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IRI Acquires Supply Chain Analytics Provider RSi

IRI Acquires Supply Chain Analytics Provider RSi

On October 8, 2020, IRI, a global research and services firm for consumer, CPG, retail and media companies, announced it has acquired Retail Solutions, Inc. (RSi), a provider of supply…

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The Biggest Challenge When Researching Supply Markets Is Knowing the Best Resources To Use

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Advertising Research Provider WARC Relaunches WARC Data

WARC (The World Advertising Research Center) is a one-stop provider of research (mostly secondary) for advertising and media agencies, brands, market researchers, media owners, and universities. In October, WARC announced…

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Key Procurement and Supply Markets Research Resources: Innovative Providers Help Drive Digital Transformation with New Offerings, Launches, and Upgrades

Key Procurement and Supply Markets Research Resources: Innovative Providers Help Drive Digital Transformation with New Offerings, Launches, and Upgrades

By Jeanette Jones and Kelly Barner Standing still is the fastest way of moving backwards in a rapidly changing world. – Lauren Bacall Innovative procurement and supply markets research providers are…

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Cottrill Research’s Open Access Research Provider List of Honor

In recognition of Open Access Week, which was last week (Oct. 23 – 29), Cottrill Research is honoring research resource providers that make available information and data of value to…

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Announcing the Launch of ProcureSearch!

Announcing the Launch of ProcureSearch! ProcureSearch is an open access hub that lists and updates key supply market intelligence resources. In 2014, Kelly Barner and I published Supply Market Intelligence for…

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Beroe LiVE Is a Wealth of Riches

Beroe LiVE Is a Wealth of Riches

In February 2017 Beroe launched its free on-demand procurement/market intelligence platform. It is self-described as offering “no-frills access” to procurement category intelligence and it certainly delivers. Beroe was founded in…

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There's an Index For That!

For about a year I have been curating an open access collection of indices that can be useful for supply market intelligence. A new crop has recently been added. There…

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New Resources Added to Supply Market Intelligence for Procurement Professionals Third Update

A third Update to the resources section (Part II, Chapters 8-31) of Supply Market Intelligence for Procurement Professionals: Research, Process, and Resources has been written: WAV_Update_Comp_February_2016. It is comprehensive in…

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New Additions and Marketing Category Added to Supply Market Intelligence Indices Collection

A new indirect spend category focusing on marketing has been added to the Supply Market Intelligence Indices Collection. Indices in the new category include: The Global Marketing Index (GMI), by…

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