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IRI Thought Leaders to Reveal Key Insights at Upcoming Virtual Summits and Workshops

JBPx E-Commerce Growth Summit

WHO: Sam Gagliardi, executive vice president, E-commerce, IRI®

WHAT: Gagliardi will present an interactive session on “Kroger Market Insights,” where he will share the latest market insights and trends on Kroger's growth and influence in-market. He will reveal the impact on businesses and Kroger’s priority in go-to-market strategy.

WHY: Kroger has made significant investments in e-commerce and omnichannel over the years and has responded strategically to digital commerce trends, the COVID-19 retail impact and online grocery acceleration in 2020.

WHEN: May 4, 2021; 12:10-1:00 p.m. ET

WHERE: Register here

Animal Agriculture Alliance 2021 Stakeholders Summit

WHO: Chris DuBois, senior vice president, Protein Practice, IRI

WHAT: During his session, DuBois will speak on the panel titled, “America's Changing Palate: Implications and Possibilities,” where he will discuss the changing food landscape from a consumer perspective and share what people are buying and what flavors they are looking for today.

WHY: 2020 transformed the way people plan, shop for and prepare food. This discussion will outline what action steps are needed to provide the useful, transparent solutions consumers need to help drive sales and build trust in animal agriculture.

WHEN: May 5, 2021 at 2:15-3:00 p.m. ET

WHERE: Register here.

Convenience Retailing University

WHO: Larry Levin, executive vice president, Consumer and Shopper Marketing

WHAT: Levin will present the “Understanding the U.S. Consumer Cannabis Market Workshop,” where he will explore the fast-growing cannabis market in the United States and how the traditional CPG market has garnered new opportunities for selling CBD products through its normal channels, including online.

WHY: The U.S. cannabis market continues to expand and grow as states approve legislation legalizing recreational marijuana use. During the pandemic, consumers turned to a number of categories to aid their self-care regimens, including CBD and recreational marijuana.

WHEN: CRU to release the week of May 11, 2021; exact date TBD.

WHERE: Register here.

About IRI

IRI is a leading provider of big data, predictive analytics and forward-looking insights that help CPG, OTC health care organizations, retailers, financial services and media companies grow their businesses. A confluence of major external events — a change in consumer buying habits, big data coming into its own, advanced analytics and personalized consumer activation — is leading to a seismic shift in drivers of success in all industries. With the largest repository of purchase, media, social, causal and loyalty data, all integrated on an on-demand, cloud-based technology platform, IRI is empowering the personalization revolution, helping to guide its more than 5,000 clients around the world in their quests to remain relentlessly relevant, capture market share, connect with consumers, collaborate with key constituents and deliver market-leading growth.


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