12 November, 2020
Having access to more accurate predictions of the demand for products is a competitive factor for CPG (consumer packaged goods) manufacturers and retailers at any time. But as brands and retailers are forced to adapt to new shopper behaviours in response to the COVID crisis an...
27 August, 2020
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will be felt for many years to come, particularly in FMCG, where retailers and manufacturers have had to adapt, and in some cases transform, the way they meet the changing demands of shoppers. Patrick van der Zee, Senior Vice President Inte...
26 June, 2020
IRI has released two economic indicators for consumer packaged goods (CPG) retailers and manufacturers in Europe in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. The IRI Demand Index and IRI Inflation Tracker measure weekly changes and also provide insights and key trends for brands and...
24 June, 2020
COVID-19 Update, from ESM: European Supermarket Magazine, is a series that examines how retailers and consumer goods firms across Europe and further afield are tackling the Coronavirus pandemic.
03 June, 2020
Keeping work and home life separate can be especially difficult while working remotely as a result of COVID-19. Get to know the CEO of IRI, Andrew Appel, and glean some insight into big data, and what leadership looks like in a pandemic.
11 March, 2020
The world is changing at pace and our preferences as consumers are more complex than they were a decade ago. The next generation of consumers are more experimental and granular than those before them, which makes it harder for organisations to understand and predict their ever...
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.
01 January, 2020
Against a backdrop of solid
retail market growth (3.9
percent in the last MAT
period), fortunes within the store
varied significantly. Pre-packaged
grocery grew by $472m (+3.4
percent), led by cheese, eggs and
smallgoods, with growth in GM and
non-food (+2.2 percent) c...
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...
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)...
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...
05 September, 2019
The major challenge we face as an industry today is that consumers are always several steps ahead of us. And the gap is only widening, fuelled by technology, availability of products and diverse consumer needs. As noted journalist Graeme Wood put it, “change has never happened...
01 July, 2019
Packaging innovation is being challenged by rapidly escalating consumer expectations. As a result, a wide range of initiatives are being trialled and adopted locally and globally to dialup sustainability narratives. Such initiatives are being leveraged to become key brand diff...
04 June, 2019
A singular and shared understanding of today’s consumers needs to be at the centre of business building strategies and supporting marketing campaigns. Consumers today, as always, are motivated by better shopping experiences and more relevant marketing communications – brand an...
01 June, 2019
Recent IRI research has highlighted that over one third of New Zealanders are limiting or completely restricting at least one allergen from their diet. This is aligned with trends we are seeing in the United Kingdom. Interestingly, we are also near the top of the ladder – comi...
30 May, 2019
Information Resources, Inc. (Chicago, IL) gained its first clients in 1979 and its output over succeeding decades was marked by unmatched invention.
01 May, 2019
This month’s IRI Insights take a slightly different look at the market, detailing how the total off-premise market has performed over the last 12 months to March (03/03/19).
01 May, 2019
Health and wellness has changed over the years into a more holistic approach that encompasses one’s mind, body and emotion. We are adopting a 360° self-care approach that goes beyond simply treating illness and disease. We engage in much more proactive management and active co...
29 April, 2019
Up until recently, when retailers expanded their store network, it was vital that no matter where in the world customers shopped, they could expect the same kind of experience inherent to the brand. But now…
28 April, 2019
Hair salons are getting the snip as households make cutbacks to stretch their dollars further. Almost three in five consumers have confesses to going to hairdressers less often to save money, according to new research…