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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

Ahold Delhaize U.S. brands to adopt IRI platform

Ahold Delhaize U.S. brands to adopt IRI platform

NEW YORK — Food and drug retailer Ahold Delhaize plans to implement IRI’s sales and supply chain analytics platform for its Ahold USA and Delhaize America brands. Under a long-term agreement announced Tuesday, IRI will leverage its IRI Liquid Data platform to provide integrated point-of-sale (POS), frequent shopper program and supply chain data for Delhaize