Consulting

Darius™ for Retail

Darius Technologies

Darius for Retail is a fully integrated, cloud based shopper engagement platform. Darius delivers proven and measurable return on investment, by allowing retailers to put their shoppers at the center of everything and making it easy to engage and influence them pre-store, in-store, and post-store. Darius allows retailers to design, manage, develop and, measure interactions with their customers throughout the entire shopper journey.  The ‘tech’ bit: Darius™ is a modular ‘ecosystem’ retail technology platform that is designed to integrate and allow interaction with any existing retail systems and solutions such as Beacons, WiFi, dynamic shelf illumination, or e-coupons, and so on, to make continuous engagement with shoppers possible, wherever they are on the path to purchase. The customer experience bit: Darius™ allows retailers to put their shoppers at the center of everything by making it easy to engage and influence them pre-store, in-store, and post-store. The business bit: Darius™ delivers proven and measurable return on investment. That means more shoppers in-store, more often. It means attracting new and hard to engage shopper types. And it means bigger baskets and the increased spends that comes with that. It makes marketing budgets and, where they may already exist, retail tech investments work so much harder. +MORE

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BEFORE! Predictive Analytics

ACT Operations Research

1) Predict demand down to store and SKU level 2) Predict promotional campaign affect in the store, transportation and warehouse operations 3) Buy optimal quantities 4) Manage the risk associated with stock outs vs promotional campaigns and waste 5) considers assortment constraints and category efficiency 6) simulate store queuing for capacity analysis purposes and cost reduction purposes. +MORE

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The U.S. Retail Strategy Experts

Better Sales & Brand Management Group

PLANNING Planning for a US market launch—regional or national—requires a methodical approach. Multiple elements come into play, from product to packaging, pricing and promotion. The right partners are crucial and a roll-out plan that is fiscally responsible is essential. STRATEGY The key to success is a sound go-to-market strategy. We work with you to define your goals, priorities and expectations. We then recommend the best course of action based on resources and opportunities. All retail placements are backed with consumer marketing strategies to deliver sales results. BRAND MANAGEMENT Understanding the distribution and retail landscape while implementing proven brand management techniques only comes with years of hands-on experience and the right partners. We eliminate the learning curve and costly mistakes by providing a comprehensive service. Positioning – brand strategy and pricing Analysis – to decide on best distribution model Territory Management – Regional/National US and Canada  Distribution Channels – set up and manage Broker Networks – set up and manage Corporate Accounts – set up and manage Sales Support – set up and manage sales teams/demos Reporting – setting goals and monthly reporting +MORE

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BRdata Collect

BRdata Software Solutions

Easy, affordable, online shopping powered by YOU! BRdata Collect empowers you, the retailer, to promote YOUR brand through YOUR website and consumer app.  Click and Collect to identify and reward your top customers, with a complete cloud based solution.  Leverage our expertise in pricing, inventory, product location, or categorization, by using your existing database to drive sales, profits, and brand loyalty in the world of online shopping. +MORE

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StoreMAX Problem Store Studies

SIRS (Strategic Intel Research Serv)

SIRS provides problem store identification, evaluation, and action planning using consumer research.  We identify how your stores are performing versus their potential in total, by department, and among different demographic and lifestyle target groups.  We measure customer satisfaction and identify improvements consumers want in your stores.  We identify which types of shoppers you are attracting, which types you are missing, and why.  We determine what sales your stores can reasonably expect to attain.  We evaluate what areas of concentration will yield the greatest sales payoff.  We generate customer spotting maps which identify where you are underperfoming.  Through our Opportunity Store Group Analysis process, we are able to identify "low hanging fruit" by targeting stores groups by lifestyle, greatest opportunity for increased sales, prototype stores, least successful stores, etc. +MORE

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TONE

The TONE Knows, Inc. ("TONE")

TONE, in it’s most simple form, is “audio-beacon” technology. An instantaneous direct-to-device marketing & analytics technology platform, TONE uses imperceptible, embedded audio “tones” to deliver contextual content directly to mobile devices WITHOUT THE EXPENSIVE HARDWARE. We integrate the customer’s entire brand journey. +MORE

