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Sustainability is surviving COVID-19, IRI says

July 23, 2020

Products carrying a sustainability claim have continued growing during the COVID-19 pandemic, capturing a 17% market share during the first half of 2020, according to research from IRI and the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business.

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Sustainability is surviving COVID-19, IRI says

Sustainable brands sustain their premium in a crisis

July 22, 2020

According to New York University’s Stern Center for Sustainable Business and IRI, products sold on their sustainability have improved their share of the U.S. market by 0.6 percentage points to 16.8 per cent in dollar terms so far this year.

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Sustainable brands sustain their premium in a crisis

Less is more: Why retailers and CPGs are moving toward selling fewer products in stores

July 20, 2020

As the coronavirus pushes some items off supermarket shelves, the food industry is finding a smaller selection reduces consumer confusion, boosts sales and trims expenses for grocers.

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Less is more: Why retailers and CPGs are moving toward selling fewer products in stores

Unique Ingredients Bring Snackers To The Growing Plant-Based Product Sector

July 20, 2020

Snacks made from alternative ingredients are gaining awareness and experiencing sales growth. Appealing to a broad demographic spanning gen X, millennials and boomers, as well as vegans and flexitarians, introductions of chips, crisps and puffs made from ancient grains, plant ...

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Unique Ingredients Bring Snackers To The Growing Plant-Based Product Sector

Britons are defrosting decades-old diets

July 09, 2020

Fruit is out; fry-ups are in.

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Britons are defrosting decades-old diets

What Beer Sales Tell Us About The Recession

July 07, 2020

Craft beer sales are surging at stores, but craft breweries are still struggling. Cheap beer is surging, but it's still losing market share.

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What Beer Sales Tell Us About The Recession

Healthy food on the menu as coronavirus improves eating habits

July 01, 2020

The pandemic has accelerated demand for plant-based meats and immunity-boosting products from companies such as Impossible Foods and Unilever.

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Healthy food on the menu as coronavirus improves eating habits

IRI New Product Pacesetters: 'The Year Of The Beverage'

June 22, 2020

“This is the year of the beverage” is how IRI’s Larry Levin describes the market research company’s 25th annual New Product Pacesetters report for 2019.

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IRI New Product Pacesetters:

Private label prospects brighten as recession hits cash-strapped consumers

June 17, 2020

Even before the pandemic, sales growth in the sector was forecast to outpace that of national brands for the fourth straight year, according to IRI.

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Private label prospects brighten as recession hits cash-strapped consumers

What’s Next for CPG Brands in Unprecedented Times?

June 17, 2020

In response to the unprecedented and evolving impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the consumer packaged goods industry is focused on adapting supply chains, manufacturing and marketing to meet the rapid changes in demand.

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What’s Next for CPG Brands in Unprecedented Times?

Supermarket Prices Still Climbing Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

June 15, 2020

Even as restaurants start to re-open, analysts say we're likely to keep eating more of our meals at home for some time to come, which is affecting grocery prices.

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Supermarket Prices Still Climbing Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

CEO Series: Interview with Andrew Appel of IRI

June 03, 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

Where Is The Confectionery Market Going?

June 03, 2020

With uncertainty abounding, strong data sets and understanding shoppers’ behaviors become critical to developing strategic plans.

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Where Is The Confectionery Market Going?

Grocery Patterns Change As Consumers' Tastes Evolve

June 03, 2020

Chris DuBuis is with IRI, a Chicago-based food research company. DuBuis tells producer Peter Tubbs, the lockdown has driven up sales from the cooler as shoppers look for different cuts that have value and they can prepare at home.

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Grocery Patterns Change As Consumers

While meats face packer bottleneck, consumers keep buying at the store

June 01, 2020

To date, over 1,000 animal processing plants in the United States have seen COVID-19 infections among their employees. Twenty-six of those plants are in North Carolina, the second largest producer of pork by value, and the third largest producer of chicken.

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While meats face packer bottleneck, consumers keep buying at the store

Companies’ Next Coronavirus Challenge: Getting Cash-Strapped Shoppers to Spend

May 14, 2020

Companies like Kellogg, Hershey and Nestle are tapping the lessons of the last recession as they seek ways to keep newly frugal consumers from trading down

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Companies’ Next Coronavirus Challenge: Getting Cash-Strapped Shoppers to Spend

Shoppers begin to shift from stockpiling to penny pinching at the grocery store

May 13, 2020

Grocery shoppers’ purchasing behaviors may be changing because of high unemployment and economic uncertainty.

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Shoppers begin to shift from stockpiling to penny pinching at the grocery store

Getting Down With BOPIS, The New Normal For Grocery Shopping

May 06, 2020

Nowadays, “buy online pick up in store” is as normal as, well, doing groceries.

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Getting Down With BOPIS, The New Normal For Grocery Shopping

Coronavirus Shopping Habits: Americans Buying More Baking Goods, Alcohol, Frozen Food; Less Flowers, Makeup, Shaving Products

May 01, 2020

A Chicago-based research firm just released a new tool to track coronavirus purchases.

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Coronavirus Shopping Habits: Americans Buying More Baking Goods, Alcohol, Frozen Food; Less Flowers, Makeup, Shaving Products

Dairy back in demand due to stay-at-home orders

April 29, 2020

For the first time in the past two decades fluid milk posted an increase in retail dollar sales for the past 52-week period.

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Dairy back in demand due to stay-at-home orders

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