IBM, Nielsen Global Consumer Business Expand Data Targeting with AI
The artificial intelligence-enabled targeting solution combines weather intelligence, and location and point-of-sale data, to create actionable insights for marketers.
Accenture to Acquire Consultancy to Improve Manufacturing Operations and Logistics
The merger will help Accenture build cloud based, industrial IoT platforms that speed up and optimize production and logistics for manufacturing and CG companies.
Nielsen Brings Cuddle Into the Fold
A subsidiary of artificial intelligence and analytics provider Fractal, Cuddle’s business analytics platform leverages artificial intelligence and voice technology.
Infosys to Acquire Product Design and Development Firm Kaleidoscope Innovation
The merger expands its engineering services portfolio by strengthening presence in medical devices, consumer and industrial markets across the United States.
IRI Appoints New President, Market and Shopper Intelligence
Allen joins IRI from consumer analytics company NPD, where he served as general manager and group president of NPD’s Checkout business.
Transplace Makes Third Strategic Acquisition in 2020 with LeanCor
The supply chain technology and lean consulting practice is expected to add to the depth of capabilities of Transplace’s 11+ billion freight network.
Blacksmith Applications Acquires Food Sales Enablers
The newly combined solution is expected to deliver best-in-class sales enablement and efficiency for CPG brands seeking sales and finance process and performance improvements.
Blue Ridge and ReSight by CoopDIGITy Announce Partnership for Manufacturers
Blue Ridge partners with California-based data collection platform to provide retail and distribution data collection, forecasting and collaborative planning for manufacturers.
CommerceIQ Joins Roster of Amazon Advertising Partners
The solutions provider is a fully managed omnichannel advertising service that aims to enable consumer brands to fully optimize online retail channels and help drive increased sales.
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.
Bedrock Analytics Expands Nielsen Partnership to Canada
Bedrock Analytics has expanded its membership within the Nielsen Connect Partner Network to include Canada.
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.
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.
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.
Wipro To Acquire IVIA
IT tech and consulting service provider Wipro Limited has signed an agreement to acquire IVIA Serviços de Informática Ltda.
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.
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.
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.
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.