Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
27 September 2007
27 September 2007
TNS acquires ID Magasin
Taylor Nelson Sofres plc ("TNS") today announces the acquisition of ID Magasin,
a leading retail and shopper insight consultancy in the UK. The acquisition
accelerates the implementation of TNS' Retail and Shopper Insights business
internationally and strengthens TNS' portfolio of specialist skills in this
David Lowden, Chief Executive of TNS, said, "Providing clients with analysis of
the in-store environment is a fast growing area and a key focus for TNS. Our
ambition is to create the leading global retail and shopper insights business.
This acquisition is another important step in achieving this goal."
ID Magasin is a pioneer in the area of video-based research and in-store eye
tracking. It provides a range of consultancy services to its clients, which
include some of the best known consumer products and retail companies in the
world. The business will be renamed TNS Magasin.
The acquisition of ID Magasin follows the acquisitions earlier this year of
Sorensen Associates and Retail Forward in February and March respectively.
ID Magasin was established in 1991 by Siemon Scamell-Katz. Gross assets at 31
August 2007 were £0.8 million.
For further information, please contact:
Joel Beckman, IR Director +44 (0)20 8967 1384
Pamela Small, Brunswick +44 (0)20 7404 5959
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