The just-food international basket

The just-food international basket

Exclusive data highlighting the price of brands and own-label products in key categories across Europe and the US. Compiled in association with industry analysts IRI.



Shopper trends: Prices of own-label and brands converge 2 Jun 2014

In a major consumer recession like the one we've experienced in recent years, one would expect own label to be 30-40% cheaper than brands. But retailers are allowing that price gap to close, writes IRI's Tim Eales.


The just-food international basket - Q1 2014 2 Jun 2014

The latest data from the just-food international basket looks at the first three months of 2014 - and it shows the gap between own-label and branded prices is, broadly, closing.


Shopper trends: Avoiding a promotions catastrophe 28 Feb 2014

In the latest quarterly food pricing barometer for just-food, manufacturers across Europe and the US continue to increase their use of promotions. However, long-term deals reset the shopper's perception of what a product is worth and it can be hard for brands to recover, writes IRI's Tim Eales.


just-food international basket - Q4 2013 28 Feb 2014

The latest data from the just-food international basket looks at the fourth quarter of 2013.


The just-food international basket - Q3 2013 20 Nov 2013

The latest data for the just-food international basket - for the third quarter of 2013 - shows private-label prices are continuing to rise but, in the main, consumers are not reacting negatively.


The just-food international basket - Q2 2013 10 Sep 2013

The latest data from the just-food international basket, published today, covers the second quarter of 2013. The basket is a group of 17 items from tuna to milk that highlights the difference in price between national brands and own label in seven international markets.


Shopper trends: Private-label prices close in on brands 10 Sep 2013

The last quarter's just-food international basket, compiled exclusively by IRI, highlights a continued rise in the price of private-label products in each of the eight countries monitored by the data. At the same time, the price of national food brands is decreasing in those countries worse hit by the continued economic turbulence – namely Spain, Italy and Greece where the presence of deflation underscores the seriousness of the austerity measures.


Shopper trends: Promo levels at tipping point 29 May 2013

The latest data from the just-food international basket, compiled by IRI, supports the notion promotional intensity is easing. IRI's Tim Eales says retailers are using offers less on own label and, more broadly, consumers are now less loyal to brands, meaning branded manufacturers are looking again at how to promote their products.


The just-food international basket - Q1 2013 29 May 2013

The latest data from the just-food international basket, published today, covers the first quarter of 2013. The basket is a group of 17 items from tuna to milk that highlights the difference in price between national brands and own label in seven international markets. Amid the worst economic conditions for a generation, shoppers are becoming more promiscuous in their behaviour and the data will prove valuable to brand manufacturers, own-label suppliers and retailers alike.


The just-food international basket - Q4 2012 28 Feb 2013

The narrowing of the price gaps between brands and own label was a key trend to emerge in the data on the just-food international basket for the fourth quarter of 2012.


Shopper trends: is a low-price strategy sustainable? 28 Feb 2013

The price gap between private label and brands did, in the main, close in the last quarter in 2012, according to the latest figures from the just-food international basket. SymphonyIRI, which compiles the data for just-food, argues the numbers support its belief that an over-use of price-based promos is dated.


The just-food international basket - Q3 data 22 Nov 2012

The data for the third quarter of the year showed how the price gap between brands and own-label narrowed across most of the eight markets measured by the just-food international basket.


Street talk: Brands face private-label fight for share of mind 22 Nov 2012

With retailers investing heavily in own label, the fight for sales is as fierce as ever. However, shifts in how shoppers buy groceries presents opportunities for brand owners to connect with consumers but, writes SymphonyIRI's Rod Street, they must act now.


Street talk: Retailers adapt to cost pressure, weak consumers 30 May 2012

Commodity inflation has led manufacturers to look to increase prices and, according to the latest data from the just-food international basket, the price on shelf has risen. As SymphonyIRI's Rod Street writes, retailers have reacted by using promotions less often and there are signs Every Day Low Price strategies are gaining traction.


The just-food international basket - Q1 2012 30 May 2012

The latest data from the just-food international basket, published today, covers the first quarter of 2012. The basket is a group of 17 items from tuna to milk that will highlight the difference in price between national brands and own label in seven international markets. Amid the worst economic conditions for a generation, shoppers are becoming more promiscuous in their behaviour and the data will prove valuable to brand manufacturers, own-label suppliers and retailers alike.


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