• Press Releases - September 11, 2019

    PACT (Prescriptive Analytics Collaborative Training) 2019 User Conference Kicks Off at Walt Disney World’s Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando


    PACT (Prescriptive Analytics Collaborative Training) 2019 User Conference Kicks Off at Walt Disney World’s Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando Senior retail executives come together to share success stories and technology advancements BURLINGTON, MA – Sept. 11, 2019 — Profitect Inc., now part of Zebra Technologies (NASDAQ: ZBRA) and the leading prescriptive analytics provider for […]

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  • News - September 8, 2019

    Insights Success: Profitect: Retail & CPG’s Premier Prescriptive Analytics Provider


    Based in Burlington, less than 15 miles outside of Boston, Profitect is a software firm offering an award-winning prescriptive analytics solution. The solution uniquely processes data to automatically identify opportunities for improvement, and provides a prescriptive action informing the appropriate stakeholder(s), in plain language, how to act on each opportunity. The vision of Profitect is to reduce […]

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  • News - August 9, 2019

    HBS Dealer: Home Depot increases sales visibility for decreased shrink


    The Home Depot is deploying the Zebra Technologies Savanna predictive analytics platform and Profitect sales and exception-based reporting (EBR) module to help lift sales and prevent fraud through the review of its omnichannel sales data. Prescriptive analytics applies artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to analyze data in near-real-time to uncover ongoing issues and recommend […]

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  • News - August 9, 2019

    RIS Exclusive: How The Home Depot Is Employing Prescriptive Analytics


    Retail’s competitive environment requires businesses, especially large retail chains like The Home Depot, to vigilantly move into the future of every aspect of the enterprise. Asset protection is no exception. Shrink, whether from waste, fraud, abuse, training, execution or other reasons, continues to cost retailers about 1.38% of sales. This rate that has remained steady…[Read […]

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  • Press Releases - August 8, 2019

    Zebra Technologies’ Prescriptive Analytics Suite Helps The Home Depot Battle Shrink


    Zebra Technologies’ Prescriptive Analytics Suite Helps The Home Depot Battle Shrink LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. – August 8, 2019 – Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable organizations to gain a performance edge, today announced The Home Depot has selected Savanna® Prescriptive Analytics to help prevent fraud by identifying opportunities […]

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  • News - August 8, 2019

    Chain Store Age: Home Depot increases sales visibility for decreased shrink


    Home improvement titan seeks to identify fraud in real time. The Home Depot is deploying the Zebra Technologies Savanna prescriptive analytics platform and Profitect sales and exception-based reporting (EBR) module to help lift sales and prevent fraud by reviewing its omnichannel sales data. Prescriptive analytics applies artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to analyze data […]

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  • News - August 8, 2019

    Loss Prevention Magazine: Home Depot Uses Zebra Technologies’ Prescriptive Analytics Suite to Battle Shrink


    The Home Depot has selected Savanna Prescriptive Analytics to help prevent fraud by identifying opportunities within the retailer’s sales data, online or in-store. The solution includes the Sales and Exception-Based Reporting (EBR) module from Profitect, which is now part of Zebra Technologies. After extensively analyzing analytics vendors in the market, The Home Depot was looking for […]

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  • News - August 6, 2019

    Loss Prevention Magazine: Analytics Is Not Just a Numbers Game in Investigations


    The extent to which retail investigations have been transformed by analytics is a good reflection of just how quickly things move in a technology age. We’re not so many years removed from when we were introduced to the idea, and now it’s hard to think of managing loss prevention without it. “I really can’t imagine […]

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  • News - July 15, 2019

    The New York Times: Amazon Prime Day Brings Sales, and Risks, for Retailers


    Amazon had already revolutionized the way people read books, watch TV and shop online. And now it has succeeded in transforming the retail calendar. Monday is the start of Amazon’s annual Prime Day sale, when subscribers to the company’s Prime service get major discounts on everything from flat-screen TVs to Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Now […]

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  • News - June 20, 2019

    Forbes: Closing The Gaps: Three Considerations For A Successful Omnichannel Strategy


    For retailers to successfully win over the modern retail customer, an integral omnichannel strategy is key. In my experience, I have found that the retailers with the most successful omnichannel strategies enjoy better customer retention, bigger baskets, higher profits and margins, and less waste. However, it should not be forgotten that omnichannel retail is…[Read More]

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  • News - June 12, 2019

    Money Inc.: Why CPFR Needs Prescriptive Analytics


    Today’s consumers, expecting unlimited choice in shopping, purchasing, and consumption, have sparked a competitive explosion in product variation, points of sale, delivery options, integrated sales, and delivery policies. Meanwhile, global sourcing, regulatory variation, and supply risk have complicated the upstream picture (such as through tariffs, for example), making it harder than ever in some cases to […]

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  • Press Releases - June 4, 2019

    Zebra Technologies Completes Acquisition of Profitect Inc.


