Business Partners

RSR works with an extensive network of partners across many channels and around the world. Listed in alphabetical order, they include:


Clients rely on Hypatia Research & Consulting, LLC for Customer Intelligence industry insight, expertise and independent research for guidance in assessing various technology and service options. It also delivers high impact market intelligence, industry best practices, benchmarking, vendor selection and ROI assessment methodologies that reduce cycle-time and influence customer management, product strategy and channel development goals across multiple industries. Typically, engagements are with:

  • End-user organizations gathering information on vendors, service providers and best practices that will accelerate their growth.
  • Technology vendors and service providers that value our research-driven thought-leadership, independent analysis and business case return on investment assessments.
  • Clients seeking research and consulting services that reduce cycle-time and influence customer management, product strategy, channel development and market adoption.

Coverage areas include: CRM, Business Intelligence, Web Analytics, Marketing Automation, Database Marketing, and Customer Data Integration & Quality.

IHL Group

IHL Group is a global research and advisory firm for technologies deployed in the retail and hospitality industries. With our core research and data services it is the world leader in tracking who uses what systems in retail technology. IHL is able to help retailers and restaurants evaluate those technologies that are working and those that are not before they spend the money on costly systems. With researchers on five continents IHL also provides market analysis and opportunity assessment for technology vendors. Retailers use its services for solution research, contract negotiations, and competitive intelligence. Vendors use its services for market opportunity and partnerships.

Integrated Solutions For Retailers

Integrated Solutions For Retailers magazine helps retail executives make informed decisions about technology and operations solutions for all of their sales channels. The magazine provides insight on how retailers can achieve critical business objectives by integrating leading-edge solutions across the retail enterprise.

LFX Marketing

Based in Miami Beach, LFX Marketing offers a flexible approach to marketing with experienced B2B and B2C consultants from across the world bringing their knowledge of international best practice to support business needs.

Their consultants cover a broad range of marketing practices and have worked with some of the world’s leading brands and company’s including the Rezidor SAS hotel group, IBM, SAP, Cisco and Hill+Knowlton Strategies. Services Include:

  • Marketing Consulting
  • Messaging & Strategy
  • Event Management
  • Demand Generation
  • Digital & Social Marketing
  • PR
McDonald Butler

McDonald Butler is a global ‘Measured Marketing’ agency headquartered in the UK, specializing in the retail sector and IT/Technology space. It creates strategic marketing and lead generation programs delivering clear ROI to its clients, which include IBM, Sterling Commerce, Motorola and Microsoft.

McDonald Butler helps clients close the loop between marketing and sales. Integrated marketing programs focus on relationship-building to create a community of warm “prospect” relationships. These relationships are regularly nurtured to move prospects through the buying cycle and lead pipeline. For more information, please contact Maeve McDonald at:

NRN supplies

NRN supplies more news than any other foodservice publication. With topics ranging from food trends and financial matters to consumer trends and the latest equipment innovations, their award-winning staff, which includes CIA graduates and former restaurant, hotel and on-site executives, consistently serves up information that can’t be found anywhere else. Combined with the strength of, which currently averages well over 2 million page views per month, and an impressive lineup of industry events, Nation’s Restaurant News provides a complete media package.

Retail Solutions Online

Retail Solutions Online is the premier sourcing site for retail solutions, including point of sale hardware and software, retail enterprise systems, hospitality and food service technologies. Learn more about Retail Solutions Online at


RetailWire is the retailing industry’s premier online discussion forum, which launched in February 2002. Each business morning, RetailWire editors pick news topics worthy of commentary by its “BrainTrust” panel of industry experts, and the general RetailWire membership. The results are virtual round tables of industry opinion and advice covering key dynamics and issues affecting the retailing industry. For more information or to participate in a discussion, visit


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