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Encore Associates

Encore Associates

Encore Associates is a strategic advisory and solutions firm that helps companies address critical sales and marketing needs in the food and consumer goods industry. We provide clients with access to experts who have developed knowledge, experience and relationships in every facet of the industry. Our advisors have held senior management positions with many of the country’s leading companies and understand the diverse challenges companies face in today’s highly competitive consumer marketplace. +MORE

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Rosie

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Rosie is the industry leading platform for online shopping and digital consumer engagement. Designed specifically for independent grocers, Rosie provides all of the tools necessary to succeed in E-Commerce and create a distinct competitive advantage. Each customer enjoys a personalized shopping experience online via iOS and Android mobile apps, leading to increased loyalty and larger purchases compared to in-store. For retailers, Rosie maximizes the ROI of your online shopping program. Touch screen tablets and scan guns optimize order fulfillment, reducing labor expenses. Rosie's data analytics tools are deeply integrated, enabling easy access to customer demographics, high/low turn items, items most frequently out of stock, and more. Rosie's platform is optimized to position house-made, locally sourced, and other designated items to appear more prominently to customers at the retailer's discretion, creating more effective sales programs and increasing customer satisfaction.   +MORE

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HealthSource Marketing

HealthSource Marketing

HealthSource Marketing has been helping small to mid-size companies successfully grow their business since 1999.  Our personal approach along with our extensive industry knowledge and experience is what makes us so successful.  We treat every company as if it were our own and take pride and ownership in every product we sell. +MORE

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National Sales Solutions

National Sales Solutions

National Sales Solutions (NSS) is a leading provider of outsourced sales management, marketing and supply chain management.  We help clients launch new products, expand into new retailers, grow current sales or enter the U.S. market from abroad.  NSS serves most CPG retail channels, including Food, Drug, Mass, Club, Dollar, Beauty, Specialty, and major online retailers. NSS has a history of excellence in client service and integrity in business.  +MORE

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Morgan & Sampson USA

Morgan & Sampson USA

In order to be a success, we must keep up with the ever-changing technology of today’s business. We have motivated and successful sales representatives, and a supporting staff that turns their ideas into professional solutions that enable you to maximize your business. We have 37 sales representatives in 9 offices who are specialists in numerous category management roles. Our Northwest Office provides several programs for Costco Wholesale nationally and internationally. We have a program for selling products in, designing and building shelf trays, order processing, and in-store demos to full service distribution. With the internet’s explosive e-commerce websites, our sales people have dedicated themselves to providing excellent service with dot com’s headquartered within our respective territories. Our Customer Service department is located in our corporate headquarters. Customer Service is responsible for receiving and processing orders for the hundreds of retailers we support. +MORE

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Edgewood Consulting Group

Edgewood Consulting Group

Edgewood Consulting is committed to building sales, brand equity and profits for consumer packaged goods manufacturers and their retailer partners. To achieve these goals, Edgewood Consulting creates competitive advantage by combining classical packaged goods marketing and sales expertise while integrating consumer and shopper strategy, customer solutions and implementation support. We strive for excellence through seamless integration with your team, adding value in the way we conduct business with our clients, their retail partners and ourselves. +MORE

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DLH Consulting Services

DLH Consulting Services

There are several specific programs that we can offer your organization. However, just like every company is unique, every sales and marketing program needs to be tailored specifically to the nuances of the targeted market. The more likely scenario is rather than selecting one of the services listed below, we will work together to find a combination of elements that suits your needs. +MORE

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David Perrone & Associates LLC

David Perrone & Associates LLC

We specialize in helping small to mid-sized manufacturers and distributors launch and pioneer their products to the mass market. +MORE

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Ant Hill Retail Product Consulting

Ant Hill Retail Product Consulting

Ant Hill currently owns and operates the largest and most up-to-date retail buyer database in the world.  Ant Hill Retail Product Consulting specializes in rapidly growing a newer retail product or line to the United States or international market place.  With nearly 100 retail brands built, we have the expertise to guide you through the retail world. +MORE

