Competitive Intelligence: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

The end of Q4 is rapidly approaching. If you listen very closely, you can hear winter coming: the soothing voice of Bing Crosby on the radio, pine cones thunderously crashing to the ground, accountants with furrowed brows crunching year-end numbers. The holiday season may look a little different this year as we approach month nine

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Monitoring COVID-19 Holiday Safety Compliance Using Retail Audits

2020 has been quite the year, hasn’t it? It is fairly difficult to believe that nationwide lockdowns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic took place just under eight months ago. Despite 2020 spanning into eternity and feeling an awful lot like three years in one, the holiday season is rapidly approaching. On any other non-pandemic

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Gathering Competitive Intelligence Through Mystery Shopping

You now understand “Competitive Intelligence” or CI, a key market research terminology, after reading our article “What is Competitive Intelligence?” You also know the many benefits of incorporating and executing a CI strategy into your business planning after reading our article “The Benefits of Robust Competitive Intelligence.” Now you want to know how to collect

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The Benefits of Robust Competitive Intelligence

What is Competitive Intelligence? Competitive Intelligence (CI) is the sister of market research, sharing many of the same characteristics and techniques for information collection. CI, however, specifically targets competitive brands, market data and consumer response to said data. The result of effective analysis of competitive intelligence data is the anticipation of emerging trends, new technologies

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What is Competitive Intelligence?

“If you ain’t first, you’re last” – Ricky Bobby The Twenty-First Century introduced unmatched innovation, built off the back of key internet players like Google, Microsoft and Yahoo, who created a whole new market for businesses to explore. Barriers to market entry are the lowest they have ever been, which creates incredible opportunity to pursue

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