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August 2020

Aug
06

SAS Offering Free Trial of Demand Planning Analytics Tool

In order to help consumer goods companies better meet consumer demand during the pandemic, analytics provider SAS is waiving fees for its Retail & CPG Cloud Analytics Quickstart services for 90 days.

July 2020

Jul
31

Bedrock Analytics Expands Nielsen Partnership to Canada

Bedrock Analytics has expanded its membership within the Nielsen Connect Partner Network to include Canada.
Jul
28

Trax & Nielsen Dig into Retail Shelf Data for CGs

Trax and Nielsen have enhanced the Shelf Pulse data platform to provide a more insightful view into today’s retail store.
Jul
24

EY & IBM Form Expanded Alliance for Digital Transformation

EY and IBM have formed a global multi-year alliance designed to help organizations accelerate digital transformation and improve client outcomes.
Jul
22

RAD Develops AI Mask-Detection Tech

Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD) has enhanced its autonomous security and property management devices with an advanced mask-detection feature.
Jul
16

Wipro To Acquire IVIA

IT tech and consulting service provider Wipro Limited has signed an agreement to acquire IVIA Serviços de Informática Ltda.
Jul
16

Logility’s Price and Promotion Solution is Now Available

Logility’s latest Price and Promotion solution is designed to help consumer goods companies better manage their inventory needs when it comes to promotion activity.
Jul
15

Nielsen’s TABS Analytics Teams with Brewers Advisors for Brewery Insight

Nielsen Connected partner TABS Analytics is collaborating with Brewers Advisors to launch a software and analysis platform designed specifically for breweries.
Jul
08

GS1 US Now Managing US Color & Size Codes Database

GS1 US now manages and maintains the GS1 US Color and Size Codes, a database that allows suppliers, manufacturers and retailers to codify product color and size for more consistent and efficient data exchange in retail.
Jul
02

Luis Merchan Named President of Consumer Goods at Flora

Luis Merchan has been named president of consumer goods at Flora, tasked with leading the company’s CBD portfolio.

June 2020

Jun
25

SAP’s Solutions Put Focus on Sustainability

SAP detailed a series of new solutions for consumer goods companies at its SAPPHIRE NOW Converge conference, held online June 15–19.
Jun
22

o9 Solutions Teams with HighRadius to Reduce Trade Promotion Friction

AI planning and operation solutions provider o9 Solutions has partnered with HighRadius, a fintech enterprise SaaS firm specializing in automating the order-to-cash and treasury management processes.
Jun
19

Flintfox Receives New Investment

Supply chain management solutions provider Flintfox International has received an investment from Advent Partners, enabling it to enhance its revenue management and optimization product portfolio.
Jun
17

Kinaxis to Acquire Rubikloud

Kinaxis has signed an agreement to acquire AI solutions provider Rubikloud in a $60 million all-cash deal that’s expected to close within 60 days.
Jun
16

GS1 US Completes Food Traceability Proof-of-Concept

The first phase focused on supply chain visibility and included solutions that leveraged blockchain, cloud and other traceability tech from FoodLogiQ, IBM Food Trust, ripe.io and SAP.
Jun
16

SAS and Microsoft Team for AI and Analytics Solutions

SAS is teaming with Microsoft in the name of democratizing analytics and AI.
Jun
10

Nielsen Brings Gaming Tech to Analytics Solutions

Analytics provider Nielsen has launched a new suite of tools that uses gaming technologies to help consumer goods companies transform their in-store operations.
Jun
03

Chandler Bigelow Named CFO at Nielsen

Chandler Bigelow has been named CFO at Nielsen Global Connect. Most recently CFO of Tribune Media Company, Bigelow brings deep finance and leadership experience to the global measurement and data analytics provider. During his 21-year tenure at Tribune, Bigelow oversaw all aspects of finance, including treasury, pension and risk management, investor relations, financial reporting, SEC reporting/compliance, internal audit and tax, including managing the spin-off of Tribune’s newspaper publishing business.

