IRI in the News


Almond milk, e-cigarettes and avocados enjoyed the biggest surge in demand among UK shoppers last year, as a trend toward healthy eating gathered pace, according to one research firm.

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.

Lynda Gammell, who has led IRI's solutions and innovations team in Europe for six years, is returning to the US to lead the product management of IRI’s Shopper Knowledgebase (SKB).

Gin recorded value growth of 14.5% last year to become the biggest growth driver in the spirits category, according to new figures from IRI.

IRI figures show that spirits sales topped £3 billion in the year to December 31, 2016, and it said gin is the biggest growth driver.

In this article, Jose Carlos Gonzalez Hurtado shared his views on the ten trends that FMCG manufacturers and retailers have to watch out for to remain competitive and to find new paths for growth.

Supermarkets in Great Britain are dishing out nearly 90% fewer single-use carrier bags than they were two years ago

Private label is under pressure across Europe for a range of reasons and manufacturers and retailers must tailor their solutions to each individual country, according to a recent IRI report

The popularity of prosecco is putting pressure on supermarket supplies, with many retailers looking to stock up on cava in case they run out of the UK's favourite fizz.

Sales at major supermarkets shot up 34 per cent to £356 million in the year to the end of February, according to analysis by IRI. In fact, prosecco’s popularity is growing so fast that experts have issued fresh warnings of possible shortages of the Italian sparkling wine.

Poundland has opened up its sales data to suppliers as part of a partnership with market intelligence company IRI.

In the 52 weeks ending 2 January 2016, £145.6million worth of avocados were bought in UK supermarkets, a 31 per cent increase for the fruit, the data from market research firm IRI shows.

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.

There was a spike in olive oil prices in stores in a number of western European markets last year on the back of a fall in supply, caused by factors that are still having an impact on production.