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The Importance of Hiring A-Players

At gap intelligence we take pride in ‘doing great’ for each other, our clients, and our community. When doing great for each other, we must recruit talented and dedicated employees who will give our organization the best opportunity to grow. It’s not just important to get the right people on the bus, but the right ...

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Hunger for Life, Not for Food

When most out-of-towners think of San Diego, home to gap intelligence, they probably picture sandy beaches and maybe even some of the country’s most famous craft breweries. Well, that’s basically accurate. Our office is perfectly positioned within sunny San Diego’s Liberty Station – a restaurant-packed, beautifully ...

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A Change of Pace

Among the many perks of working at a place like gap intelligence, where employees are valued as individuals and treated as respected team members, is that a big change in your life doesn't necessarily have to mean big a career change too. Recently, my family and I moved from gap intelligence's home base of San Diego, ...

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Waiting for Black Friday to Buy a Home Printer? Here's What You Need to Know.

Believe it or not, Black Friday is only two months away. It's never too early to start thinking about holiday gift-giving, or in this case buying a new printer for your home. Once you've followed this guide to help identify what you're looking for, it's time to begin game planning for 2018 Black Friday printer deals with ...

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Words with Herbs - Jennifer Osborn

1) Name:

Jennifer Osborn

2) How did you get to gap intelligence?

After 21 years in the retail industry, I found myself with an opportunity to change careers. I came across an open position at gap intelligence that was shared on Facebook from current employee, and long time friend, Adrienne Spear. I researched gap intelligence through its ...

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Words With Herbs - Jenny Pletner

1) Name:

Jenny Pletner

2) How did you get to gap intelligence?

Before gap (BG), I was an IT/IS project manager for serveral years. I managed teams of developers, integrated master schedulers, and all types of technical projects. I loved it but yearned to be a more integral part of the actual technical implementation. I enrolled ...

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How to Grow Revenue with Great Questions

Effective questions increase probability of success. I spent six years in the FBI asking questions (most of which, I knew the answers to in advance). In my time as an Agent, I interviewed and interrogated criminals, witnesses, subject-matter experts, executives and confidential informants. I quickly recognized how questions impact results. In ...

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Words With Herbs - Courtney Capobianco

1) Name:

Courtney Capobianco

2) How did you get to gap intelligence?

After graduating from UCSD, I moved to the Bay Area and began my career working as research scientist. As great as the Bay Area is, I always wondered why I left San Diego. Fast forward 4.5 years and I was finally able to make my way back and decided that it was time to try ...

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Evolution Is the New Norm: How A College Student Became an Analyst

In history, humans, species, and civilizations have evolved, adapting to their changing environments. To expect that things will remain static is naïve as change occurs at a much more rapid rate in modern times. For some, evolution can take millions of years, however, for others the process can be instantaneous. Here I stand, having only ...

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Let's get ready to SCRUMbleeee!!!

One of the great things gap intelligence does as a company is encourage its employees’ job-related professional growth and development. What this essentially means is gap will cover reasonable expenses incurred in joining professional organizations with the approval of your manager, of course. Well one of these opportunities came up for ...

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MAP Policy vs. The ‘Invisible Hand’

Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) policies have been used by manufacturers and brands for years, but in the last decade their importance and their prevalence have grown dramatically. Part of this is thanks to the Supreme Court decision in 2007 (Leegin v. PSKS), which provided the legal framework that supports the case for enforcement of MAP ...

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The State of the Aftermarket – An Uphill Battle for OEMs

In the world of print, there are two main categories: hardware and consumables. Naturally, these categories go hand-in-hand, but the way that they are treated by manufacturers is very different. OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) often earn 50% or more of their print-related revenue through consumables sales. While a printer is a one-time ...

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Words With Herbs - Michael Bousquet

Name:

Michael Bousquet

How did you get to gap intelligence? 

About a year ago, I started playing tennis with a guy who would not stop talking about this awesome company called gap intelligence. His fondness seemed to grow even more when he would talk about the CEO, a Texas A&M grad like himself. Besides having my first exposure to ...

