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Going for the on-the-go dollar

01 June, 2020

Delivering annual sales of $513 million and growth of 11 per cent, the on-the-go food category is one of the key drivers of growth for the P&C channel.

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Going for the on-the-go dollar

Pharmacy sales boom, but what next?

01 June, 2020

Australian retail pharmacy scan sales exceeded $800 million in the four weeks to March 22 (up 26 per cent versus the same period in 2019) as COVID-19-induced anxieties drove a surge in store traffic, transactions and stockpiling of self-care products.

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Pharmacy sales boom, but what next?

Supplying data to suppliers, the Coles and IRI team

22 May, 2020

Coles in partnership with IRI will provide suppliers with a great insight into customer needs, utilising data from more than 2500 supermarkets, Coles Express convenience and Coles Liquor stores.

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Supplying data to suppliers, the Coles and IRI team

Coles offering suppliers more data-driven insights

22 May, 2020

Supermarket giant Coles is investing in data insights for suppliers with the launch of Coles Synergy, an analytics tool created in partnership with market analytics provider IRI.

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Coles offering suppliers more data-driven insights

Organic food trends during COVID-19

18 May, 2020

Australia has the world’s largest Organic certified area of land, no surprise that 70% of Australians buy some form of organic food, contributing to the nation’s organic industry worth AU$2.6 billion. Half of Australians claim this motivation is based on personal health, being...

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Organic food trends during COVID-19

Home cooking explosion and the popularity of ethnic flavours

15 May, 2020

Australians have changed almost all aspects of their lives due to COVID-19 disruptions. As the home became the centre of life, there have been some positive consequences of lockdown. The obvious one is 58 per cent of us cooking more often, albeit out of necessity as restaur...

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Home cooking explosion and the popularity of ethnic flavours

Budget beer up during lockdown

07 May, 2020

Independent craft beer faces challenges according to data from the IRI, Big Data and Consumer Insights IRI Worldwide which has highlighted the move by consumers to larger packs and lower-priced beer during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Retail recovery could be L-shaped as consumers remain frugal

28 April, 2020

In a blow to retailers hoping for a rebound in consumption when the COVID-19 crisis eases, only 15 per cent of consumers plan to return to their old spending habits.

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Retail recovery could be L-shaped as consumers remain frugal

Pets getting picky with their food

27 April, 2020

Almost 60% of Australians have bought Pet Food in the Supermarket which is a good reflection of pet ownership. Pet Food in grocery is a $2.4 billion category and includes cat, dog, birds, rodents, litter and pet accessories sales. Dog has the largest share of sales, worth $1.8...

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Pets getting picky with their food

Does AI have the power to enable strategic business development?

11 March, 2020

The world is changing at pace and our preferences as consumers are more complex than they were a decade ago. The next generation of consumers are more experimental and granular than those before them, which makes it harder for organisations to understand and predict their ever...

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Does AI have the power to enable strategic business development?

A Decade of Drinks

09 March, 2020

Daniel Bone, Insights Director at IRI reflects on a decade of drinks trends and offers predictions on which categories will show growth in 2020.

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A Decade of Drinks

Australia is Perplexed by Plastic

09 March, 2020

Suppliers have a role to play in helping to close the gap between consumers’ sustainability ideals and practice.

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Australia is Perplexed by Plastic

IRI releases top trends for 2020 FMCG

12 February, 2020

The Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) annual insights report by IRI® reveals the issues and trends for the 2020 FMCG sector. “There are some serious problems and challenges facing the FMCG sector for 2020,” says IRI Chief Commercial Officer, Alistair Leathwood.

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IRI releases top trends for 2020 FMCG

Australian supermarkets increase international food offerings

07 February, 2020

From adobo chillies to zaatar, major supermarkets are ramping up their offerings of international foods in response to a growing multicultural population and increasingly adventurous home cooks. "International cuisines have grown more and more popular in Australia over the pa...

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Australian supermarkets increase international food offerings

Al desko dining: the great workplace lunch conundrum

02 February, 2020

IRI predicts convenience will further dominate the Australian food landscape in 2020. "Our research has revealed that Australians plan their meals less than ever," says Alistair Leathwood, the firm's chief commercial officer for Asia-Pacific. "Convenience will undoubtedly be ...

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Al desko dining: the great workplace lunch conundrum

Functional Beverages Compete for Share of Throat

01 February, 2020

As shoppers demand more from their food and drink, functional benefits will be a key deciding factor in beverage choice.

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Functional Beverages Compete for Share of Throat

Could voice technology be the next secret weapon in driving retail growth?

28 January, 2020

According to a report from analysts at Canalys, the worldwide smart speaker market grew by 187 per cent in the second quarter of 2018.  

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Could voice technology be the next secret weapon in driving retail growth?

The retail trends that will define 2020

20 January, 2020

New research by IRI has revealed good-for-the-environment products, augmented reality and artificial intelligence are the retail trends that will appeal to customers in 2020.

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The retail trends that will define 2020

2020 FMCG Outlook

13 January, 2020

In this report, IRI brings you a detailed insight into the FMCG sector in 2020. Daniel Bone, Insights Director at IRI, shares advice on how to bolster your business for the changing landscape.

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2020 FMCG Outlook

Is 2020 the year for the tequila take-off?

09 January, 2020

Daniel Bone, Insights Director at IRI, takes a look at the trends of 2019 – what worked and what didn’t. And he gives us a snapshot of what to expect in 2020.

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Is 2020 the year for the tequila take-off?

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