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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SAS and Microsoft Team for AI and Analytics Solutions
SAS is teaming with Microsoft in the name of democratizing analytics and AI.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
StayinFront and MCA Team in the Name of Retail Execution
The partnership will enable MCA to extend its consumer goods retail execution offerings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Syndigo Acquires Kwikee
Product information and syndication provider Syndigo has acquired Kwikee, a management and distribution platform for branded product content.
Harris Technology Moves into PPE with Jointown & Gotdya
Products will be marketed as part of Harris Technology’s new Pro-Hygiene line.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.