InContext Solutions Nets $12 Million in Series D Funding

Posted by Robbie Penzell    Aug 27, 2014 11:05:00 AM

Chicago-based 3D virtual simulation technology company InContext Solutions is proud to announce $12 million of series D funding. The funding comes from Beringea LLC in Michigan and Beringea LLP in London, along with continued investments by Michigan based Plymouth Venture Partners and Hyde Park Venture Partners, who focus funding efforts on Midwest-based technology companies.

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InContext Solutions to launch new shopper marketing tool

Posted by Joanna Gueller    Jul 7, 2014 12:18:11 PM

From Store Brands

July 3, 2014

InContext Solutions, a Chicago-based shopper and retail solutions company, said it is launching the first of its Performance Indicators — Sales Indicator — in its ShopperMX shopper marketing platform. The tool is intended to help retailers and manufacturers add rigor to the decision-making process related to merchandising, in-store communications and assortment, as all too often, timing and budgets interfere, and these decisions are made on gut instinct.

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Topics: Virtual Store Research, Shopper Marketing

InContext Solutions Enhances Shopper Marketing Platform

Posted by Joanna Gueller    Jun 26, 2014 3:02:54 PM

From Shopper Technology Institute
June 26, 2014

On a daily basis, retailers and manufacturers are tasked with making decisions related to merchandising, in-store communications and assortment. All too often, timing and budgets interfere and these decisions are made on gut instinct.

To help retailers and manufacturers add rigor to the decision-making process, InContext Solutions is launching the first of its Performance Indicators – Sales Indicator – in the shopper marketing platform, ShopperMX.

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Topics: Software, Press

Agita in the aisles

Posted by Joanna Gueller    Jun 9, 2014 10:52:15 AM

From Grocery Headquarters Magazine
By Richard Turcsik
June 1, 2014

“Online shopping is still not a big part of the business, but it is getting bigger, and it is consumer knowledge that is going to drive growth in those channels,” says Mark Hardy, CEO of InContext Solutions, a Chicago-based provider of virtual store simulations for CPG manufacturers and retailers. “People are online because they have a list and don’t want to spend a lot of their day in a store browsing for groceries. It is a great way to make some things more convenient, such as paper towels ordered on cycle and delivered to you so you don’t have to carry bulky things.” ...

 

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Store Simulator

Posted by Joanna Gueller    Jun 9, 2014 10:03:00 AM

From design:retail
June 2014

DRAG IT, DROP IT, change it, test it, share it--it can all be done with the click of a mouse at ShopperLAB. Breaking the mold of traditional strore planning, Chicago-based InContext Solutions developed the research space to give clients the opportunity to bring their newest concept or retail environment to life in a virtual simulation.

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Too Many Options in Store May Be a Bad Thing: New Research

Posted by Joanna Gueller    Jun 3, 2014 4:09:17 PM

From CPG Matters
June 3, 2014

Many people assume that offering shoppers options is a great way to increase basket size and encourage people to buy more. The assumption is that the longer shoppers have to browse the category, the more products they will buy.
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Topics: Shopper Research, Retail

New cloud software allows retailers to design in-store concepts virtually

Posted by Joanna Gueller    Jun 2, 2014 1:02:37 PM

From OnWindows
June 2, 2014
By Karen McCandless

InContext Solutions has released new web-based software that allows retailers to design in-store concepts and test drive them with online shoppers. 

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Expert Column: Back to Brick-and-mortar Shopping

Posted by Joanna Gueller    Jun 2, 2014 12:58:00 PM

From Progressive Grocer
May 21, 2014
By Rich Scamehorn

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Topics: Trends, Retail, Press

Too many choices could equate to fewer purchases

Posted by Joanna Gueller    May 19, 2014 2:04:29 PM

From Private Label Store Brands
May 15, 2014 by Kathie Canning

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Topics: Shopper Research, Virtual Store Research, Path to Purchase

StartOut launches Chicago chapter for LGBT entrepreneurs

Posted by Joanna Gueller    May 13, 2014 1:53:13 PM

From Crain's Chicago Business
May 13, 2014

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Topics: Press, Startups