Republic National Distributing Co. (RNDC) and LibDib have struck an exclusive multi-year partnership with artificial intelligence analytics platform Tickr. Via the partnership, RNDC and LibDib will provide suppliers real-time Tickr dashboards including brand and product performance by geography and segment, relevant media coverage, social media activity, and site analytics. The dashboards will also include wholesale, internal sales, and distribution data fed from the proprietary eRNDC and LibDib platforms. Tracy Ariail, RNDC’s SVP, e-commerce and digital, said the move will provide suppliers “instant access to a comprehensive representation of their sales and brands at any given moment.” In December, RNDC and LibDib unveiled a new joint data analytics hub as part of their digital transformation.
LibDib has introduced a web- and mobile-based market for purchasing spirits barrels, which the distributor says is the first of its kind in the industry.