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IRI Thought Leaders to Share Breakthrough Insights at Upcoming Industry Events

Store Brands Industry Summit

WHO: Krishnakumar (KK) Davey, President, Strategic Insights, IRI®

WHAT: Davey's opening keynote, "Store Brands: State of the Industry,"" will take a deep dive into private label trends with insights, data and learnings to help power conversations going forward.

WHY: Retailers, suppliers and thought leaders will convene digitally to share private label insights, discuss trends and how to keep up brand momentum.

WHEN: June 9, 2021, at 11 a.m. ET

WHERE: Register here

IDDBA Webinar Series

WHO: Melissa Rodriguez, Principal, Client Insights, Dairy, IRI

WHAT: During her IDDBA webinar session "Dairy Spotlight," Rodriguez will reflect on the dairy category's rise during the pandemic and subsequent stagnation as things return to normal. She will identify critical factors for the slowdown and what it means for dairy going forward.

WHY: The dairy category saw significant growth in 2020 and early 2021, but that is beginning to slow for various reasons. It's essential that retailers and manufacturers know what to expect to set up success for the rest of 2021 and as we move into 2022.

WHEN: June 15, 2021, at 11 a.m. CT

WHERE: Register here

Bite-Sized Insights Webinar Series by SNAXPO

WHO: Sam Gagliardi, EVP, E-Commerce, IRI

WHAT: During his webinar "Snack Industry E-Commerce Trends with IRI," Gagliardi will discuss the rise of online shopping and new shopping opportunities for manufacturers and retailers.

WHY: CPG e-commerce sales grew to $175 billion in 2020 and show no signs of slowing down in 2021. While COVID-19 accelerated e-commerce growth, manufacturers and retailers are now facing the challenge of retaining those shoppers.

WHEN: June 16, 2021, at 2 p.m. ET

WHERE: Register here

Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery Webinar

WHO: Sally Lyons Wyatt, EVP and Practice Leader, Client Insights, IRI

WHAT: During her webinar "Snacking Strategies for a Post-COVID Society," Lyons Wyatt will examine what snacking trends will stick around through 2021 and the most effective snacking strategies for a post-COVID society.

WHY: Snacking surged in 2020, thanks to an increase in at-home occasions. As we become more mobile, consumption behaviors will shift again, and brands need to be prepared.

WHEN: June 16, 2021, at 2 p.m. ET

WHERE: Register here

NCA Sweets & Snacks Expo

WHO: Sally Lyons Wyatt, EVP and Practice Leader, Client Insights, IRI
Dan Sadler, Principal, Client Insights, IRI

WHAT: Lyons Wyatt will give session attendees a 360-degree view of the snack category during her session "2021: State of the Snacks Industry."

During his session "'Tis the Season to Be Online," Sadler will look forward to this year's holiday confectionery sales and how manufacturers and retailers need to adapt to shifting consumer habits.

WHY: Understanding how to navigate the new normal will be imperative to finding success in 2021 and 2022. Having insights that can only be derived from big data will be one major component to inform business strategies moving forward.

WHEN: 2021: State of the Snacks Industry
June 23, 2021, at 8:15 a.m. ET

‘Tis the Season to Be Online
June 23, 2021, at 2 p.m. ET
June 24, 2021, at 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. ET

WHERE: Register here

Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery Webinar

WHO: Tim Grzebinski, principal, IRI

WHAT: During his webinar, "Post-COVID Fresh Bread Category Strategies," Grzebinski will examine the latest bread category trends and reveal clean label and organic opportunities in a post-COVID-19 world.

WHY: While current packaged bread dollar sales remain elevated versus pre-COVID dollar sales, consumers are continuing to seek out premium and better-for-you products with recognizable ingredients. Understand which health and wellness, clean label, sustainability, lifestyle, and diet trends will help fuel growth for bread manufacturers and how post-COVID-19 consumer trends are impacting the bread category.

WHEN: June 29, 2021, at 2 p.m. ET

WHERE: Register here

ECRM's 2021 Global Market: Food & Beverage

WHO: Larry Levin, EVP, Marketing and Shopper Intelligence, IRI
Joan Driggs, VP, Content and Thought Leadership, IRI

WHAT: Is your brand ready to maintain growth beyond the pandemic? During their session "IRI's CPG Innovation Checklist," Levin and Driggs will examine the strategies used for some of the most successful product launches of 2020. From that insight, they will highlight the new product innovation and inspiration consumers are looking for moving forward. The presentation is followed by a discussion with Joseph Tarnowski, VP of Content for ECRM.

WHY: Product innovation is the lifeblood of any category or department. Retailers and manufacturers that are looking to win need insights on what it takes to succeed in such a competitive market.

WHEN: July 1, 2021, at 2 p.m. ET

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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