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Ginspiration for the entire industry

26 November, 2019

Gin is a standout performer in retail liquor, and indeed across the entire FMCG landscape. The 142 per cent dollar growth recorded by gin-based liquor over the past five years in Australian retail has been underpinned by a virtuous growth cycle of drivers.

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Ginspiration for the entire industry

Sustainability in FMCG

05 November, 2019

In 2019, definitions of sustainability have expanded beyond the three pillars of economic, environment and social wellbeing, writes IRI Senior Associate Consultant Lucas An and Associate Consultant Sheena Rochiramani. Its true meaning now lies in the combination of environment...

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Sustainability in FMCG

'Reflection of trends': How our alcohol tastes are changing

03 November, 2019

For many people white wine and Australian summer go hand in hand, but traditional grape favourites chardonnay and sauvignon blanc are losing popularity as people turn to other types of wine and gins, to keep them refreshed.

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Orchestrating the collaboration imperative

31 October, 2019

FMCG manufacturers and retailers understand the importance of collaboration, but it has historically been difficult to implement a consistent approach. Years of functional and vertical silos, limited views of data and power dynamics have impacted these relationships and their ...

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Orchestrating the collaboration imperative

Specialty Cheese Becomes Cream of the Crop

23 October, 2019

You could say it’s been another ‘grate’ year for cheese. In pre-packaged grocery, not only is cheese the fifth-largest category, it has been the number one contributor to actual value growth (+$31.1m)...

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Specialty Cheese Becomes Cream of the Crop

Empowering the Industry With Insights

22 October, 2019

Paul Hinds was appointed to the role of IRI Managing Director for the Asia Pacific region in May this year, following a successful period as senior vice president of IRI’s UK Retail Solutions business. Retail World caught up with him to find out how insights, and the industr...

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Empowering the Industry With Insights

The Tipping Point – How AI Can Help Drive Growth In FMCG: IRI

10 October, 2019

FMCG consumers are less engaged and predictable than they have ever been, less loyal than previous generations and more interested in personalised experiences, Andrew Appel, president and chief executive officer, IRI, writes. The challenge this presents to manufacturers and r...

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The Tipping Point – How AI Can Help Drive Growth In FMCG: IRI

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

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