    Zebra Technologies Completes Acquisition of Profitect Inc. LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. – June 3, 2019 – Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to gain a performance edge, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Profitect Inc., a privately-held, leading provider of prescriptive analytics for the retail and […]

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  • News - May 31, 2019

    Supply Chain Brain: Flexibility & Visibility in the Supply Chain


    The importance of visibility in the retail supply chain can’t be overstated, says Kelli Woelfel, Vice President of Industry Solutions at Profitect…[View More]

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  • Press Releases - May 31, 2019

    Profitect Recognized by The Technology Headlines Magazine as a Top 10 Fastest Growing Inventory Management Solution Provider 2019


    Profitect Recognized by The Technology Headlines Magazine as a Top 10 Fastest Growing Inventory Management Solution Provider 2019 BURLINGTON, Mass. — May 31, 2019– Profitect Inc., the leading prescriptive analytics provider for the retail and CPG industry, today announced the company was recognized as a “Top 10 Fastest Growing Inventory Management Solution Provider 2019” by […]

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  • News - May 22, 2019

    WWD: Zebra Technology Earning More Retail Stripes With Acquisition


    Zebra Technologies Corporation announced its intent to acquire Profitect, a software-as-a-service organization that provides retail and consumer packaged goods companies with prescriptive analytics solutions….[Read More]

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  • Press Releases - May 20, 2019

    Zebra Technologies to Acquire Profitect Inc.


    Zebra Technologies to Acquire Profitect Inc. Acquisition extends Intelligent Edge Solutions portfolio and advances Enterprise Asset Intelligence vision LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. & BURLINGTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 20, 2019–Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to gain a performance edge, today announced it intends to acquire […]

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  • News - May 20, 2019

    Loss Prevention Magazine: Zebra Technologies to Acquire Prescriptive Analytics Provider Profitect


    Zebra Technologies announced it intends to acquire Profitect, a leading provider of prescriptive analytics for the retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) industries. Zebra is an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to gain a…[Read More]

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  • News - May 20, 2019

    RIS: Brookshire Brothers Improves Sales and Reduces Shrink with Prescriptive Analytics


    Brookshire Brothers is leveraging next-gen prescriptive analytics to crack tough-to-solve cases involving markdown abuse, post voids, and other criminal activity by associates and external subjects, including ORC rings. The Profitect Inc solution empowers the retailer to…[Read More]

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  • Press Releases - May 15, 2019

    Profitect Announces 182% Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth


    Profitect Announces 182% Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth Retail & CPG Momentum of Profitect’s Prescriptive Analytics Solution Sees Company Retail Location Deployments at 53,000+ Supporting More than 40,000 Concurrent Users BURLINGTON, MA – May 15, 2019 – Profitect Inc., the leading prescriptive analytics provider for the retail and CPG industry, today announced the company experienced 182 percent […]

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  • News - May 2, 2019

    Chain Store Age: Regional grocer gets jump on fraud


    Texas-based grocery retailer Brookshire Brothers is using advanced analytics to stay ahead of fraud schemes. Brookshire Brothers, which operates more than 100 stores in Texas and Louisiana, leverages the Profitect sales…[Read More]

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  • News - May 1, 2019

    Loss Prevention Magazine: Partnering With Retailers


    Five executives discuss what makes vendors successful solutions providers…[View More]

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  • News - May 1, 2019

    Diginomica: Why prescriptive analytics matters – the view from Profitect customers


    Prescriptive analytics has my attention. Most users don’t have time to assess data – they need exception alerts and next best actions. Here’s what I’ve learned talking to Profitect customers. Now and then, a terrific story falls through the cracks. But sometimes the topic is worth fighting for….[Read More]

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  • Press Releases - May 1, 2019

    Brookshire Brothers Leverages Profitect’s Prescriptive Analytics to Optimize Efficiency, Improve Sales, and Reduce Shrink


    Brookshire Brothers Leverages Profitect’s Prescriptive Analytics to Optimize Efficiency, Improve Sales, and Reduce Shrink Leading Retailer to Present on Business Benefits Grocer Has Achieved with Profitect at Retail Industry Leaders’ Association (RILA)’s Asset Protection Conference BURLINGTON, MA – May 1, 2019 – Profitect Inc., the leading prescriptive analytics provider for the retail and CPG industry, […]

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  • News - April 26, 2019

    RetailWeek: Two easy ways to make product returns profitable


    Traditionally an area of loss for retailers, product returns can instead become an opportunity to increase revenue and customer satisfaction. A recent study by GlobalData predicted the cost of online returns for UK retailers will hit £5.6bn by 2023….[Read More]

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  • Press Releases - April 25, 2019

    The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) Announces Profitect is Now a Doctorate Level Partner with Organization


    The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) Announces Profitect is Now a Doctorate Level Partner with Organization Profitect & LPF Working Together to Drive Future Loss Prevention Professional’s Growth Matthews, NC, April 25, 2019 – The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) announces that Profitect Inc., the leading prescriptive analytics provider for the retail and CPG industry, is for […]

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  • Press Releases - April 24, 2019

    Profitect Is Named a Top 10 Artificial Intelligence Solution Provider for 2019 by Retail CIO Outlook Magazine


    Profitect Is Named a Top 10 Artificial Intelligence Solution Provider for 2019 by Retail CIO Outlook Magazine Burlington, MA – April 24, 2019 – Profitect Inc., the leading prescriptive analytics provider for the retail and CPG industry, today announced the company is named a “Top 10 Artificial Intelligence (AI) Solution Provider – 2019” by Retail […]

