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Retail Solutions, Gigwalk offer improved on-shelf availability

Retail Solutions, a global provider of cloud-based, Big Data analytics and real-time intelligence for the consumer products industry, has selected Gigwalk, a local visibility software platform, to power its new RSi Intelligent Crowdsourcing solution.

According to the company, its new offering provides clients with end-to-end business intelligence that drives sales by delivering real-time, actionable intelligence to field operations for improved in-store retail execution and on-shelf availability.

Under the terms of the agreement, RSi Intelligent Crowdsourcing will combine RSi's daily downstream data and alerting capabilities with Gigwalk's enterprise platform for on-demand access to Gigwalk's public network of 550,000 mobile-enabled independent contractors. The integration will enable retailers and brands to gather and share in-store intelligence, identify gaps in the supply chain and trigger actions at the store level to correct errors in near real-time.   

"This is a truly new and innovative approach to solving many store-related problems," said Peter Rieman, COO of RSi. "By combining hyper-local, crowdsourced intelligence with real-time alerting and mobile technology, we are – in many cases – providing the most cost-effective and timely way to understand, audit and solve in-store activation issues. We believe this solution is a game changer for the industry and we expect to expand this capability to address multiple in-store challenges including on-shelf availability, display compliance, new product introduction, seasonality and more."

"You can't manage, what you can't see," said Bob Bahramipour, CEO of Gigwalk. "Gigwalk eliminates blind spots to increase in-store sales. By bringing together RSi's sophisticated algorithm-based, on-shelf alerting and scorecard reporting with Gigwalk's local insights and on-the-ground resources, we are transforming traditional models of visibility, collaboration and action — enabling brands and retailers to achieve new levels of retail execution and compliance."