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Benefits-based M&A

CHICAGO — Buy or build? A ­15-year high in mergers and acquisitions suggests that consumer packaged goods companies today are more likely to see financial deals as the best way to fill the innovation pipeline. Finding the just-right opportunity, though, is a daunting task — particularly in a market where speed is a key factor

IRI sees $450 billion self-care opportunity

IRI sees $450 billion self-care opportunity

CHICAGO — Eating organic food, using natural home remedies, taking vitamins and disinfecting homes are just a few ways in which consumers are taking control of their own health and getting a handle on rising health care costs, according to an IRI report. With 88% of Americans actively practicing self-care and 34% increasing their self-care

IRI Growth Summit looks to future of CPG

IRI Growth Summit looks to 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 16-18 features visionaries and leaders from the world’s top consumer packaged goods manufacturers, retailers and media agencies.With an ever-changing marketplace,

Garnier, Biofreeze top IRI 2017 H&BA Pacesetters

Garnier, Biofreeze top IRI 2017 H&BA Pacesetters

CHICAGO —Garnier Whole Blends, Biofreeze, and Herbal Essences Bio:Renew led last year’s most succesful nonfoods launches, IRI reported today. The three H&BA brands had first-year sales of $122 million, $78 million and $75 million, respectively. IRI’s 2017 New Product Pacesetters report also listed the top-selling foods and beverages, and convenience store products. Halo Top ($324.3 million), Good THiNS ($87.0 million), and Dunkin’

Surge in flu lifts sales of OTCs and related products

Surge in flu lifts sales of OTCs and related products

NEW YORK — The escalating number of flu cases nationwide has hoisted sales of over-the-counter medicines and other products that help treat and manage flu symptoms, according to market research firm IRI. In a new report titled “Flu Fury: IRI Pinpoints How Flu Is Impacting U.S. Markets,” IRI spotlights areas hit hard by the spread

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