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  • News - April 4, 2019

    Forbes: Opening A Tech Company In 2019? Consider These Four Hiring Factors


    You’re almost there — you came up with an innovative new idea, secured funding to see it through and are on your way to developing a new technology company. So what’s next? You need to hire the right talent to make your vision a reality. For entrepreneurs starting new businesses from scratch, it can be […]

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  • News - March 19, 2019

    Chain Store Age: Four Strategies Retailers Can Use to Weather Higher Shipping Costs


    Recently, FedEx and UPS announced new rate hikes for 2019. These increases in shipping costs, averaging 4.9%, have sparked some anxiety among retailers. They’re another burden on already-thin retail profits, and now threaten one of the most important perks in modern retail: free shipping. (See FedEx’s full rate guide here; UPS’ here.) In my conversations with some […]

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  • Press Releases - March 11, 2019

    Profitect to Present at University of Indianapolis Loss Prevention Seminar


    Profitect to Present at University of Indianapolis Loss Prevention Seminar CEO Guy Yehiav to Discuss How to Leverage Prescriptive Analytics to Reduce Shrink, Increase Sales, and Drive Faster Case Resolutions   BURLINGTON, MA – March 11, 2019 – Profitect Inc., the leading prescriptive analytics provider for the retail and CPG industries, today announced that in […]

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  • News - February 26, 2019

    Retail Customer Experience: Is your gift card program ready for Gen Z?


    Although many of those in today’s youngest generation are still in their teens, Gen Z is already being defined and most well-known for being the first true digital natives. Raised by Gen X parents who came of age in the big-hair, MTV era of the 80s, Gen Z is growing up to be optimistic yet […]

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  • Press Releases - February 26, 2019

    62 Percent of U.K. Generation Z Shoppers Choose In Store Retail Experiences


    62 Percent of U.K. Generation Z Shoppers Choose In Store Retail Experiences Survey of More Than 1,000 U.K. Gen Zers Reveals Shopping Preferences and Workplace Behaviours BURLINGTON, MA– February 26, 2019 –Profitect Inc., the leading prescriptive analytics provider for the retail and CPG industry, today announced the results of a survey in partnership with Retail […]

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  • News - February 19, 2019

    Forbes: Paving The Way For Gen Z In Tech


    Gen Z — also known as those born after the mid-1990s — is quickly overtaking Millennials as the newest emerging consumer group and hires in the enterprise. In fact, Bloomberg indicates that Gen Z will make up 32% of the global population within this year. Despite this significance, relatively little research has been done by enterprises on […]

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  • Press Releases - February 19, 2019

    Profitect Strengthens Collaboration with Zebra Technologies, Co-Exhibits at EuroCIS


    Profitect Strengthens Collaboration with Zebra Technologies, Co-Exhibits at EuroCIS Leading European Event Marks Fourth Time Two Companies Working Together to Drive Brand Awareness at Industry Conferences BURLINGTON, MA – February 19, 2019 – Profitect Inc., the leading prescriptive analytics provider for the retail and CPG industries, today announced the company is strengthening the collaboration with […]

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  • Press Releases - February 14, 2019

    RILA Recognizes Profitect as Leader in Data Analytics, Industry Innovation


    RILA Recognizes Profitect as Leader in Data Analytics, Industry Innovation Ongoing Partnership Fosters Collaboration With Retail Community Arlington, VA – 2/14/2019 – The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) today recognizes Profitect, a leader in prescriptive analytics software, as a valuable strategic partner to the Association and the industry. As a solution provider to the retail […]

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  • Press Releases - February 12, 2019

    Profitect to Present at Ohio Grocers Association 2019 Loss Prevention Summit


    Profitect to Present at Ohio Grocers Association 2019 Loss Prevention Summit Vice President Kelli Woelfel to Discuss Leveraging Prescriptive Analytics to Improve Self Checkout Practices and Minimize Total Retail Loss BURLINGTON, MA – FEBRUARY 12, 2019 – Profitect Inc., the leading prescriptive analytics provider for the retail and CPG industry, today announced that Profitect Vice […]

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  • News - February 8, 2019

    Retail Customer Experience: Canadian grocer partners with Profitect to enhance reporting, boost customer satisfaction


    Canadian grocery retailer Sobeys is partnering with prescriptive analytics provider Profitect to boost customer satisfaction and reduce shrink. Sobeys will replace its legacy exception-based reporting technology with Profitect’s sales and EBR solution to analyze sales data as well as detect fraud, reduce shrink and gain greater labor efficiencies. It also hopes to enhance training opportunities as […]

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  • News - February 7, 2019

    Total Retail: Getting the Most Out of Your Gen Z Workforce


    As many retailers are already aware, Generation Z (Gen Z) is not only a population with purchasing power as consumers, but also quickly emerging as tech-savvy employees. Gen Z habits are accelerating the future of retail, including in-store work processes. According to a recent survey of more than 1,000 Gen Zers nationwide between the ages of 18 […]

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  • News - February 6, 2019

    RIS News: Sobeys to Improve Customer Satisfaction and Reduce Shrink


    Canadian grocer Sobeys is replacing their legacy Exception Based Reporting (EBR) solution with Profitect’s Sales & EBR module. The retailer will use Profitect’s pattern detection and machine learning technology to analyze their sales data and create actionable opportunities that deliver value to their business. Areas of focus include fraud, shrink, process failures, training opportunities, loyalty […]

