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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Nielsen Announces Expansion of its Connected Partner Program

New York, NY: Today, Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN) announced an expansion of its Connected Partner Program member roster, inducting three new companies into its partner ecosystem. The newest crop of partners are ChannelAdvisor, IndoorMedia (an RTUI company) and SimilarWeb, growing Nielsen’s Connected Partner community to approximately 50 active partners. With these additions, Nielsen’s Connected Partner Program […]

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Adidas keeping more shoppers off Amazon than Nike

Adidas is better than Nike at converting brand sales on its own platform, according to a report from digital market intelligence firm SimilarWeb, a Connected Partner, emailed to Retail Dive. From Jan. 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018, nike.com saw a conversion rate of 3.1%, while adidas.com saw one of 2.4%. See full article here […]

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Move Over Millennials: It’s Time To Discuss How To Win With Generation Z Moms

BabyCenter, the world’s #1 pregnancy and parenting web and mobile destination, and Collage Group, a Connected Partner and a leading insights and strategy company, released findings from their study, “Futurecasting Families: Early Insights into Generation Z & the Future of Parenting.” The two organizations compared the ideals and values of generation Z moms to millennial […]

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Planalytics: Weather shouldn’t be an excuse, but it can be a reason…

Evan Gold of Planalytics, a Connected Partner, discusses the impact severe weather throughout the U.S. is having on businesses and consumer behavior. See full article here >>

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RangeMe Supplier Spotlight: Coconut Cloud is on cloud nine after landing Publix

It’s said that “necessity is the mother of invention,” and that is exactly what inspired Kerry Carlson to create her own brand. After searching far and wide for a delicious, dairy-free, dried creamer that fit into her on-the-go lifestyle, Carlson realized the product she was looking for didn’t exist — yet. So, she founded Coconut […]

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Healthy Fats & Oils Fuel Product Innovation

There’s no denying the fact that fats and oils make foods taste better, however, not all fats and oils are created equal. Read on to learn more about which products have experienced the greatest growth according to NEXT, a Connected Partner. See full article here >>

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These 5 companies led the way as Chicago tech raised $42M in June

Chicago tech kicked summer off by raising $42 million in fresh funding. This could be classified as a slow start to the summer. In June of 2017, the city’s tech companies pulled in $125 million in new funding. But funding is up after a slow May in which just $23.2 million was raised. Read on to […]

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How QSRs & Fast Casual Restaurants Must Capitalize on Consumer Trends, Tastes & Technology Now

Helping quick service restaurants (QSR) and Fast Casual dining establishments negotiate the ever changing landscape of diner preferences and technology, ShopAdvisor, Inc, a Connected Partner, a leading technology and mobile-proximity marketing company, today released a new white paper that explores the future of drive-to-location marketing and the opportunities available to restaurant owners and operators. See […]

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How natural retailers performed in 2017

Take a sneak peek at the 2018 Natural Foods Merchandiser Market Overview with a snapshot at how natural channel retailers performed in 2017 according to research conducted by New Hope Network, a Connected Partner. See full article here >>  

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