Nerv launches niche, neuroscientist-developed supplement in major pharmacy retailer

While getting his degree in neuroscience, Dr. Michael Jiang noticed that a lot of his friends — especially fellow students — were struggling with the stresses of everyday life, and looking for a solution to their anxiety. But with no solution at hand, and a desire to help the people around him, Jiang decided to […]

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Google pulls even with Kayak in airline referrals

Figures released by web monitoring service SimilarWeb, a Connected Partner, show that the share of referrals upstream to the top ten airline sites in the U.S. by Google Flights in July 2018 has reached 25% — just a percentage point lower than flight metasearch rival Kayak. See full article here >>

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Thrive Market partners with RangeMe to streamline product discovery process

Thrive Market has joined a growing number of high-profile retailers – from Whole Foods and Target to CVS – that have signed up with online platform RangeMe, a Connected Partner, to help streamline their product and supplier discovery process. See full article here >>

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Esca Bona ingredient trend series: Adaptogens

Adaptogenic herbs have been a staple of ancient healing techniques from Ayurveda to Traditional Chinese Medicine. These botanicals help the body adapt to physical and mental stress, and include products including ashwagandha, holy basil and Cordyceps. According to New Hope Network’s NEXT Trend Database, a Connected Partner, reflecting new products at Expo West 2014-2017, categories […]

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LIQUID I.V. Closes Series B Round with “A-List” Backing

Liquid I.V., one of the fastest growing CPG brands in the nation, celebrates the close of its $5M Series B funding. With financing led by CircleUp Growth Partners, a Connected Partner and a leading institutional investment firm based in San Francisco, CA. See full article here >>

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Mediafly Recognized with Prestigious 2018 MarTech Breakthrough Award

Sales enablement platform, Evolved Selling solution provider, and technology company, Mediafly, a Connected Partner, announced that it has been selected as the winner of the “Best Content Sharing Platform” award by MarTech Breakthrough, an independent organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global marketing technology industry today. See full article here […]

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Esca Bona ingredient trend series: Ancient grains

Ancient grains are both a stable player and a new innovator in food and beverage categories across the board. Featuring variety in color, flavor, texture and taste, the nutrient-dense “pseudo grains” quinoa, flax and chia play directly into trends such as plant-based protein and gluten-free. According to New Hope Network’s NEXT Trend Database, a Connected Partner, reflecting […]

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Amazon’s U.S. Sales Nearly Tripled on Prime Day 2018, Finds New Profitero Study

Amazon reported that Prime Day 2018 was the “biggest global shopping event in its history,” with more than 100 million products sold during the 36-hour promotional event. Now, new analysis from Profitero, a Connected Partner, sheds light on which categories and brands shined brightest during this year’s big event. See full article here >>

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YouTube is about to pass Facebook as the second biggest website in US, according to new study

In the competition to be top website, Facebook may cede its runner-up position to YouTube in the next two to three months, according to a new study shared with CNBC by market research firm SimilarWeb, a Connected Partner. See full article here >>

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Japanese Olympic triathletes to have access to meteorological data in bid to beat heat

The Japan Triathlon Union (JTU) began to collect meteorological data from late July in areas around Odaiba Marine Park in the capital’s Minato Ward, the venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics triathlon events, to help Japanese athletes cope with the expected heat. The JTU is working with Weathernews Inc.’s, a Connected Partner, Sports Weather Team […]

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