Professional services

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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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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Architecture + Design Services

api(+)

api(+)’s design team provides creative branding services for corporations requiring new prototype concepts and site adaptation services for those with existing store designs who require efficient solutions and informed decision making. Our approach is strategically driven, through researching and analyzing target consumers and integrating the competitive market environment into the design process. Our ongoing relationships with a multitude of retailers are characterized as mutually beneficial value added, allowing marketing, store planning and real estate to test new ideas while ensuring continuity in project management and image statement … critical components in today’s competitive marketing environment. +MORE

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BRdata Host

BRdata Software Solutions

BRdata Host™ is a powerful, flexible, feature-rich host support system. Retailers need to retrieve sales movement while controlling price and cost information from one central database daily or weekly to achieve a competitive advantage.  BRdata Host makes this all possible at an affordable price.  It is a multi-user graphical system built on Microsoft Windows technology, which provides retailers and wholesalers with the tools they need for effective item and category management.  Gain the advantage of easy integration to existing systems as well as tight integration to all of BRdata’s software product lines. Host Support Includes interfaces to most POS systems including the Standard Interchange Language (SIL).  One consolidated database for all item information.  Item prices can be broken down into multiple zones by store department or vendor.  Sales and promos are date-driven with unlimited future prices.  Host to store compare utility checks for price and item discrepancies between BRdata Host and store POS file, with an option to modify and automatically import the discrepancy batch. +MORE

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Federated Group

Federated Group

Grow your private brand program with Federated Foods. As a broker, brand owner and brand manager, we will help grow your revenues, profits and competitive position. +MORE

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Events & Marketing Services

CROSSMARK

Ensuring your shoppers have a positive and memorable shopping experience is paramount to building shopper loyalty. CROSSMARK, the largest in-store marketing services company in North America, has the know-how and resources to engage your shoppers and influence behavior to drive sales. We provide retailers with integrated marketing services including: Shopper Engagement, Consumer Engagement, Shopper Marketing, and Field Intelligence.  +MORE

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Mystery Shopping

Secret Shopper

Secret Shopper® is an industry leader in on-site evaluations. These evaluations include quality assurance audits, customer satisfaction surveys, compliance audits, and merchandising and competitor shops. Once a shopper completes their training and has qualified for and been assigned to a shop, they receive client-specific instructions on how to complete the shop successfully.  After performing the shop, they submit the results online, and all shop results are stored and available in various reports to help you effectively analyze the data.  These reports are custom designed to suit your individual specifications and, with our in-house programming staff, we are able to change existing reports to suit your ever-changing needs. Secret Shopper® is a leading provider of Recorded Telephone Audits as well. Our state of the art technology and professional Call Center Personnel are trained to facilitate your customized Telephone Audit Program to your exact specifications. +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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Commercial Design Systems

Commercial Design Systems

At CDS, we specialize in turnkey services including brand and logo development, decor design and fixture planning as well as project management and manufacturing. +MORE

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Rosie

Rosie Applications

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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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Tact

Tactile, Inc.

Bring your CRM to life. Sales people want to be in front of customers not computers. Tact brings CRM into the tools they already use and love — smartphones, SMS and voice — so it’s no longer a headache. Bring Salesforce to your sales team instead of them going to Salesforce. Tact gives your sales team a single, integrated suite of tools — across phone, email, calendar, Salesforce and your back office systems — designed for their daily workflow. Stop switching between apps and start getting more productive. Tact hooks deeply into your device’s hardware, using your context — your location, camera, schedule, communications and more — to proactively help you sell better. Time to make your smart devices even smarter.     +MORE

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6 Ideas, Inc.

6 Ideas, Inc.

We help to bring products to market and put it in the hands of those who want to sell innovative and unique products. Companies like QVC and HSN take our work and bring products to market. +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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CPR Product Intelligence

Competitive Promotion Report, LLC

Product Intelligence offers a “suite” of three solutions to help our clients gain valuable competitive intelligence on specific products and brands. +MORE

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CPR Margin Comparison

Competitive Promotion Report, LLC

To maximize your margins, you need to understand how your brands contribute to the retailers’ bottom line versus your competitors. The CPR Margin Comparison solution provides our clients with the tools they need to maintain brand growth and leadership. Make sure your brands deliver competitive margin and contribute to the retailers’ financial objectives.  +MORE