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eCommerce Agency

Echidna

We are driven by understanding your business needs, passionate about data, and inspired by user insights. Echidna is an eCommerce agency that delivers end-to-end eCommerce solutions, from Design to Technology to Marketing. +MORE

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Advertising & Marketing Agency

Romeo Digital

Strategy: Pathways to success based on research, insight and communications know how. Content: We know how to create it. We know how to leverage it. We know how to tell your brand’s story. Inbound Marketing: Your brand has valuable things to say. We ensure your message is heard. Campaigns: We create (digital) campaigns that make brands stand out. +MORE

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Marketplace for Creative & Professional Services

Fiverr International Limited

What do you need done? Find it on Fiverr. Browse. Buy. Done. TRENDING COLLECTIONS: Choose from our most popular services GROW YOUR AUDIENCE: How to build a strong social following PROMOTE YOUR BAND: How to market your band on a budget BOOST YOUR RANKING: 6 ways to improve your site's ranking +MORE

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Food Industry Research

Technomic

Only Technomic delivers a 360° view of the food industry. We impact growth and profitability for our clients by providing consumer-grounded vision and channel-relevant strategic insights. +MORE

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Network Security - Unified Threat Management

North Country Business Products

Understanding network security can be complicated. Ensuring your network is secure from malicious threats shouldn't be. SonicWall TZ Series Business Firewall: The Dell SonicWALL TZ Series is the industry leading Unified Threat Management (UTM) firewall for small businesses, retail deployments, distributed enterprises, remote sites and branch offices. Dell's SonicWall solution provides high performance intrusion prevention, malware blocking, content/URL filtering and application control capabilities. Webroot Secure Anywhere - Business Endpoint Protection: Revolutionary Security. Ultimate Performance. Minimal Management. Webroot® SecureAnywhere™ Business — Endpoint Protection offers a revolutionary approach to endpoint malware protection, and it ranks higher in user satisfaction than virtually every other security software option. With almost limitless power of cloud computing to stop known threats and prevent unknown zero-day attacks, Webroot’s innovative file pattern and predictive behavior recognition technology works more effectively than anyone else. POWERVAR - Solutions for Power Quality: POWERVAR power conditioners combine surge diversion and noise filtering with a highly efficient low-impedance isolation transformer. Power Conditioners: Thanks to their low-impedance isolation transformer, you can trust these power conditioners to protect your sensitive equipment from the biggest problem for today’s computers: common-mode voltage, which can cause everything from equipment lock-ups to data losses and more. Ground Guard Power Conditioners: Ground Guard power conditioners provide networked systems with benefits beyond those of traditional power conditioning products. +MORE

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Security Solutions

North Country Business Products

Protect, Analyze and Improve Your Store Securities. Protect your customers, your assets, and your competitive edge with a Security Solution from NCBP. Stop employee theft with a digital video system integrated to your point-of-sale (POS) system. Search video by transaction details (voids, no-sales, discounts, sweet-hearting, etc.) and investigate all in a matter of minutes. Reduced theft is money on your bottom line. OpenEye Security Solutions: OpenEye is an innovator in the business of designing and manufacturing digital video recorders and surveillance equipment for the security industry. Dedicated to providing the ultimate customer experience through heroic customer service and support, OpenEye is known worldwide for quality products offering intuitive operation and ease of use. OpenEye Recorders: OpenEye manufactures a broad range of recording solutions from embedded analog recorders to enterprise level network video systems and everything in between. OpenEye recorders can be configured to fit a wide range of applications and scaled from one system to hundreds. Select from one of the powerful recording solutions or take advantage of our free pre-sales engineering and in-house technical support staff to create a custom tailored solution that is sure to make your next install a success. OpenEye Cameras: OpenEye offers customers a wide selection of camera solutions including analog, IP, PTZ, IR, auto focus, and high definition. OpenEye cameras save installers time and money by making installation easy with features like below ceiling service jacks, 3 axis gimbal positioning, IP installation kits, and our quick install adapter. Try an OpenEye camera today and see how easy your next install can be. Open Eye Reporting: OpenEye offers a wide range of software solutions to enhance your video surveillance installation. With applications for video analytics, remote/mobile monitoring, POS integration, recurring revenue, managed services, and command/control, we have the tools to make your installation a success. OpenEye software is compatible with all OpenEye recording solutions. SaleGuard Analytics Software: SaleGuard is a point-of-sale analytic software from OpenEye created to increase productivity, improve morale, promote efficiency, and raise your bottom line by saving your money which you might not have known you were losing The key to SaleGuard’s effectiveness is Exception-Based Reporting, along with a wide assoortment of reports, customizable alert options, and data search capabilities. With a wide range of Key Performance Indicators, SaleGuard provides you with focused, accurate information so you can make the best decisions for you and your business. LaneHawk Bottom-of-Basket: LaneHawk BOB is a loss-prevention solution that turns bottom-of-basket (BOB) losses into profits in real time. +MORE

