Press Releases
New Mountain Capital and Vestar Capital Partners Close Investment in IRI
3/12/2018

NEW YORK, NY – December 3, 2018 – New Mountain Capital (“New Mountain”) and Vestar Capital Partners (“Vestar”) announced today that they have closed the transaction through which Vestar will lead a new investment in Information Resources, Inc. (“IRI”). Under the terms of the agreement, initially announced on November 15, 2018, New Mountain and Vestar will jointly govern IRI.


Vestar Capital Partners to Lead New Investment in IRI
15/11/2018

Transaction Supports Next Phase of IRI’s Growth, Fueling Further Innovation and Capabilities Expansion


Premium prices pose a barrier to the rise of ‘conscious consumerism’ among European shoppers
22/10/2018

IRI’s European Shopper Survey reveals consumers in Italy, Greece and Spain relate more closely to retailers who claim to care about the environment


Millennials maintain their ‘amore’ for big brands
22/10/2018

IRI’s European Shopper Survey reveals younger generations of consumers prefer global brands to local when shopping for groceries
Two-thirds of younger millennials use the internet for new grocery product research


IRI Reveal European Food Manufacturers at Risk of Losing Control on Nutritional Labelling
19/9/2018

Food manufacturers need to get serious on nutritional labelling or risk losing control of the issue entirely according to analysis by IRI, the big data and technology expert for consumer industries.


Google Selects IRI to Join New Measurement Partners Program
18/7/2018

IRI to Provide Marketing Mix Analysis Solutions That Boost Return-on-Marketing Investment by as Much as 12 Percent


IRI Recognized by Independent Research Firm as a Strong Performer in Marketing Measurement and Optimization Solutions
23/5/2018

Independent Research Firm Cites IRI for Strong Technology Foundation, Impressive Data Assets and Industry Expertise


‘On-the-go’ consumers driving sales of snacks across Europe – IRI 2017 top selling FMCG categories
4/4/2018

Demand for convenience and food and drink ‘on-the-go’ is helping to drive sales of snacking products, particularly crisps and salty snacks, across Europe.


Product range rather than price or convenience drives consumers in-store – IRI European Shopper Insights Report
23/10/2017

For 60% range is main reason for store choice when grocery shopping in supermarkets/hypermarkets, while price is key for discounters and online shopping


Healthy eating trend boost for vegetarian, free-from and organic food producers
2/10/2017

IRI survey of shoppers across Europe finds more than two thirds are buying healthy food
German shoppers most likely to buy organic food (versus half of Europeans) 39% of shoppers buying vegetarian food options
‘Free-from’ food on the shopping menu of one third of shoppers


European grocery shoppers become digital Infoseekers as the cost of shopping continues to rise
21/9/2017

1 in 3 shoppers uses the Internet to seek information before shopping
Smartphones assist 65% of digital infoseekers with in-store savings
84% of shoppers prepare a shopping list and 1 in 10 do this on their phone
Southern Europeans more focused than Northern Europeans on finding the best deal


European grocery shoppers become digital Infoseekers as the cost of shopping continues to rise
21/9/2017

1 in 3 shoppers uses the Internet to seek information before shopping
Smartphones assist 65% of digital infoseekers with in-store savings
84% of shoppers prepare a shopping list and 1 in 10 do this on their phone
Southern Europeans more focused than Northern Europeans on finding the best deal


Globus selects IRI as its preferred partner for data sharing and technology in Germany
11/9/2017

IRI’s Holistic Retail Solution provides advanced predictive analytics and transactional data insights to Globus and its suppliers


Cooperation agreement entered into by IRI and EROSKI
17/7/2017

IRI calls for industry standard on Big Data Collaboration
6/7/2017

IRI’s latest whitepaper on Big Data Collaboration calls for FMCG retailers and manufacturers to unify their data and analytics expertise in order to drive brand and category growth


IRI and M&S to address Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit 2017 on how retailers and CPG manufacturers can share big data for smart growth
8/6/2017

Price rises and private label drive up sales of olive oil across Europe
3/5/2017

IRI Announces Enhancements to IRI Lift, Launching Lift for TV Solution to Measure the Impact of Television Advertising on Sales
4/4/2017

IRI in conjunction with Australian Liquor Stores Association arm Liquor industry with new insights to drive growth in 2016.
23/3/2016

Key findings in the ALSA-IRI State of the Industry Report for 2015 confirm Australia’s retail liquor market continues to face many challenges.


IRI appoints former Reckitt Benckiser commercial executive as Executive VP of regional CGD
23/2/2016

Caspar Netscher – who also has a background in FMCG and telecoms – leads a focus on new business revenue and client retention