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P2PI Announces 2019 Hall of Fame Class

Coca-Cola's April Carlisle, Kroger's Jody Kalmbach and Chobani's Peter McGuinness will be honored in May at P2PSummit.

Catalina logo

Catalina Debuts Attribution Solution

Catalina, St. Petersburg, Florida, has launched an attribution solution that provides CPG marketers with a granular, real-time view of national campaign performance in stores at the UPC level.

Syndigo logo

Gladson, a Chicago-based portfolio company of The Jordan Co. and Wicks Capital Partners, integrated its family of acquired companies under the brand name Syndigo.

OSI Creative

OSI Creative has completed its previously announced purchase of the assets of New Dimensions Research Corp.

CEO Robert Cantwell plans to retire April 5 after 35 years with the company.


Health and wellness veteran Mike Barkley succeeded John Leahy as president and chief operating officer of Kind Healthy Snacks.

Grocery Outlet

RangeMe has formed a partnership with extreme value retailer Grocery Outlet.

BJ’s Wholesale Club has its eyes on supply chain optimization, and is looking to JDA Software Inc. for help.

Synergy Events

LG&P, which designs and produces in-store fixtures and environments, has acquired Synergy Events, which develops and executes retail events and experiences.

Salsify & instacart logos

Boston-based Salsify is providing brands with more control over how their products are represented on Instacart.

Catalina buyR3science

Catalina has launched an attribution solution that provides CPG marketers with a granular, real-time view of national campaign performance in stores at the UPC level.

Edge logo

Edge by Ascential, Boston, rolled out its Edge Retail Insight platform for brands and retailers.

Inmar and The Kroger Co. have a strategic relationship to drive innovation in digital offer management.

Gladson, which provides digital asset management and product content and information management solutions, has acquired Edgenet, a product content management software provider.

Former Pinnacle Foods CEO Mark Clouse was named Campbell Soup president and CEO.

Once a year, Walgreens executes a beverage category reset, and to get it right, the retailer worked with Coca-Cola Co. and virtual reality provider InContext Solutions to provide “a simple addition to the reset process – with big impact.”

Sam’s Club in September implemented a chain-wide ban on pallet base wraps as part of a larger strategy to simplify its business.

Facial recognition technology has already been a powerful tool for security and health care, and it’s on the cusp of making a big splash in consumer marketing.

For 25 years, the Design of the Times has celebrated the industry’s leading in-store displays and digital activations, recognizing their vital role in any successful marketing initiative. Download the complete 2018 winners list today and get inspired by these truly remarkable activations.

Anheuser-Busch InBev launched an in-store campaign for its Stella Artois beer during the 2017 holiday season that paid homage to the brand’s heritage and craftsmanship. The display caught the eye of judges in the Path to Purchase Institute’s annual Design of the Times competition.

To be successful in brick-and-mortar retail, retailers must find ways to meet consumers where they are through tempting engagement, customization and differentiation. So said Leon Nicholas, vice president of retail insights and solutions at WestRock.


The ItemMaster solution known as wellnessMaster will give shoppers of the customer-centric chain the ability to further customize their experience with transparent, correct and consistent product attributes including those related to health and wellness lifestyle factors.

As Price Chopper Supermarkets rebrands its stores to become Market 32, it’s taking a closer look at the way it does everything. Evaluating and shifting its approach to shopper marketing is a big part of that process.


RangeMe launched RangeMe Services to help suppliers ensure their products are shelf-ready and optimized for buyer discovery.

Chad Summe

Quotient promoted two of its senior leaders, Chad Summe and Jason Young.


Catalina filed voluntary petitions for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to reorganize its business.

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