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Companies’ Next Coronavirus Challenge: Getting Cash-Strapped Shoppers to Spend

May 14, 2020

Companies like Kellogg, Hershey and Nestle are tapping the lessons of the last recession as they seek ways to keep newly frugal consumers from trading down

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Companies’ Next Coronavirus Challenge: Getting Cash-Strapped Shoppers to Spend

Shoppers begin to shift from stockpiling to penny pinching at the grocery store

May 13, 2020

Grocery shoppers’ purchasing behaviors may be changing because of high unemployment and economic uncertainty.

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Shoppers begin to shift from stockpiling to penny pinching at the grocery store

Getting Down With BOPIS, The New Normal For Grocery Shopping

May 06, 2020

Nowadays, “buy online pick up in store” is as normal as, well, doing groceries.

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Getting Down With BOPIS, The New Normal For Grocery Shopping

Coronavirus Shopping Habits: Americans Buying More Baking Goods, Alcohol, Frozen Food; Less Flowers, Makeup, Shaving Products

May 01, 2020

A Chicago-based research firm just released a new tool to track coronavirus purchases.

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Coronavirus Shopping Habits: Americans Buying More Baking Goods, Alcohol, Frozen Food; Less Flowers, Makeup, Shaving Products

Dairy back in demand due to stay-at-home orders

April 29, 2020

For the first time in the past two decades fluid milk posted an increase in retail dollar sales for the past 52-week period.

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Dairy back in demand due to stay-at-home orders

Why Are Stores Still Having Trouble Stocking Toilet Paper During COVID-19 Crisis?

April 29, 2020

Many weeks into the coronavirus crisis and the toilet paper shortage shows no signs of letting up.

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Why Are Stores Still Having Trouble Stocking Toilet Paper During COVID-19 Crisis?

Supplements for Coronavirus Probably Won’t Help, and May Harm

March 23, 2020

Worried Americans are scrambling to buy wellness products they think will protect against coronavirus. Some may do harm.

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Supplements for Coronavirus Probably Won’t Help, and May Harm

Does AI have the power to enable strategic business development?

March 11, 2020

The world is changing at pace and our preferences as consumers are more complex than they were a decade ago.

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Does AI have the power to enable strategic business development?

Artificial Intelligence in the business world - where are we now?

March 09, 2020

Everyone's talking about the potential for artificial intelligence in the enterprise, but what's actually been achieved to date? Are the majority of companies comfortable with the technology and how it can be used, and are many already using it?

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Artificial Intelligence in the business world - where are we now?

Why The 'Streaming Wars' Present A Huge Opportunity For Marketers

February 05, 2020

Nishat Mehta, President, IRI Media Center of Excellence, improving the consumer experience through more relevant advertising.

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Could voice technology be the next secret weapon in driving retail growth?

January 28, 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.  

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Could voice technology be the next secret weapon in driving retail growth?

Craft beer loses its cool

January 10, 2020

"For a while it was a very good time to be brewing beer in Chicago . . . but for the last year, things flipped. Not all breweries are going to make it."

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Craft beer loses its cool

Amid Craft-Beer Boom, New Drinks Offer Hard Competition

January 10, 2020

Popularity of spiked seltzers like White Claw and Truly challenges beer makers to respond.

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Amid Craft-Beer Boom, New Drinks Offer Hard Competition

Perdue Farms' new meat-packing foam dissolves in your sink

January 07, 2020

Perdue Farms will start packaging some of its meat products in a more earth-friendly way with compostable foam made of cornstarch that disintegrates under running water.

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Perdue Farms

Become An Insights Analyst Superhero

December 17, 2019

President and CEO of IRI, a big data technology company that uses advanced analytics to help companies grow their businesses.

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Become An Insights Analyst Superhero

Powering strategic development with AI and machine learning

December 13, 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...

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Powering strategic development with AI and machine learning

5 Strategies to Win at Retail With Cannabis

November 05, 2019

The availability of legal cannabis products in the United States, including cannabis and hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD), is greater than ever, with consumer interest continuing to grow.

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5 Strategies to Win at Retail With Cannabis

Recipe Behind Coca-Cola’s Milk Success: Less Sugar, More Protein

November 04, 2019

Five years ago, soda giant went big into milk with novel formula—it paid off

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Recipe Behind Coca-Cola’s Milk Success: Less Sugar, More Protein

The Tipping Point – How AI Can Help Drive Growth In FMCG: IRI

October 23, 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.

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The Tipping Point – How AI Can Help Drive Growth In FMCG: IRI

Growing market share in a hot new category: CBD

October 21, 2019

Many consumers are on the hunt for the next 'good-for-me' health ingredient, as part of the $450bn trend in self-care. This trend has continuously evolved with consumers focusing on protein-heavy foods, botanical extracts, probiotics, and more recently cannabinoids.

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Growing market share in a hot new category: CBD

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