BJ’s Wholesale Club Selects IRI as Its Provider of POS and Consumer Panel Data

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IRI®, the global leader in innovative solutions and services
for consumer, retail, media and over-the-counter health care companies,
announced today that BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc., the leading operator of
membership warehouse clubs in the eastern United States, has chosen IRI
as its provider of point-of-sale and consumer panel data.

BJ’s will leverage the IRI Unify™ and Liquid Data® platforms,
which will provide the wholesale club with the industry’s most robust
and integrated data sets. Leveraging POS and panel insights from these
platforms will help BJ’s facilitate decision-making. IRI also will
assist in refining category strategies focused on assortment,
merchandising, pricing and targeted segmentation.

“Selecting IRI as our insights provider was a prudent decision,” said
William Werner, senior vice president of Strategic Planning and Analysis
for BJ’s Wholesale Club. “We are eager to leverage IRI’s integrated
platform and comprehensive data. These offerings, as well as IRI’s
efficient service deployment and real-time data access, will help us
reach our goals.”

“We are pleased and enthusiastic about beginning a new relationship with
BJ’s and assisting them in reaching their projected goals,” said Andrew
Appel, president and chief executive officer for IRI. “We pride
ourselves in being at the forefront of bringing big data and
prescriptive analytics to CPG retailers. Now more than ever, it’s
crucial for manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers to truly understand
shoppers and their needs, rather than prioritizing what they think
consumers want. We look forward to this engagement and helping BJ’s

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