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CPR Detail Report

Competitive Promotion Report, LLC

The CPR Detail Report is our flagship solution and contains trade pricing and promotions data including list price and list price changes for national brands, EDAC (Every Day Acquisition Cost) for private label, off-invoice allowances, bill back allowances, payment terms and much more.  +MORE

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Augmented Reality and Mobile Application Design

View AR

Augmented Reality Solutions: ViewAR builds custom AR solutions for businesses accross several industries that help them to communicate with customers in the real world. ViewAR apps offer more than just eye candy. They lead customers through a creative process of engagement, selection, decision, and conversion. Custom Mobile Apps with a Purpose: ViewAR apps are not “one size fits all”. Our custom apps are designed and built to meet your specific business objectives. Visualize Your Business! Architecture & Real Estate: ViewAR offers architects and real estate companies an effective medium to showcase design environments and to drive quicker decisions. Products & Furnishings: ViewAR helps customers to see how your products would look in their homes and offices so that they can make quicker purchasing decisions. Sales Support Tools: ViewAR apps help sales teams show 3D views of products and designs. The apps can also calculate costs and materials lists automatically. Custom Solutions: All types of businesses can benefit from a custom ViewAR solution. We will create a ViewAR app that provides your business with the best possible ROI. +MORE

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Full Service Augmented Reality Mobile Marketing agency

SevenMedia Inc.

Look around and you’ll find that many AR providers limit and force brands and agencies to tailor their concept to fit within the highly-limited uses they have available in a rigid Software Developer Kit (SDK). That’s not the case at SevenMedia. We encourage clients to dream big with unique features including: Infinite Real Time Visual Search – the ability to use an infinite number of objects as markers Use your EXISTING App – drop our API into your existing app to give it AR functionality Segmented Analytics – Reporting users by location, gender and age Age, Gender and Geo specific multiple content delivery from the same trigger Full custom development and the ability to build multiple experiences into 1 scene, such as video, 3D and gaming Turn any of your current materials into an AR trigger. Existing print collateral, logos, images etc +MORE

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Pioneers in Web and mobile app development

ARKA Softwares

Our Business solutions includes Mobile Application (iOS/Android/Phonegap/Blackberry), Custom Application Development, Web development, CRM Development, ERP Solutions, Mobile Websites, Ecommerce Websites, SEO,SMO,SMM,SEM, Responsive Websites.     +MORE

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Brand Agency and Media Buying Group

Dentsu

"Good Innovation.", the Dentsu Group's corporate philosophy, embodies a strong Groupwide determination to create new value and to guide the process of reform both within the Group and within society at large. Aspiring to serve its clients by providing solutions that meet the challenges presented by changes in society, the environment and consumer lifestyles, Dentsu provides a diverse range of services befitting a solution-building partner with the ability to address various client issues, including management, business activities and marketing plans, at both the corporate and organizational levels. Dentsu extends its activities to serve societal needs, and strives to support innovation within society as a whole. +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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Digital Agency for eCommerce

Brand Labs, Inc.

Design: We think about three things where design is concerned: branding, user experience & conversions. We work to differentiate our client’s site from the competition while also creating experiences that build trust and connect to audiences. Effective branding coupled with a killer customer experience will drive a positive lift in conversions. Our clients love working hand in hand with our creative team. Marketing: Brand Labs partners with our clients to run fully integrated digital campaigns that drive conversions and deliver great experiences. We work closely with our clients to define their digital marketing objectives & goals which in turn allows Brand Labs to develop the winning strategy & tactics to meet and exceed expectations. From paid search to SEO, Social Media to Email our team of highly-skilled marketers move the needle. Development: Our development teams love a good challenge and thrive on bringing our customers ideas to life with innovative solutions. We not only engineer front end sites built for performance, but also pride ourselves in the ability to integrate with internal business systems & 3rd party applications. Our best in class development teams are all in-house and stay heavily involved in every stage of a project. Strategy: Business strategy is a completely redundant term. Running a business is basically nothing but strategy. After all, your business is open 24/7 so you’d be better strategizing at least 23/6. At Brand Labs, we never stop. We’re conversion-hungry and have all the tools to satisfy that need. We’ve got consultants, designers, search experts, marketing experts, and analytics experts all helping to drive our clients success. +MORE

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Consumer UX Design for Products

Akendi

Consumers are tough customers: They have high expectations, short attention spans and a propensity to spread the word when dissatisfied. To be truly market-ready, product and service designs must be designed with intention and validated to ensure they meet consumer needs and expectations. +MORE