May 2020

May
27

Panasonic to Develop Joint Solutions with Blue Yonder

Panasonic’s recent equity investment in Blue Yonder gives it a 20% minority ownership stake and one seat on the Blue Yonder board of directors.
May
22

FedEx and Microsoft Team for Inventory & Logistics Management

FedEx and Microsoft are partnering to provide a granular level of insight into logistics and inventory management.
May
15

IRI Launches Tool to Track Price Changes

The new solution expands IRI’s proprietary offerings aiming to help companies navigate the CPG landscape amid COVID-19 and beyond.
May
15

Nichefire Brings AI for Marketing to Nielsen Connect Partner Network

Nichefire, a developer of artificial intelligence for marketing and competitive insight has joined the open ecosystem of solution providers for retailers and consumer goods manufacturers.
May
13

Former Nike Exec Joins Higg Co

Higg Co, which was spun out of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, develops and hosts sustainability measurement tools, enabling companies to integrate measurable data directly into internal systems.
May
12

RichRelevance’s Spring ’20 Release Now Available

The release is designed to enable retailers and brands to deploy advanced personalization algorithms without dependence on data scientists and IT experts, in turn increasing speed to market.
May
11

StayinFront and MCA Team in the Name of Retail Execution

The partnership will enable MCA to extend its consumer goods retail execution offerings.
May
08

Dubak Bringing Thermal Temperature Scanners to Help Businesses Slow COVID Spread

The DuThermX a fully integrated body temperature measurement system is designed for industrial and commercial applications.
May
07

o9 Solutions to Accelerate Growth of NextGen IBP Platform

KKR announces its investment into o9, which powers the digital transformation of planning and operations for companies in retail, consumer goods, apparel, and other industry verticals.
May
06

Movista Pivots from Retail Execution to Project Health during Pandemic

Project Health provides daily employee health assessments for essential businesses like consumer goods and retail, in order to protect the safety of the public-at-large.
May
05

Bedrock Analytics and Nielsen CPG Data Power Free Trial

A new partnership provides CPG manufacturers with a 45-day free trial of a comprehensive CPG analytics platform available.
May
04

IRI Measuring Consumer Purchase Shifts on a Weekly Level

Big data and predictive analytics provider IRI has released a new metric measuring weekly changes in consumer purchases to account for the rapidly shifting behavior stemming from the spread of COVID-19.

April 2020

Apr
30

Syndigo Acquires Kwikee

Product information and syndication provider Syndigo has acquired Kwikee, a management and distribution platform for branded product content.
Apr
23

A Look Behind Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Personalization Updates

Anheuser-Busch InBev and Linden Lab are making moves to improve their customer acquisition strategies in the face of more complex buying journeys.
Apr
23

Harris Technology Moves into PPE with Jointown & Gotdya

Products will be marketed as part of Harris Technology’s new Pro-Hygiene line.
Apr
21

Nestle, Danone, Honest Company Among Coalition Teaming for Earth Day

Mobile rewards and payments provider Ibotta is teaming with consumer goods companies to raise awareness of paper waste.
Apr
21

Christian Klein to Lead SAP as Sole CEO

Jennifer Morgan will depart the company at the end of month as part of a mutual agreement.
Apr
20

Approaches & Solutions for CPGs to Navigate COVID-19

Microsoft has put together a list of resources that the company and its partners offer to support consumer goods manufacturers and retailers. These include:
Apr
15

New ERA Solution Helps Brands Seize E-Commerce Opportunities

As the spread of the coronavirus has led to a rapid rise in e-commerce, CommerceIQ is offering a solution for brands that manages heightened short-term demand and plans for long-term growth.
Apr
10

Daily Data Updates Available on Free COVID-19 Dashboard Addressing Demand Challenges

1010data has developed a dedicated COVID-19 section on its website to help businesses address the retail demand challenges brought on by the pandemic.
Apr
09

A New Tool Aims to Help Companies Reduce Product Shortages via AI — and it’s Free

