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.
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...
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 ...
01 February, 2020
As shoppers demand more from their food and drink, functional benefits will be a key deciding factor in beverage choice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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 ...
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)...
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...
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...
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.
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?
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.
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...