensions Research Corp. Assets

OSI Creative has completed its previously announced purchase of the assets of New Dimensions Research Corp.
Feb
13

Samsonite to Add 3D Product Images Online

Luggage maker Samsonite will use 3D product imaging solutions from Cappasity on its U.S. e-commerce sites, the companies announced. The consumer goods company will use Cappasity’s 3D visualization tools for products across the Samsonite, American Tourister, Hartmann, High Sierra, and Gregory Packs brands. For 100 years, Samsonite has combined notable style with the latest design technology and attention to quality and durability.
Feb
04

Symphony CPG|AI Adds Two More to the C-Suite

Company vets Adeel Najmi and Rahul Bhattacharya were named chief product officer and chief analytics officer, respectively

January 2019

Jan
31

Grocery Outlet Elevates Product Sourcing with RangeMe

RangeMe has formed a partnership with extreme value retailer Grocery Outlet.
Jan
30

Kind Healthy Snacks Names President

Health and wellness veteran Mike Barkley was succeed John Leahy as president and chief operating officer of Kind Healthy Snacks.
Jan
29

Blacksmith Applications Acquires T-Pro Solutions

The deal unites two leading solution providers for trade promotion management and optimization.
Jan
25

USDA Adopts Digimarc for Food Packaging Disclosures

The company's barcode has been selected as an approved digital disclosure method for products and packaging containing GMOs.
Jan
22

Rituals Cosmetics Selects Logility for S&OP

The global home and body brand hopes to Bridge the Gap between finance and operations planning to make smarter, faster decisions.
Jan
18

Dunnhumby Launches Cross-Channel Media Business for Retailers

The new platform aims to help retailers and advertisers improve both shopper experience and profits through coordinated campaigns that span in-store, offline and online.
Jan
15

Marketing Retail Agency LG&P Acquires Synergy Events

LG&P, which designs and produces in-store fixtures and environments, has acquired Synergy Events, which develops and executes retail events and experiences.
Jan
14

Edge Retail Insight Platform Launches

Edge by Ascential, Boston, rolled out its Edge Retail Insight platform for brands and retailers.
Jan
14

Salsify Direct Connects with Instacart

Boston-based Salsify is providing brands with more control over how their products are represented on Instacart.
Jan
12

SymphonyAI Taps Hornyak to Lead New CPG Business

Symphony CPG/AI will use machine learning and natural language processing to help CPGs unlock growth through data science and automation tools.
Jan
11

Inmar Continues Kroger's Digital Offer Management Services

Inmar and The Kroger Co. have a strategic relationship to drive innovation in digital offer management.
Jan
11

Catalina Debuts Multi-Touch Attribution Solution

Catalina has launched an attribution solution that provides CPG marketers with a granular, real-time view of national campaign performance in stores at the UPC level.
Jan
09

JDA, InContext Bring VR to In-Store Category Management

By combining InContext’s mixed reality tools with JDA’s category management solutions, the companies hope to help retailers deliver the ideal product mix for shoppers in real-time.
Jan
09

Gladson Builds Up Its Assets with ItemMaster Acquisition

The addition improves Gladson’s ability to provide accurate, quality data to the CPG marketplace.
Jan
07

Gladson Acquires Edgenet

Gladson, which provides digital asset management and product content and information management solutions, has acquired Edgenet, a product content management software provider.
Jan
03

Bold Retail Taps P&G Vet as Chief Operating Officer

Horacio Trevino will lead the agency's client-facing operations.