A new, free tool for U.S. businesses is designed to help reduce critical product shortages during the coronavirus health crisis via artificial intelligence and big data.
Apr
09

Symphony RetailAI Names New Head of CPG Enterprise Sales

The provider of integrated AI-enabled marketing, merchandising and supply chain solutions for FMCG retailers and CPG manufacturers has a new sales leader.
Apr
07

A Thank You Letter to Our Readers

These are certainly unprecedented times. As a trusted media source, CGT is committed to keeping you informed with accurate and timely news regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the consumer goods community. 
Apr
06

New Partnership Meshes Digital Promotion Platform with Performance-Based Content

Inmar Intelligence has teamed with mobile payments and rewards platform Ibotta, making Ibotta the first content technology Platform Accelerator in Inmar’s Innovator Ecosystem.
Apr
02

Acosta Strengthens Leadership Team with New CIO

By way of Stein Mart, the CIO is expected to deliver omnichannel technology and digital solutions to drive sales growth in her new role within Acosta.

March 2020

Mar
31

This New Partnership is Supporting Brands & Retailers Optimizing Inventory Remotely

Inturn is teaming with SAP for the launch of its enterprise software solution that standardizes and optimizes inventory disposition for consumer brands.
Mar
20

SAP Offers Free Select Software to Help Tackle COVID-19 Disruptions

The company said it is opening access to select technologies to ‘help employees, companies, communities, and governments continue to move forward.’
Mar
16

Trax Acquires Survey.com

Trax will combine both companies’ technologies, products and customer delivery to create a closed-loop merchandising system for physical retail.
Mar
09

Fractal Enters Nielsen Fold

AI and analytics firm Fractal has joined the Nielsen Connect Partner Network of solutions providers for CPG retailers and manufacturers.
Mar
06

Crocs Modernizes File Transfer Tech

Crocs is teaming with Thru to modernize file transfers throughout the footwear company’s B2B application infrastructure.
Mar
05

Shoptalk Rescheduled Amid Coronavirus Escalation

In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Shoptalk 2020 has been rescheduled. The move also impacts the dates of Groceryshop.
Mar
05

Mindtree Adds Dayapatra Nevatia As COO

Dayapatra was most recently MD and director of delivery for advanced technology centers in India at Accenture.
Mar
04

Benjamin Moore Rebate Process Gets Streamlined

The rebate process at Benjamin Moore’s Contractor & Commercial Pricing Program is a bit smoother now thanks to new point-of-sale features from Celerant Technology.
Mar
03

Infosys Joining IBM Public Cloud Ecosystem

Infosys will be the first global system integrator to join the new IBM Public Cloud Ecosystem, to help bring IBM public cloud services to clients via service providers.

February 2020

Feb
25

Accenture Acquires Icon Integration

The acquisition will boost Accenture’s growing technology practice and number of SAP professionals in the region.
Feb
24

Dell Selling RSA

The transaction includes the purchase of RSA Archer, RSA NetWitness Platform, RSA SecurID, RSA Fraud and Risk Intelligence and RSA Conference.
Feb
21

Cole Haan Files for IPO

The apparel and footwear company’s filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Feb. 14 reports it plans to raise $100 million in common stock.
Feb
20

Kronos and Ultimate Software to Merge

Kronos Incorporated and Ultimate Software have entered into a definitive merger agreement to form one of the world’s largest cloud companies.
Feb
20

Accenture Picks Up VanBerlo Design Agency

Accenture has acquired VanBerlo, a product design and innovation agency headquartered in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
Feb
20

Newly Formed Company Bosch.IO Focused on IoT and Digital

Bosch has consolidated its activities centered on the internet of things in a new subsidiary, containing more than 900 employees focused on retail, manufacturing and consumer goods, among other sectors.
Feb
19

Dean Foods Selling ‘Substantial’ Portion of Operation to Dairy Farmers of America

Dairy Farmers of America will acquire 44 of the Dean Foods’ fluid and frozen facilities in a stalking horse bid, as well as the real estate, inventory, equipment, and all other assets necessary to operate them.
Feb
18

