Promotion management

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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Gauging the Impact of Display and Brand Messaging on the Cereal Category

RetailNext Learning Labs, RetailNext, RockTenn Merchandising Displays, & CART

The goal of this project was to determine whether or not in-line display fixturing and messaging increased brand and category sales and drives acceptable ROI.     +MORE

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GoSpotCheck

GoSpotCheck

GoSpotCheck has created a simple, uniform way to collect, structure, and share retail intelligence. Through our mobile app, teams can streamline field data collection and make better decisions. GoSpotCheck's web and mobile apps automate the structuring and reporting of field data, enabling companies to make better decisions faster. Say goodbye to inconsistent spreadsheets, emails, and documents from your field team and say hello to unified reporting. Customize a mission through GoSpotCheck's web app and release it to your field team. Team members collect information via the GoSpotCheck mobile app and report it back in real time. +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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ULINK

Unified Grocers

Pricing and Shelf Management Tools for Retailers: ULINK is a suite of applications used to download, edit and print tags from price files. Also included are online catalogs containing all items available in Unified’s distribution centers, and electronic invoices for downloading and viewing. ULINK saves time, increases accuracy, and adds flexibility to one of the retailer’s most important jobs — ensuring healthy profits. Applications and Features: File Control Download prices, costs, new items, and deleted item information View and print reports Print tags and signs Price Editor Edit prices and gross margins View competitive pricing data (additional fee) Perform custom pricing View 13 weeks of warehouse movement PC Connector Transfer data to the POS system Price Verifier Compare prices in the POS system with wholesaler host prices and create exception reports Data Transfer Wizard Create files in your POS system and transfer them to ULINK Catalog Explorer Electronic Unified item catalog Add item information to batches for printing tags and signs Evaluate item movement Create Palm file of all items in the catalog or just one type of business Create custom reports as desired to evaluate item mix and blended margins Invoice Manager Receive electronic invoices Track purchases in a historydatabase Automatically update the POS PLU item master file with invoice item and cost data Uprint Designer Design custom tags and signs Add graphics to custom designs • Choose from a large selection of existing formats POS Interfaces BRdata ACS IR MEI RBO RBX ScanMaster1.1,1.2 ScanMaster2.0 ISS45V7 Casio S4 Generic ASCII, SIL, XML +MORE

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Unified Retail Pricing Services (URPS)

Unified Grocers

Unified Grocers Corporate Retail Pricing system utilizes a Rules Based pricing program built around the NCR HQ pricing system, generating both Regular and TPR retails.  We generate Base Zone retails using a regional lead Chain Competitor target with incremental plus and minus zones. Regional Pricing Rules: System maintained Family Group relationships.  Private Label / National Brand Gap management.   Goal is to have the Private Label (PL) item linked to the appropriate National Brand (NB) item with a big enough gap to encourage PL sales while also showing a better Penny Profit than the NB item. Regular retails are generated based on Vendor cost changes (maintain margin). Regional lead competitor change (align with competition). Competitive surveys are on a 6 week rotation covering all Unified items / commodities that the competitor carries.   Top tier sensitive items surveyed every other week. + & - Zones with rounding to 5 & 9, 4 & 8, or 9’s only.  Under $1.00 rounds to 3, 5, 7, &9.  Base and plus zones round up and minus zones round down.   TPR’s (Temporary Price Reductions) are generated based on: 80 % pass through ($1.00 allowance goes to Unified customer and a $0.80 reduction of their retail goes to their customer). TPR’s must have a minimum savings of $0.04. TPR’s must have a minimum of two weeks shelf life. TPR’s round down to 5 & 9 except for those under $1.00 which round down to 3, 5, 7, & 9. TPR’s run for the full length of the deal.   This process results in increased margin $’s and increased sales over the regular priced item. Unified has three tiers of Sensitive items which allow our customer to set their Base Zones at a higher level yet select a more competitive zone for the Sensitive items.   Customers can utilize the Base and Incremental rules at the Type Business (TB), Department, or Category level.  TB might equal Grocery, but Dept might be Cigs, Tobacco, Specialty, or Hispanic. We have three Custom Price options for our customer to utilize, with on-demand and weekly automated reports to help manage them.   Locked Custom:  Target Margin resulting from a custom price is maintained if there are cost changes in the future.  We also generate a TPR based on the custom price instead of the Zone price. Manual Custom:  Customer maintains all changes on the regular retail once a custom price has been set.  System will generate a TPR based on the custom price instead of the Zone price. EDLP Custom:  Customer maintains all changes on the regular retail once a custom price has been set.  No TPR generation.   Our on demand Custom Report shows all items that a store has a custom retail on along with the corresponding Zone Retail and the Custom Rule.   Our weekly report is emailed to the store showing items that the store has a custom price on and the Base Zone has had either a cost or competitive change on that week.   DSD Pricing (Direct Store Delivery): Store specific DSD pricing is currently available in the Oregon, Washington, and Southern California regions. Unified provides you with files based on your store specific cost, retails and TPR’s. The store determines the TGM, Rounding Rules, TPR pass through by DSD commodity and Unified manages it for you based on updated vendor information. This allows the store to do back door receiving with their current effective cost and maintain their DSD margins and promotions based on their competitive situation. +MORE

