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New Mountain Capital and Vestar Capital Partners Close Investment in IRI

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.

Η Vestar Capital Partners επικεφαλής νέας επένδυσης στην IRI

Η νέα αυτή επένδυση υποστηρίζει την επόμενη φάση στην ανάπτυξη της IRI, συμβάλλοντας στην περαιτέρω ανάπτυξη της καινοτομίας και τη διεύρυνση των δυνατοτήτων της εταιρίας

Rise of Plasticphobia in Europe highlighted by three-quarters of grocery shoppers wanting to buy products with environmentally friendly packaging

IRI’s European Shopper Survey reveals Italian shoppers care most about this issue while German shoppers are less likely to worry about packaging on the groceries they buy

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

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

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

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.

European Shoppers focusing more on quality than price with Olive Oil purchases as volume sales decline – IRI analysis

Google Selects IRI to Join New Measurement Partners Program

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

Private label outperforms FMCG brands in Europe, as retailers up product quality in a bid to drive differentiation and loyalty – new IRI report reveals

Regional value share for private label grows to highest levels at 39.4%

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

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

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.

1 in 5 meals eaten out of home as European consumers favour service over home cooking

New European report on Out of Home foodservice sales from IRI highlights increase in eating out throughout the day added €4.1bn to food service sales in 2017

IRI Shopper Insights Report highlights growth of specialist stores over mass market as growing number of shoppers visit drug stores

A new European Shopper Insights Report conducted by IRI, the big data and technology expert for consumer industries, shows that the influence and importance of emerging specialist retail channels, like drug stores, pharmacies* and make-up stores, is growing.

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

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

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

Οι Eυρωπαίοι αγοραστές (Shopper) Σούπερ/’Υπερ Μάρκετ

1 στους 3 αγοραστές χρησιμοποιούν το Διαδίκτυο πριν ψωνίσουν
Τα κινητά τηλέφωνα βοηθούν το 65% των αγοραστών που χρησιμοποιούν τo Διαδίκτυο για την εξοικονόμηση χρημάτων στα καταστήματα
Το 84% των αγοραστών φτιάχνουν λίστα για ψώνια ενώ 1 στους 10 αγοραστές το κάνει στο κινητό του τηλέφωνο
Οι νότιοευρωπαίοι αναζητούν περισσότερο την καλύτερη προσφορά σε σχέση με τους βορειοευρωπαίους

Globus selects IRI as its preferred partner for data sharing and technology in Germany

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

IRI calls for industry standard on Big Data Collaboration

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