Online and Green Big for Holidays: IRI

Online selling and green-product merchandising are among major trends ahead for this holiday season, according to Thomas Blischok, Information Resources Inc.'s president for Global Retail.

DALLAS — Online selling and green-product merchandising are among major trends ahead for this holiday season, according to Thomas Blischok, Information Resources Inc.'s president for Global Retail.

"Online retailing will be gangbusters," he told a session of the Food Marketing Institute's Future Connect event here. "There will also be a lot of green holiday products."

He said that holiday meals and meal ingredients and components are also expected to be strong.

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