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  • News - February 6, 2019

    Grocery Business: Sobeys partners with Profitect on prescriptive analytics


    Sobeys has partnered with Profitect to reduce shrink and improve customer satisfaction. Profitect provides prescriptive analytics to the retail and CPG industries. Using pattern detection and machine learning, Profitect analyzes sales data and identifies ways to improve performance when it comes to fraud, shrink, process failures, training, loyalty behaviour and…[Read More]

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  • Press Releases - February 6, 2019

    Sobeys Inc. Partners with Profitect


    Sobeys Inc. Partners With Profitect Sobeys to Leverage Profitect’s Prescriptive Analytics to Improve Customer Satisfaction and Reduce Shrink BURLINGTON, MA – February 6, 2019 – Profitect Inc., the leading prescriptive analytics provider for the retail and CPG industries, announced today the company has signed a partnership agreement with Sobeys Inc., a leading Canadian grocery retailer […]

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  • News - February 1, 2019

    Loss Prevention Magazine: Using Analytics to Maximize On-Shelf Availability and Supply Chain Processes


    Data analytics has been one of the major technology applications driving the evolution of retailing. While many of the analytics platforms are focused on in-store operations, the same techniques can help retailers fine-tune their logistics and supply chain operations to maximize merchandise, on-shelf availability, and support omni-channel retailing. LPM: In layman’s terms, what is predictive […]

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  • News - February 1, 2019

    Women’s Wear Daily: How Retail Reacts as Shipping and Snail Mail Gets Pricier


    The words “free shipping” usually catch the gaze of the deal-hungry shopper, but for retailers and direct-to-consumer brands, it means pressure to the bottom line. Recently, two other words — price increase — are being seen in announcements by the United States Postal Service, FedEx, UPS and other carriers. These are variable costs that, while […]

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  • News - January 30, 2019

    Convenience Store Decisions: NRF BIG Show 2019 Highlights


    The NRF, “Retails BIG Show,” is known for showcasing the technologies that power the retail industry. The show floor, which basically covers an entire Manhattan city block, encompasses 700+ exhibitors. Those exhibitors include everyone from Microsoft, Oracle and IBM and established tech giants with multi-level displays to kitchen-table-sized booths housing brand-new, first-time exhibiting startups…[Read More]

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  • Press Releases - January 29, 2019

    Profitect Recognized by CIOReview Magazine Among 20 Most Promising Retail Solution Providers for 2019


    Profitect Recognized by CIOReview Magazine Among 20 Most Promising Retail Solution Providers for 2019 Annual Ranking Acknowledges Leading Retail Technology Providers Delivering Innovation BURLINGTON, MA – January 29, 2019 – Profitect Inc., the leading prescriptive analytics provider for the retail and CPG industry, was recognized by CIOReview as one of the “20 Most Promising Retail Solution […]

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  • News - January 23, 2019

    RIS News: NRF Show Coverage From EnsembleIQ in 2019


    NRF’s annual Big Show can be overwhelming, so every year readers check in with RIS to see catch up on all the retail news, trends and sessions they might have missed. The following is a list of our…[Read More]

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  • News - January 22, 2019

    Loss Prevention Magazine: The World’s Largest Retail Conference Focused on Technology and Customer Experience


    “I would love to say that retail is back, but that would be wrong,” said BJ’s Wholesale Club President and CEO Chris Baldwin with a pause. “Retail never went away,” he declared in opening remarks from the conference main stage. “As I stand here today, I can say that our industry is more healthy, vibrant, […]

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  • News - January 21, 2019

    RIS News: Guy Yehiav Discusses Standing Out as a Retailer


    To watch the video of Profitect CEO, Guy Yehiav, discussing standing out as a retailer, click here.

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  • News - January 17, 2019

    CIO Review: Profitect: Bridging the Gap with Prescriptive Analytics and “Smart Tasks”


    Many retailers find their existing analytics and reporting systems ineffective. To be successful, they need optimum visibility to anomalies in product behaviors, inventory movements, transactions, and more. Many “traditional” analytics systems, which usually create reports for interpretation, are focused on the report and visualization, rather than the corrective action and workflow. Profitect, an award-winning software […]

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  • News - January 17, 2019

    Money Inc: Retail Supply Chain: Its Evolution and Where We’re Headed


    As customer demands have shifted due to the popularity of mobile commerce and omnichannel retailing, retail brands’ supply chain operations have had to evolve to match. Retailers are acutely aware of the role data plays in business success, and supply chain operations are grappling with making the most of the data collected. This article will […]

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  • Press Releases - January 10, 2019

    Profitect to Present on Two Speaking Panel Sessions at NRF 2019 – Retail’s BIG Show & Expo


    Profitect to Present on Two Speaking Panel Sessions at NRF 2019 – Retail’s BIG Show & Expo BURLINGTON, MA – January 10, 2019 – Profitect Inc., the leading prescriptive analytics provider for the retail and CPG industry, today announced the company will be participating in two speaking panel sessions at the 2019 NRF Big Show. […]

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  • News - January 8, 2019

    RetailWeek: Gen Z: Inside the Minds of Retail’s Chief Disruptor


    Born in 1996 or later, Gen Z are identified as the most tech-savvy consumer group, but the majority (63%) still enjoy the physical shopping experience. This is one of the key findings from a major new Retail Week report, Generation Z: The shopping and work habits of retail’s chief disruptors, produced in association with Profitect, […]

