Press Releases

IRI announces change in senior management team: Anthony Graham to lead IRI Solutions and Innovations team as Lynda Gammell moves to new IRI role

IRI, the big data and technology expert for consumer industries, has announced the appointment of Anthony Graham as Executive Vice President of International Solutions and Innovations to replace Lynda Gammell. This senior management change in the International division of IRI took effect Tuesday, 3 January 2017.

IRI finds that a mixed economic outlook is fuelling change in traditional shopper behaviour.

Europe’s FMCG brands reduce reliance on price promotions claims IRI

IRI Price and Promotion in Western Economies report reveals a pause in promotion escalation as manufacturers re-assess their value.

IRI and Costco Wholesale Announce launch of Costco CRX Australia.

Enhanced Data and Technology Offerings Enable Category Performance Benchmarking, Real-Time Sales Tracking and Complete Supply Chain Management to vendors.

Cautious consumer confidence impacting Australian’s ‘household economies’

IRI study reveals that one third of Australians are worse off financially than they were a year ago.

IRI highlights reduction in range assortment across Europe

The new IRI white paper Shrink to Grow guides retailers and manufacturers on how to grow sales by monitoring assortment with big data analytics

Private label under pressure as share of total FMCG market falls – according to new IRI global private label report

Price wars, national brand promotions and shopper behavior all challenging the role of private label on the shelf

Private label under pressure as share of total FMCG market falls – according to new IRI global private label report

Price wars, national brand promotions and shopper behavior all challenging the role of private label on the shelf

IRI in conjunction with Australian Liquor Stores Association arm Liquor industry with new insights to drive growth in 2016.

Key findings in the ALSA-IRI State of the Industry Report for 2015 confirm Australia’s retail liquor market continues to face many challenges.

IRI appoints former Reckitt Benckiser commercial executive as Executive VP of regional CGD

Caspar Netscher – who also has a background in FMCG and telecoms – leads a focus on new business revenue and client retention

Launch of IRI Holistic Retail Solution will help retailers find fast insights from Big Data

Bracknell, U.K – 11 February, 2016 – The big data leader IRI has expanded its retail offer in Europe to provide advanced analytics of combined retail data sources in a single unified platform. The IRI Retail Holistic Solution (IRI HRS) is underpinned by IRI’s Liquid Data technology, which makes it possible to aggregate and find associations for trillions of data points in a matter of seconds.

Rising price of olive oil costs European shoppers 231 million euros

Bacterial disease blighting olive trees in Italy and a poor harvest in Spain has knock on effect on olive oil prices across Europe Retailer own label olive oil prices increase faster than national brands but remain cheaper option for shoppers

New year spending on beers, wines and spirits in UK supermarkets rises 3% compared with 2014

Overall decline in grocery sales slows across the full 6-week Christmas period; -0.6% down on 2014 compared with -1.3% for rest of year

Sweet-toothed UK shoppers spend £219m on Christmas cakes, puddings and confectionery in Christmas fortnight – 8.3% more than in 2014

Overall supermarket FMCG sales for the fortnight are pushed into growth as final week spending tops £3bn, up 7.4% on last year

UK shoppers get into the spirit of Christmas by spending £200m on Spirits - an extra £7m - in first two weeks of December

- Falling FMCG sales show decline in sales of traditional Christmas cakes and puddings and some gift items

Processed meat cancer scare wipes 10% (£3 million) off sales of sausages and bacon according to IRI Retail Advantage data

According to the latest retail data from global insight leader IRI, sales of pre-packed sausages and bacon are down, following the recent publication of a report stating that processed meats can cause cancer by the World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).

One Stop rolls out IRI Collaboration Gateway to assist suppliers

IRI Collaboration Gateway will provide collaborative and unique intelligence that will help suppliers spot category trends and track performance across the convenience retailers’ outlets

Grocery price wars continue to keep prices down as economies recover in Europe – according to IRI Price & Promotion report

Despite strong evidence that European markets are starting to recover, it seems that neither prices nor sales are recovering in line with these trends. To some extent, we are witnessing the ongoing impact of the price wars in the region. While lower prices suggest a better deal for shoppers, this is not necessarily translating into sales growth.

£1bn cider market loses £35m in last year says IRI

IRI predicts that Premium and Traditional Ciders present a £65m sales opportunity for the Convenience channel, which if actioned will help the channels sales overtake supermarkets by 2020.

IRI and Kantar Worldpanel launch joint solution to offer the most accurate Discounter data for brand owners

Global insight leader, IRI, has launched its Discounter solution, the most comprehensive and insightful data set in the market. In the first of its kind, IRI has entered into a joint agreement with Kantar Worldpanel to take the solution to manufacturers looking to increase their share of the discounter channel, set to grow to as much as 20% of the overall retail market within the next five years (Source: IGD, June 2015).