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If you dig trade topics as much as we do, you're in the right place.

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You’ll find ebooks, case studies, interactive tools, video and more on our Resource page. Fan favorites include our Customer Segmentation White Paper and the Beginners’ Foodservice Trade Glossary.

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Discover expert advice on how to improve trade spend effectiveness and timely updates on industry news when you visit the Blacksmith Blog. We cover the trade topics you can’t find elsewhere.

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Video content that introduces you to our products and services. Watch web demos, previews and webinars to get a sneak peek of our state of the art trade management ecosystem.


COMIC BOOK: The Blacksmith

Our very own comic book chronicles of the muscle in the market. Read tales about trade characters as they fight to take back profit and performance.

Who says revenue growth isn't heroic?

NEW Retail Trade Toolkit

We’re bringing you an organized outline of blogs, ebooks, webinars and more to inspire change and innovation in your trade spend approach.

Discover the information and best practices you need to take your CPG promotions to the next level.


Visit the Blacksmith newsroom for information about our growing customer community, accolades from the industry and general press.

Recent Articles:

  1. Kellogg’s Expands T-Pro Implementation
  2. Wayne Farms Chooses GoSimple
  3. Weston Foods Selects FORGE TPM
  4. POI Recognizes Blacksmith Applications for TPO Excellence
  5. Talking Customer Growth with WSJ

Smoke Jumpers Magazine

Blacksmith Applications publishes a quarterly magazine covering trade and tech insights for CPG executives. Our customers told us that no one is really tackling these topics, so we decided to fill the gap. Smoke Jumpers magazine is free for manufacturer subscribers.

Top Resources:

TPM Health Check

Answer these 7 questions to evaluate how “well” your business is. It may be time to consider a new trade spend approach.

GPO Assessment Calculator

Use this 14-point template to review GPO opportunities. Don’t make price concessions on volume that doesn’t add up.

Members Only: Smoke Jumpers Resources

Access special conference materials and presentations from our semi-annual Smoke Jumpers meetings.
This is a members-only page with content you won't find elsewhere on the site.

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