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Mike Ray, IRI

Articles by Mike Ray, IRI

Data can help suppliers and retailers monitor stock more effectively, IRI arguesWhy data is key to shopper satisfaction 27 October 2014

Ensuring product availability rates are as high as possible has never been as important, with growth in the grocery sector hard to come by. IRI's Mike Ray argues retailers' supply chain systems are not enough and better data analytics of store sales and promotions can benefit supplier and retailer.

Technology available for retailers and suppliers to improve availability, IRI arguesShopper trends: Measuring the real impact of product availability 3 February 2014

The impact of availability gaps is something not regularly measured by retailer or supplier. Yet readily-available information sources can be used to quantify the effect on the bottom line - and help improve the in-store experience for a shopper, says IRI's Mike Ray.

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