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How Big Companies Can Become Fast

Large retail and CPG companies looking for a speed advantage can leverage artificial intelligence to automate everything from insights to execution, according to IRI President and CEO Andrew Appel.

The data is in and products with sustainable attributes are driving a disproportionate percentage of growth. IRI teamed with NYU’s Stern Center for Sustainable Business to understand why products with sustainability attributes driving superior growth rates.

The cannabis market is growing fast and creating opportunities for CPG’s who understand the marketplace dynamics. Jessica Lukas with BDS Analytics and IRI’s Carl Edstrom shed light on a category unlike any other.

IRI’s Chief Technology Officer Ash Patel has the retail growth formula figured out: Turn to AI to identify consumer behaviors and small pockets of growth that collectively have a big impact.

Leaders and laggards in the CPG world are separated by common themes, according to IRI’s research with Boston Consulting Group. Krishnakumar (KK) Davey, IRI’s President of Strategic Analytics touched on highlights of the seventh annual report and where to obtain the research.

Shopper behaviors are changing at an unprecedented rate and increased visibility into online activities is key to omnichannel success. Sam Gagliardi is SVP of E-Commerce at IRI and weighs in on where e-commerce is headed.

Retailers and CPG’s shopping for enablers of growth discovered an array of solutions at IRI’s Innovation Showcase. Chief Marketing Officer John McIndoe explained why the Showcase was a hub of activity and the appeal of IRI’s Partner Ecosystem.

Nishat Mehta, President of IRI’s Media Center Excellence, explains a lucrative benefit of big data beyond growing sales.

The e-commerce fulfillment landscape is changing rapidly with various solutions gaining traction as retailers strive to meet heightened shopper expectations. See what Apex Supply Chain Solution's top innovation executive has to say on the subject.

Beautiful stores and well-trained employees will take a retailer only so far. True advantage is gained with secure, reliable, interconnected and always on systems capable of handling the massive data requirements shoppers’ expectations are placing on retailers.

Food retailing may be the last major sector to experience digital disruption, but it will make up for lost time in 2019.

Artifical intelligence is poised to transform retail, according to Symphony RetailAI Chairman and CEO Pallab Chatterjee.

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