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2014-03-04 20:25:33

BOSTON, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ToolsGroup, a global provider of market-driven demand analytics and supply chain optimization software, is the first vendor in its class to embed machine learning into a commercially available demand forecasting product. The new technology has been proven to significantly improve forecast accuracy in major global customer installations (see below). Forecast accuracy is an important driver of business outcomes. Analyst firm Gartner writes, "Benchmarking...

2014-02-17 23:24:33

TechnoMetrica’s Auto Demand Index, a measure of consumers’ purchase intent in the next six months, declined significantly in February, signifying a likely drop in new vehicle sales for the near future. Lingering consumer pessimism and the onslaught of wicked winter weather on much of the nation are the major factors affecting purchase intent. Ramsey, NJ (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 Despite the robust performance of new vehicle sales over the last few months, a recent decline in purchase...

2014-02-12 12:24:39

LONDON, February 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With 2013 behind us, the cobalt market will reflect on a year that saw minimal price movement despite a number of significant developments. New production capacity coming on stream in the Madagascar and the Philippines, Freeport Cobalt's acquisition of the Kokkola refinery, and a proposed ban on concentrate exports from the DRC and subsequent increase in export taxes did little to profoundly impact market prices which, despite modest...

2014-02-08 23:02:12

Utilizing Yocto's Real-time Bidding Programmatic Buying Demand Side Platform, brands can reach those in the Sochi hotels lacking in lights and doorknobs. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) February 08, 2014 Days before the Winter Olympics in Sochi even began there were already issues caused by the influx of out-of-towners. Somebody forgot to send the memo about how some of the hotels that sprung up for the event have a unique “bring your own lightbulb and doorknob” policy. At first lodgers...

2014-02-08 23:01:06

The recession hurt auto mechanics as consumers ceased using industry services; going forward, as the economy improves, the industry will benefit. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Cookie, Cracker and Pasta Production industry in its growing industry report collection. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 08, 2014 The Auto Mechanics industry hit a speed bump in 2009 as the recession took hold of the economy, forcing consumers to pull back on spending...

2014-01-21 23:29:18

TechnoMetrica's Auto Demand Index, a measure of consumers' purchase intent in the next six months, gained six points or 7.3% to 88 in January. TechnoMetrica analysts forecast that auto sales will continue their robust growth in the coming months, despite persistent consumer pessimism. Ramsey, NJ (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Increased purchase intent and the gradual improvement in consumer confidence over the last few months are likely to add more fuel to the already sizzling fire of...

2014-01-20 12:21:41

DUBLIN, January 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4ccngl/south_african) has announced the addition of the "South African Transformer Market" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4ccngl/south_african ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The South African electricity crisis is characterised by a significant unbalance between power demand and supply....

2014-01-13 23:23:27

Predictix incorporates 360pi's price intelligence data to deliver more accurate demand forecasts and optimized recommendations. Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 Predictix and 360pi today announced they have formed a strategic relationship, bringing together two of the retail industry's top providers of cloud-based, analytic solutions. Predictix is now incorporating 360pi's robust price intelligence data to increase the value of its retail solutions, used by leading...

2014-01-10 16:20:30

Prices up from a year ago, but growth will likely end in 2014 McLEAN, Va., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Prices for used cars and light trucks have increased for five straight years, says the NADA Used Car Guide. December closed out 2013 with prices 0.4% higher than in 2012. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110203/DC41745LOGO) "A stronger economy, pent-up demand and favorable credit conditions underpinned used vehicle price strength in 2013," said Jonathan...

2014-01-09 23:04:02

As consumers' jobs become more demanding, they will increasingly turn to online dating. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on Dating Services industry to its growing industry report collection. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 The Dating Services industry has hit it off well over the five years to 2014. Revenue has steadily increased at an annualized 4.7% over the period to reach an expected $259.0 million. Over the past five years, consumers...