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Thanksgiving Dinner Staples Are Low in Stock Thanks to Supply-Chain Issues

November 09, 2021

IRI reveals supplies of food and household items are 4% to 11% lower than normal.

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Thanksgiving Dinner Staples Are Low in Stock Thanks to Supply-Chain Issues

Even hot dogs, burgers and deli meats will soon get more expensive

November 09, 2021

IRI's Chris DuBois says meat is center of the plate for Americans, and these price increases will hit hard.

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Even hot dogs, burgers and deli meats will soon get more expensive

Consumers Trade Rib-Eye for Ground Beef as Grocery Prices Rise

November 08, 2021

IRI's KK Davey says the price gap is widening between store brands and national brands in meat.

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Consumers Trade Rib-Eye for Ground Beef as Grocery Prices Rise

Thanksgiving dinner staples hit by shortages

November 05, 2021

IRI's KK Davey says the price of Thanksgiving staples are 5-10% higher than last year.

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Thanksgiving dinner staples hit by shortages

Value-Added Meats Get Renewed Attention

November 05, 2021

IRI's Chris DuBois says that value-added meats have been one of the superstars of the meat case overall for the last seven years.

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Value-Added Meats Get Renewed Attention

Improving and Tracking Supply Chains Link by Link

November 03, 2021

IRI CPG Supply Index shows that retail stores' rates of keeping goods in-stock is 89%, near the pre-COVID level of 91%.

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Improving and Tracking Supply Chains Link by Link

Food companies could see $3 billion in monthly sales vanish, as low-income households get squeezed.

October 26, 2021

IRI's Sally Lyons Wyatt said grocers and food makers must cater to budget-strapped shoppers with smaller packs and affordable meal kits.

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Food companies could see $3 billion in monthly sales vanish, as low-income households get squeezed.

'Pandemonium': Retailers are already riddled with out-of-stock products

October 26, 2021

IRI reveals that in-stock levels for many Thanksgiving food products are already below where they were last year.

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Inflation Hasn't Hurt Consumer Giants Nestle, Unilever - Yet

October 22, 2021

IRI CPG Inflation Tracker highlights latest price increases for product categories.

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Inflation Hasn

How Mondelēz International Built TikTok's Biggest Snack Brands

October 19, 2021

IRI's Jennifer Pelino says TikTok offers the perfect opportunity for brands to connect with Gen Z, since the content is short, visual and immediate.

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How Mondelēz International Built TikTok

Big turkeys are back for an IRL Thanksgiving

October 16, 2021

IRI's Chris DuBois says grocers placed orders for bigger turkeys earlier this year, anticipating COVID-19 would be on its way out.

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Big turkeys are back for an IRL Thanksgiving

Black Friday 2021 Is Going to Be Really Boring Due to Supply Chain Issues

October 15, 2021

IRI finds there IRI there are few deals across most major U.S. non-food categories compared to 2019.

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Black Friday 2021 Is Going to Be Really Boring Due to Supply Chain Issues

How a holistic approach to wellness is driving innovation

October 14, 2021

IRI Mindy Albuck says new product innovation has leveraged many existing trends, including self-care.

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How a holistic approach to wellness is driving innovation

Grocery store shelves aren't going back to normal this year

October 11, 2021

IRI's KK Davey says manufacturers often eliminate some fringe items and ramp up production of top-selling products when supply is tight.

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Grocery store shelves aren

Exclusive: Anheuser-Busch Puts Cocktails in a Box

August 26, 2021

IRI's Scott Scanlon discusses how Anheuser-Busch's ability and willingness to invent has increased.

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Exclusive: Anheuser-Busch Puts Cocktails in a Box

KCBS Radio Interview with Joan Driggs

August 26, 2021

IRI's Joan Driggs says grocery sales are up because consumers are eating at home more but we don't expect the panic buying of 2020 to return.

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KCBS Radio Interview with Joan Driggs

What's behind latest grocery store product shortages

August 26, 2021

IRI's Joan Driggs says that even though some items are not in stock, we're not back at the panic-buying days in March 2020.

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These foods disappeared from grocery stores last year. Now they're back

August 11, 2021

IRI's KK Davey says, "The death of variety that everyone was predicting didn't happen. It has come back in full force."

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These foods disappeared from grocery stores last year. Now they

Pharmacies are seeing a run on cold medicine now that people are socializing again

August 09, 2021

As Americans start to return to their normal routines, sales of flu and cold medicine have started to surge.

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Pharmacies are seeing a run on cold medicine now that people are socializing again

You're Paying More for Food—and You Might Not Know It

July 19, 2021

IRI Inflation Tracker finds some industry players are avoiding raising prices by instead cutting back on discounts.

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