Nielsen Adds Sean Cohan, Promotes Peter Bradbury & Karthik Rao

Nielsen Holdings is bolstering its executive ranks with a trio of appointments, including the addition of Sean Cohan from A+E Networks.
Feb
15

Signals Analytics Expands into Food & Beverage

The company has expanded its advanced analytics platform coverage to provide brands with a comprehensive view of the food and beverage categories.
Feb
14

Former Eyeview Sales VP to Lead Aki’s New CPG Division

Marketing tech provider Aki Technologies has developed its first division dedicated solely to consumer packaged goods.
Feb
14

FieldAssist’s 1st App Unlocks On-the-Go Decision Making

SaaS-based sales automation platform FieldAssist’s new mobile app targets business leaders to shape the CPG industry.
Feb
13

Clarkston Consumer Products Accelerator Unlocks SAP S/4HANA Rapid Deployment

As consumer goods companies clamor for more low-risk, high-value options for tech solution deployment, the new model serves this need by rapidly enabling the features of SAP S/4HANA.
Feb
13

PDC Beauty & Wellness Co. Names New CEO

After 15 years, James V. Stammer is stepping down to pursue other interests.
Feb
10

Anheuser Busch InBev Boosts Service Process in Brewery Support Locations

Anheuser Busch InBev is equipping three of its Zone Brewery Support locations with XMReality’s remote guidance in order to further improve technical support throughout its global breweries.
Feb
06

Vitamin Shoppe Becomes Exclusive U.S. Distributor of Women’s Best

Based in Austria, the Women's Best brand targets female health and fitness enthusiasts, and places a strong emphasis on social media marketing.
Feb
06

Coach Taps JLo & Michael B. Jordan for CitySole Collection

Coach’s newest footwear collection brings in the celebrity New Yorkers to appeal to streetwear consumers.
Feb
06

GSK Separating into 2 Companies

Global pharmaceutical and healthcare company GSK is undertaking a two-year plan to split itself in two.
Feb
04

Symphony RetailAI Names Chris Koziol CEO

Seasoned software executive brings full suite of global retail and technology experience to drive the company’s focus on worldwide customer success, AI-powered innovation and growth.

January 2020

Jan
31

General Mills Steps toward Sustainability with Kansas Watershed Pilot

The program moves the company closer toward its commitment to advance regenerative practices on 1 million acres of farmland by 2030.
Jan
31

New GS1 Program Expands UPC Access

57% of small brands experiencing significant growth said using GTINs/UPCs in their product listings helps customers more easily find their products online.
Jan
29

McCormick Adds Nordstom’s Anne Bramman to Board

Bramman’s experience spans packaging, retail, hospitality, and oil and gas.
Jan
29

Alison Lewis of Kimberly-Clark Named to Neustar Board of Directors

The chief growth officer for Kimberly-Clark has joined the board for Neustar, a global information services and identity resolution company.
Jan
24

IRI Teams with Oracle to Improve Cloud Data

The secure cloud infrastructure spins up fast data management and masking solutions.
Jan
20

Toshiba Enhances Customer Experience at Weis Markets

Self-checkout systems help shoppers complete transactions in a more timely and efficient manner, fulfilling the grocer’s mission to improve the in-store experience.
Jan
16

Nielsen Global Connect Acquires Precima

Through this acquisition, Nielsen will up its portfolio of personalized and addressable pricing, promotion and assortment capabilities by leveraging Precima’s solutions.
Jan
09

Catalina Partners with Koupon for C-Store Insights

Catalina is partnering with Koupon to provide c-store retailers and CPGs with a more holistic understanding of cross-channel consumer purchase behaviors.
Jan
07

Salsify and Snap36 Support 360-degree Images on Walmart.com

Salsify and Snap36 entered into a partnership that enables brands to manage, capture and distribute 360-degree images with efficient affordable scale.

