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2018 OPPIES winners announced

17 September, 2018

IRI won the award for operational excellence, with Cobalt Sky highly commended. According to the judges, IRI "demonstrated effective collaboration between research and operations teams to create a Client Excellence Program that improved overall experience”.

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2018 OPPIES winners announced

Can data help convenience win back the hearts and minds of customers?

14 August, 2018

The convenience channel has transformed itself in recent years. We’ve seen something of a revolution on the high street, on forecourts and in our corner shops. According to IGD, convenience is the third-fastest growing grocery channel with nine in 10 shoppers claiming to have ...

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Can data help convenience win back the hearts and minds of customers?

Love Island puts shine on cosmetic sales

06 August, 2018

GLITTER make-up sales are sparkling thanks to TV’s Love Island and summer festivals. Demand for glitter cosmetics is up 321 per cent with more than £300,000 sales of glistening eyeliner, mascara and other products last month, say retail analysts IRI.

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Love Island puts shine on cosmetic sales

Love Island drives glitter sales up 321%, despite ocean health warnings

01 August, 2018

The festival season staple has come under fire in recent months for pollutant impact on the environment, but the beauty industry has seen a huge spike in sales in July.

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Love Island drives glitter sales up 321%, despite ocean health warnings

Diet Coke sales overtake classic Coke as the soft drinks giant navigates the sugar tax

16 July, 2018

Coca-Cola has successfully navigated the initial introduction of the sugar tax by focusing on its low sugar variants, but it will need to do more to do turn around a long-term trend of declining sales.

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Diet Coke sales overtake classic Coke as the soft drinks giant navigates the sugar tax

Pallas Selects IRI SalesOut As Data Sharing And Technology Partner

10 July, 2018

Leading Irish foodservice distributor, Pallas Foods, has announced a multi-year deal with IRI Company SalesOut.

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Pallas Selects IRI SalesOut As Data Sharing And Technology Partner

Ocado’s first steps to creating a global online grocery provider

09 July, 2018

Towards the end of last year Ocado was under pressure. Investors were getting impatient that it hadn’t tied up more deals with retailers and its share price had taken a fall. Since the landmark deal with US grocery retailer Kroger in May, the fortunes of this British online re...

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Ocado’s first steps to creating a global online grocery provider

Ocado’s first steps to creating a global online grocery provider

09 July, 2018

Towards the end of last year Ocado was under pressure. Investors were getting impatient that it hadn’t tied up more deals with retailers and its share price had taken a fall. Since the landmark deal with US grocery retailer Kroger in May, the fortunes of this British online re...

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Ocado’s first steps to creating a global online grocery provider

UK’s growth of private label produce is highest in Europe, finds report

05 July, 2018

Private label share has grown for a fourth consecutive year in the UK, reaching 52.5%, according to a report by market research company IRI.

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UK’s growth of private label produce is highest in Europe, finds report

Prince Harry leads surge in men growing beards as Britons spend £5million on care products in a year

24 June, 2018

Almost £5 million has been spent on beard care products in Britain in the past 12 months – a rise of 226 per cent in three years, according to a new study.

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Prince Harry leads surge in men growing beards as Britons spend £5million on care products in a year

The beard trend is not dead, reveals new male grooming figures

22 June, 2018

Driven by Prince Harry's choice of beard at the royal wedding, sales of beard care products have grown rapidly in recent years

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The beard trend is not dead, reveals new male grooming figures

Lotus seeds: A new face in European healthy snacking

17 May, 2018

TL Tradewinds Co. Ltd. has rapidly expanded the market for lotus seed snacks in Asia and now the Thai social enterprise is working on plans to open up the category in Europe.

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Lotus seeds: A new face in European healthy snacking

Brand building on Instagram: What marketers need to know

10 May, 2018

Instagram levels the playing field for brands big and small looking to connect with consumers and be part of a wider conversation.

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Brand building on Instagram: What marketers need to know

Speedy meals

27 April, 2018

Food-to-go is one of the most important categories for the independent convenience sector and is growing at a rapid pace.

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Speedy meals

Data will be crucial for lower-calorie reformulation

24 April, 2018

The fight against Britain’s obesity crisis moved up a gear this month when Public Health England’s sugar tax came into force for soft drinks.

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Data will be crucial for lower-calorie reformulation

Cream Of The Crop

07 March, 2018

The dairy category is one of the most important in European retail. Using data from IRI, ESM examines how macroeconomic factors such as price increases are impacting sales in this important segment.

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Cream Of The Crop

IRI Shopper Insights Highlight Growth in Popularity of Specialist Stores Over Mass Market

08 November, 2017

A 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.

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IRI Shopper Insights Highlight Growth in Popularity of Specialist Stores Over Mass Market

Product range key to shoppers' store choice

27 October, 2017

UK – The majority of shoppers prefer a ‘wide range of products’ over convenience, quality and store services according to IRI’s Shopper Insights Report.

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Product range key to shoppers

Grocery shopping trends: Product range rather than convenience or price drives consumers in-store

24 October, 2017

Product range continues to drive shoppers into stores, with the majority of shoppers preferring a ‘wide range of products’ over convenience, quality and store services in many cases, according to new research.

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Grocery shopping trends: Product range rather than convenience or price drives consumers in-store

Grocery shopping trends: Product range rather than convenience or price drives consumers in-store

24 October, 2017

Product range continues to drive shoppers into stores, with the majority of shoppers preferring a ‘wide range of products’ over convenience, quality and store services in many cases, according to new research.

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Grocery shopping trends: Product range rather than convenience or price drives consumers in-store

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