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Company Overview of Information Resources, Inc.

Company Overview

Information Resources, Inc. develops big data and predictive analytics solutions. The company offers market performance and strategy, forecasting, consumer and shopper intelligence, in-market execution and analytics, media, and data management software. It serves consumer packaged goods (CPG), manufacturing, retail, over-the-counter (OTC) healthcare, and media companies. The company was formerly known as SymphonyIRI Group, Inc. and changed its name to Information Resources, Inc. in April 2013. The company was founded in 1979 and is based in Chicago, Illinois. Information Resources, Inc. is a former subsidiary of IRI Holdings, Inc.

150 North Clinton Street

Chicago, IL 60661-1416

United States

Founded in 1979

3,600 Employees





Key Executives for Information Resources, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, President, and Board Member
Age: 51
Chief Financial Officer
Executive Vice President of Global Operations
Chief Executive Officer of Salesout
Group President of IRI North America
Age: 61
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Information Resources, Inc. Key Developments

Information Resources, Inc. Announces Launch of its Costco Collaborative Retail Exchange in Australia

Information Resources, Inc. announced the launch of its Costco Collaborative Retail Exchange (CRX) in Australia. CRX is a single, global solution for category, POS and supply chain tracking at Costco, which is available in United States, Canada, Mexico and now Australia. Launched in 2004, the Costco CRX technology platform gives manufacturers a detailed solution for total Costco tracking. Rather than relying on several disparate data sources to gather information, manufacturers can use this single, overarching tool to obtain a full view of Costco’s global business. The platform provides a consistent set of Costco internal data points to meet all Costco manufacturer needs and facilitate a collaborative relationship between manufacturers and buyers. IRI and Costco Wholesale have expanded the program with the launch of Costco CRX Australia. More than 750 global vendors have participated in the Costco CRX service since it launched in the United States in 2004 and in Canada in 2009.

IRi Worldwide Presents at JPMorgan Ultimate Services Investor Conference, Nov-10-2015 12:15 PM

IRi Worldwide Presents at JPMorgan Ultimate Services Investor Conference, Nov-10-2015 12:15 PM. Venue: J.P. Morgan, 383 Madison Avenue, New York, New York, United States. Speakers: Andrew Appel, President & CEO.

IRI Joins Forces with Return Path to Offer FMCG Companies E-commerce Receipt and Transaction Data

Information Resources, Inc. and Return Path announced an alliance through which IRI will integrate data from Return Path's Consumer Insight business and other e-commerce transactional datasets that will create the most comprehensive view of the rapidly growing online activity in the consumer packaged goods industry. With this new, integrated dataset, CPG marketers will gain a significantly enhanced understanding of e-commerce activity and the interaction of online purchasing with traditional brick-and-mortar transactions, plus a deeper awareness of the path to purchase. This complete view will provide more effective shopper insights, marketing activation, and a holistic approach to measurement. Return Path’s Consumer Insight business provides in-depth visibility of consumer behavior in real time. It captures shoppers’ inbox data, which provides a unique, real-time view of behavior, from brand affinity to detailed purchase records. Consumer Insight provides the right data to guide smarter decisions and better business results. This is Return Path’s first comprehensive data alliance, and the company selected IRI based on its client relationships and superior e-commerce offerings. Through the alliance, IRI will gain access to e-commerce receipt data as well as purchase data and will collaborate with Return Path on future products and services, such as scorecards, analytic services and market share reports. In addition, the alliance will give IRI clients new access to e-commerce purchase data, including product-level, basket and unique transaction information, such as pickup versus delivery.

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