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  • Press Releases - January 8, 2019

    Profitect Voted a Top Software Vendor by Retailers Across 15 Categories in 2019 RIS Software Leaderboard


    Profitect Voted a Top Software Vendor by Retailers Across 15 Categories in 2019 RIS Software Leaderboard Profitect Secures Top Rankings in ROI, Customer Satisfaction, Technology Innovation and Overall Performance in Renowned “Best of the Best in Retail Tech” Report BURLINGTON, Mass., January 8, 2019 — Profitect Inc., the leading prescriptive analytics provider for retail and […]

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  • News - January 7, 2019

    The Hayes Report


    Winter 2018-19 Can you believe it? 2018 is already in the past and 2019 promises to bring the Loss Prevention/Asset Protection and Safety industries even more challenges in the year ahead. Presidents and CEOs will be counting on their Loss Prevention/Asset Protection and Safety teams to help increase their company’s bottom-line profits through shrinkage/loss reduction. […]

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  • News - January 2, 2019

    RIS News: Top Women in Retail Tech 2019


    Retail is in an era of rebirth. Traditional retailers have been forced to adopt an innovate or die approach to keep pace with new market entrants that have redefined what retail is and should be. Amid this upheaval, new industry leaders are emerging who are charting a new course for career success. RIS’ third annual […]

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  • News - December 5, 2018

    2019 RIS Software Leaderboard


    The annual must-read report ranking the best of the best in retail technology. Download this report to see which retail software providers ranked in more than 50 head-to-head charts. Find out which vendors score the highest customer satisfaction ratings among those who count most — retailers who use the software…[Read More]

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  • News - December 4, 2018

    RIS News: Understanding Gen Z Habits to Help Boost Sales


    Every year retailers spend hours planning campaigns to effectively market holiday sales to different consumer age groups. However, this year retailers are spending a little extra time focusing on Generation Z shoppers. Generation Z (Gen Z), the newest emerging consumer group born after the mid-1990s through the early 2000s, is set to reach 2.6 billion […]

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  • News - December 4, 2018

    Chain Store Age: Commentary: A Closer Look at Gen Z


    Generation Z (Gen Z) is the newest emerging consumer group, born after the mid-1990s through the early 2000s, these consumers are quickly reaching the age of substantive disposable income. According to a Bloomberg analysis of United Nations data, Gen Z will comprise 32% of the global population of 7.7 billion by 2019.   This means […]

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  • News - November 29, 2018

    Retail Customer Experience: Gen Z retail associates will impact industry, claims report


    Gen Z retail store associates will drive adoption of digital solutions within the retail enterprise, given the increasing numbers working in the industry. Nearly 50 percent of today’s Gen Zers are working in retail, according to a Profitect survey, and 65 percent believe antiquated processes in task management and …[Read More]

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  • News - November 28, 2018

    Money Inc: Debunking Misconceptions of Prescriptive Analytics


    Many organizations realize they want a better understanding of their data and have identified the need to implement advanced analytic approaches. They have built beautiful dashboard visualizations and hired large teams of data scientists (many with Ph. D.’s and commanding high salaries) to gain the insight they lack. However, what is often forgotten are the […]

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  • News - November 21, 2018

    Forbes: Pragmatic AI For Retail: An Introduction


    Across many industries, innovators are looking at machine learning as a solution for bringing their organization to the next level of productivity. Retail is no different. Many organizations have already adopted machine learning and artificial intelligence solutions and are reaping the rewards. In my experience working with retail companies, those that have implemented AI solutions have […]

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  • News - October 23, 2018

    Retail Touchpoints: How Retailers Can Make The Most Of “America’s Hottest Job”


    Bloomberg recently declared the data scientist to be “America’s Hottest Job,” citing a national trend of employing those with a master’s degree in applied statistics or similar training by leading companies such as Airbnb and Uber. This hiring trend is driven by company leaders who realize the importance of capturing, understanding and learning from the […]

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  • News - October 17, 2018

    Retail Leader: Gen Z to redesign holiday expectations


    October 17, 2018 Retailers are trying to get a headstart with their holiday hiring strategy, but not all the available positions will likely be filled. However, according to a new survey done by Profitect, Gen Zers, aged 18-22, are already taking the retail industry processes by storm as both consumers and employees. The exclusive survey […]

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  • Press Releases - October 17, 2018

    New Nationwide Consumer Survey Finds Gen Zers Will Redesign Expectations in Today’s Retail Workforce


    New Nationwide Consumer Survey Finds Gen Zers Will Redesign Expectations in Today’s Retail Workforce Almost 50% of Gen Zers Already Working in Retail and Two-Thirds of this Digitally-Savvy Generation Crave New Solutions for Task Management and Reporting BURLINGTON, MA – October 17, 2018 – Profitect Inc., the leading prescriptive analytics provider for the retail and […]

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  • News - October 5, 2018

    Cultivating Your Tech Team’s Morale: 10 Ways To Motivate And Inspire Happiness


    October 5, 2018 Motivating, engaging and improving team happiness are all goals of any good team manager. Low team morale can kill inspiration and creativity, as well as lead to poor performance. Meanwhile, higher morale and overall team happiness can lead to highly beneficial results. For example, a recent economics study at the University of […]

