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For more than 40 years, IRI has been known for its vast data, prescriptive analytics and leading technology. Now, IRI's Growth Insights podcast series delves into the data to reveal consumer, shopper, and other insights that fuel market changes and growth for those in the CPG, retail, health care and media industries. Join IRI thought leaders, industry partners and guests to learn how opportunities, trends and market disruptions will impact your business.

For more than 40 years, IRI has been known for its vast data, prescriptive analytics and leading technology. Now, IRI's Growth Insights podcast series delves into the data to reveal consumer, shopper, and other insights that fuel market changes and growth for those in the CPG, retail, health care and media industries. Join IRI thought leaders, industry partners and guests to learn how opportunities, trends and market disruptions will impact your business.

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Chicago, IL

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For more than 40 years, IRI has been known for its vast data, prescriptive analytics and leading technology. Now, IRI's Growth Insights podcast series delves into the data to reveal consumer, shopper, and other insights that fuel market changes and growth for those in the CPG, retail, health care and media industries. Join IRI thought leaders, industry partners and guests to learn how opportunities, trends and market disruptions will impact your business.

Language:

English


Episodes

C-Suite Conversations: Operating in a Purpose-driven Culture

8/1/2022
IRI’s Growth Insights C-Suite Conversations feature notable leaders talking about the future of CPG, retail and media. Our newest installment features Mark Smucker, CEO of The J.M. Smucker Co. He is the fifth-generation leader of the Orrville, Ohio-based Fortune 500 company. In this exclusive interview, Smucker speaks with IRI CEO (and Smucker board member) Kirk Perry. They discuss the company’s rich family history, Smucker’s teaching experience and how it shapes his leadership approach,...

Fresh Perspectives with Jonna and Sally: Leverage Fresh to Fight the Split Trip

7/6/2022
With inflation increasing, consumers are spending more time finding deals and shopping across multiple stores to get what they want at the best prices. Jonna Parker, principal of IRI’s Fresh Center of Excellence, and Sally Lyons Wyatt, IRI’s EVP and Practice Leader, Client Insights, share strategies to adapt and adopt to the products and solutions shoppers are looking for.

Duration:00:16:00

Fresh Perspectives with Jonna and Sally: Inspire Consumers with Their Definition of Value

6/27/2022
Inflation is adding complexity to our relationship with fresh foods, but retailers, take note, people don't always run to the lowest-priced option. Sally Lyons Wyatt, IRI's EVP and Practice Leader, Client Insights, and Jonna Parker, principal of IRI's Fresh Center of Excellence, share innovative and effective strategies retailers and CPGs can employ to inspire consumers with real dollars and cents impact.

Duration:00:19:42

Fresh Produce in an Era of Inflation

6/13/2022
Produce isn’t immune to inflation, but consumers are willing to pay higher prices for their go-to items and value-added produce that enable easy meal prep. Join IRI’s Bob Morales, principal and Produce Team Lead, and Kate Allmandinger, a consultant with IRI’s Fresh Center of Excellence, to learn what draws consumers to the produce department.

Duration:00:20:57

Mine the Private Label and National Brand Gap

5/25/2022
While private label products were able to gain share during the Great Recession, they have yet to make notable gains against national brands in our current period of high inflation. Mary Ellen Lynch, principal, Center Store Solutions at IRI, discusses some strategies retailers should employ to build the value proposition of their private brand offerings.

Duration:00:20:26

Retailers Are Dialing Up Innovation and Curation

5/10/2022
With inflation high, home meals and home entertaining are winning out over foodservice. Retailers are stepping up, showing a greater understanding of consumer needs and helping consumers create interesting at-home experiences. Jonna Parker, Principal of IRI’s Fresh Center of Excellence and Anne-Marie Roerink, President of 210 Analytics, share winning strategies and additional opportunities to win with consumers.

Duration:00:30:05

C-Suite Conversations: Nurturing Happy and Healthy Homes

5/4/2022
IRI’s Growth Insights C-Suite Conversations feature notable leaders talking about the future of CPG, retail and media. Our newest installment features Tim Cofer, CEO of Central Garden & Pet, a Walnut Creek, Calif.-based leader in the garden and pet industries. In this exclusive interview, Cofer speaks with IRI’s KK Davey and Russ Dunham about his company and its growth during a pandemic that fueled a rise in pet adoptions and an increased interest in gardening. He also talks about the...

Duration:01:00:51

Achieving and Winning with Accurate Portrayals of Women and Girls in Media

5/2/2022
The 2021 GEM® Lift Study, produced in partnership between IRI and the Association of National Advertisers’ SeeHer movement, reveals the positive sales lift when women see themselves accurately and positively portrayed in advertising. Jennifer Pelino, executive vice president of IRI’s Global Media Solutions, and Latha Sarathy, executive vice president of Analytics, Insights & Measurement at ANA/SeeHer, share how doing the right thing in advertising can boost the bottom line.