December 2018

Dec
21

Price Chopper Picks ItemMaster as Exclusive Provider

The solution provider's "WellnessMaster" tool is expected to give the regional supermarket chain's shoppers a customized product-search experience.
Dec
17

Mattel Seeks to Transform Global Trade Promotion Management

Solutions from CPGToolBox are expected to help the toy maker transform the way its trade contracts and promotional spending are planned, managed and analyzed with retail partners around the world.  
Dec
10

Breville Boosts U.S. Field Force with Execution Tool

StayinFront’s mobile field force technology will enable Breville’s in-store teams to manage territories effectively and standardize and complete tasks efficiently.
Dec
07

IBM Sells Software to HCL

The $1.8 billion deal covers software six products covering security, marketing and commerce, including Notes & Domino.
Dec
05

RangeMe Services Help Emerging Brands and Small Businesses

RangeMe launched RangeMe Services to help suppliers ensure their products are shelf-ready and optimized for buyer discovery.
Dec
03

Chinese Dairy Operator Digitizes via Siemens PLM

Heilongjiang Feihe Dairy Co. has signed a strategic agreement with Siemens PLM Software to digitize the consumer goods company’s product lifecycle management processes

November 2018

Nov
29

IBM Senior VP David Kenny Becomes Nielsen CEO

IBM senior vp David Kenny will join Nielsen as CEO effective Dec. 3, 2018.
Nov
29

Quotient Promotes Chad Summe and Jason Young to Chief Roles

Quotient promoted two of its senior leaders, Chad Summe and Jason Young.
Nov
28

Carlsberg Gets Help Transitioning to the Cloud

Accenture led a digital transformation program designed to help the 171-year-old brewer become a modern, agile enterprise.
Nov
26

Quotient Appoints Former P&G CEO Robert McDonald to Board of Directors

Quotient Technology announced that former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert A. McDonald has been appointed to its board of directors.
Nov
21

Nielsen, Microsoft Unveil Strategic Data Alliance

The enterprise solution brings the Nielsen Connect consumer data set to life through the Microsoft Azure intelligent cloud platform.
Nov
16

Ahold, Quotient Launch 'Performance Media' Network

The platform is designed to efficiently grow sales through data science, media delivery and measurement.
Nov
16

Peapod Digital Labs and Quotient Launch Media Partnership Platform

Ahold Delhaize USA's Peapod Digital Labs has launched a new digital media service called Peapod Digital Labs Media Partnerships, powered by Quotient Technology.
Nov
14

Amit Bhardwaj Joins Fred’s as Customer Experience VP

Former Marsh and SpartanNash exec Amit Bhardwaj joined Fred’s this month as vp of customer experience.
Nov
09

Walmart, PepsiCo Take Top Spots in Kantar PowerRanking

PepsiCo earned the top position among suppliers in Kantar’s 2018 US PoweRanking report for the third consecutive year.
Nov
08

Sopheon to Enjoy Nature’s Bounty Business

The solution provider will support the vitamin maker's renewed focus on growth through innovation fueled by corporate transformation. 
Nov
07

Salsify Acquires Welcome Commerce and Launches Salsify Chat

Salsify has acquired Welcome Commerce and launched Salsify Chat, which enables brands to connect directly with consumers from their product pages on Walmart, Target and Office Depot.
Nov
02

IBM Acquires Red Hat

IBM this week announced that it will acquire Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source cloud software, for approximately $34 billion. "The acquisition of Red Hat is a game-changer. It changes everything about the cloud market," said IBM chief executive officer Ginni Rometty. "IBM will become the world's No.

October 2018

Oct
30

Quotient Acquires Elevaate to Boost Sponsored Search for CPGs

Quotient Technology announced it has acquired U.K.-based Elevaate, which has an in-market technology platform that drives e-commerce sales through sponsored search and product ads on retailers’ e-commerce properties and elsewhere on the web.
Oct
29

Spins Adds Health & Wellness Insights to BI Offerings

The additional attributes available on the Satori platform can enable a deeper understanding of nutrition, allergens and sensitivities.
Oct
26

New Salsify Platform Aims to Grow Sales on Amazon, Walmart

The PXM platform aids in the creation and syndication of product content on Amazon and Walmart, enabling brands to add immersive content across all SKUs.
Oct
26