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  • Press Releases - October 3, 2018

    Profitect’s Annual User Conference, PACT 2018 Commences in Hilton Head, South Carolina


    Profitect’s Annual User Conference, PACT 2018 Commences in Hilton Head, South Carolina Prescriptive Analytics Collaborative Training (PACT) Conference Brings Senior Retail Executives Together BURLINGTON, MA – October 3, 2018 — Profitect Inc., the leading prescriptive analytics provider for the retail and CPG industries, today announced the launch of it’s annual user conference, Profitect PACT (Prescriptive […]

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  • News - September 19, 2018

    Drug Store News: Study: Younger Shoppers Prefer Brick-and-Mortar Stores


    September 19, 2018 The majority of Gen Z shoppers prefer to do their shopping in brick-and-mortar stores — especially when the locations are convenient. According to a survey of Gen Z shoppers (aged 18 to 22) by prescriptive analytics provider Profitect, 42% of respondents prefer to shop in-stores versus online. A further 34% prefer to […]

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  • News - September 19, 2018

    Chain Store Age: Study: Gen Z Shoppers Like Physical Stores


    September 19, 2018 The majority of Gen Z shoppers prefer to do their shopping in brick-and-mortar stores— especially when the locations are convenient. Study: Gen Z craves ‘novelty’ and experience According to a survey of Gen Z shoppers (aged 18 to 22) by prescriptive analytics provider Profitect, 42% of respondents prefer to shop in-stores vs […]

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  • News - September 18, 2018

    Retail Leader: Here’s What Retailers Should Know About Gen Z


    September 18, 2018 Generation Z is here to show that brick-and-mortar may indeed have a future, while also emphasizing the importance of retailers’ omnichannel execution. A recent study released by Profitect reveals that 76 percent of Generation Z (Gen Z) shoppers picked in-store as their top shopping destination. The survey of more than 1,000 U.S. […]

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  • News - September 18, 2018

    NY Daily News: Gen Z Won’t Kill Brick-and-Mortar, New Surveys Say


    September 18, 2018 If millennials are killing brick-and-mortar stores, then their successors might save it, according to new surveys that say some young shoppers actually like to shop in person. A survey from analytics firm Profitect Inc. said about 42 percent of shoppers age 18-22 (the post-millennial age group) prefer to shop in-store versus online. […]

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  • News - September 18, 2018

    HomeWorld Business: Survey: Generation Z Consumers Enjoy In-Store Advantages


    September 18, 2018 Profitect, a prescriptive analytics provider for the retail and consumer packaged goods industry, reported that, in a survey of Generation Z shoppers ages 18 to 22, 42% of respondents prefer to shop in-store versus online. A further 34% indicated that they prefer to shop in-store and online equally, while only 23% said […]

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  • News - September 18, 2018

    RetailDive: Seventy-Six Percent of Gen Z Shoppers Pick Stores as Shopping Destination


    September 18, 2018 New Survey Explores Shopping Preferences of U.S. Consumers, Ages 18-22 BURLINGTON, MA – September 18, 2018 – Profitect Inc., the leading prescriptive analytics provider for the retail and CPG industry, today announced the results of a new survey of more than 1,000 U.S. Generation Z (Gen Z) shoppers aged 18-22. The results […]

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  • Press Releases - September 18, 2018

    Seventy-Six Percent of Gen Z Shoppers Pick Stores as Shopping Destination


    Seventy-Six Percent of Gen Z Shoppers Pick Stores as Shopping Destination New Survey Explores Shopping Preferences of U.S. Consumers, Ages 18-22 BURLINGTON, MA – September 18, 2018 – Profitect Inc., the leading prescriptive analytics provider for the retail and CPG industry, today announced the results of a new survey of more than 1,000 U.S. Generation […]

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  • News - September 18, 2018

    Orlando Sentinel: Gen Z Won’t Kill Brick-and-Mortar, New Surveys Say


    September 18, 2018 If millennials are killing brick-and-mortar stores, then their successors might save it, according to new surveys that say some young shoppers actually like to shop in person. A survey from analytics firm Profitect Inc. said about 42 percent of shoppers age 18-22 (the post-millennial age group) prefer to shop in-store versus online. […]

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  • Press Releases - September 13, 2018

    Profitect to Present at The 12th Annual New England Loss Prevention Expo


    Profitect to Present at The 12th Annual New England Loss Prevention Expo Kelli Woelfel, VP of Industry Solutions to Discuss Prescriptive Analytics Benefits at Leading Asset Protection Conference September 13, 2018 — (Burlington, MA) Profitect Inc., the leading prescriptive analytics provider for the retail and CPG industry, today announced that Kelli Woelfel, VP of Industry Solutions will present […]

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  • News - August 31, 2018

    Understanding Keys to AI Vendor Selection, Deployment


    August 31, 2018 The world of artificial intelligence is frightening. No, not the danger of an army of AI-powered robots taking over the world (though that is a bit concerning). The real fear is that the wrong vendor is chosen or the rollout handled poorly. After all, AI is complex, not fully mature, in some cases […]

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  • Press Releases - August 29, 2018

    The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) Announces Profitect as Newest Bachelor Level Partner


