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.
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.
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.
Catalina Emerges from Bankruptcy
Catalina successfully completed its financial restructuring and emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Blacksmith Applications Acquires T-Pro Solutions
The deal unites two leading solution providers for trade promotion management and optimization.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gladson Builds Up Its Assets with ItemMaster Acquisition
The addition improves Gladson’s ability to provide accurate, quality data to the CPG marketplace.
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.
Bold Retail Taps P&G Vet as Chief Operating Officer
Horacio Trevino will lead the agency's client-facing operations.
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.
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.
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.
IBM Sells Software to HCL
The $1.8 billion deal covers software six products covering security, marketing and commerce, including Notes & Domino.
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
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.
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.
Ahold, Quotient Launch 'Performance Media' Network
The platform is designed to efficiently grow sales through data science, media delivery and measurement.
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.
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.