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Joan Driggs

IRI study says dollar stores, digital retailers benefiting from new shopping habits

IRI study says dollar stores, digital retailers benefiting from new shopping habits

CHICAGO — According to IRI’s  latest Consumer Connect survey, dollar stores and digital retailers are the primary beneficiaries as consumers shift their shopping habits to save time, effort and money. IRI analyzes this shift in a January 27 report titled “Channel Trends in CPG Today,” which finds that consumers remain confident about their financial wellbeing.

IRI Consumer Connect Survey reveals private brand dollar sales grew 3.8% in 2019

IRI Consumer Connect Survey reveals private brand dollar sales grew 3.8% in 2019

CHICAGO — Although 57% of consumers say their financial health is good, fears of a recession are driving slightly less consumer confidence in Q3 2019, according to the latest IRI Consumer Connect Survey results released today. Expecting to face a recession — or, perhaps more likely, a “semi-recession” — consumers are increasing their savings as

IRI says consumer confidence making huge impact on e-commerce growth

IRI says consumer confidence making huge impact on e-commerce growth

CHICAGO  — While 2019 got off to a rocky start, with a partial government shutdown and trade challenges attributed to tariffs, consumers at the close of 2018 were buoyed by their strong household financial health and were spending accordingly. The latest IRI Consumer Connect survey results find that nearly 55% of consumers report their households