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The Battle of Stick and Upright Vacuums: Who's Winning and Who's Losing?

The Battle of Stick and Upright Vacuums: Who's Winning and Who's Losing? | A gap intelligence Webinar

Join gap intelligence for a free webinar to learn about stick and upright vacuums.


Reserve your spot in the Battle of Stick and Upright Vacuums: Who's Winning and Who's Losing?

Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018

Time: 11:00 am PST

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Comprehensive Coverage Now Includes Voice Assistant Speakers

gap intelligence expands comprehensive coverage to include voice assistant speakers

- New category provides weekly pricing and promotions data -

SAN DIEGO – April 24, 2018 – gap intelligence, a values-led market research firm focused on the information technology, consumer electronics, imaging, and home appliance industries, ...

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Retail 2.0: How Stores Will Win in the New Economy

The retail landscape is rapidly changing. Our world is one of hyper-adoption and hyper-abandonment. Digitization of shopping led by Amazon, and fast-moving shifts in consumer buying behaviors placed retail on the front lines of disruption. Immersion, speed, convenience and automation upended traditional practices of the slow to react ...

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Why We Dev Day

As a developer at gap intelligence, one of the coolest things we get to do is participate in what we call, "Dev Days". Once a month dev gappers get to work on anything we’d like to (within a certain set of rules of course). It's kind of like a mini hack-a-thon where bright ideas come to life. The project you work on ...

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Delegation - Why you should start today

Picture yourself sitting in your manager’s office. You are completely stressed and overwhelmed and share that you need help. Your manager proceeds to tell you that you need to delegate. I am going to bet that at least of few of you have been in that chair in that scenario. Many of you either rolled your eyes or had the internal dialogue ...

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When a Single-Function Printer Becomes “Multi”

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. "I want more" is the simple statement that will kill the single-function printer. It is an ever-growing requirement that any "single function" device actually serves multiple purposes. Within the evolving and very mature print industry, one of the latest and most creative ...

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A To Z! All About TVs

Since I started working at gap intelligence, I have learned about TVs, advertisements, retail pricing, and everything in between. I vividly remember learning my ABCs as a child and how I would often annoy my older brother with sayings such as "A is Apple, B is for Banana" to which one time he replied, "A is for ...

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New Era of Networking: 4 Keys to Building a Power Network in Today’s Marketplace

Your network matters. The ability to grow and expand an influential network is valuable in every business and industry. As a former Special Agent with the FBI, every investigation relied on my ability to create relationships and creatively network up through organizations for information. In building these relationships, I captured a common ...

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Six degrees of gap intelligence

Almost 90 years ago, a Hungarian author by the name of Frigyes Karinthy postulated that any two individuals in the world could be connected through at most five acquaintances--an idea that spawned the notion “Six Degrees of Separation,” or today’s better known spin-off: “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” (thank you ...

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Words with Herbs - Aileen Cacayorin

Name:

Aileen Cacayorin

How did you get to gap intelligence?

I moved to San Diego after completing a coding bootcamp up in Portland, OR. I was looking for an opportunity that would help me bridge the gap (pun intended) between bootcamp grad and web developer. In my search, I chanced upon gap intelligence’s listing for a frontend developer ...

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Words with Herbs - Ashley Levy

Name:

Ashley Levy

How did you get to gap intelligence?

It was a dark and stormy night, sheets of rain layered the ground while the wind howled through the leaves and over the ocean, pushing and pulling me from one job listing to the next. Without a second’s notice, a dark figure emerged in the distance from beyond the fog: land. As a ...

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Words with Herbs - Dwaine Smith

Name:

Dwaine Smith

How did you get to gap?

I was lucky enough to be born and raised in beautiful San Diego. After deciding I needed to finish school and join the “Adult World,” I tried my hand at several jobs that piqued my interest. I was a special education/statistics teacher at High Tech High Chula Vista. After my time in ...