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Retail Supermarket Consultant

Joseph Welsh Consulting

Providing solutions for your grocery business with our services: Joe The Grocer: Planning an event? Want something special? Need to motivate? You like Supermarket Jokes? On-site Projects: Joseph Welsh Consulting specializes in ‘On-site Projects’. We will travel to your store for a week, two-weeks, 11 consecutive days, or whatever you, the Retailer, need. Advertising Strategies: Simple question…Does your weekly ad do the job for you? If it is even a “thought” or “I don’t know” or “No”…. Crisis Management: Are you or your business in trouble? Problems with the warehouse, problems at the bank, or problems with your family or partners? “No Limit” Consulting: Our mission is the survival and growth of the Independent Retail Grocer. With that in mind, we are the “No Limit” Consultant. Store Evaluations: Joseph Welsh Consulting will travel to your store (no matter where), and preform an evaluation with immediate recommendations. Merchandising Overhaul: A re-set is a re-set. A re-tag is a re-tag. A Merchandising Overhaul is a re-map, new philosophy, and relaunch of your store or stores. Accounting & Statements: There is nothing more important to an Independent Retail Grocer than timely, accurate financial statements and reporting. If your decision making apparatus isn’t quick and accurate, how are you supposed to run the store? The truth is, you cannot. Family Transitions: What is the plan for the future? Multiple children or relatives in the business and you don’t know how to move forward? Concerned about tax issues, and how to “slowly retire”? Other Services: Most of the clients of Joseph Welsh Consulting participate in an “Consulting Agreement,” which is on-going. This gives you access to so much. +MORE

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Online Grocery Shopping; eCommerce Solutions

