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‘Important’ grocery trends, according to IRI

IRI says its latest ‘Grocery and Pharmacy State of the Industry’ report reveals some “important” trends in the world of groceries. “Traditional grocery retailers have always offered a mix of food and non-food products and achieved growth across both areas,” IRI Chief Commercial Officer, Asia Pacific Alistair Leathwood said. “However, …

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IRI launch empowers FMCG

FMCG manufacturers can now benefit from the ‘always-on’ access to market data, analysis and insights with IRI’s new end-to-end analytics platform. Launched at the 2019 IRI Growth Summit in London, July 8-10, the IRI Always-on Marketing Mix Effectiveness platform enables manufacturers to measure, optimise and plan their brand’s performance, including …

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Aussies not eating enough fruit

Insights reveal while a majority of Australians feel healthy and the health food segment is growing, 67 per cent are overweight or obese, only 17 per cent meet physical activity guidelines and only five per cent eat enough fruit. IRI Asia-Pacific Chief Commercial Officer, Alistair Leathwood delivered interesting insights into …

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Shoppers turning away from processed food

As clean eating sweeps the nation food shoppers are turning away from some processed foods, a report reveals. Declining food categories  Herald Sun Consumer Reporter, Karen Collier recently reported on Supermarket data, which shows that purchases of canned fruit and vegetables dropped by five and three per cent, respectively in …

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Consumers craving convenience

One-in-five Australians feel under time pressure when shopping, according to IRI Client Growth Partner, Mairead McElvanna, leading many down the path of least resistance – quick, easy and accessible meal solutions. To meet this demand, the convenient meals category spans several formats and is available in supermarkets and direct-to-door. Pre-made …

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Supermarkets must invest ‘heavily’ in technology, says IRI

Big-data firm IRI says supermarkets must invest “heavily” in technology to keep up with rapidly evolving consumer trends. Chief Commercial Officer, Asia Pacific, IRI, Alistair Leathwood, has outlined the challenges facing the retail sector in IRI’s ‘Retail Outlook for 2019 and Beyond: Staying One Step Ahead’. Investing in data and …

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IRI appoints new managing director for Asia Pacific

IRI has announced the appointment of Paul Hinds to the role of managing director for the Asia Pacific region. Mr Hinds is a “highly experienced and accomplished global IRI executive”, according to IRI. He will be based in the Sydney office. IRI describes itself as a “big data and technology …

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Squeezed Aussie shoppers cutting their spending

Anxious Australian shoppers are reining in their spending due to worries about the economy, according to new research by IRI. Early results indicate Australians are feeling more concerned about their financial situation. In fact, more than half (51 per cent) of respondents feel the economy will not improve in the …

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