November 2019

Nov
21

Valvoline Picks Alloy for Supply Chain Solutions

The announcement comes after Alloy proved to Valvoline that its platform can successfully replace legacy tools while providing better data.
Nov
21

Albertsons Cos. Integrates Quotient’s Targeted Digital Promotions

It's the first retailer to use Quotient’s In-Lane Targeted Digital Promotions solution, which brings proprietary incentives to offline receipts printed at checkout.
Nov
18

Walmart Canada, DLT Labs Launch Blockchain Solution

The system uses distributed ledger technology to track deliveries, verify transactions, and automate payments and reconciliation among Walmart Canada and third-party carriers.
Nov
08

Ajinomoto Accelerates Transformation with Accenture

The Ajinomoto Digital Business Partners venture will leverage the power of robotic process automation, analytics, AI and other solutions.
Nov
06

Quotient Acquires Ubimo

The acquisition strengthens Quotient's targeted digital media platform and accelerates development of its self-service platform.
Nov
04

Procter & Gamble Completes Visible Assets’ SmartParts Trials

The machine-to-machine factory automation product had 100% read accuracy during trials with the global manufacturer.
Nov
01

Tealium Partners with Wunderman Thompson

Tealium’s AudienceStream CDP is integrating as the profile streaming engine for Wunderman’s Customer Cloud.

October 2019

Oct
29

Former Valassis Leader Named Catalina CEO

He has nearly 30 years of experience in media, marketing and global operations.
Oct
28

StayinFront Builds on Partnership with Vitaco

The tech being used in the field and back office allows Vitaco to better meet the needs of its retail partners.
Oct
25

Quotient’s Ahalogy Launches CPG Influencer Marketing Tool

Quotient’s Ahalogy brand unveiled Rising Keywords, a social media feature for its Muse platform that predicts future trends on social platforms.
Oct
18

Accenture Acquires UK-Based Innovation Firm Happen

Accenture has acquired Happen, a privately owned innovation firm to help clients drive business growth.
Oct
16

Ferrero USA Selects Supply Chain Management Solution

The confectionery company is implementing Alloy’s enterprise supply chain solution.
Oct
11

IBM Debuts Integrated Supply Chain Suite

The suite enables manufacturers, retailers and other businesses to integrate critical data, business networks and supply chain processes while capitalizing on the benefits of technologies.
Oct
02

Mood Media Unveils End-to-End Brand Experience Platform

Harmony, Mood Media's new all-in-one multimedia Brand Experience Platform, allows brands to connect and manage all of their in-store media content on one easy-to-use digital dashboard.

September 2019

Sep
16

Salesforce Debuts Consumer Goods Cloud

The product enables consumer goods companies to drive revenue growth and maximize ROI through improved retail execution capabilities.
Sep
10

Nestle to Develop Compliant Recipes with Enhanced Solution

The company is among the first planning to use the application for efficiently meeting customer requirements and rapidly developing new products and services.
Sep
09

StayinFront Expands Partnership with Kellogg

The manufacturer deployed the solution provider’s TouchCG Advanced mobile, cloud-based solution to its field teams in Australia and New Zealand.
Sep
06

Walgreens Boots Alliance Names Global CIO

Walgreens Boots Alliance named Francesco Tinto its new global chief information officer.

August 2019

Aug
29

Symphony RetailAI, InContext Team to Advance Retail Landscape

The partnership supports Symphony RetailAI’s merchandising initiative, allowing retailers to identify, design and test category/store layouts in an AI virtual environment.
Aug
28

Bazaarvoice Scoops Up Influenster

The acquisition brings together Influenster’s engaged consumer community with Bazaarvoice’s software and network of over 6,000 global brand and retailer websites.
Aug
27

Henkel Teams with ALPLA to Upgrade Bowling Green Plant

The manufacturer will partner with its packaging supplier to invest toward a new bottle production area at its largest laundry plant.
Aug
19

Nielsen Total U.S. Pet Retail Launches

Nielsen launched Nielsen Total U.S. Pet Retail, offering a holistic view of the pet retail market.
Aug
16

