Consumers, packaging industries show disconnect in verbiage used for recycling
April 22, 2021
As recycling stakeholders work to educate and encourage more consumers to recycle this Earth Day and every day, new research reveals that consumers don’t necessarily understand some of the language commonly used.
Online shopping higher than 2017, but in-store still popular
March 31, 2021
U.S. grocery consumers have flocked online at a rate never seen previously because of the COVID pandemic, with time savings being the primary motivating factor rather than COVID-related safety concerns.
Many of us are more than ready to bid adieu to 2020, but experts note the following on-premise trends: check values are higher; wait staff are earning higher tips; and consumers are “treating” themselves to more premium cocktails and spirits.
Model allows brands, retailers to better understand shoppers’ interests, tailor advertising
October 29, 2020
Chicago-based IRI and Label Insight announced an expansion of their relationship. The companies’ enhanced partnership provides CPG marketers with stronger tools to design marketing campaigns that drive brand growth based on consumer demand for more than 500 product-level attributes, such as “gluten free” and “sustainably sourced.”
Prices for beverage alcohol and beverages up compared with last year
May 8, 2020
Chicago-based Information Resources Inc. (IRI) announced the launch of the IRI CPG Inflation Tracker on its free, online COVID-19 Data Dashboard. The new tool provides a standard metric for tracking weekly price-per-unit changes for consumer packaged goods compared with the year-ago period across departments, including fixed and random weight products, grocery aisles and retail formats.
Basket sizes for frozen foods, packaged foods and beverages up vs. 2019
May 5, 2020
For the United States, sales trends remain slightly elevated as total store sales are up 4.1 percent, according to IRI data. Total non-edible sale are relatively flat (up 0.8 percent), while total edible sales are up 5.1 percent.
Consumer Brands Association weekly study shows consumers report continued trust in CPG industry
April 29, 2020
New results released today by the Consumer Brands Association, Arlington, Va., show that in the survey’s eighth week, Americans have settled into pandemic life, feeling less concerned about the coronavirus but believing that the government will move to reopen the country sooner than it should.