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AACS presents its ‘2014 State of the Industry Report’
AACS has launched its latest annual report card on the convenience channel and, again, it outperformed grocery stores.
How the discounters are unsettling Australia's grocery landscape
The rise of Aldi and Costco in Australia in recent years has shaken up the country's grocery retail sector. Brian Cook, group director for solutions and innovations for IRI in Australia, analyses what has happened and sets out how manufacturers and the country's two largest supermarket chains - Woolworths and Coles - can react.
Craft beer aping flavoured vodka fad?
The avalanche of spiced as well as fruit- and vegetable-infused beers coming onto the US market has prompted concerns that craft brewers may be charting a similar faddish path to that trodden by distillers with flavoured vodka.
AACS SOI report: Convenience industry in good shape
The AACS SOI report pulls together data sources and contributions from across the P&C industry. IRI was appointed to provide the most robust and granular market performance overview for the local petrol and convenience (P&C) industry.
Retailers should not fear craft beer
While craft beer in Australia is still behind countries like the US and the UK in terms of its percentage of the overall beer market it is continuing to grow.
ALSA president says state of the industry report is a 'must-read' for retailers
The Australian Liquor Stores Association (ALSA) and IRI held a joint networking event in Sydney yesterday to present the findings of the inaugural 2016 Australian Retail Liquor - State of the Industry Report, following its launch in Canberra last month.
Australians drinking less but spending more on booze.
IRI – ALSA State of the Industry Report insights, findings that Australians are more drinking less but spending on higher quality alcohol.
ALSA and IRI publish the 2016 State of the Industry Report
The Australian Liquor Stores Association and IRI have worked together to produce the inaugural 2016 Australian Retail Liquor – State of the Industry Report.
IRI Hires Former Reckitt Benckiser Exec for CGD Role
February 23 2016 - Retail and healthcare data giant IRI has appointed former Reckitt Benckiser exec Caspar Netscher as Executive Vice President of Regional Client Growth Development (CGD), based in its Netherlands office.
Prosecco is coming after champagne's place as the king of sparkling drinks
Move over champagne: there’s a new kid on the block in Australia’s sparkling wine market.
Why smarter range optimisation needs a careful approach
Years of deals have left brands and retailers in all countries battered and bruised. Times are changing and both parties are desperate to find new ways to grow their revenues. Stephanie Augier, European analytics and shopper account director at IRI says manufacturers and retailers need to take a more sophisticated approach to range optimisation.
Majority of goods sold in UK stores on promotion, finds study
Deals such as multi-buys account for 28.6% of sales in Europe overall, with critics accusing UK retailers of using promotions to obscure true cost of goods
Jury out on grocery promotions
Across Europe, promotional activity in the grocery sector has been largely static in the past year but individual markets have experienced very different outcomes, according to a new report.
UK supermarkets cut ranges and reduce products on shelves by an average of 3% so far this year, IRI reports
Analysis by global insight leader IRI indicates that the massive range reductions which UK supermarkets and grocery retailers had been expected to make in 2015 have not yet manifested.
Premium And Traditional Ciders Present Sales Opportunity For The Convenience Channel, Says IRI
FMCG market and shopper intelligence firm IRI has stated it believes that further growth opportunities exist for premium cider within the UK convenience sector. Although cider sales passed £1 billion last year after several years of growth, the sector is struggling, says IRI.
Retail marketing: When it comes to building loyalty, it's the brand product manufacturers that have the edge
Even the most price-focused brands have come to understand the importance of customer loyalty in recent years. Michael O'Leary, CEO of Ryanair – once famous for its stark approach to customer service – recently credited its 25% profit increase to the "enhanced customer experience" it now offers.
The Sweet Smell of Success: NPD drives confectionery gains
NPD has been crucial for confectioners over the past year, with candy players investing in a new breed of softer gummy sweets and chocolate brands forking out on snacking formats and innovative new flavours.
Price-war not a Long-term Path to Success for Retailers and Manufacturers Only Short-term Boost for Shoppers, says IRI
Analysis suggests deflation drives consumers to upgrade for specific FMCG sectors and brands
IRI launches 'Convenience Market Place' to drive growth opportunities
Global insight leader, IRI, has launched Convenience Market Place, a transformational solution that provides retailers with granular-level insight and data across the UK Convenience channel
IRI expands with investment in out of home experts GIRA Foodservice
IRI, the retail and FMCG market intelligence company, has become the major shareholder in GIRA Foodservice, the leading provider of information about European out-of-home markets.