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February 2017

Wed
22

Land O’Lakes Invests in Trade Promotions

Land O’Lakes, Inc. has selected T-Pro Solutions’ trade promotion analytics solution, expected to prioritize improvements to the productivity and performance of its trade promotion investment.
Tue
21

Seattle Chocolate Company Taps ERP Solution

The chocolate manufacturer is hoping the new business software will optimize production, reporting and inventory management.
Tue
14

E2open Merges with Steelwedge

Supply chain operating network E2open has merged with Steelwedge, a software company focused on sales and operations and integrated business planning.
Thu
09

FedEx Adds E-Com Fulfillment Service

FedEx Supply Chain this month introduced an e-commerce solution designed to help small and medium-sized businesses fulfill orders from multiple channels.
Wed
08

ALDO Group Launches Retail S&OP Process

The global creator and operator of footwear and accessory brands, deployed Logility Voyager Solutions as the foundation for the its sales and operations planning and supply chain transformation initiative to better serve its customers across multiple channels.
Thu
02

Research Forecasts Growth in Digital Food Shopping

Initial findings from this study show that within the next decade, online food shopping will reach maturation in the U.S., far faster than other industries that have come online before.
Thu
02

PTC Elevates Hayman to COO

PTC this week named Craig Hayman to the newly created role of chief operating officer. Hayman has served as group president of the company's solutions group since late 2015. In the new position, Hayman will be responsible for the engineering, marketing, and sales and distribution of PTC’s ThingWorx technology platform as well as the computer aided design and product and service lifecycle management solutions.
Wed
01

Crocs Improves Retailer User Experience

Crocs enlists a new platform designed to give retailers greater visibility into Crocs product lines, provide real-time access to inventory, create a more seamless purchasing process and provide key improvements to the retailer user experience.

January 2017

Tue
31

JDA Names New CEO

JDA Software Group has named former Tyco executive Girish Rishi chief executive officer to succeed Bal Dail, who will step down immediately but help with the leadership transition through the first quarter of 2017.
Thu
26

DTC Wine Sales Continue to Grow

Direct to consumer wine shipments increased 18.5% to more than $2 billion in 2016, outpacing retail sales growth by more three to one, according to a new report. "We haven't seen direct sales growth at this level since we started tracking the channel more than five years ago," said Kent Nowlin, general manager of Sovos ShipCompliant. "With more states allowing wine shipments, direct shipping has become a lifeline for small and medium-sized wineries. We're now seeing interesting growth in just about every segment we track." The vast majority of wine in the U.S.
Tue
24

Gartner Updates MDM Magic Quadrant

Gartner this week updated its "Magic Quadrant for Master Data Management Solutions."
Mon
23

Welch's Picks Trade Promotion Optimization Solution

In a move to improve the productivity of its trade promotion investment performance, Welch’s Foods. Inc. has selected T-Pro Solutions’ trade promotion optimization solution.
Thu
19

P&G Adds Beach Plastic to Supply Chain

The Procter & Gamble Company announced that its Head & Shoulders brand will produce the world’s first recyclable shampoo bottle made from up to 25% recycled beach plastic.
Tue
17

Former Google Exec Joins Mattel as CEO

Mattel, Inc. has tapped former Google executive Margaret Georgiadis as its next chief executive officer.
Tue
17

Kellogg Canada’s Newest Products Cater to Consumers

From quinoa and dark chocolate to mixed nuts and real fruit pieces, Kellogg Canada debuted new products featuring real, visible ingredients and appealing flavors to meet the needs of Canadian consumers.
Mon
16

PetSmart Boosts Supplier Community Management

PetSmart has gone live with CBX Cloud to streamline product development, sourcing, quality and supplier community management.
Mon
16

Land O'Lakes Snags Next COO from Cargill

The move marks the re-unification of all Land O'Lakes Dairy businesses under one executive in a new position for the company.
Mon
16

Ahold, Sephora Join Product Sourcing Platform

Ahold USA has partnered with RangeMe in an effort to source more women-owned and minority-owned businesses; Sephora aims to reinforce its commitment to finding ground-breaking products.
Mon
16

Callaway Golf Strengthens Presence with OGIO Acquisition

The acquisition is expected to enhance Callaway's presence in golf while also providing a platform for future growth in the lifestyle category.
Fri
13

Gartner: IT Spending to Grow 2.7% in 2017

Worldwide IT spending will grow 2.7% to $3.5 trillion in 2017, according to projections from Gartner, Inc. The latest forecast downgrades earlier projections of 3% growth for the year.
Thu
12

L’Oreal Supports Data-Driven Hair Care

L’Oreal’s Research and Innovation Technology Incubator brings two companies together to provide beauty consumers with data to better care for their hair.
Thu
12

Coty Thinks Social, E-Commerce with Latest Deal

Coty Inc. has entered into a partnership with Younique, an online peer-to-peer social selling platform in beauty.
Thu
12

L'Oreal Acquires Three Valeant Brands

L'Oreal announced the signing of a definitive agreement with Valeant to acquire the CeraVe, AcneFree and Ambi skincare brands.
Thu
12

Under Armour Unveils Sleepwear Backed by Science

Under Armour’s newest system includes first recovery sleepwear line created in collaboration with Tom Brady, using bioceramics technology, to help athletes optimize rest and recovery.
Wed
11

Stanley Black & Decker Buys Craftsman Brand

The transaction gives Stanley Black & Decker the rights to develop, manufacture and sell Craftsman-brand products in non-Sears Holdings retail, industrial and online sales channels across the U.S. and in other countries.
Wed
11

General Mills Snacks on Trends

General Mills has tailored its 2017 new-product lineup to capitalize on what the consumer packaged goods company see as "a dramatic rise in snacking around the globe as consumers adapt their eating habits to increasingly busy lifestyles."
Tue
10

McCormick, Shazam Recognize 'Pure Genius'

Scanning logos on packets, POS and TV spots provides recipe hacks with content, coupons
Mon
09

Accenture Boosts IoT Chops with Design Shop Buy

Accenture announced the acquisition of Altitude, a product design and innovation firm based in Boston.
Fri
06

ShopRite CIO Named to Shopper Marketing Hall of Fame

Cheryl Williams, chief information officer at Wakefern Food Corp., has been named to Shopper Marketing and the Path to Purchase Institute's Hall of Fame.
Thu
05

Armani Exchange Enters Connected Wearables Market

The introduction of a new line of hybrid smartwatches marks the beginning of multiple wearable innovations slated for 2017, all building momentum for the launch of the first Armani Exchange touchscreen smartwatch.
Thu
05

Kimberly-Clark Calls for Digital Innovations

Kimberly-Clark and its Digital Innovation Lab has renewed a global call for open-source innovation to find new ways of connecting with digitally savvy consumers.
Wed
04

Retail Solutions Names New CEO

Retail Solutions, Inc.'s Board of Directors has appointed Bert Clement as the company's new Chief Executive Officer.
Wed
04

IDC: Consumers Are Shifting Their Digital Spend

Consumer spending on digital devices, services, and content will increase $3.4 trillion worldwide by 2020, according to International Data Corp. But while overall digital spending is going up, exactly what consumers spend their money on is evolving as the market matures.
Tue
03

ThreeSixty Buys Sharper Image Brand

ThreeSixty Group closed out 2016 by announcing its acquisition of The Sharper Image brand and its intellectual property assets from Iconix Brand Group for $100 million in cash.
Mon
02

Study: DTC Still Not an Option for Many CGs

Although the need for a direct-to-consumer sales strategy would seem to be a foregone conclusion for the consumer goods industry, many individual companies are apparently still on the fence.
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