Vision Group Renews Category Management Association Membership

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For Immediate Release

July 11, 2022 (Alexandria, VA)


TThe Vision Group, an AI and IoT technology company, announced today its renewed membership with the Category Management Association.  The Vision Group assumed the membership of SMSB consulting, a member for over 4 years, when acquired in 2021.  The Vision Group will renew at the Platinum

Level through 2025.

“We are proud of our extensive relationship with Category Management Professionals in the CPG Industry.  The CMA brings these professionals together to share best practices and network.  For the Vision Group, the CMA provides us the opportunity to share how our technologies can bring unique,

actionable insights that help grow brands.” Jason DeRienzo, Chief Revenue Officer Vision Group and former President of SMSB Consulting.

“This past year’s conference was a watershed moment for Vision Group where we jointly presented, to a standing room only audience, with

Coca Cola sharing our how our Store360 App is capturing store level execution data used to close out of stocks, develop execution priorities and add value to their Distributor and Retailer partners.  The CMA membership is engaged, supportive and active in developing new skils and knowledge about the industry.  The Category Management Professional today is more than planogram development, they are often charged with finding technology that supports enterprise decision making.” Added Mr. DeRienzo.

The Vision Group will showcase its entire portfolio of businesses with the CMA that leverage AI-Image Recognition, IoT technologies

and state-of-the-art 3D image catalog.  Maxerience, an AI-Image Recognition business and SMSB, Space Management, Image and Planogram business have combined strengths to create cutting edge tools such as Store360, PicToPog, and PdfToPog.  InstaGNG focuses on smart cooler technology that supports the vending industry and Vision IoT focuses on connecting and managing assets centrally, such as coolers, that have been deployed across bricks and mortar retail.  All businesses are focused on bringing unprecedented shelf and shopper visibility to the CPG Industry.

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