Press Releases

IRI finds that a mixed economic outlook is fuelling change in traditional shopper behaviour.
30/11/2016

Europe’s FMCG brands reduce reliance on price promotions claims IRI
29/11/2016

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.
23/11/2016

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’
19/07/2016

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
13/07/2016

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
7/07/2016

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
6/07/2016

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.
23/03/2016

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
23/02/2016

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
11/02/2016

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
9/02/2016

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
11/01/2016

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
6/01/2016

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
21/12/2015

- 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
23/11/2015

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
10/11/2015

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
22/10/2015

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
2/10/2015

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
24/09/2015

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).


Prosecco sales outfizz champagne and sparkling wine for third year
19/08/2015

IRI grocery sales analysis show prosecco sales up 72%, adding £142m to the grocery sector