Unilever Promotes Terry Thomas to Executive VP

Unilever promoted senior vice president Terry Thomas to executive vice president of customer development.
Aug
09

WellPet Names Reinhard as CMO

WellPet named a former Ocean Spray VP as its latest CMO.
Aug
01

Hmt Elevates Shopper Activations Through Playbook

Hmt is tapping into its retail expertise and the power of Playbook to help deliver best-in-class shopper activations for brands.
Aug
01

Quotient Launches Data-Powered Audience Solution

Quotient launched Quotient Audiences, a data-powered audience solution that provides CPG brands more effective ways to deliver digital advertising that converts to sales.

July 2019

Jul
31

Walgreens Joins RangeMe Platform

Walgreens has officially joined the RangeMe sourcing platform to more easily access new and diverse suppliers.
Jul
30

Nielsen, Quotient Partner on Omnichannel Data Set

Nielsen and Quotient partner to delivers seamless measurement and activation for data-driven marketing.
Jul
26

Walgreens Gets Employees Talking via Theatro

Walgreens is implementing Theatro’s voice-controlled mobile platform at all of its stores, with the first 1,000 locations deployed in 2019.
Jul
25

Edge by Ascential Teams with Jumpshot to Extend Digital Shelf

Data, insight and advisory solution provider Edge by Ascential joins forces with marketing analytics company Jumpshot.
Jul
19

Female-Owned Design Firm SnapDragon Launches

SnapDragon, a global brand design firm, was created with Elle Morris’ acquisition of HMSDesign in Fairfield, Connecticut.
Jul
16

JDA Supports Walmart’s New Scheduling System

JDA Software successfully worked with Walmart in the development and rollout of the retailer’s new advanced scheduling system, supported by JDA Workforce Management.
Jul
11

Jergens Skincare Selects Quotient’s Ahalogy As Social Media Agency

Kao USA chose Quotient's Ahalogy to be the social media agency for the Jergens Skincare brand.
Jul
08

Colangelo Moves HQ to Norwalk, CT

Marketing agency Colangelo completed the move of its headquarters to a new 11,234-square-foot loft space in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Jul
02

Wipro Launches Dallas Center of Excellence

Wipro Limited and Pivotal Software opened the Pivotal Center of Excellence at Wipro's Dallas office.

June 2019

Jun
26

Converge Retail Debuts Universal Display System at GlobalShop 2019

Coverage Retail, Hayward, California, unveiled its latest kinetic retail display platform at GlobalShop 2019 in Chicago.
Jun
24

Trax Scoops Up Shopkick

Trax, a Singapore-based provider of computer vision and analytics solutions for retail, acquired U.S. shopping rewards app Shopkick.
Jun
20

Avon Partners with HCL Technologies

Avon Products selected HCL Technologies to serve as the company’s infrastructure services partner.
Jun
19

Ferrero Picks StayinFront for Retail Execution

Ferrero Group has selected the StayinFront TouchCG product to improve retail efficiency and effectiveness globally.
Jun
18

Albertsons Cos. Enhances Store Checkout with Toshiba

Albertsons Cos. improves shoppers’ in-store checkout experiences with Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions’ self-checkout systems.
Jun
17

Mercatus, ShopperKit Partner to Help Grocers Fulfill Online Orders

Mercatus,and ShopperKit are uniting to help grocers more efficiently execute click-and-collect and delivery fulfillment of online orders.
Jun
07

Mosaic Names Justine Greenwald Executive Creative Director

Mosaic, a brand activation agency that delivers consumer experiences in-store, online and in the community, added marketing veteran Justine Greenwald as its executive creative director.
Jun
04

Catalina and Samba TV Form Partnership

Catalina Marketing and Samba TV have partnered to integrate shopper behavioral data and video viewership insights at a massive scale, encompassing tens of millions of households and billions of data points.
Jun
03

Great Northern Promotes Jeff Michels to President of Packaging and Instore

Great Northern Corp. promoted Jeff Michels, packaging business unit manager, to president of packaging and in-store.
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