HometownGrocers.com

We provide valuable products and services to retailers, not just the hype of our competitors. We deliver genuine retailer value and true labor savings while increasing sales, not just words on a page. We deliver a smart solution at a fair price point, not just a lot of talk about how smart our solution is. We have everything our competitors have and much, much more. 30% of U.S. consumers are technology-averse or impaired.   We understand you still want to sell them groceries.  We do, too. We provide the tools to sell groceries to 100% or your customers.  Our competitors don’t. Customers can buy groceries from your store using: PC or MAC Tablets or any other web enabled device Their Smartphones Our toll-free staffed call-center (that 30% of your customers we just mentioned) You want your customers to have the same experience online as they have in your store. Again, so do we. That’s why our products will allow your customers to: Pay with food stamp benefits (EBT), credit and debit cards, personal checks and gift cards Build, view and order from their list of frequently purchased items or Last Order Enter manufacturer coupons during current order View and order from your digital circular (one of many circular formats we offer) Multiple methods of easily understood navigation: images, text and brands Build, modify and save their recipes and order the ingredients with a single click. View nutritional information, warnings, product descriptions and manufacturer information. Search for items using keyword, UPC or 24 different product attributes (gluten-free, etc.) View personal savings in your current circular based on purchase history Opt-in to email campaign that shows their personal savings and includes a link to your site Easily access all store specials (TPRs, Manager Specials, etc.) Easily continue shopping across multiple devices without losing order progress Access toll-free technical support 365 days including holidays (for consumers and retailers) Pay the price they see online. We maintain price integrity for the whole shopping experience. These are some among many features and benefits available to your customers through HTG, but we didn’t stop there. Loyalty program We have relationships with several loyalty providers and can integrate to your system seamlessly. Homegrown? No problem. We have our own loyalty program that supports six price-tiers per item per store. Percent off, dollar off, pay-with-points…however you want it to work is how we’ll set it up. Promo Codes Set up on demand. Want to advertise your specials? We’ll set up promo codes for you. Potent Cross-Merchandising With our unique cross-merchandising feature, you can hang all the digital clip-strips you want in your digital aisles. We offer an entry level, minimum-fee solution. Start selling groceries half an hour after you sign up online. We also have a flat-rate robust, mature solution that will provide additional sales channels and growth opportunities for years to come. HometownGrocers.com’s Express Shopper, a digital dashboard, is our order fulfillment feature that was designed for individuals with limited computer knowledge, to process multiple online grocery orders easily and simultaneously.  Express Shoppers features include: Minimizing store labor by allowing store personnel to shop, bag and checkout up to ten orders at one time in the store's aisles.  Reduces the total labor involved in the order fulfillment process to an average of fifteen minutes per order.  Saves the labor cost of baggers and checkers by eliminating the need to check orders out through the store's point of sale equipment.  Automatically updates the store’s inventory and accounting information in the store's point of sale and/or corporate systems.  Design to protect against sweet-hearting Integrates easily with the store's bookkeeping procedures and supports GAAP accounting disciplines.  Eliminates “bait and switch pricing” by assuring full price integrity for consumers.  Protects from governmental agencies that assess fines for price switching. Provides complete order information to customers.  If an item is substituted or is out of stock, notes are printed on the customer's receipt informing the customer what has occurred with the item.  Notes on the customer’s receipt indicate the savings for items on special and any electronic store- or manufacturer-coupons the customer received.  Conveniently identifies ingredient items for the recipes the customer ordered. Eliminates customers' concerns regarding why they did, or did not, receive an item.  Saves labor costs by eliminating customers' telephone calls to store to receive an explanation of their order. Has a "walk before run" concept that allows stores to start inexpensively. As the order volume grows, stores may add devices that increase efficiency and are cost effective.  The Express Shopper process initially starts with a paper-picking document.  As order volume grows, the store may choose to graduate to the ExpressPOS (Tablet) and hands-free scanners. 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Inbound and Outbound Communication and Sales Solutions

West Corporation

STAND OUT WITH A BETTER BUYING EXPERIENCE You want people to buy (and continue buying) from your business, and we know that nothing inspires brand loyalty more than exceptional customer service. In a consumer-driven market, intelligent containment and communication solutions can help you deliver multi-channel care that lives up to your brand’s reputation throughout the buying process — from promotion and purchase, to loyalty programs and account management, to shipping and satisfaction guarantees. High-touch. High impact. High visibility. Low cost. You’ll empower representatives to deliver high-touch customer service where it matters most, and simplify and speed up interactions across the board. West has decades of experience analyzing the customer journey and data points to build inbound and outbound communication solutions that cater to specific challenges while dramatically reducing the costs of service. We’ll help you innovate, relate, respond and truly connect with the people who keep your business in business. Make your brand available for self-service inquiries about order status, store hours and more — 24/7, even during peak sales seasons Streamline customer identification and authentication, and improve first-contact resolution Save on inbound care costs by delivering well-timed order confirmations, delivery notifications and more  Prepare and deliver scheduled or ad hoc campaigns across customers’ preferred channels Increase sales with personalized promotions, informed by purchase history and demographic trends Mitigate fraud risk by protecting buyers’ personal information, payment data and call recordings Gather and honor any array of customer preferences, from centralized to store-level functions Readily reply to customers on the channels they choose Minimize stress on your IT department, and provide more meaningful information about each transaction Optimize call flows and outbound campaigns using customer data, market trends and voice of the customer Connect with customers more often, more quickly. Increase productivity in your business center. Deliver consistency, convenience and joy. Improve your market perception and reap ROI. +MORE

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Analytics, Advisory & Executive Education

