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Stores must contribute ‘vigorously’ in innovation, says IRI

23 May, 2019

IRI says general stores must contribute “intensely” in innovation to stay aware of quickly advancing buyer patterns. Chief Commercial Officer, Asia Pacific, IRI, Alistair Leathwood, has sketched out the difficulties confronting the retail division in IRI’s ‘Retail Outlook for ...

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The technology challenges facing retailers

22 May, 2019

Australia’s retail sector is facing a number of challenges, driven by advances in technology which have led to an explosion of consumer touchpoints in the market space, according to IRI.

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The technology challenges facing retailers

Supermarkets must invest ‘heavily’ in technology, says IRI

21 May, 2019

Mr Leathwood says evolving technology presents great challenges to the FMCG sector, but opportunities too. “Consumers across the world today are inundated by choice and have easy access to a wealth of information,” he said. “Australian supermarkets must invest…

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Supermarkets must invest ‘heavily’ in technology, says IRI

Cider Australia details conference program

16 May, 2019

Cider Australia has released the details of its final program for its annual conference, AusCider 2019, which is taking place in Hobart next month, opening on 2 June.

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Cider Australia details conference program

IRI Report - The challenges facing the retail sector

16 May, 2019

Alistair Leathwood, chief commercial officer, Asia Pacific, IRI has shared his insights into the challenges facing the retail sector. In IRI’s Retail Outlook for 2019 and Beyond, ‘Staying One Step Ahead’, Leathwood explains issues such as advances in technology and changes in ...

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IRI Report - The challenges facing the retail sector

Loyalty programs must use data carefully to keep consumer trust

14 May, 2019

Loyalty programs are an increasingly important tool for financial services businesses to engage and reward customers. But they are not all created equal. The best ones are powered by technology and aim to genuinely reward consumers.

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The data scientist: Retail’s new superhero

14 May, 2019

Once upon a time, a trip to the supermarket left nothing behind other than the enjoyable experience of chatting with the shopkeeper and a few spaces on the shelf. These days, customers are regularly leaving behind a trail of detailed information...

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The data scientist: Retail’s new superhero

CUB sees revenue decline despite Great Northern powerhouse

10 May, 2019

ABInBev last week released its first quarter 2019 results showing revenue declines for its Australian operations.

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CUB sees revenue decline despite Great Northern powerhouse

IRI Liquor Knowledge

01 May, 2019

This month’s IRI Insights take a slightly different look at the market, detailing how the total off-premise market has performed over the last 12 months to March (03/03/19).

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Wellness Wisdom: Paradigm shift in health management

01 May, 2019

Health and wellness has changed over the years into a more holistic approach that encompasses one’s mind, body and emotion. We are adopting a 360° self-care approach that goes beyond simply treating illness and disease. We engage in much more proactive management and active co...

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Wellness Wisdom: Paradigm shift in health management

Creating a closer connection

29 April, 2019

Up until recently, when retailers expanded their store network, it was vital that no matter where in the world customers shopped, they could expect the same kind of experience inherent to the brand. But now…

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Creating a closer connection

Family budget takes a haircut

28 April, 2019

Hair salons are getting the snip as households make cutbacks to stretch their dollars further. Almost three in five consumers have confesses to going to hairdressers less often to save money, according to new research…

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Hair salons, personal care products snipped from household budgets, survey suggests

26 April, 2019

Hair salons are getting the snip as households make cutbacks to stretch their dollars further. Almost three in five consumers have confessed to going to hairdressers less often to save money, according to new research…

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Turning data into information in the age of IoT

25 April, 2019

Known as the Internet of Things (IoT), people are consuming information from more connected devices and as a result, marketing practices are rapidly changing. Retailers need to learn how to speak to customers through more channels than before…

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Turning data into information in the age of IoT

Conveniently Convenient

01 April, 2019

We spend on average 32 minutes cooking a main meal during the work week. Therefore, it is no surprise we are always on the lookout for shortcuts when it comes to purchasing, preparing, cooking and cleaning-up after our meals. In fact, 42 percent of 18 to 44 year olds re...

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Conveniently Convenient

Taking Charge: Consumer Health and Wellness Drives a $450BN Opportunity in the US

01 March, 2019

The rapid escalation of healthcare costs has played a major role in inspiring a strong commitment to self-care in the US. Consumers' intentional behaviours and purchasing trends have fuelled changes across fast-moving consumer goods…

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Innovation Driving Growth

28 February, 2019

2018 was a year of innovation that appealed to multi-faceted needs in New Zealand. IRI explores the concept of ‘wellness’ as New Zealanders make trade-offs…

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Meat-free options growing in popularity

01 February, 2019

The increased demand for plant-based diets has resulted in a diverse range of product innovation which targets vegan, vegetarian and flexitarian consumers now available in the supermarket environment. The trend represents a growing opportunity…

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High Hopes for Hemp

01 February, 2019

Nutrition science and debate is constantly evolving and open to interpretation by consumers and governments. Since November 12, 2018, hemp seed has been able to be sold as a food in New Zealand. Will hemp become the next hero…

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IRI Insights: Unwrapping Christmas 2018

01 January, 2019

IRI shares a snapshot of the seasonal chocolate market.

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