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Pirc

Pirc

Pirc is reinventing one of the most important, if not the most important, pre-shop experiences for consumers of household/grocery goods – the weekly sales circular ($15B spend, 290B prints/yr). With 95% of all US commerce transactions occurring in-store, and the weekly circular driving a core % of those transactions, the circular has unbelievably received little to no real innovation – until now. While digital circulars are not new, Pirc is uniquely positioned to personalize and aggregate multi-store circulars and coupons, and ultimately create a Big Data brand engagement and promotion platform that scales. Today, Pirc delivers to consumers a weekly “Pircular”, or personalized circular, full of all the in-store weekly sales and coupons they actually want. At scale, we will have a database of consumers and their favorite brands which will give us a platform on which to build a more efficient, innovative marketing channel; also helping to displace the 70% of total marketing budget retailers spend on circulars today. We plan to monetize this service at scale primarily via an AdWords-type model, starting with native ad placements by brands and retailers. +MORE

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Preprinted – Ready to Hang Signgage

Unified Grocers

You print your own labels to save money, right? But what if you could lose the hassle of printing labels and gain real savings in the process? Thousands of retailers have done it, and so can you – with Digital Outsourcing from Vestcom. When you choose Digital Outsourcing, Vestcom generates your labels for you, using your pricing, promotions and planogram data. Here’s how easy it is to use Vestcom’s Digital Outsourcing: 1. Place your order and send us your pricing, promotions and planogram data. (We have tech professionals who’ll make it easy.) 2. We’ll digitally print your labels in our efficient 14-up format in full color and any mix of tag types you wish. 3. Your labels arrive at your door in full color, any mix of tag styles, all organized in aisle-sequence order, so your staff can walk quickly through the store, posting labels as they go. +MORE

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Mobile Promotions

inStream

inStream offers full-service mobile marketing, promotions, and content. Link your mobile app to deliver paperless coupons, geo-targeting offers, and mobile wallet capability to drive more sales and higher customer lifetime value. Mobile SMS programs can be linked to the current point-of-sale marketing via SMS messaging, QR codes, and custom URLs directing consumers to opt-in. +MORE

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Targeted Promotions

inStream

With inStream’s targeting capabilities, it’s quick and easy to execute personalized ad programs. +MORE

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Aptaris

Aptaris LLC

We connect all of the parts, people, processes, and data of the promotion process to give instant accessibility to information. We eliminate inefficient paper workflows–and get unstuck from the sticky notes. No more hard-to-update spreadsheets. No more time-consuming report generating. Make vendor dollars work harder and get results. Aptaris makes it easy to maintain data integrity across all aspects of your process, and keep track of what works and how well you are doing. +MORE

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Digital Signage Solutions

Tebo Store Fixtures

Tebo Store Fixtures, after years of listening to America’s Independent Grocer, have developed a Digital Menu Board System designed to drive sales at a very affordable price. Once installed, your marketing team can control screens in single and multiple stores from a central point, and store personnel can make on the fly changes from any web enabled device. The complete system includes one commercial grade LG screen (49", 55" or 65"), PingHD signage player, 3 year warranty, two 1 hour training classes, and 24/7 technical support.  +MORE

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reach | optimize

reach influence

A solution that enables retailers to evaluate the effectiveness of weekly ads at the individual product level. The reporting, analytics, and price optimization functionality will help to improve advertising spend, promotional pricing, and top- and bottom-line performance. +MORE

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Kitchology

Kitchology

Kitchology is the first company to create an integrated social cooking platform for the 160 million people dealing with special diets and the suppliers who sell to them $500B in groceries every year. It is available on the web and as free app. Consumer find a recipe of interest? Using machine learning, we substitute ingredients creating a set of better new recipes taking predicted pantry stockings into account. A recipe can be modified typically  to up 15,000 variations to accommodate diets. Consumers plan to shop? We prepopulate shopping lists, suggest additional ingredients to buy, and make product recommendations. We stay with the cook during the cooking process and use a social graph to connect them with others. Suppliers use Kitchology for access to unique analytics used for marketing and product design. They also publish content and present offers on the platform while the consumer is doing meal planning and shopping. Kitchology is big data for special diets.  +MORE