    The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) Announces Profitect as Newest Bachelor Level Partner Profitect, the Leader in Prescriptive Analytics, Supports the LPF by Advancing Sponsorship Matthews, NC, August 29, 2018 – The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) today announced that Profitect Inc., the leading prescriptive analytics provider for the retail and CPG industry, is its newest Bachelor […]

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  • News - August 10, 2018

    Profitect CEO: Build Tech With Speed And Simplicity In Mind


    August 10, 2018 Throughout his career, Guy Yehiav, CEO of Profitect, a prescriptive analytics software company based in Burlington, Mass., has learned two vital strategies when implementing large-scale tech projects. One—move fast. “When you implement something for six to nine months, a lot of things happen. People move their career onwards and upwards, and they […]

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  • News - August 7, 2018

    Prescriptive Analytics Ushers in a New Era of Supply Chain Optimization


    August 7, 2018: Supply chain digitization has escalated quickly as enterprises seek a better way to manage the huge volumes of data now associated with procurement, production and distribution. Supply chain executives have always tried to maximize their profitable operations, first locally within the manufacturing plant to minimize batch cost, and later linking it to […]

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  • Amazon News - July 18, 2018

    Amazon’s Prime Day Rolls On Despite Technology Let Down


    July 18, 2018: Now in its fourth year, the big news out of Amazon’s annual Prime Day event has taken a drastic shift. Traditionally, the days following the massive flash sale is filled with reports highlighting Amazon’s latest record-breaking sales numbers, but this year the back-patting narratives have taken a negative spin. The seemingly bulletproof […]

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  • News - July 16, 2018

    Helping Retailers Stay Ahead By Gauging Sentiment


    July 16, 2018: Online brand and product reviews today are an important part of the retailer-shopper relationship. As more consumers take to the Internet and social media to share their retail experiences and feedback, retailers must be keenly aware of how reviews impact brand reputation, risk and even their bottom line. Given this impact, reviews […]

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  • News - July 2, 2018

    Loss Prevention Magazine: Using Analytics to Maximize On-Shelf Availability and Supply-Chain Processes


    June 2018: Using Analytics to Maximize On-Shelf Availability and Supply-Chain Processes

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  • News - June 18, 2018

    Supply Chain World: Looking Inside


    June 18, 2018: It can’t be denied – supply chain digitization has escalated quickly over the last 30 years as enterprises needed a better way to manage the amount of data coming through their doors. With the increased availability of analytical solutions and the adoption of machine learning capabilities, looking inside consumer packaged goods and […]

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  • NRF Protect 2018 Press Releases - June 11, 2018

    Profitect and Leading Beauty Retailer Present at NRF Protect 2018 Conference in Dallas


    Profitect and Leading Beauty Retailer Present at NRF Protect 2018 Conference in Dallas Session to Focus on Combined Efforts of Finance & Loss Prevention for Success in Today’s Retail Market BURLINGTON, MA – June 11, 2018 – Profitect Inc., the leading prescriptive analytics provider for the retail and CPG industry, today announced the company will […]

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  • Press Releases - June 6, 2018

    Profitect Presents Prescriptive Analytics Successes at Rethinking Commerce Summit


    Profitect Presents Prescriptive Analytics Successes at Rethinking Commerce Summit BURLINGTON, MA – June 6, 2018 – Profitect Inc., the leading prescriptive analytics provider for the retail and CPG industry, today announced the company will be presenting at the Rethinking Commerce Summit 2018 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Profitect Managing Director of EMEA Yonatan Olsha will keynote […]

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  • News - June 6, 2018

    Retail TouchPoints: 3 AI Success Stories: Tips From Overstock.com, Finish Line And H&M


    June 6, 2018:  An expanding group of retailers are implementing AI solutions to solve specific operational problems, from merchandising and marketing to promotions and pricing. AI’s growth reflects this — the technology’s market within retail is projected to reach $27.2 billion by 2025. Retailers are tapping AI to drive sales and anticipate demand (50%); understand consumer […]

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  • News WWD - June 4, 2018

    WWD: Buried in Data? Prescriptive Analytics Helps Fashion Retailers Sift Through the Numbers


    June 4, 2018: In today’s consumer-centric retail and fashionmarket, data is king. And retailers and brands generate a lot of it. From sku-level product information to point of sale data, the numbers can help inform pricing and merchandising strategies. But sorting through mountains of data and daily reports can strain retailers and brands, and pull them from doing […]

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  • News - June 4, 2018

    Venture Fizz: Summer Reading – Boston Tech Shares What They Are Reading (Part 1: Business/Entrepreneur Books)


    June 4, 2018: Summer Reading – Boston Tech Shares What They Are Reading (Part 1: Business/Entrepreneur Books)

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  • News - May 30, 2018

    Progressive Grocer: Doubling Down on Data


    May 2018: In today’s world of grocery, retailers are no longer the ones calling the shots — consumers are. And more than ever before, they want a closer relationship with the stores they shop. This reality is especially true in the grocery business. According to the “2018 Private Brand intelligence report,” from stamford, conn.-based branding […]

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  • Press Releases - May 16, 2018

