IRI and NPD Re-brand as Circana

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CHICAGO — Following their merger in August 2022, Information Resources, Inc. (IRI) and The NPD Group (NPD) have unveiled a new combined company name and brand identity: Circana.

Created in partnership with global brand consulting firm Landor & Fitch, Circana is the leading advisor on the complexity of consumer behaviour. Through unparalleled technology, advanced analytics, cross-industry data and deep expertise, Circana provides clarity that helps clients take action and unlock business growth.

Leveraging the vast data and expertise of its heritage firms, Circana tracks millions of products spanning more than 2,000 categories across more than 500,000 stores in 20 countries, with insights powered by the industry’s most advanced technology platform, Liquid Data. Today, Circana advises almost 7,000 brands and retailers worldwide.

“We are proud to begin this new chapter together as Circana, a name that conveys our 360-degree, full-circle understanding of the consumer and market, and our unique ability to bring clients a complete view of the consumer, store and wallet,” says Kirk Perry, president and CEO, Circana. “In today’s dynamic global retail and media environment, our value proposition has never been stronger. Circana is undeniably best positioned to advise the world’s leading brands and retailers across almost every industry on how to identify opportunity, ignite innovation and grow well into the future.”

“The combination of IRI and NPD created a category of one,” says Tod Johnson, Chairman of Circana’s Board of Directors. “In the months since the merger, we have demonstrated — for our clients and for our team — the immense value of bringing our firms together. Moving forward with a unified name and brand signifies that Circana is committed to delivering on the full value of our powerful combination for all of our stakeholders, with a relentless focus on innovation and growth.”

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