Duration:00:29:31

More on Meats the Eye

4/20/2022
Even with high inflation, meat sales remain strong. Still, the industry is taking steps to meet cash-strapped consumers at the meat case. From value cuts and value packs to promoting benefits beyond protein, Jonna Parker, principal of IRI’s Fresh Center of Excellence, John Crowder, head of Beef Marketing at JBS, and Heather DeLuca, VP, Meat & Seafood, AWG, share strategies being employed to deliver in a category Americans indicate they’re committed to.

Duration:00:34:46

March 2022’s Fresh Pulse

4/12/2022
Inflation is rising and shopper behavior is changing. Jonna Parker, principal of IRI's Fresh Center of Excellence, and Anne-Marie Roerink, president of 210 Analytics, discuss how inflation is showing up in grocery retail and offer some insight into how younger consumers are working to save money. Hint: they aren't turning to paper circulars the way older shoppers do.

Duration:00:30:02

The Dairy Case: Our Recovery Barometer

3/29/2022
Increasing mobility, product versatility, innovation and a balance of health and indulgence are all reflected in the dairy case. John Crawford, IRI’s vice president of Client Insights, Dairy, provides the current and future state of the dairy case and shares some product innovations worth watching.

Duration:00:37:55

Cannabis Outlook 2022 and Beyond

3/17/2022
Despite regulatory hurdles, the cannabis market continues to grow, especially in the $45 billion U.S. market. BDSA’s chief commercial officer, Jessica Lukas, shares insights into growth opportunities for CPG manufacturers and retailers and why 2022 is the right time for investing in and developing cannabis-derived products.

Duration:00:30:50

February 2022’s Fresh Pulse

2/28/2022
A confluence of inflation, supply challenges, bad weather and the omicron variant drove at-home food sales in January 2022. In this monthly outlook of fresh categories, Jonna Parker, principal of IRI's Fresh Center of Excellence, and Anne-Marie Roerink, president of 210 Analytics, discuss consumer behaviors – including an increase in at-home meals – as well as retailer strategies to retain shoppers during this complicated time.

Duration:00:24:29

CPG Demand, Supply and Inflation Outlook

2/18/2022
Wavering demand, insufficient supply and rising inflation negatively impact the CPG industry and consumers. KK Davey, president of client engagement at IRI, shares insights into what’s ahead in 2022, including CPG volume declines and on-premise recovery, additional price increases, the return of promotions, the opportunity for private label and much more.

Duration:00:36:51

Private Brand Landscape

2/3/2022
IRI’s private brand expert, MaryEllen Lynch, Principal, Center Store Solutions, shares findings and insights from IRI research into private brands. Find out who is most likely to shop for private brands, how retailers can both leverage existing loyalty to store brands and promote offerings to new shoppers, as well as an outlook for private brands in an inflationary market.

Duration:00:19:23

C-Suite Conversations: Directing Digital Transformation

1/27/2022
IRI’s special C-Suite Conversations series features notable leaders talking about the future of consumer packaged goods and retail. This episode features Chris Rupp, executive vice president and chief customer and digital officer of grocery giant Albertsons Companies, Inc. Spanning 34 states and the District of Columbia, Albertsons operates stores under more than 20 retail banners. This conversation touches on many topics, including Rupp’s quick and deep dive into Albertsons’ e-commerce...

Duration:00:44:36

January 2022’s Fresh Pulse

1/24/2022
Growth in 2022 will be driven by long-term trends of convenience, exploration and health, but look for more flexibility as shoppers adjust to the challenges of supply and inflation. In this new monthly outlook of fresh categories, Jonna Parker, Principal of IRI’s Fresh Center of Excellence, is joined by Anne-Marie Roerink, President of 210 Analytics.

Duration:00:29:55

C-Store: A Story of Resiliency to Drive CPG

12/15/2021
The U.S. convenience channel has rebounded from the 2020 lockdown, recently delivering 7% dollar growth compared to less than 2% growth for total CPG retail. Kurian Thomas, COO of IRI’s Retail Practice, talks about the channel’s resurgence, unique innovations fueling growth and other opportunities to adapt amidst a pandemic.

Duration:00:24:04

Supporting SNAP Shoppers

12/9/2021
Toss out your misconceptions that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants are all low-income and only looking for the lowest price. Sally Lyons Wyatt, IRI’s EVP, Center-of-Store and Produce Vertical, reveals critical insight – including the value to retailers and brands – of SNAP shoppers. Learn how retailers and brands can innovate with education, shopper engagement and meal-occasion bundling.

Duration:00:25:39

C-Suite Conversations: The Business of Joy

12/7/2021
IRI’s Growth Insights C-Suite Conversations feature notable leaders talking about the future of CPG, retail and media. This installment welcomes Rachel Ferdinando, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Frito-Lay North America, the snack subsidiary of PepsiCo. Ferdinando speaks with Krishnakumar (KK) Davey, IRI president of client engagement, and Sheila McCusker, IRI executive vice president and team lead for PepsiCo. The conversation spans many topics, including how the...

Duration:00:56:01