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IRI hires retail chief for Americas

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CHICAGO — David Hoodis has joined consumer goods market researcher IRI as president of Americas retail.

IRI said Thursday that Hoodis to work closely with Piyush Chaudhari, IRI’s president of the Americas, to spur expansion of the company’s services to the retail industry.

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David Hoodis

Specifically, Hoodis will work with retailers to help them tap the opportunities created by big data and advanced analytics to drive growth at IRI, which specializes in analytics and business intelligence for the consumer packaged goods and over-the-counter health care markets.

Hoodis comes to IRI from NCR Retail, where he served as vice president of software, strategy and innovation, working with clients globally to provide strategic and tactical advisory services.

“David brings a 360-degree view of the retail industry from his experiences at retailers, consultancies and other organizations serving the market,” Chaudhari stated “IRI is committed to arming retailers with the information and insights to meet the many challenges they face today, and David will be instrumental in helping these companies achieved outsized growth.”

During his tenure at NCR, Hoodis also founded SMART Retail Solutions Group, a retail consultancy. His retail sector experience also includes serving as executive vice president at Modell’s Sporting Goods, vice president of innovations and operations at Walmart and chief information officer of Prime Retail Inc..

“I look forward to bringing my experiences to IRI and helping the team increase the services we offer the retail industry,” Hoodis commented. “IRI offers some of the world’s best data, analytics and advisory solutions, and I’m eager to work with retailers to create new opportunities for better serving their shoppers.”


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