18 May, 2020
Applies six lessons from the last recession to today's uncertainty around customer loyalty, the rise of
private label, right pricing, sacrificing non-essentials, the joy of upgrading and discounting leads to
06 May, 2020
From ESM: European Supermarket Magazine, is a new series that examines how retailers and consumer goods firms across Europe and further afield are tackling the Coronavirus pandemic.
11 March, 2020
The world is changing at pace and our preferences as consumers are more complex than they were a decade ago. The next generation of consumers are more experimental and granular than those before them, which makes it harder for organisations to understand and predict their ever...
28 January, 2020
According to a report from analysts at Canalys, the worldwide smart speaker market grew by 187 per cent in the second quarter of 2018.
12 December, 2019
The world is changing at an incredible pace and consumer preferences are more complex than they were 10 years ago. The next generation of consumers are far more fickle, experimental and granular than those that went before. This makes it harder for all businesses, and retailer...
15 October, 2019
Competition amongst suppliers and retailers are at an all-time high, and today's consumer is much less predictable than in the past.
10 October, 2019
FMCG consumers are less engaged and predictable than they have ever been, less loyal than previous generations and more interested in personalised experiences, Andrew Appel, president and chief executive officer, IRI, writes.
The challenge this presents to manufacturers and r...
02 September, 2019
With 200 million smart speakers predicted to be in use by the end of this year, voice command has become ubiquitous in the home. But the opportunity for retail is real
11 June, 2019
At the inaugural IRI International Growth Summit held in London this week, IRI president and chief executive officer Andrew Appel discussed his views on data and technology as the next enablers of competitive advantage in a rapidly changing FMCG environment.
29 May, 2019
Innovation and premiumisation keeps consumers coming back
11 February, 2019
Here’s a great FREE report from market research house, IRI, that offers useful insights into three key trends shaking and moving SA’s liquor market.
06 February, 2019
IRI’s Marylee Townshend predicts 7 trends that will influence the future of FMCG in South Africa.
11 August, 2018
Now that the 'Ramaphoria' dust has settled, retailers and manufacturers are needing to come to terms with the fact that GDP growth is stagnant, and as a result, consumer confidence and sales have remained low.
04 August, 2018
Poundland has opened up its sales data to suppliers as part of a partnership with market intelligence company IRI.
07 March, 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.
10 October, 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 est...
09 October, 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.
28 August, 2017
Gaining access to an increasing amount of data does not necessarily lead to better decision-making.
18 April, 2016
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.