August 28, 2014

Consumer packaged goods companies need to plan for a “1-5-10” market in the United States during the next five years, in which digital’s current 1% penetration will likely expand to 5% and could accelerate to as much as 10% in short order, according to a new report, "The Digital Future: A Game Plan for Consumer Packaged Goods," prepared for the Grocery Manufacturers Association by The Boston Consulting Group, Google and IRI. 

August 20, 2014

In May 2014, Pfizer introduced Nexium 24HR, one of the top-selling acid blockers, over the counter in the United States.

June 18, 2014

DSN has partnered with Competitive Promotion Report and IRI to create a series of exclusive reports. This month the analysis explores the market trends around retailer margin and promotional spending in the first-aid category, looking at the major national brands in the drug channel, focusing particularly on the anti-itch (including calamine), ointments/ antiseptics and bandages (including gauze and cotton) categories.

June 18, 2014

IRI has hired José Carlos González-Hurtado to serve as president of International.

March 11, 2014

The phrase “game-changing” is arguably the most overused in business, but a strategic alliance that IRI president and CEO Andrew Appel announced this week actually fits the bill.

February 18, 2014

As many retailers continue to expand the presence of store brand products because of the high retailer margin percent these products offer, it is important to pause and consider what is the optimal balance of national brands and store brand that will drive overall business results for the retailer.

December 26, 2013

The growth of store brands continues to outpace national brands. However, there is a role for both national brands and store brands at retail.

December 4, 2013

IRI on Tuesday announced that it has formed a business agreement with Intage, a marketing research company in Japan.

October 10, 2013

DSN has partnered with Competitive Promotion Report and IRI to create a series of exclusive reports that analyze the impact of trade promotion activity on core front-end merchandising categories.

September 4, 2013

IRI announced it has acquired Aztec, a provider of market measurement and related services for consumer packaged goods, liquor and pharmaceutical manufacturers and retailers in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Aztec was acquired from Aegis Media.

August 19, 2013

IRI announced it has named former Groupon executive Hoyoung Pak to the position of EVP global operations and data science.

August 8, 2013

Natural and organic snacks are no longer on the periphery. The products have moved front and center as consumers look for healthier, more satiating options when they snack.

August 8, 2013

DSN has partnered with Competitive Promotion Report and IRI to create a new series of exclusive reports that analyzes the impact of trade promotion activity on various front-end merchandising categories — DSN Promo Watch.

July 23, 2013

IRI on Tuesday named Richard Lenny chairman of its board of directors. Lenny succeeds Lawrence Benjamin, who will remain a member of the board and a senior adviser.

July 9, 2013

IRI on Tuesday announced the purchase of FreshLook Marketing Group, a leading supplier of market research information and consulting services to the fresh food industry.

April 17, 2013

Costco and IRI announced Wednesday that they will change a program that the club retailer describes as a single, global solution for category, point-of-sale and supply chain tracking, as well as extend the program to Mexico.