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IRI rolls out new omnichannel measurement capabilities

IRI rolls out new omnichannel measurement capabilities

CHICAGO – IRI announced on Thursday a significant expansion of its omnichannel measurement capabilities to offer complete coverage of the omnichannel universe with the launch of two new solutions: IRI OmniMarket and IRI OmniConsumer. “These two new solutions represent the first omnichannel measurement, at scale, for our industry,” said Andrew Appel, president and CEO of

Former Google executive Kirk Perry to lead IRI

Former Google executive Kirk Perry to lead IRI

CHICAGO — IRI announced Tuesday the appointment of Kirk Perry, Google’s president of Global Client & Agency Solutions, as president and CEO and a member of its board of directors, effective May 17, 2021. Perry succeeds Andrew Appel, who has successfully led a transformation of IRI for nearly a decade. Appel will remain an Advisor

IRI acquires Intelligent Shopper Solutions

IRI acquires Intelligent Shopper Solutions

CHICAGO — IRI announced that it has acquired Intelligent Shopper Solutions (ISS), a leading retail consumer insight provider that enables collaboration between retailers and suppliers, from Kognitiv Corp. As part of the transaction, IRI also entered a partnership agreement with Kognitiv, a B2B technology organization headquartered in Waterloo, Canada, which is a world leader in

IRI and 1010data team to develop new data democratizing solutions

IRI and 1010data team to develop new data democratizing solutions

CHICAGO — IRI and 1010data are working together to focus on democratizing data-driven analytics across organizations in the CPG ecosystem, leveraging both companies’ data, technology, relationships and expertise. As part of the partnership, IRI and 1010data will be investing in a joint program office that will develop innovative new products and solutions that enhance CPG

Consumer analytics veteran Jeremy Allen joins IRI

Consumer analytics veteran Jeremy Allen joins IRI

CHICAGO — IRI  has appointed Jeremy Allen as president of Market and Shopper Intelligence (MSI), effective Sept. 1. Allen will report directly to IRI president and CEO Andrew Appel and lead IRI’s MSI team, which supports IRI clients in drawing impactful and actionable insights and recommendations based on IRI’s industry-leading big data, analytics and IRI

IRI and Coresight Research launch monthly retail trends report

IRI and Coresight Research launch monthly retail trends report

CHICAGO  —  IRI and Coresight Research have launched a joint, monthly retail trend report providing critical insights into the future of retail for retailers and suppliers. The monthly reports will leverage the organizations’ combined expertise and unparalleled data assets from across the retail landscape — including purchase data spanning brick-and-mortar and e-commerce retail channels for

Rick Kash and Dimitri Panayotopoulos join IRI board of directors

Rick Kash and Dimitri Panayotopoulos join IRI board of directors

CHICAGO — IRI announced that Rick Kash and Dimitri Panayotopoulos will join the company’s board of directors, effective immediately. IRI is a portfolio company of Vestar Capital Partners and New Mountain Capital. “We are very pleased to have Rick and Dimitri — two highly accomplished consumer goods professionals who are well respected in the industry

IRI’s Appel shares perspective on technology at Growth Summit

IRI’s Appel shares perspective on technology at Growth Summit

DENVER — At the annual IRI Growth Summit IRI president and chief executive officer Andrew Appel Tuesday discussed his views on data and technology as the next enabler of competitive advantage. In keeping with the conference theme — “Powering the Path Forward” — Appel addressed the importance of investing in data infrastructure and artificial intelligence (AI),

IRI Growth Summit: “Powering the path forward”

IRI Growth Summit: “Powering the path forward”

DENVER —IRI‘s 2019 Growth Summit kicked off Monday at the new Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center in Denver, Colo. with a record attendance of approximately 1,600 participants expected during the three-day event. The Chicago-based market research firm’s 16th annual IRI Growth Summit, runs from March 11 to 13 features visionaries and leaders from the

IRI appoints Baljit Dail as president of IRI Global

IRI appoints Baljit Dail as president of IRI Global

CHICAGO  — IRI Wednesday announced the appointment of Baljit “Bal” Dail as president of IRI Global, effective April 1. In this role, Dail will lead and support IRI’s go to market commercial efforts in the U.S. and internationally. He will also join the IRI board of directors. “We are thrilled to welcome Bal to IRI,” said

Vestar Capital Partners to lead new investment in IRI

Vestar Capital Partners to lead new investment in IRI

NEW YORK — New Mountain Capital and Vestar Capital Partners today announced the signing of a definitive agreement through which Vestar will lead a new investment in Information Resources, Inc. (IRI). IRI has been a New Mountain portfolio company since 2011. Terms of the agreement, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter of

IRI 2018 Summit wrap up: Staying one step ahead

IRI 2018 Summit wrap up: Staying one step ahead

LAS VEGAS — The IRI 2018 Growth Summit wrapped up this week at the Wynn Las Vegas. The three-day conference (April 16-18) brought together leaders from the world’s top CPG manufacturers, retailers and media agencies, as well as IRI’s extensive partner ecosystem.  The theme of this year’s meeting was 1 Step Ahead and providing attendees

2018 IRI Growth Summit looks at the future of CPG

2018 IRI Growth Summit looks at the future of CPG

LAS VEGAS —IRI’s 2018 Growth Summit kicked off yesterday at the Wynn Las Vegas with a record-breaking attendance of approximately 1,500 participants. The Chicago-based market research firm’s 15th annual IRI Growth Summit, running from April 16 to 18 features visionaries and leaders from the world’s top consumer packaged goods manufacturers, retailers and media agencies. With

Albertsons Cos. enlists IRI for supply chain services

Albertsons Cos. enlists IRI for supply chain services

CHICAGO — Food and drug retailer Albertsons Cos. has entered into an agreement with data and analytics specialist IRI for supply chain services. IRI said Tuesday that under the pact, Albertsons will integrate its supply chain data, including inventory and transactional shipment information, into the IRI Liquid Data and Unify visualization platform. The technology platform