    Retail Industry Luminary Andrea Weiss Joins Profitect Board of Directors


    Retail Industry Luminary Andrea Weiss Joins Profitect Board of Directors Weiss Joins a Board of Six Industry Veterans and Innovators Advising the Organization BURLINGTON, MA – May 16, 2018 – Profitect Inc., the leading prescriptive analytics solution provider for the retail and CPG industry, today announced Andrea Weiss has joined its Board of Directors, effective […]

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  • Press Releases RILA AP 2018 - May 8, 2018

    Profitect Wins Retailers’ Choice Award for Third Consecutive Year at RILA Retail Conference 2018


    Profitect Wins Retailers’ Choice Award for Third Consecutive Year at RILA Retail Conference 2018 Profitect’s Machine Learning Also Wins for Innovation at Leading Retail Event in Orlando BURLINGTON, MA – May 8, 2018 – Profitect Inc., the leading prescriptive analytics provider for the retail and CPG industry, today announced its third consecutive win of the […]

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  • Press Releases RILA AP 2018 - April 30, 2018

    Profitect to Co-Present on Mobile-First Approach to Total Retail Loss at 2018 RILA Asset Protection (AP) Conference in Orlando


    Profitect to Co-Present on Mobile-First Approach to Total Retail Loss at 2018 RILA Asset Protection (AP) Conference in Orlando Profitect Contending Finalist for Third Consecutive Year of (R)Tech AP Innovation Award BURLINGTON, MA – April 30, 2018 – Profitect Inc., the leading prescriptive analytics solution provider for the retail and CPG industry, today announced the […]

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  • News - April 16, 2018

    Fierce Retail: Q&A—The growth of prescriptive analytics


    April 16, 2018:  Retailers have been diligently capturing data, but many still struggle with harnessing that information to take needed action. In the past, most retailers turned to business intelligence and reports to help take action. But Guy Yehiav, CEO of prescriptive analytics provider Profitect, says that reports are continuously delivered and employees are spending countless hours […]

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  • News - March 16, 2018

    Sports Insight Extra: Bob McGee’s podcast with Guy Yehiav


    March 16, 2018:  Sport’s Insight Extra’s Bob McGee’s podcast with Guy Yehiav

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  • Press Releases - February 26, 2018

    Profitect and Beauty Supply Customer Present on Supply Chain Success at RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference in Phoenix


    Profitect and Beauty Supply Customer Present on Supply Chain Success at RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference in Phoenix Profitect Customer to Detail How the Retailer Has Leveraged Prescriptive Analytics to Drive Supply Chain Efficiency, Monday February 26 at 3:00 pm BURLINGTON, MA – February 26, 2018 – Profitect Inc., the leading prescriptive analytics solution provider […]

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  • News - January 28, 2018

    Forbes: This Is What The Retail Industry Is Talking About Now


    January 28, 2018: In the retail industry, the largest annual exposition is usually the National Retail Federation Big Show that takes place every January in New York. Not withstanding the enormous amount of recent retail store closings, the mood at this year’s just-concluded Big Show was buoyant. Mike Webster, Senior Vice President at Oracle said it straight out, “We’re […]

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  • News - January 26, 2018

    Forbes: The Top Technology Solutions For Customer Engagement At NRF 2018 Retail’s Big Show


    January 26, 2018: The products and services on display are designed to help retailers improve service, awareness, shopper consideration, engagement and the postpurchase experience. Three of the customer engagement solutions on display in the Innovation Lab struck me as especially useful. Profitect has created an analytics platform that provides retailers with real-time data from all areas of […]

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  • News - January 22, 2018

    RIS News: Guy Yehiav & Kelli Woelfel of Profitect Talk Practical Artificial Intelligence


    January 22, 2018:  RIS News’ Editorial Director Joe Skorupa talks to Guy Yehiav, CEO & Chairman of the Board, and Kelli Woelfel, Vice President Industry Solutions, both of Profitect, during NRF’s 2018 Big Show in New York. [Read More]

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  • News - January 16, 2018

    RIS News: Bombogenesis at the 2018 NRF Big Show


    January 16, 2018:  The weather was not frigid at the 2018 NRF Big Show, but there was a winter cyclone under the roof of the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Coming off a year of booming sales and historic store closings, 35,000 retailers gathered to search for methods to survive and thrive in a time of […]

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  • Press Releases - January 15, 2018

    ascena retail group, Belk Join Profitect for Executive Panel on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, & Prescriptive Analytics at NRF 2018


    ascena retail group, Belk Join Profitect for Executive Panel on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, & Prescriptive Analytics at NRF 2018 Senior Executive Panel Monday at 4:00 pm ET at NRF Expo Hall, Big Ideas Room 4, Level 3 New York, NY (NRF Big Show – Booth #4253) – January 15, 2018 – Profitect Inc., the […]

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  • Press Releases - December 13, 2017

    Profitect Holds Celebration for New Headquarters in Burlington, MA Featuring Governor Charlie Baker, Friday, December 15 at 4:00 pm ET


    Profitect Holds Celebration for New Headquarters in Burlington, MA Featuring Governor Charlie Baker, Friday, December 15 at 4:00 pm ET Larger Headquarters to Support Second Consecutive Year of 200%+ YoY Growth BURLINGTON, MA – December 13, 2017 – Profitect Inc., the leading prescriptive analytics provider for retail, wholesale, and the CPG industry, today announced that […]

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