IRI and NPD Rebrand As Circana

After merging in 2022, the two consumer data providers launch a new name and will continue providing analytics in more than 2,000 product categories.
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Following their merger in August 2022, IRI and The NPD Group have unveiled a new combined company name and brand identity: Circana.

Circana is the leading advisor on the complexity of consumer behavior. Through unparalleled technology, advanced analytics, cross-industry data and deep expertise, According to the company, Circana will continue to provide data on consumer behavior to assist its clients take action and unlock business growth.

“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,” said Kirk Perry, president and chief executive officer, Circana. “In today’s dynamic global retail and media environment, our value proposition has never been stronger.”

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.

Tod Johnson, chairman of Circana’s board of directors, added, “The combination of IRI and NPD created a category of one. 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.”

The Circana brand was created in partnership with global brand consulting firm Landor & Fitch.