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New research from IRI and BCG on COVID-19 impact

New research from IRI and BCG on COVID-19 impact

CHICAGO — IRI is continuing to collaborate with their partners at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to analyze the latest consumer purchases in Italy, France, New Zealand, the U.K and the U.S. The company just updated the report, “COVID-19 Impact: Consumer Spending Tracker,” to capture the most recent insights. Key highlights from the research include: Trends

Drug chains end year with a bang

NEW YORK — A stellar December capped a strong year for chain drug retailers. Industry sales for chain drug stores advanced 5.8% in 2014, with same-store dollar volume climbing 4.6%. Both numbers were up by more than a full point from 2013, when total volume advanced 4.4% and comparable-store sales rose 3.1%. Walgreen Co. shined