IRI in the News


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.

British grocer Waitrose has selected global insights firm IRI for business insights with the partnership commencing in September.

Ferrero should move its newly acquired Thorntons business out of discount stores to help it capitalize on the growing premium segment in the UK and abroad.

Everyone from marge to veg spread players is adding butter to recipes as the wider spreads market slides. Is it paying off?

Sales of eco-friendly or ‘green’ household products are booming as consumers look to flower power to add some sparkle to their homes, while reducing their environmental impact.

It’s easy to blame the weather for the performance of ice cream tubs; after all in the summer of 2014 the mercury didn’t get close to the levels achieved the year before.

UK supermarkets ran out of Easter egg stocks just ahead of the holiday, a misjudgement that cost about £5.2m ($7.7m) in sales, says IRI.

UK supermarkets ran out of Easter egg stocks just ahead of the holiday, a misjudgement that cost about £5.2m ($7.7m) in sales, says IRI.

Sales of sports drinks and fruit juices continue to plunge in what looks like a consumer reaction to concerns raised by anti-sugar campaigners.

BWS sales in the convenience channel will match those in out-of-town supermarkets by 2020, according to analysts at IRI.

Consumer, shopper and retail market intelligence company IRI has announced the appointment of Tim Dummer as its new UK head of grocery and health & beauty.

No shelf is spared when it comes to soft drinks and the war on sugar. Volumes are falling almost as quickly as value in the squashes and cordials market, prompting market leader Britvic to axe all full-sugar lines from Robinsons fruit squash.

Soft drinks companies are keen to be seen doing the right thing when it comes to sugar content as they face vicious attacks from campaign groups and the media alike.

Leading retailer, Marks & Spencer, has selected FMCG market and consumer intelligence firm IRI as its partner for a supplier collaboration programme. 

Milk sales plunged by £22M over Christmas, despite rising volumes sold in the period, reflecting competition among retailers to keep prices down, according to market analyst IRI.

Coffee shop culture has led to a boom in sales of coffee pods for the home according to new research.

Paul Hinds, senior vice president of retail at IRI, considers whether consumers will be loyal to discounters in the age of repertoire shopping

An expensive fightback by top consumer goods brands is likely to provide only temporary relief as retailers improve the quality of their own products to attract thrifty European shoppers.