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16/07/2018
Coca-Cola has successfully navigated the initial introduction of the sugar tax by focusing on its low sugar variants, but it will need to do more to do turn around a long-term trend of declining sales.

09/07/2018
Towards the end of last year Ocado was under pressure. Investors were getting impatient that it hadn’t tied up more deals with retailers and its share price had taken a fall. Since the landmark deal with US grocery retailer Kroger in May, the fortunes of this British online retailer are certainly brighter. Moreover, it’s certain to shake up the online grocery market.

24/06/2018
Prince Harry has sparked a beard renaissance, figures suggest, as sales of facial hair care products have soared by 226 per cent in three years.

24/06/2018
Almost £5 million has been spent on beard care products in Britain in the past 12 months – a rise of 226 per cent in three years, according to a new study.

22/06/2018
Driven by Prince Harry's choice of beard at the royal wedding, sales of beard care products have grown rapidly in recent years

17/05/2018
TL Tradewinds Co. Ltd. has rapidly expanded the market for lotus seed snacks in Asia and now the Thai social enterprise is working on plans to open up the category in Europe.

10/05/2018
Instagram levels the playing field for brands big and small looking to connect with consumers and be part of a wider conversation.

27/04/2018
Food-to-go is one of the most important categories for the independent convenience sector and is growing at a rapid pace.

24/04/2018
The fight against Britain’s obesity crisis moved up a gear this month when Public Health England’s sugar tax came into force for soft drinks.

07/03/2018
The dairy category is one of the most important in European retail. Using data from IRI, ESM examines how macroeconomic factors such as price increases are impacting sales in this important segment.

08/11/2017
A European Shopper Insights Report conducted by IRI, the big data and technology expert for consumer industries, shows that the influence and importance of emerging specialist retail channels, like drug stores, pharmacies and make-up stores, is growing.

26/10/2017
UK – The majority of shoppers prefer a ‘wide range of products’ over convenience, quality and store services according to IRI’s Shopper Insights Report.

24/10/2017
Product range continues to drive shoppers into stores, with the majority of shoppers preferring a ‘wide range of products’ over convenience, quality and store services in many cases, according to new research.

24/10/2017
Product range continues to drive shoppers into stores, with the majority of shoppers preferring a ‘wide range of products’ over convenience, quality and store services in many cases, according to new research.

23/10/2017
The majority of UK shoppers select a store because of the services it offers over convenience, quality, and price and promotions, according to research by big data provider IRI.

10/10/2017
Within a convenience store retail outlet, the cold vault space is the beachfront property in the store and, on average, there are typically five cold vault doors dedicated to beer. To help c-store retailers optimize their beer assortments within that valuable in-store real estate, Anheuser-Busch/InBev (ABI), IRI and the Category Management Association (CMA) partnered on a new study — the results of which were released recently to Convenience Store News.

09/10/2017
With the overwhelming amount of data available, Stephanie Augier, European lead for analytics at IRI, discusses the importance of analysing Big Data to unlock its full potential.

09/10/2017
IRI, a provider of big data and predictive analytics for retailers and suppliers, has launched what it’s calling “the first analytics solution for convenience retailers”, giving c-stores access to the company’s analytics capabilities.

05/10/2017
A “large proportion” of European shoppers are buying “healthy”, organic, vegetarian and free-from foods, new research from IRI reveals.

05/10/2017
Retailers can drive spend with free-from and organic food as IRI research shows the trend towards healthier products continues to grow.