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Datalogic Suite of Services

Datalogic ADC

Revolutionizing Retail Improving the In-Store Experience Delivering a valuable and relevant in-store shopping experience for today’s sophisticated and digitally connected consumer is the most difficult challenge in retail. Datalogic is applying new advanced technology to products and solutions that allow the retailer and key system integrator partners around the world to reinvent and improve the in-store shopping experience. Datalogic provides Retail Solutions for... POS Checkout, Assisted Sales, Loss Prevention - Reducing Produce Shrink / Loss, Loss Prevention – EAS Deactivation, Loss Prevention -Reducing Bottom-of-Basket (BOB) Loss, Identity / Age Verification, Form Automation, Mobile Marketing, Host Download, Cashier Training, Diagnostic and Productivity Reporting, Queue Busting, Self-Checkout and Personal Shopping. +MORE

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Omni-Channel Merchandising

IBM

Improve the accuracy and speed of your merchandising decisions and actions using consumer insight-based planning and analytics solutions. Create a comprehensive view of product, supplier and location attributes that can be integrated with operational and customer-facing applications. Build demand forecasts and assortment recommendations based on buying behavior at the SKU, cluster and location level. And optimize pricing and promotions across the lifecycle of each product resulting in personalized offers delivered via preferred channels. Benefits include increased sales, improved gross margins and improved inventory turnover. +MORE

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Loyalty via Cloud and Connect

BRdata Software Solutions

Maintain a centralized customer file at BRdata Host. When a customer is added to the host customer database, it is distributed to the store in near real-time. A consolidated transaction log file allows users to track what customers are or are not buying. Generate customer mailings. POS specific promotions are entered and maintained from the BRdata Host or Store Application. Use BRdata Connect, our exciting new branded consumer app that empowers grocery retailers with technology to engage shoppers. It is hosted in the BRdata Cloud, so there is no server hardware/software to purchase and it supports both iOS and Android devices. BRdata Connect is branded to each retailer and provides shoppers up-to-date ad prices and targeted deals, a grocery list that can optionally be sent directly to the store to be picked ahead of time, recipes, a store locator, a loyalty program, push notifications, banners, an item locator, and iBeacons for in-store promotions and heat maps. Access reporting from anywhere, anytime, on any device with BRdata Cloud. +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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Ad Planner Module

BRdata Software Solutions

The BRdata Ad Planner module is an advanced merchandiser planning tool. Drill-down to specific categories to set sales and promotions. Improve category performance by easily projecting total gross margin for Ads, then view actual sales based on POS sales movement from the stores. Actual sales data is then available to review for the next time a category is run in an Ad. +MORE

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Competitor Price Tracking

BRdata Software Solutions

Track and react to the pricing of your competitors. Capture retails from the competition using the Competitor Price Tracking iOS application, a PDA device or by importing from industry standard data capture companies. +MORE

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TRUNO Back Office Software

TRUNO

Not only is your back office important, it’s tedious.  Our integrated solutions are designed to be efficient and intelligent to decrease your labor hours and provide the reporting you need for your bottom line. TRUNO solutions are developed for independent store back office, and large multi-store corporation management. +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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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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EBER.co - Smart Member System

Eber.co

A smart member system for physical retail stores, restaurants, omni-channel retailers and on-line stores! Easily acquire members, retain more customers and grow your business. We Are Future Ready. Are You? Take control on every aspect of your member program with our latest technology. For physical stores: Kick-start your in-store member program easily. Start knowing your customers more then just their name. For omni-channel stores: Run a single member program for your online and offline stores. Attract, reward and track your customers on both channels. For on-line stores: Integrates with your e-commerce software in minutes, put your member and rewards program on auto-pilot instantly. +MORE

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Databerries

Databerries, Inc.

Databerries reinvents offline marketing. Its mobile marketing solution combines user offline behavior understanding and machine learning to drive in-store sales. Its performance-based marketing solution delivers relevant, personalized ads that generate in-store sales it can measure. +MORE

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DART Displays

DART Displays

DART Displays offers a way to transform the in-store shopping experience to one that is digital and dynamic, with reporting and analytics that lead to big insights about what moves your shopper to purchase.     By leveraging DART Displays structures (both permanent and flexible) you can and will create a best in class approach for enhancing the brand experience in-store.  +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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