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The current Foodservice environment presents a multi-faceted route to market with an increasing number of players in the marketplace which creates the continued demand for multiple layers of trade investment. With hundreds of trade agreements in place, it can be hard to keep track of who is owed what. Manufacturers often lose thousands to millions of dollars each year by paying on erroneous trade promotions claims....

While they are in widespread use across the industry, a level of confusion and uncertainty about their role in the enterprise and how to best develop, test and deploy AI/ML is still prevalent. To uncover some of the ways that AI and machine learning can have real value in retail execution, CGT hosted a virtual fireside chat with a pair of industry thought leaders from Exceedra....

The requirements for in-store executional excellence has been radically transformed in 2020. Along with the ongoing challenges of maintaining your brands’ product availability and rightful share of your selling space in-store, manufacturers are now facing the new reality in which their field teams have become not just an ambassador for your brands but a trusted extension of the retailer’s operations teams....