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Shopper Marketing Agency

The Mars Agency

CREATE. IMPACT.® We are converters on every level imaginable. We link brands to consumers & shoppers, manufacturers to retailers, and retailers to shoppers. We instigate change and make connections that achieve profitable results. We create impact. +MORE

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Invest in Technology

Shellanoo Group

Shellanoo Group is a technology company specializing in mobile applications, Internet related services and interactive artificial intelligence with cognitive solutions. Introducing a modern way to invest in technology. Shellanoo Group offers investors the range of a diversified IT portfolio with the simplicity of investing in a single company. Shellanoo Group builds, operates and manages products and services that challenge the status quo, all of which are wholly owned by the Company. Founded in mid-2014 in Israel, Shellanoo Group has grown into one of Israel’s more appealing technology firms, combining both business expertise and technological strength. +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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eCommerce Apps & Agency

Bold Commerce

We are Shopify's Top App & Development Partner: We have developed some of the most successful eCommerce apps available today. We also offer custom design & development services to help store owners increase productivity & sales. The Best Shopify Apps: We build apps for the Shopify eCommerce platform that are designed to either increase your sales, or to help you save time running your online store so you can spend more time on more important things, like growing your business. We are now Shopify's #1 app development partner. Custom design & development: In addition to apps, we also offer a full range of eCommerce design and development services. From basic out-of-the box online store setup, to elaborate custom apps and theme design for major enterprise companies, Bold can help your online store stand out. Unlike most agencies, we focus solely on eCommerce websites which has allowed us to become leading experts in the eCommerce space. After all, we started out as online retailers too! Retail POS Systems: Own a retail brick and mortar store? We offer modern point of sale solutions that allow you to make a sale from anywhere! All you need is an iPad and a card reader. You get all the features of the larger systems, for a much lower price. We can even develop custom POS apps to suit your unique needs & integrate it with your online store, allowing you to sync your sales & inventory across all platforms. +MORE

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Mobile Agency

Mnet Mobile

Strategy Consulting: Our strategists have a deep understanding of both mobile technology and user behaviour trends. We will identify and prioritise opportunities to bring mobile into your mainstream digital strategy. We will lead the research, concept ideation and roadmap planning process; unlocking insights that will deliver mobile value-multipliers for your marketing and enterprise solutions. Technology and Development: Our customer-focused project management team and world-class developers will bring your mobile web or app requirements to life. Our team collectively has decades of experience in iOS, Android, Windows, HTML5, Rich Media, Nokia and Blackberry, as well as complex back-end systems integration and development. Our goal is straightforward – to deliver you world’s best practice for your anywhere/anytime mobile solution. Marketing and Analytics: We’d like you to focus on getting excited about the results we will deliver! Our role is to take care of everything else. We will plan your mobile media strategy, buy your media placements and optimise your results. We’ll develop and execute innovative cross-platform campaigns and manage your Trade Promotions across online, SMS and IVR. The 400+ integrated campaigns we’ve managed in the past year is exactly the preparation we need to meet your mobile marketing needs; and we’re here to help if you don’t quite know what they should be. Creative Services: Our team specialises in designing award-winning mobile experiences using best practice and user-centred design processes. Our foundation is a 12-year pedigree in mobile, but for us every project is an opportunity to innovate, encouraged by our compassion for the user and strong sense of curiosity. That means fast, attractive and highly usable apps and mobile websites and brilliant ads and content. Enterprise Solutions: Our enterprise solutions team will work with your business and technical teams to develop and implement your whole-of-business mobile investment roadmap. Come and talk to us about our hosted and client-deployed solution options and our extensive experience integrating cross-platform business solutions into the mobile web and app domain. We will help deliver the productivity benefits and cost savings that will transform your business and the quality-of-work-life enhancements that will engage and motivate your staff. Mobile Media Buying: Mnet’s mobile media team works with the leading Australian and overseas publishers to access both premium inventory and data-driven RTB inventory. Our technologies measure and optimise performance across thousands of sites and a multitude of formats, providing universal and robust analytics and client results along with beneficial rates and added value. Mnet has unique access to AU audiences on global websites that do not have representation within Australia, providing our clients the broadest pool of inventory to utilise in campaign buys. Beyond banners, video and rich media the Mnet team has relationships with key sponsorship properties, content producers and gaming companies including Rovio to enhance the impact of media buys. +MORE

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