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Ipsos Retail Performance and Irisys Partner to Bring Unprecedented Retail Analytics Expertise and Value to North America

Posted by Paul Fulton on Jan 29, 2015 3:21:14 PM

MILTON KEYNES and NORTHAMPTON, UK (22 December, 2014) – An expanding relationship in North America between two global retail-analytics leaders will deliver unprecedented access to cutting-edge solutions that combine powerful retail consultancy and market-leading technology.

Ipsos Retail Performance, one of the world’s leading retail consultancies, and Irisys, the world’s No. 1 supplier of people counting and grocery queue management technologies, have partnered to take their global best practices and industry-leading solutions to North America – where demand for sophisticated innovation continues to grow at a record pace.

Earlier this year, Ipsos Retail Performance, headquartered in Milton Keynes, UK, launched a dedicated office in Toronto to serve North American customers. Specialising in footfall, shopper tracking and in-store behavioural research, its solutions monitor more than 3.1 billion store visits annually across 47 countries – and it is constantly evolving to take new, pace-setting innovation to the global retail industry.

“Our Toronto office strengthened our commitment to North America and gives clients in that market dedicated support and consistency in service and innovation,” says Peter Luff, president of Ipsos Retail Performance.  “With our consultative and analytical approach, retailers receive more than data – they have the opportunity to make vast, revenue-focused improvements to their stores’ performance.”

Through the partnership, Ipsos Retail Performance will offer proprietary footfall solutions that utilize Irisys’ people counting devices, as well Irisys’ intelligent queue management solution.

“Retailers are increasingly leveraging big data to develop strategies that improve business performance,” says Chris Precious, president, Americas for Irisys. “Our companies have a proven history of collaboration and innovation. Broadening our partnership to North America expands access to that innovation – and furthers our commitment to setting the global standard for intelligent, data-driven retail.”

Irisys’ technologies are deployed in many of the world’s leading retailers, and its intelligent queue management solution is utilized in top-tier grocers like Morrisons, Tesco and Kroger. Its vertically integrated business and insourced manufacturing strategy expedites production while enhancing responsiveness and service delivery.

Ipsos Retail Performance (Exhibit #555) and Irisys (Exhibit #4343) will be exhibiting at Retail’s Big Show from Jan. 11 – 14, 2015, at the Javits Convention Center in New York. For more information about Ipsos Retail Performance, visit www.ipsos-retailperformance.com. For more information about Irisys, visit www.irisys.co.uk.

About Ipsos Retail Performance
Ipsos Retail Performance provides footfall monitoring solutions, shopper tracking systems and in-store behavioural research to retailer worldwide. Its core products Shopper Count, Shopper Interact and Shopper Engage scientifically measure all aspects of a shopper experience from store entry to exit. It supplies national and international retailers with essential business metrics to drive accountability and performance improvement. You can find out more at www.ipsos-retailperformance.com.

About Ipsos

Ipsos is an independent market research company controlled and managed by research professionals. Founded in France in 1975, Ipsos has grown into a worldwide research group with a strong presence in all key markets. Ipsos ranks third in the global research industry. With offices in 86 countries, Ipsos delivers insightful expertise across six research specialisations: advertising, customer loyalty, marketing, media, public affairs research, and survey management. Ipsos researchers assess market potential and interpret market trends. They develop and build brands. They help clients build long-term relationships with their customers. They test advertising and study audience responses to various media and they measure public opinion around the globe. Ipsos has been listed on the Paris Stock Exchange since 1999 and generated global revenues of €1,712,4 million (2 274 M$) in 2013. Visitwww.ipsos.com to learn more about Ipsos’ offerings and capabilities.

About Irisys

Irisys is a high-tech innovator pioneering new solutions to bring strategic insight and expanded capabilities to an array of industries worldwide. Combining discreet infrared technology and intelligent software, Irisys technology provides actionable information that can be used to drive operational efficiencies and improve business performance. Delivering faster checkout lines, cleaner facilities, higher-security perimeters, and more, Irisys’ solutions are deployed throughout the globe’s leading retail operations, publicly and privately owned buildings, airports, security systems, quick-serve restaurants and other facilities. For more information, visitwww.irisys.co.uk.

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