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Technomic’s New TIndex Tracks the U.S. Foodservice Industry

Technomic’s New TIndex Tracks the U.S. Foodservice Industry

Technomic has just released its first TIndex (Technomic Index) to provide a benchmark to help analysts, researchers, and industry leaders track the health of the foodservice industry in the United…

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Sourcing Related Alternative Data Announcements: The Data Marketplace Trend Continues

Sourcing Related Alternative Data Announcements: The Data Marketplace Trend Continues

The data marketplace trend continues with these two announcements involving alternative supplier and sourcing related data. Thomas and Bloomberg On March 16, 2021, Thomas announced that it will provide industrial…

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Easter Chocolate Supplier Scorecard: Good Eggs and Not So Good Eggs

Easter Chocolate Supplier Scorecard: Good Eggs and Not So Good Eggs

Nothing announces Spring quite like a chocolate Easter bunny or egg. It is good to know that there is a way to see which chocolate companies are supplying their products…

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S&P Global Platts Launches APSI 5 Dry Bulk Weighted Index

S&P Global Platts Launches APSI 5 Dry Bulk Weighted Index

S&P Global Platts has announced the launch of APSI 5, a new dry bulk weighted average index for Supramax class bulkers. According to the press release: APSI 5 is the…

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Procurement and Supply Chain Professional Associations for Research, Networking, Education, and Certification

Procurement and Supply Chain Professional Associations for Research, Networking, Education, and Certification

Associations are key providers of market and industry information. They provide opportunities to network with like-minded professionals and are the entities that develop and enforce industry standards, produce certification programs,…

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Supply Market Research and Information Trends 2020

Supply Market Research and Information Trends 2020

Scanning new resource launches and updates to include in ProcureSearch gives us a unique view into the supply market intelligence space. Every year end we write about the trends we…

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S&P Global and IHS Markit Merger: Initial Thoughts

S&P Global and IHS Markit Merger: Initial Thoughts

On Nov. 30, 2020, S&P Global and IHS Markit announced they have entered into a definitive merger agreement to combine in an all-stock transaction which values IHS Markit at an…

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Pro Farmer and Farmobile Index-Based Report Provides Real Time Harvest Progress

Pro Farmer and Farmobile Index-Based Report Provides Real Time Harvest Progress

Pro Farmer, a division of Farm Journal, and Farmobile are partnering to jointly release the Pro Farmer Harvest Report powered by the Farmobile Index. Pro Farmer is an agriculture subscription-based…

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Google and FAO Launch New Big Data Tool Called Earth Map

Google and FAO Launch New Big Data Tool Called Earth Map

A new tool developed by Google and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) called Earth Map allows anyone access to multidimensional maps and statistics that show key climate and environmental…

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ProduceIQ: A Fresh Approach to Produce Industry Supply Market Data

ProduceIQ: A Fresh Approach to Produce Industry Supply Market Data

ProduceIQ, a new fresh produce supply market data offering, had me intrigued with “Cherries: The Immortal One.” This is a title of one of the articles written by Flavia Garcia,…

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