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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

Why Are Stores Still Having Trouble Stocking Toilet Paper During COVID-19 Crisis?

April 29, 2020

Many weeks into the coronavirus crisis and the toilet paper shortage shows no signs of letting up.

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Why Are Stores Still Having Trouble Stocking Toilet Paper During COVID-19 Crisis?

Supplements for Coronavirus Probably Won’t Help, and May Harm

March 23, 2020

Worried Americans are scrambling to buy wellness products they think will protect against coronavirus. Some may do harm.

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Supplements for Coronavirus Probably Won’t Help, and May Harm

Does AI have the power to enable strategic business development?

March 11, 2020

The world is changing at pace and our preferences as consumers are more complex than they were a decade ago.

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Does AI have the power to enable strategic business development?

Artificial Intelligence in the business world - where are we now?

March 09, 2020

Everyone's talking about the potential for artificial intelligence in the enterprise, but what's actually been achieved to date? Are the majority of companies comfortable with the technology and how it can be used, and are many already using it?

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Artificial Intelligence in the business world - where are we now?

Why The 'Streaming Wars' Present A Huge Opportunity For Marketers

February 05, 2020

Nishat Mehta, President, IRI Media Center of Excellence, improving the consumer experience through more relevant advertising.

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Could voice technology be the next secret weapon in driving retail growth?

January 28, 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?

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