Sutherland Packaging Collaborates with Idea Village

An innovative "magic back" P-O-P display helps the Flawless hair remover stand out.
Oct
23

RangeMe Reveals Buying Trends Early With Industry Insights

San Francisco-based RangeMe is unveiling an exclusive look at retail buying trends before they hit shelves though its Industry Insights feature.
Oct
23

Forrester Names Ahalogy an Influencer Marketing Solutions Leader

Forrester Research ranked Quotient Technology's Cincinnati-based Ahalogy as a leader in influencer marketing in a new report.
Oct
23

Brand View, Clavis Insight and More Relaunch as Edge by Ascential

Ascential plc has launched Edge by Ascential, a data, insights and advisory service for brand manufacturers and retailers.
Oct
23

Tate & Lyle Picks Nielsen for U.S. Analytics

The partnership will leverage retail measurement data, providing a clear and total store view into core business categories.
Oct
22

IBM Drives Lenovo Call Centers with AI

The company's have signed a $240 million multi-year agreement where IBM will supply field services and remote call center solutions.
Oct
22

Collective Bias Shares Thanksgiving Trends

Collective Bias, Bentonville, Arkansas, has released an in-depth analysis of Thanksgiving to help marketers and brands succeed this holiday season.
Oct
22

Kinter Builds Second Warehouse to Accommodate Growth

Kinter’s 38-year history of growth and success can be measured in many ways – one of them is square feet.
Oct
19

Oracle Creates a Cloud Service Trifecta

Oracle Retail has combined three of its services into a new Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Service Suite. By combining these science and insight cloud services, the company can provide a range of analytics that align with KPIs for the retail community. The metrics offered create a user-friendly experience with dashboards organized by persona and organizational responsibilities in Oracle Retail Home to encourage strategic decisions that help drive growth and operational efficiency.
Oct
16

Albertsons Debuts Online Marketplace

Albertsons Digital Marketplace offers more than 40,000 specialty products to shoppers nationwide through a network of third-party sellers.
Oct
15

Amway Advances Warehouse Modernization Program

The direct-sales company tapped Cognizant to enable significant productivity increases, enhanced visibility to inventory, and optimized warehouse operations.
Oct
15

News America Marketing and Toshiba Team Up

New York-based News America Marketing and Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions, Durham, North Carolina, are teaming up to revolutionize three incentive areas – at-register, in-aisle and at-home.
Oct
15

Goodbaby Scales Amazon E-Com Sales and Operations with CommerceIQ

To compete efficiently across categories on Amazon, Goodbaby will leverage automated sales, marketing and operations strategies and optimize the performance of its key categories and individual product SKUs.
Oct
15

P2PSummit Accepting Speaker Proposals

The Path to Purchase Institute is seeking dynamic retail and CPG industry professionals who are redefining the shopper experience to speak at its 2019 Path to Purchase Summit on May 15-17 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Oct
15

Kroger Back in School To Foster Innovation

Kroger Co. will operate a 2,500-square-foot innovation lab within the University of Cincinnati’s newly opened 1819 Innovation Hub.
Oct
10

Social Intelligence Providers Brandwatch, Crimson Hexagon Merge

The merger brings together Crimson Hexagon's AI and historical data index with Brandwatch's data handling and flexible user interface.
Oct
08

Market Track and InfoScout Merge to Form Numerator

Chicago-based Market Track and San Francisco-based InfoScout have rebranded under the name Numerator.
Oct
05

AB InBev Taps Accenture Tool to Help Africa Sales

Rollout of a distributor management system aims to better control promotions, improve productivity and streamline inventory and sales processes across the continent.
Oct
05

Catalina Names Jerry Sokol CEO

Catalina named Gerald “Jerry” Sokol Jr. as its new chief executive officer, effective immediately.
Oct
02

LivePerson Adds Additional AI Features with Conversable Buy

The deal brings additional AI, social listening and outbound messaging management to LivePerson's conversational commerce platform.
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