Media Coverage

Channel Shifting: How Are FMCG Retailers Coping With Changing Shopper Behaviour?

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...

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Channel Shifting: How Are FMCG Retailers Coping With Changing Shopper Behaviour?

IRI Helping CPG Retailers And Manufacturers Measure Impact Of Coronavirus Outbreak

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...

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IRI Helping CPG Retailers And Manufacturers Measure Impact Of Coronavirus Outbreak

ESM COVID-19 Update – Wednesday 24 June

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.

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ESM COVID-19 Update – Wednesday 24 June

CEO Series: Interview with Andrew Appel of IRI

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.

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CEO Series: Interview with Andrew Appel of IRI

Does AI have the power to enable strategic business development?

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...

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Does AI have the power to enable strategic business development?

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?

Leading the Change: State of the Industry 2019

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...

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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

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

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

Finding success through innovation

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...

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Finding success through innovation

Rethinking Responsible Packaging

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...

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Rethinking Responsible Packaging

A single and shared understanding is the key to business growth

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...

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 A single and shared understanding is the key to business growth

Freedom of Choice

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...

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Freedom of Choice

How 2011 Enabled Information Resources, Inc. to Develop Strategic & Tactical Advantages

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.

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How 2011 Enabled Information Resources, Inc. to Develop Strategic & Tactical Advantages

Wellness Wisdom: Paradigm shift in health management

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...

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Wellness Wisdom: Paradigm shift in health management

IRI Liquor Knowledge

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).

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Creating a closer connection

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…

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Creating a closer connection

Family budget takes a haircut

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…

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Hair salons, personal care products snipped from household budgets, survey suggests

26 April, 2019

Hair salons are getting the snip as households make cutbacks to stretch their dollars further. Almost three in five consumers have confessed to going to hairdressers less often to save money, according to new research…

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