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Passion for Clients + Passion for Data = Interactive Tools on gapintelligence.com

If it wasn't blatantly obvious already, gap intelligence radiates passion. We are a company that is values-led, which means that we are passionate about each other, we are passionate about our community, and we are passionate about our clients. 

We're also passionate about data. When we combine our passion for data with our passion ...

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gapU's February Fitbit Challenge

It was announced at our annual Kickoff meeting in January that gap intelligence had generously purchased Fitbits for the entire office. Yes, we were all to receive a beautiful new Fitbit with the added incentive of a 'friendly' competition amongst the team. To the employee who 'stepped it up' more than any other, goes the ...

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7 Habits of Highly Successful gap intelligence Clients

I know… Another blog about the habits of highly successful people. A quick google search will result in hundreds of “habits of highly successful___” pieces focusing on the life/work/morning/weekend/etc. habits of highly successful people/students/professionals/leaders/etc. The fact is, publishing lists of over-simplified ...

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Burn the Ships

Over many thousands of generations, we humans have evolved a powerful survival technique: the knack to make plans for failure and then come up with strategies and euphemisms that turn these undesired scenarios into smart ideas. We call these “contingency plans,” “just-in-case plans,” or just, “plan B.” Plan ...

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5 Things to Consider When Purchasing Major Appliances

As a member of the home appliance team at gap I am often asked by friends and family about which appliance they should purchase. While we definitely have more pricing and promotion data than most people could ever hope for, there are plenty of other factors to keep in mind when selecting a major appliance.

Start with budget

The best place to ...

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Content is King Only When You’ve Aced the Delivery

All About that Data

For those that don’t know gap intelligence, we provide our clients with insights and details on placements, prices, and promotions for every product found at every major retailer, every week. This data is critical in helping our clients keep track of their competitor’s activities, but it is also a huge amount of ...

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gap intelligence is cool, just like Yellowstone

It’s vacation season! Hopefully you all have enjoyed some well deserved rest and relaxation this summer. I for one spent the 100 year anniversary of the National Park System at our nation’s oldest park — Yellowstone National Park. It had been more than 20 years since I had last visited Yellowstone, and I had almost forgotten ...

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A gapCon Like No Other

gap intelligence recently celebrated our sixth annual gapCon on July 15. Similar to previous years, the planning committee examined what the company’s needs were, with the ultimate goal of deciding what was most important for gappers to gain from the event. This year, we decided that a theme of unity would be ideal in an effort to bring ...

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Runnin’ Down a Dream (gap’s 2018 Company Vision)

Vision and strategy can be tough concepts to wrap your head around.  It’s even tougher to create, hone, articulate, test, validate, communicate, motivate, execute, and ultimately realize your vision.  Nonetheless, any organization without one is like a journey without a destination.  You might get somewhere, but it ...

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Ink Replaced with Coffee?

Well not quite, but in the arena of public opinion and criticism, the comments around ink supplies regarding their environmental impact has definitely been replaced with the story of the Keurig coffee K-cups.  Keurig has gained immense popularity over the last several years since its introduction in 1996 among consumers, businesses, and ...

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3rd Annual Drives for Rides Golf Tournament is in Full Swing

The 3rd Annual Drives for Rides Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the Emilio Nares Foundation (ENF) hosted by gap intelligence takes places on Friday, May 1, 2015 at the Riverwalk Golf Course. As a values-led company, gap intelligence believes in giving back to the community. We are passionate about ourselves, our clients, and our local ...

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Vendors Target On-the-Go Professionals with Mobile Inkjet SFPs

As a declining number of users are printing at home, inkjet manufacturers are working to grow sales of inkjet devices by focusing their efforts on other new segments. While inkjet manufacturers have found an opportunity for growth in the business inkjet AiO segment, vendors are also focusing on the mobile inkjet SFP market to target on-the-go ...
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Making a Difference One Trail at a Time

Purpose. Everyone thinks about what their purpose is whether for themselves or for their business.

