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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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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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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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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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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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These 3D-Rendered Maps Highlight Demographic Trends and Geographic Constraints of Countries

These 3D-Rendered Maps Highlight Demographic Trends and Geographic Constraints of Countries

If you want to view world population clusters in a new way, check out these 3D-rendered maps that use EU’s population density data and the mapping tool Aerialod by Alasdair…

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Index That Quantifies Economic Value of Under-Utilized LGBTQ+ Entrepreneurs is Launched

Index That Quantifies Economic Value of Under-Utilized LGBTQ+ Entrepreneurs is Launched

The StartOut Pride Economic Impact Index (SPEII) has recently been launched by StartOut and Socos Labs. The Index, which quantifies the economic value of under-utilized LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs, is funded by…

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Institute for Supply Management Launches Hospital PMI, Renames Non-Manufacturing Index to Services PMI, and Redesigns Website

Institute for Supply Management Launches Hospital PMI, Renames Non-Manufacturing Index to Services PMI, and Redesigns Website

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) launched its first Hospital PMI, which assesses domestic hospital supply chains, and is the first vertical ISM Report On Business. ISM collaborated with the Association…

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New Diversity and Inclusion Category Added to Supply Market Indices Virtual Library

New Diversity and Inclusion Category Added to Supply Market Indices Virtual Library

A brand new Diversity and Inclusion category has been added to Cottrill Research’s Supply Market Indices virtual library. The indices in this category (first one displayed) measure and/or rank a…

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ICIS Acquires Chemical Data to Expand Delivery of Global Petrochemical Market Analysis and Price Benchmarks

ICIS Acquires Chemical Data to Expand Delivery of Global Petrochemical Market Analysis and Price Benchmarks

Two key chemical market research providers are merging to provide expanded delivery of global petrochemical market analysis and price benchmarks. It’s pretty big news. ICIS announced on July 13, it…

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