dunnhumby launches global manufacturer practice to drive clients' growth

11 August 2008

Practice To Build on Foundation of Long-Term Client Relationships and International Expansion

CINCINNATI, OH - dunnhumby ltd., an international leader in building brand value for manufacturers and retailers, has formally launched a Global Manufacturer Practice, to capitalize on strong client relationships in existing markets and rapid international expansion into new countries. This announcement follows several years of strong growth and the recent formation of a strategic partnership with Tesco International. This partnership will enable dunnhumby to expand to nine additional countries by the end of 2008, bringing dunnhumby’s total global footprint to eighteen countries including the US, UK, France, Italy, Poland, China, and South Korea.

Total revenues from Manufacturer clients are expected to top $175 million in 2008 as strong organic growth from existing clients combines with a steady stream of new client engagements. With increasing global scale and clients’ desire to work with dunnhumby across multiple countries, there is a need to create a coordinated approach to the Global Manufacturer Practice.

Through a coordinated approach, we will extend our capability to drive the long term growth of our clients’ business,” noted Matt Nitzberg, who leads the Global Manufacturer Practice. With this focused effort, we will create robust and sustainable engagements with manufacturers that will change the way they go to market and help them earn the lifetime loyalty of their shoppers and consumers,” he continued.

Nitzberg, who formerly led the US Manufacturer Practice, will continue to work closely with dunnhumby’s US business and its clients while solidifying dunnhumby’s global approach to its Manufacturer Practice. Rob Culin, a dunnhumby veteran who now leads the US Manufacturer Practice, will work closely with Nitzberg, managing US client relationships at the executive level.