More flavors and package redesigns briefly grab consumers’ attention, but innovative and truly new product launches that address their needs will accelerate OTC industry sales growth, which has held steady at 3% annually since 2010, an IRI Worldwide marketing insider says.

Brace yourselves beer drinkers: The summer of 2014 is shaping up for shandy-monium.

IRI Industry Insights Executive Vice President Larry Levin discusses consumer attitudes and needs on Bloomberg Television's “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

“Collaboration” is a hot button across the grocery retail industry. It speaks to the importance of retailers and their CPG partners working together to better serve the needs of consumers. But IRI’s 2014 Summit demonstrates that collaboration is hard at work much further up the industry food chain.

Snack makers survived a difficult 2013 with increased competition forming a much larger battleground that included quick-serve, online and even airlines, says a leading sector analyst.

IRI Combines Shopper Transaction Info with TV and Digital Data from Rentrak and Comscore

Big data is allowing companies across the supply chain to use a laser focus on the most opportunistic areas for growth. Information Resources, Inc. Chief Information Officer Ash Patel, discusses how to use it to effectively reach your customers.

It has been another fascinating, enterprising and challenging year for the market research industry. But considering the pace of change in the MR world for over a decade, it’s foolish to dote on the recent past. What’s the likelihood of any prognosticators in this 19th annual RBR Predictions Issue betting on what they think will happen? That’s hard to say, but only because of how explosive and unpredictable change has been.