Press Releases
1 in 5 meals eaten out of home as European consumers favour service over home cooking

New European report on Out of Home foodservice sales from IRI highlights increase in eating out throughout the day added €4.1bn to food service sales in 2017

Shoppers in South Africa buy more healthy and organic food than in Europe according to new IRI Shopper Survey

43% of shoppers driven by a desire to lose weight
Three-quarters driven by sense of wellbeing when buying food

IRI launches NEW range of analytics solutions designed to offer smaller brands affordable insights on Media, Price & Promotion and Assortment

IRI, the provider of big data and predictive analytics for FMCG manufacturers and retailers, has announced the latest in its range of affordable solutions tailored for smaller brands that would otherwise be unable to get access to analytics technology. Based on IRI’s market leading LIQUID MODELING™* platform, the new IRI Assortment Optimization Superior and IRI Price & Promotion Superior solutions use store-level data to provide brands with critical business insights to keep up to speed with customers and competitors.

IRI Shopper Insights Report highlights growth of specialist stores over mass market as growing number of shoppers visit drug stores

A new 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.

Product range rather than price or convenience drives consumers in-store – IRI European Shopper Insights Report

For 60% range is main reason for store choice when grocery shopping in supermarkets/hypermarkets, while price is key for discounters and online shopping

Healthy eating trend boost for vegetarian, free-from and organic food producers

IRI survey of shoppers across Europe finds more than two thirds are buying healthy food
German shoppers most likely to buy organic food (versus half of Europeans) 39% of shoppers buying vegetarian food options
‘Free-from’ food on the shopping menu of one third of shoppers

European grocery shoppers become digital Infoseekers as the cost of shopping continues to rise

1 in 3 shoppers uses the Internet to seek information before shopping
Smartphones assist 65% of digital infoseekers with in-store savings
84% of shoppers prepare a shopping list and 1 in 10 do this on their phone
Southern Europeans more focused than Northern Europeans on finding the best deal

Globus selects IRI as its preferred partner for data sharing and technology in Germany

IRI’s Holistic Retail Solution provides advanced predictive analytics and transactional data insights to Globus and its suppliers

IRI launches affordable analytics solution to smaller brands – offering marketing mix analysis for R 95 000 in just three weeks

Cooperation agreement entered into by IRI and EROSKI

EROSKI to develop innovative supplier collaboration platform with IRI

IRI calls for industry standard on Big Data Collaboration

IRI’s latest whitepaper on Big Data Collaboration calls for FMCG retailers and manufacturers to unify their data and analytics expertise in order to drive brand and category growth

IRI and M&S to address Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit 2017 on how retailers and CPG manufacturers can share big data for smart growth

Price rises and private label drive up sales of olive oil across Europe

IRI announces change in senior management team: Anthony Graham to lead IRI Solutions and Innovations team as Lynda Gammell moves to new IRI role

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. This senior management change in the International division of IRI took effect Tuesday, 3 January 2017.

Europe’s FMCG brands reduce reliance on price promotions claims IRI

IRI Price and Promotion in Western Economies report reveals a pause in promotion escalation as manufacturers re-assess their value.

Prosecco keeps its sparkle as sales grow by a third in one year, with retailer own labels taking the biggest market share

Sales of prosecco continue to outpace those of champagne, according to new figures from retail insight leader IRI. Prosecco sales now total £356m, a growth of 34% in the last year.

Poundland latest retailer to sign up to IRI Supplier Collaboration Gateway

Poundland first discounter in the UK to share data · IRI Collaboration Gateway will give suppliers fast access to data so that they can spot category trends and track performance across all Poundland stores

Sales of green vegetables and soft fruits soar as UK consumers get the blending and juicing bug

IRI figures show fizzy drinks and juices are falling out of favour as bottled waters rise

IRI appoints former Reckitt Benckiser commercial executive as Executive VP of regional CGD

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

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.