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CEW Beauty Insider

Keeping fragrances under lock and key could very well contribute to the 4.4% decline in mass market fragrance sales in 2012. Sales fell to $995 million–the first time in several years mass fragrance volume didn’t exceed the $1 billion mark.


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BakeryAndSnacks.com

Snack firms must battle with frugal consumers, expanded competition and the challenge to remain innovative, exciting and healthy, a leading sector analyst says.


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Advertising Age

Subpremium Suds Like Busch, Keystone Light Yield 'Fast Nickels,' But Advertising More-Expensive Brews Brings in "Slow Dimes'


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Research Business Report

CPG and retail growth in 2013 will be based on the ability to identify, meet and exceed these definitions of value. Integration, socialization and quantification represent three critical trends CPG and retail leaders must “get right” to succeed in the coming year.



Retailing Today

IRI has partnered with 8th & Walton, a Walmart supplier education and Retail Link training business, to offer courses that will educate suppliers on the use of Walmart and multi-outlet POS data.


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Retail Leader
As healthful eating becomes a priority among mainstream consumers, the opportunity for food and beverage products that claim nutritional benefits is promising—provided CPG manufacturers and retailers invest in consumer education.

2/22/2013
Yogurt Boom
CSP
‘Greek’ phenomenon achieving pacesetter status
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Time
While outposts like Portland, Oregon and Boulder, Colorado have long been at the epicenter of America’s artisanal ale awakening, New York is only now hitting its stride in both production and consumption of craft beer.
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Drug Store News

Special guest keynote speaker Larry Levin, IRI’s general manager and VP global insights, presented research from a recent study, “Channel Migration and How to Win Today’s Shopper in Today’s Turbulent Economy.”



Private Label Store Brands
Understanding the needs of male shoppers is simpler than it might seem.
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Retail Leader
Though they remain important to retailers, private label products’ share growth appears to have hit a glass ceiling in the United States.

EMarketer
Millennials’ grocery shopping habits are a mixed bag. The weekly stock-up shopping trip is falling by the wayside as young adult consumers mix trips to farmers’ markets and specialty food stores with grocery buys at mass retailers, drug stores and, increasingly, online retailers.

Retail Leader
Still wary of a faltering economy, shoppers are changing where and how often they purchase their household goods.

CSP

This cautious optimism is a principal finding of IRI's second-annual EconoLink survey, "Economic Shopper Segmentation: A Look into How Shoppers Are Changing Their Behaviors in Today's Economic Environment."


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California Grocers Association - California Grocer, Issue 5, 2012
It’s not so much about how the economy is affecting consumer spending as it is how it affects the ways consumers get ready to spend.

Supermarket News

While beer volume was up across all retail channels through July 8, supermarkets still lag other channels of trade, according to a report from Chicago-based IRI.


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Retail Leader
CPGs and retailers should target millennial shoppers much the same way they have targeted other large groups of consumers during the recession, with a defi nition of value weighted heavily, but not exclusively, toward price and convenience.

Advertising Age
Study Looks at Trends for Generation Expected to Power $65 Billion in Spending in the Next Decade
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Drug Store News

Monday morning kicked off with a bang at NACDS Marketplace, as IRI’s Navin Gautam took attendees inside the mind of today’s value-conscious shopper.


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Retail Leader

IRI’s 2011 New Product Pacesetters analysis, an industry-recognized benchmark of exceptional first-year CPG sales for newly launched products.


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Other IRI News
New report prepared for GMA by BCG, Google, and IRI Highlights Benefits for Early Movers as Industry Approaches a Digital Tipping Point
Consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies need to plan for a “1-5-10” market in the United States during the next five years, in which digital’s current 1 percent penetration will likely expand to 5 percent and could accelerate to as much as 10 percent in short order, according to a new report, The Digital Future: A Game Plan for Consumer Packaged Goods, prepared for the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Google, and Information Resources, Inc. (IRI). The report highlights how CPG companies can best position themselves for growth and unlock digital and e-commerce opportunities.
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Innovation also continues to be a critical driver of beer sales growth. IRI’s beverage alcohol expert, Dan Wandel, will examine how the beer category and craft segment is performing this year and will highlight key trends in his presentation, ”Hitting New Highs in the High-End,” during the Brewers Association Power Hour interactive teleconference.
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Bennett Brings More Than 20 Years of Legal, M&A and Global Management Experience to IRI’s Growing Worldwide Operations
Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), a global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and over-the-counter healthcare companies, announced today that Susan E. Bennett has joined the company as executive vice president and general counsel.
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In this Insight Session, “Putting the Polish on your Value-Oriented Shopper,” IRI’s Larry Levin partners with Coty’s Jessica Kalinger to demonstrate clear strategies to win the hearts and minds of America’s important budget-conscious consumers and their preferences for products and channels that support their passion for beauty and value.
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In this Executive Leadership Track session, “eCommerce in CPG: A Summary of Findings From the 2014 GMA, BCG, IRI and Google Initiative,” IRI’s Jamil Satchu, Google’s Paul Gormley and BCG’s Patrick Hadlock will discuss digital disruption in the CPG industry.
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