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The Secret Life of Pets

07 October, 2019

Statistics show that Australians love their pets, writes IRI Account Manager Peter Mclaren. The ratio of pets to humans is 1:1, with over 24 million pets living in Australian homes.

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The Secret Life of Pets

Prosecco or bust

01 October, 2019

Prosecco has been wine’s shining star in recent years, outperforming almost every other category and generating an additional $51.5m in growth, but what does the future of the category look like?

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Prosecco or bust

I Think I Can – The Rise of Canned Wine

01 October, 2019

The can serve has always been contentious in Australian culture, but the format is shaking off its less-than-premium reputation, with the somewhat unlikely rise of canned wine.

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I Think I Can – The Rise of Canned Wine

Harmonising data to make it sing

25 September, 2019

It is not unusual for data to have discrepancies in consistency, modes of measurement and coverage. This is a challenge when trying to get an accurate picture of the FMCG market and its consumers. Among the most long-standing and basic data in its vast library of data sets, IR...

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Harmonising data to make it sing

I Think I Can – The Rise of Canned Wine

24 September, 2019

The can serve has always been contentious in Australian culture, but the format is shaking off its less-than-premium reputation, with the somewhat unlikely rise of canned wine.

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I Think I Can – The Rise of Canned Wine

Garbage bag sales skyrocket after supermarket plastic bag ban

10 September, 2019

In the past year sales of garbage bags from supermarkets have increased by 23 per cent, according to IRI research. Daniel Bone, Insights Director at IRI, said retailers have encouraged the rise through discounting. “The major supermarkets have discounted those products quite s...

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Garbage bag sales skyrocket after supermarket plastic bag ban

IRI Shopper Panel now the largest in Australia

10 September, 2019

The IRI Shopper Panel has boosted its numbers of shoppers nationally becoming the largest shopper panel in Australia. “The IRI Shopper Panel now consists of over 13,000 shoppers across the country making it the largest of its kind in Australia,” said IRI’s Managing Director, A...

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IRI Shopper Panel now the largest in Australia

Non-food sales fall amid weak consumer spending, rising competition

09 September, 2019

In further signs that consumers are tightening the purse strings, sales of non-food groceries such as toilet paper and nappies are falling in supermarkets as shoppers seek better value elsewhere or cut back consumption.

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Non-food sales fall amid weak consumer spending, rising competition

‘Important’ grocery trends, according to IRI

09 September, 2019

IRI says its latest ‘Grocery and Pharmacy State of the Industry’ report reveals some “important” trends in the world of groceries. “Traditional grocery retailers have always offered a mix of food and non-food products and achieved growth across both areas,” IRI Chief Commercia...

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‘Important’ grocery trends, according to IRI

Growth in food products far outpaces health and beauty

06 September, 2019

Health and beauty products at grocery retailers are struggling to keep upwith the growth of food products, according to the latest Grocery and Pharmacy State of the Industry report from IRI.

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Growth in food products far outpaces health and beauty

Voice technology isn’t just for consumers - it could help retailers democratise data

03 September, 2019

Much has been discussed about the development of new technologies in retail and the way in which they are changing the way we shop and the way retailers engage with us. But emerging voice technology is set to revolutionise how retailers make decisions about category optimisati...

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Voice technology isn’t just for consumers - it could help retailers democratise data

Drinkers Tickled By Healthier Tipples

02 September, 2019

As shoppers continue to move towards healthier options, retailers and manufacturers should focus on the fruit/tea and water enhanced segments.

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Drinkers Tickled By Healthier Tipples

Baby Needs To Be Nurtured

01 September, 2019

Manufacturers and retailers need to rethink established strategies to make the most of the baby category in Australian grocery.

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Baby Needs To Be Nurtured

A Window Into Shopper Behaviour

28 August, 2019

IRI has announced that its Shopper Panel, claimed to be one of the most trusted sources of independent food and grocery shopper behaviour data in the country, has become the largest shopper panel in Australia. According to IRI Asia Pacific Managing Director, Paul Hinds, the sh...

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A Window Into Shopper Behaviour

Australia's most unforgettable drinks brands

26 August, 2019

IRI sponsored the Most Distinctive Brand category at the 2019 Australian Drinks Awards. “We were thrilled to be part of the Australian Drinks Awards and to sponsor the Most Distinctive Brand of the Year Award,” said Alistair Leathwood, IRI Chief Commercial Officer – Asia Pacific.

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What consumers are seeking in cider

22 August, 2019

IRI’s Insights Director, Daniel Bone recently identified four global trends on the rise in cider. Bone provided the following recommendations, consider canned vs bottled, target the health-conscious drinker, think beyond apple & pear, and pick pink.

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What consumers are seeking in cider

Driving Growth Naturally

01 August, 2019

Products that are good for the customer and good for the world are fast becoming mainstream.

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Driving Growth Naturally

IRI Mid-Year Report: OTC Pharmacy

01 August, 2019

The Australian over-the-counter pharmacy sector surpassed $8 billion in sales in 2019, with value sales increasing by two per cent per annum. Growth is more subdued than in previous years, although front-of-store sales have added an incremental $539 million over the past two y...

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IRI Mid-Year Report: OTC Pharmacy

Sparkling canned wine leads sales in Australia

24 July, 2019

Data from IRI shows sparkling canned wine accounts for more than two-thirds of canned wine dollar sales in Australia. According to IRI, over the last two years, canned liquor products have added more than $615million in growth to the Australian market, with overall dollar grow...

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Sparkling canned wine leads sales in Australia

IRI launches new end-to-end analytics platform

09 July, 2019

IRI has launched a world-first, end-to-end analytics platform in London, which is expected to be available in Australia in the near future.

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IRI launches new end-to-end analytics platform

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