NEWS27 February 2014

Nielsen goes shopping, acquires Nexium

M&A New business UK

UK — Nielsen has moved to strengthen its shopper marketing credentials with the acquisition of Nexium.


Nexium is a retail in-store execution and sales analytics firm headquartered in Madrid, with offices in Mexico and Brazil. Its 150 employees will join Nielsen.

Nielsen chief buy officer Arturo Garcia Castro said: “Client needs have evolved. They now require an increased focus on measurement at store level, and global sales activation. Nexium is a natural fit with Nielsen’s portfolio of solutions in shopper marketing, assortment and space optimisation, trade promotion and retail execution tracking. This will allow our clients to make more informed and impactful business decisions.”

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