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Market Intelligence That Focuses on Decarbonization: What’s New with Providers and Offerings

Market Intelligence That Focuses on Decarbonization: What’s New with Providers and Offerings

Never has there been a greater need for decarbonization-focused market intelligence. In this area in the near future, one can expect to see new provider growth and a surge in…

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Sustainability Insights at the Product/Ingredient Level

Sustainability Insights at the Product/Ingredient Level

Last month, product sustainability database provider, HowGood, announced the expansion of a procurement model into their sustainability intelligence software offering, LatisNow. It is for global food brands and supports food…

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Researching Supply Markets and the Metaverse: Is It Time to Dip a Toe or Dive Right In?

Researching Supply Markets and the Metaverse: Is It Time to Dip a Toe or Dive Right In?

On the recent DisrupTV podcast hosted by R “Ray” Wang (Constellation Research) and Vala Afshar (Salesforce), guest Robin Murdoch (Accenture) described where the metaverse stands in terms of future adoption…

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Supply Market Research Trends for Procurement and Supply Chain: 2021 Update

Supply Market Research Trends for Procurement and Supply Chain: 2021 Update

Our book, Supply Market Intelligence for Procurement Professionals: Research, Process, and Resources, was published in 2015. To keep up with the continuously evolving and changing nature of supply market intelligence,…

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Xometry Acquires Thomas: These Two Companies, Originating from Different Beginnings, Face Fierce Competition

Xometry Acquires Thomas: These Two Companies, Originating from Different Beginnings, Face Fierce Competition

On December 8, Xometry announced it has acquired Thomas, a long time trusted resource for the manufacturing industry. The beginnings of these two companies could not be more different. According…

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Updates to StartupBlink’s Coronavirus Resilience Innovation Map Include New Categories of Commerce & Supply Chains and Digital Economy

Updates to StartupBlink’s Coronavirus Resilience Innovation Map Include New Categories of Commerce & Supply Chains and Digital Economy

StartupBlink, in partnership with the HIEX platform by UNAIDS, has released updates to the Coronavirus Resilience Innovation Map rankings. The rankings analyze how the world’s startup ecosystems are adapting to…

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Sustainability-Focused B2B Marketplaces: Young and Growing

Sustainability-Focused B2B Marketplaces: Young and Growing

The emergence of sustainability-focused B2B marketplaces should not come as a surprise. These marketplaces are forming at the same time we continue to see the rapid growth of B2B marketplaces…

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Digital Marketplaces in the News

Digital Marketplaces in the News

B2B marketplace launches and offering updates are not slowing down, demonstrating the importance of this supply related trend. Here are recent announcements organized by spend category. Contingent Workforce Fiverr Opens…

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Support for Resilience and Growth: SBA Launches 20 New Women’s Business Centers and a Free Interactive Learning Platform

Support for Resilience and Growth: SBA Launches 20 New Women’s Business Centers and a Free Interactive Learning Platform

Recently the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the launch of 20 new Women’s Business Centers (WBC) and a free digital e-learning platform geared to help women entrepreneurs grow and…

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Public Spend Forum Launches PPE and COVID-19 Products Marketplace

Public Spend Forum Launches PPE and COVID-19 Products Marketplace

Public Spend Forum has announced the launch of a new PPE and COVID-19 products marketplace. Fandes, an ecommerce marketplace, and GovShop, a global government supplier discovery platform, have collaborated to…

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