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The Ultimate Guide to Reddit for CPG Brands

The online community is a gem for discussing just about every topic under the sun. But did you know that it's also an invaluable resource for consumer insights, supply chain expertise, e-commerce, brand-building, data science, and all things CPG? If you’re in the CPG world and you’re not on Reddit, the time is now.

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The Ultimate Guide to Reddit for CPG Brands

The online community is a gem for discussing just about every topic under the sun. But did you know that it's also an invaluable resource for consumer insights, supply chain expertise, e-commerce, brand-building, data science, and all things CPG? If you’re in the CPG world and you’re not on Reddit, the time is now.

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When the Going Gets Tough: 5 Ways to Strengthen the Foundations of Your Business 

From solidifying financials to utilizing technology to maximize efficiencies, here are 5 actionable steps to help you gain perspective and implement strategies to overcome the inevitable challenges that may be thrown your way.

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warehouse full of inventory

The Complete Guide to Demand Planning

Predicting consumer demand is a tough nut to crack. The most effective demand planners have the tools to predict demand accurately and execute a confident supply chain strategy to meet future demand in its tracks...

Though they are unmistakably linked, demand planning and demand forecasting are not the same thing. We explain the key differences and similarities between them and demonstrate why forecast accuracy is essential to demand planning and to the overall S&OP process...

Screenshot of Unioncrate's Demand Planning Tool

Why Clean Data Is Crucial to Demand Planning and Forecast Accuracy

Just as high-quality ingredients are essential to the finest meals, large sets of clean data are a prerequisite for producing highly accurate demand forecasts.

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How High Road Took Luxury Ice Cream Mainstream

Ice cream by chefs, for chefs. This was High Road Craft Brands' original business plan at least. But 10 years in, the Atlanta-based company has grown significantly, slowly but surely adding private label and retail into its dynamic business model. Co-Founder and CMO Nicki Schroeder discusses her company's steady rise.

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Kunal Kohli and Robert Jakobi, Co-Founders of BOU Brands

How Two Co-Founders Are Shaking Up Multibillion-Dollar Food Categories With a Tiny Cube

Building a brand is tough work. From product development and marketing, to tweaking a million things along the way, the path to success is rarely smooth (and in this case, it's filled with cubes). BOU Brands Co-Founder and President Kunal Kohli discusses his brand's exciting journey.

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5 Steps to More Accurate Demand Forecasts

The right demand forecasting process can pay huge dividends for your business. But in order to understand and leverage key demand drivers, you first need the have the right data, the right people, and the right software in place. Here's a step-by-step guide to implementing an effective consumption-driven demand planning process at your company...

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The Critical Importance of Demand Forecasting

Nothing is more important than accuracy when it comes to demand forecasting. The higher the accuracy, the better. It can help businesses run more efficient S&OP meetings, scale with efficiency, and reduce costs across the entire supply chain...

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How to Reduce Inventory Shrinkage

Inventory loss is inevitable, but it doesn't have to hurt so much. To gain an understanding of its root causes, it's important to utilize a supply chain management tool that can reduce shrink rates and increase profit margins...

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Pros & Cons: The Impact of Excess Inventory

Carrying and managing excess can be very costly, and it's important to know the risks involved. We examine the causes of overstock as well as its impact on inventory management and supply chain operations...

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Demand Planning Vs. Demand Forecasting

Though they are unmistakably linked, demand planning and demand forecasting are not the same thing. We explain the key differences and similarities between them and demonstrate why forecast accuracy is essential to demand planning and to the overall S&OP process...

Read more

Q&A: Todd Hale, Consumer Research Expert

A wide-ranging conversation with the former SVP of Consumer and Shopper Insights at Nielsen about wellness claims, meal kits, delivery, e-commerce, the future of automation and the vital role of data in the world of CPG...

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What's a Bill of Materials and How Do I Create One?

What parts are necessary to manufacture a product? That's the job of a Bill of Materials, a roadmap to a finished good. We explore its features and provide a free guide to creating your own...

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Intro to Demand Planning

Predicting consumer demand is a tough nut to crack. The most effective demand planners have the tools to predict demand accurately and execute a confident supply chain strategy to meet future demand in its tracks...

Read more

Essential SKU Strategy Guide

Implementing a consistent and scalable SKU strategy is critical to effective inventory management and overall growth. So what's the best way to get the job done?

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How Data Science Can Help CPG Brands Gain Better Forecast Accuracy

Implementing Machine Learning models and Artificial Intelligence is becoming the norm for CPG brands looking to leverage their data to gain more accurate demand forecasts, maximize sales, and reduce working capital. We explain how to easily implement these strategies at your company so you can sit back and let data science get the job done...

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Q&A: Todd Hale, Consumer Research Expert

A wide-ranging conversation with the former SVP of Consumer and Shopper Insights at Nielsen about wellness claims, meal kits, delivery, e-commerce, the future of automation and the vital role of data in the world of CPG...

Read more

When the Going Gets Tough: 5 Ways to Strengthen the Foundations of Your Business 

From solidifying financials to utilizing technology to maximize efficiencies, here are 5 actionable steps to help you gain perspective and implement strategies to overcome the inevitable challenges that may be thrown your way.

Read more

Demand Planning Vs. Demand Forecasting

Though they are unmistakably linked, demand planning and demand forecasting are not the same thing. We explain the key differences and similarities between them and demonstrate why forecast accuracy is essential to demand planning and to the overall S&OP process...

Read more

Intro to Demand Planning

Predicting consumer demand is a tough nut to crack. The most effective demand planners have the tools to predict demand accurately and execute a confident supply chain strategy to meet future demand in its tracks...

Read more

5 Steps to More Accurate Demand Forecasts

The right demand forecasting process can pay huge dividends for your business. But in order to understand and leverage key demand drivers, you first need the have the right data, the right people, and the right software in place. Here's a step-by-step guide to implementing an effective consumption-driven demand planning process at your company...

Read more

The Critical Importance of Demand Forecasting

Nothing is more important than accuracy when it comes to demand forecasting. The higher the accuracy, the better. It can help businesses run more efficient S&OP meetings, scale with efficiency, and reduce costs across the entire supply chain...

Read more

How to Reduce Inventory Shrinkage

Inventory loss is inevitable, but it doesn't have to hurt so much. To gain an understanding of its root causes, it's important to utilize a supply chain management tool that can reduce shrink rates and increase profit margins...

Read more

Pros & Cons: The Impact of Excess Inventory

Carrying and managing excess can be very costly, and it's important to know the risks involved. We examine the causes of overstock as well as its impact on inventory management and supply chain operations...

Read more

What's a Bill of Materials and How Do I Create One?

What parts are necessary to manufacture a product? That's the job of a Bill of Materials, a roadmap to a finished good. We explore its features and provide a free guide to creating your own...

Read more

Essential SKU Strategy Guide

Implementing a consistent and scalable SKU strategy is critical to effective inventory management and overall growth. So what's the best way to get the job done?

Read more
Screenshot of Unioncrate's Demand Planning Tool

Why Clean Data Is Crucial to Demand Planning and Forecast Accuracy

Just as high-quality ingredients are essential to the finest meals, large sets of clean data are a prerequisite for producing highly accurate demand forecasts.

Read more

How Data Science Can Help CPG Brands Gain Better Forecast Accuracy

Implementing Machine Learning models and Artificial Intelligence is becoming the norm for CPG brands looking to leverage their data to gain more accurate demand forecasts, maximize sales, and reduce working capital. We explain how to easily implement these strategies at your company so you can sit back and let data science get the job done...

Read more