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IRI releases top trends for 2020 FMCG

12 February, 2020

The Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) annual insights report by IRI® reveals the issues and trends for the 2020 FMCG sector. “There are some serious problems and challenges facing the FMCG sector for 2020,” says IRI Chief Commercial Officer, Alistair Leathwood.

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IRI releases top trends for 2020 FMCG

Australian supermarkets increase international food offerings

07 February, 2020

From adobo chillies to zaatar, major supermarkets are ramping up their offerings of international foods in response to a growing multicultural population and increasingly adventurous home cooks. "International cuisines have grown more and more popular in Australia over the pa...

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Australian supermarkets increase international food offerings

Al desko dining: the great workplace lunch conundrum

02 February, 2020

IRI predicts convenience will further dominate the Australian food landscape in 2020. "Our research has revealed that Australians plan their meals less than ever," says Alistair Leathwood, the firm's chief commercial officer for Asia-Pacific. "Convenience will undoubtedly be ...

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Al desko dining: the great workplace lunch conundrum

Functional Beverages Compete for Share of Throat

01 February, 2020

As shoppers demand more from their food and drink, functional benefits will be a key deciding factor in beverage choice.

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Functional Beverages Compete for Share of Throat

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

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.  

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

The retail trends that will define 2020

20 January, 2020

New research by IRI has revealed good-for-the-environment products, augmented reality and artificial intelligence are the retail trends that will appeal to customers in 2020.

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The retail trends that will define 2020

2020 FMCG Outlook

13 January, 2020

In this report, IRI brings you a detailed insight into the FMCG sector in 2020. Daniel Bone, Insights Director at IRI, shares advice on how to bolster your business for the changing landscape.

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2020 FMCG Outlook

Is 2020 the year for the tequila take-off?

09 January, 2020

Daniel Bone, Insights Director at IRI, takes a look at the trends of 2019 – what worked and what didn’t. And he gives us a snapshot of what to expect in 2020.

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Is 2020 the year for the tequila take-off?

Powering strategic development with AI and machine learning

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...

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Powering strategic development with AI and machine learning

Ginspiration for the entire industry

26 November, 2019

Gin is a standout performer in retail liquor, and indeed across the entire FMCG landscape. The 142 per cent dollar growth recorded by gin-based liquor over the past five years in Australian retail has been underpinned by a virtuous growth cycle of drivers.

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Ginspiration for the entire industry

Sustainability in FMCG

05 November, 2019

In 2019, definitions of sustainability have expanded beyond the three pillars of economic, environment and social wellbeing, writes IRI Senior Associate Consultant Lucas An and Associate Consultant Sheena Rochiramani. Its true meaning now lies in the combination of environment...

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Sustainability in FMCG

'Reflection of trends': How our alcohol tastes are changing

03 November, 2019

For many people white wine and Australian summer go hand in hand, but traditional grape favourites chardonnay and sauvignon blanc are losing popularity as people turn to other types of wine and gins, to keep them refreshed.

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Orchestrating the collaboration imperative

31 October, 2019

FMCG manufacturers and retailers understand the importance of collaboration, but it has historically been difficult to implement a consistent approach. Years of functional and vertical silos, limited views of data and power dynamics have impacted these relationships and their ...

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Orchestrating the collaboration imperative

Specialty Cheese Becomes Cream of the Crop

23 October, 2019

You could say it’s been another ‘grate’ year for cheese. In pre-packaged grocery, not only is cheese the fifth-largest category, it has been the number one contributor to actual value growth (+$31.1m)...

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Specialty Cheese Becomes Cream of the Crop

Empowering the Industry With Insights

22 October, 2019

Paul Hinds was appointed to the role of IRI Managing Director for the Asia Pacific region in May this year, following a successful period as senior vice president of IRI’s UK Retail Solutions business. Retail World caught up with him to find out how insights, and the industr...

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Empowering the Industry With Insights

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

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...

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

The Secret Life of Pets

07 October, 2019

Statistics show that Australians love their pets, writes IRI Account Manager Peter Mclaren. The ratio of pets to humans is 1:1, with over 24 million pets living in Australian homes.

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The Secret Life of Pets

Prosecco or bust

01 October, 2019

Prosecco has been wine’s shining star in recent years, outperforming almost every other category and generating an additional $51.5m in growth, but what does the future of the category look like?

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Prosecco or bust

I Think I Can – The Rise of Canned Wine

01 October, 2019

The can serve has always been contentious in Australian culture, but the format is shaking off its less-than-premium reputation, with the somewhat unlikely rise of canned wine.

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I Think I Can – The Rise of Canned Wine

Harmonising data to make it sing

25 September, 2019

It is not unusual for data to have discrepancies in consistency, modes of measurement and coverage. This is a challenge when trying to get an accurate picture of the FMCG market and its consumers. Among the most long-standing and basic data in its vast library of data sets, IR...

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Harmonising data to make it sing

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