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Noble Marketing specialises in analysing Continuous Market data and the main UK and European sources are listed below. We are also happy to list companies and sources that we have come into contact with over the years that add to the story told by market data.

Continuous Data sources

AC Nielsen www.acnielsen.co.uk
Information Resources www.infores.com
Talylor Nelson Sofres www.tnsofres.com
Tesco Loyalty Card Data (Dunnhumby) www.dunnhumby.com
GfK www.gfk.co.uk
Europanel www.tnsofres.com
IMS Health www.imshealth.com
Milward Brown www.millwardbrown.com

Space Planning

Intactix www.intactix.com
Information Resources www.infores.com

Price & Promotional Optimization

AC Nielsen (Modelling) www.acnielsen.co.uk
Infores (Analytics) www.infores.com


Global Grocery:
IGD - for a one stop detailed overview of the retailing scene in the UK and across the world, the Institute of Grocery Distribution has a massive database. Whether it is latest company turnover through to fixture photos, this site has lots of free content plus fee based material. Search by Retailers, Countries or Store Formats. Obtain Retailer Profiles, Presentations or Industry News. Just use the search function and browse the results.



UK Grocery:
Kamcity - UK based site with a great deal of information on UK based retailers. Handy if you need a logo or obtain a link to an FMCG manufacturer web site. Its greatest strength is its news portfolio. This allows you to follow the development of a story as it builds, from a takeover rumour through to a product scare. It offers free news links plus a low cost subscription service for those who want a more detailed news review on their desks by 9 am.



UK Convenience:
If it is the UK convenience channel that interests you, we recommend Harris International. This company has many capabilities but one of their strongest product is their "Convenience Tracking Programme". This has got quantitative and qualitative depth and should be vital to anyone planning to invest in the UK Impulse channel.

Another source on the convenience channel, particularly for more formal reports, be that syndicated quantitative studies or ad hoc projects, is Insight Research.


Those more comfortable with paper based research will find the UK FMCG scene is well covered by the trade magazine portfolio of William Reed. Their flagship title "The Grocer" is a weekly round up of all retailer and manufacturer news, plus the biggest recruitment vehicle in the UK grocery industry.



Global Business Intelligence:


Micro intelligence:
If you want to get down to store level to check on the compliance with Promotions and implementation of POP material then you need to look at store level in real time. Whether you have supply chain problems or catman initiatives that are being variably implemented, perhaps much later than they should, and well short of perfection, then you may need an agency to help address these issues. There are several around, but one of the best reputations is Storecheck.


Specialist software
Econometric modelling costs a fortune and can only be done sustainably by companies with deep pockets or by those who take it in-house. If you would like to start modelling, one strong software vendor with strong credentials is Eviews:


UK Government Statistics:
From latest RPI to the micro detail across the UK - its enormous



For everything else:
For the best list of Business Publications, UK FMCG Manufacturers, Business Schools and UK government statistics visit:


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