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SymphonyIRI finds payroll tax increase causing shifts in CPG shopping behavior

Food and beverage dollar sales growth stable in January, but outlook is mixed
February 11, 2013

Symphony Consulting, a business unit of Chicago-based SymphonyIRI Group Inc., has completed an initial analysis of shopper behavior since Jan. 1 when the payroll tax increased. The analysis focuses on the impact of the payroll tax increase on food and beverage consumption, including its impact on key dimensions, such as the type of stores shopped, type of brands bought (store brands versus national brands), and the effect on various segments and categories.


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Consumer confidence begins to return, study finds

April 30, 2012

The first quarter of 2012 saw American consumers’ confidence in their personal finances beginning to return, according to Chicago-based SymphonyIRI Group’s most recent MarketPulse survey.


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Market research firm names ‘Rising Stars’

April 30, 2012

SymphonyIRI Group, Chicago, named Dr Pepper Ten, Kraft’s Mio beverage mixes, Sparkling Ice from TalkingRain Beverage Co., Starbucks K-cups and TruMoo from Dean Foods among the 2011 Food & Beverage “Rising Stars” in its 2011 New Product Pacesetters report, which is an analysis of exceptional first-year CPG sales success for newly launched products.


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Consumers hold onto ‘less is more’ habits, SymphonyIRI study shows

March 20, 2012

Consumer product goods (CPG) manufacturers continue to navigate the whims of undecided consumers, some of whom feel more optimistic about the economy while a similar-sized group expect continued deterioration of economic and personal financial health, according to Susan Viamari, editor of SymphonyIRI’s Times and Trends report. The Chicago-based market research firm released its “CPG 2011 Year in Review: The Search for Footing in an Evolving Marketplace” report that finds that consumers plan to continue their current path of frugality and conservatism this year.


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Stability, growth forecasted for wine industry

Research shows demographic possibilities
February 15, 2012
The old adage goes that people drink to recognize both good and bad times. This, unfortunately for the beer, wine and spirits industry, is not the case. As with many other consumer packaged goods (CPG) segments, wine industry growth rates have dropped during the last three recessions (1991, 2001 and 2008-2009) and immediately after these recessions ended, industry growth resumed.
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SymphonyIRI examines the male shopper

May 24, 2011
SymphonyIRI Group, Chicago, recently studied the male shopper and found that while there are several attitudinal and behavioral similarities with female shopper behavior, there are several important distinct differences.
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2011 Beer Report: Another year of trading places

March 7, 2011
After the previous year’s trend of trading down to below-premium brands, in 2010 brewers narrowed the price gap between below-premium and premium brands.
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Getting a quick energy boost

August 11, 2010
Even though volume and dollar share is dwarfed by energy drinks, energy shot continue their growing popularity.
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Energy drinks' leveling field

August 11, 2010
Slowing growth and lower price points have emerged in an energy drinks category once defined by a meteoric rise and premium pricing, but industry analysts and beverage manufacturers say it is unclear whether the recession or category maturation are to blame.
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