Press Releases

New Mountain Capital and Vestar Capital Partners Close Investment in IRI
2018-12-03

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
2018-11-15

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


Rise of Plasticphobia in Europe highlighted by three-quarters of grocery shoppers wanting to buy products with environmentally friendly packaging
2018-11-14

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
2018-10-22

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
2018-10-22

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
2018-09-19

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
2018-07-18

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
2018-05-23

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


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

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
2017-10-02

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
2017-09-21

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
2017-09-21

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
2017-09-11

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
2017-07-17

IRI calls for industry standard on Big Data Collaboration
2017-07-06

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
2017-06-08

Price rises and private label drive up sales of olive oil across Europe
2017-05-03

Cautious consumer confidence impacting Australian’s ‘household economies’
2016-07-19

IRI study reveals that one third of Australians are worse off financially than they were a year ago.


IRI highlights reduction in range assortment across Europe
2016-07-13

The new IRI white paper Shrink to Grow guides retailers and manufacturers on how to grow sales by monitoring assortment with big data analytics


Private label under pressure as share of total FMCG market falls – according to new IRI global private label report
2016-07-07

Price wars, national brand promotions and shopper behavior all challenging the role of private label on the shelf