I just read Roy Spence’s book It’s Not What You Sell, It’s What You Stand For and why businesses should be driven by purpose. When that purpose is strongly believed by the leader of a business and believed and supported by employees that purpose is ...
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The Power of Why: Values-led & Navigating Families

gap intelligence is a values-led company, but what does that mean? By being a values-led company, it means that we care. We care about our clients and the research that we provide them, which makes us an industry leader in market intelligence. We care deeply about each other and have built a culture-comes-first work environment that cherishes ...
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Vendors Find Growth Opportunity in A4 Business Inkjet AiOs

Amid market disruption and a continued decline in home printing, inkjet vendors are working hard to change business customers’ perceptions and increase demand for business inkjets. In the SOHO market, customers have historically associated inkjet AiOs with home and photo printing, as well high costs and slow speeds. On the other hand, these ...
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second annual Drives for Rides golf tournament!!

Drives for Rides2

REGISTER HERE!


gap intelligence is a values-led company. We care. We care about our clients, about each other, and about our community. Our Time, Talent, and Treasure committee (3Ts) is driven to inspire community impact through charitable opportunities. On May 2, 2014, we will be hosting the second annual Drives for Rides golf tournament to ...
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The Sports Gap

Hello!! My name is Lisa and I'm one of the newest additions to gap intelligence. I've been with the company for almost a month and am part of the consumables group; tracking data for paper, ink and toner products. It's been quite inspiring as I learn the ins and outs of these intricate items that I now view in a whole new light. I’m very happy ...
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NFC Gains Support in Inkjet Industry

It’s no secret that mobile device usage is directly impacting the inkjet industry. Vendors are looking for new ways to differentiate their inkjet AiOs with added connectivity capabilities to complement a growing market for smartphones and tablets. Vendors are also adjusting to a shift in content consumption and productivity from PCs to mobile. ...
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Oh the places he’ll go…

Herbie is neither big nor tall.

Actually he is quite small.

He loves to travel and as you’ll see,

He’s been to more places than you or me.

From coast to coast and sea to sea,

Herbie’s like Waldo; you’ll never know where he’ll be.

He’s traveled to Uzbekistan, chilled in New York’s Central Park, and

he’s even taken pictures in Alaska’s Glacier Bay ...
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Gappy to be Here!

Hey everyone!

My name’s Valerie, but just about everyone calls me Val.I started working at gap intelligence in September 2012 and I’m super excited to be here!

To my surprise, I’m one of the few gappers that is actually from San Diego.I graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in ...
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Race for Moms

In California alone, more than 21,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, and about 192,000 new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed in the U.S. last year.







The best part is, this is just one of hundreds of races. The event in Sacramento is but a blip on the radar – there’s a race in nearly every major city in the U.S. plus at ...
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Health Insurance Up 58%

Almost one year ago today I wrote a blog piece about gap intelligence’s new experiment on health insurance. gap intelligence, like millions of other small companies across the country, kept a very close eye on expenses as the global economy came to a grinding halt.


Health insurance was one of our biggest expenses and we were challenged to find ...
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No Eclipse for Gap DataCenter




Gap Intelligence fans should fear not. This century's longest total solar eclipse has come to a close and the sun is still shining here in San Diego. In fact, recent stats from Pingdom show that the





















has run this year at 99.99% uptime. Wow. That’s a lot of sunshine!



Call it divine intervention, call it astrophysics, call it a handshake-deal ...

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Nom nom nom

I’ve always loved baking, but since I bought my first cupcake cookbook on Amazon about two years ago I’ve been kind of cupcake-crazy. Around that time I had just moved to Colorado for school. I found myself living in a dorm (then onto an apartment) with a poor excuse for a kitchen. I was baking-starved.



Now that I’ve moved back to San Diego, ...

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But Tonight I?m Downtown?(again)



gap intelligence?s first headquarters was actually a donated cubicle from


, a friend?s company that had extra warehouse space (and original headquarters) in the East Village of downtown San Diego.




The office on 365 15th Street was a perfect start for the business ? the ...

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