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Maximizing the Summer Season

Summer is not only a time for sunshine and relaxation, it's also a festival of feasting, socializing, family get-togethers, picnics, and major holidays like Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day.

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Chaos to Cohesion - How Data Harmonization Unlocks Omnichannel Data

As the retailer landscape continues to shift between online and in-store, it is becoming increasingly important to get a solid understanding of consumer sales within the omnichannel universe. 

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How Data Harmonization Can Help CPG Companies Win Both Online and In-Store

Retail eCommerce growth continues post-pandemic, with sales projected to continue to rise at 8 percent globally through 2024. Food and beverage categories have one of the highest projected eCommerce growth rates through to 2026, with health and beauty second.

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Super Bowl: One of the Year’s Great Snacking Events

According to Wikipedia, 30 of the top 32 most-watched single-network broadcast events in the USA have been the Super Bowl. (This excludes global events such as 9/11, royal weddings and funerals, moon landings etc. But for interest’s sake, the remaining two in the Wikipedia entry were the M*A*S*H finale and the 2016 presidential debates). Sportico says that the NFL represented 82 of the top 100 most-watched US TV broadcasts in 2022.

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Taking the pain out of category reviews

Best-in-class category reviews don’t have to mean weeks of work and a brick-sized encyclopedic presentation deck.
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Food and Beverage Market Continues Significant Growth Trajectory, TABS Analytics 2021 Consumables Survey Reveals

E-commerce Grocery Sales Rise, But Quest for Profitability Persists

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Tito’s Vodka Doubles Down on BevAlc Market Insights

TABS BevAlc Innovation Suite and Category Management tools keep Tito’s on top in a complex market

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Blacksmith Applications Acquires TABS Analytics


As executive chairman and founder of TABS Analytics, I sign a lot of papers. But recently, I signed one of the most important papers of my career:

I signed a document to sell TABS Analytics.

We were acquired by a like-minded company, Blacksmith Applications of Boston, Massachusetts.

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TABS Analytics Named Best-in-Class Vendor for Post Event Analytics, Dashboard, and Data Management in POI 2020 TPx Vendor Panorama Report

POI continues to focus on improving holistic enterprise planning process centered around trade promotion and enabling technologies in the 2020 Vendor Panorama Report

Shelton, Conn. – August 31, 2020TABS Analytics today announced that for the 5th year in row it has earned best-in-class distinctions in the Promotion Optimization Institute’s (POI) 2020 TPx Vendor Panorama report. This year TABS Analytics was recognized in three categories: Post Event Analytics, Dashboard and Data Management.

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Online Grocery Sees Only Slight Growth in New Users in COVID-19 Era, Reinforcing Need for eCommerce Strategy Changes, According to New TABS Analytics Survey

Walmart Overtakes Amazon as Leader in eCommerce Grocery as Smaller Retailers Make Sizable Gains

Shelton, Conn. – August 17, 2020 – Despite more interest in online shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic, eCommerce grocery saw only a slight uptick in sales from new users this year, according to the TABS Analytics Annual Food and Beverage Consumables Study. Overall, online grocery transactions increased 15% year-over-year, as existing buyers made more frequent purchases, and smaller eCommerce retailers saw massive surges in new buyers. Walmart was one of the beneficiaries of the shift to online, as it overtook Amazon in share of transactions for the first time.

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