RetailNet Group LLC

Analytics: The best analytics source in the industry. Nobody gives you a better view of the drivers shaping the future of retail, and then translates them into the real implications for your business. You'll get exactly what you need in the fewest steps and have immediate access to leading analysts who will help see the future retail landscape – and the best ways to prepare for change. Advisory: From insights to impact. Our Advisory practice produces answers to your business questions. Global, forward-looking perspective of factors shaping the industry. We help to translate a vision of the future landscape into steps to take today. Get the right capabilities and resources in place to capitalize on growth opportunities. Executive Education: Bringing the future to your organization. We don't just teach — we turn executives into experts. Our professional and organizational development programs offer advanced classes from leading retail experts and business school faculty. The result is real-world insights that serve as a catalyst for exciting new business transformations. You'll also have the unique opportunity to network with retail and brand thought leaders. +MORE

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Sales, Marketing & Consulting

F&M Merchant Group

Since 1999, F&M has worked with everyone from Fortune 100 Companies to new, emerging brands to gain placement on store shelves in Grocery, Drug, C-Store and Mass. We become your national sales team, establishing a direct relationship between you and our valued retail partners. With over 140 years in combined experience on our team in the roles of Retail Vice Presidents, Grocery, Drug and C-Store Buyers, Store Layout/Design Executives and Manufacturer’s National Sales Executives, F&M Merchant Group partners with a select & limited number of manufacturers to drive retail placement and sales. +MORE

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Consulting

Burke Gillis Juliano Group

When it comes to entrée to the retail chain and its executives, industry intelligence, and connections to the C-Suite, the Burke Gillis Juliano Group provides incomparable influence to meet the challenges of today's global marketplace. The company's three principals represent a unique confluence of thought leadership and innovation, with a depth and range of experience that they use to successfully address all and any challenges and initiatives involved in the retail, distribution and supplier sides of the business. The firm provides guidance for clients in every stage in the life cycle of their clients' organizations, brands and initiatives. No matter how complex, how unprecedented or how international the challenge, the Burke Gillis Juliano Group delivers not only exceptional solutions, but uniquely, the means to implement them.  +MORE

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Strategic Consulting

Acosta Sales & Marketing

Backed by more than 250 years of combined consumer packaged goods experience encompassing strategy consulting, brand management, sales, market research, advanced analytics, and category management, Strategic Advisors consultants provide shopper research, advanced analytics and advisory services to  brands and retailers in four areas. +MORE

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Research, Identify and Connect with Innovative Technology Companies

Venture Scanner, Inc.

The rate of innovation is exploding, and it’s more important now than ever before to stayup to date. Venture Scanner specializes in helping you to understand complex startupecosystems. Sector Scans We can provide you with a Venture Scanner account to access a comprehensive scan of any sector. The sector scan is a web-based report that includes the following: -Landscape of categories and companies to help you make sense of an overall sector ecosystem -Data on companies (summaries, funding, team, etc.) with our scoring to allow you to analyze the sector and prioritize companies. You can also export the data into a CSV file for further analysis -Continuous coverage that is updated daily by our technology and analysts to help you track the latest companies, data, and insights -If you’re looking to quickly get up to speed on a specific sector and persistently monitor a space, then our sector scan is the solution. Innovation Consulting When your innovation needs are more specific, our consulting services are the solution. The following are just some of the services we provide: -Sector and Category Deep Dives enable you to identify major trends, understand future possibilities, and note key companies so you can fully understand the innovation occurring within an industry -Category Shortlisting uses our proprietary technology along with our data, analyst insights, and your specific strategic needs to identify the companies that should be on your radar -Company Deep Dives provide a comprehensive overview of a specific company’s products, operations, and differentiators -Our consulting services guide you through the full life-cycle of the innovation process: from initial research to finding the right partner. +MORE

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Pharmacy Ownership

McKesson

Buy, Sell or Start a Pharmacy. McKesson's pharmacy ownership consultants offer personalized, confidential consulting tailored to your personal ownership goals and a self-service website to guide and support independent pharmacy owners-or those interested in becoming an owner-through the purchase or sale of an independent pharmacy. +MORE

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