Using our insight and expertise, we ensure the industry and its employees are equipped to secure a sustainable future where everyone has affordable, safe and reliable food and consumer goods. We do this, for example, through our digital services, training workshops, conferences, and our industry development...
Our network of members makes us unique. We have close relationships with our 875 corporate members covering lots of different companies...
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In 2014, sales through the UK convenience channel reached £37bn and at IGD we are forecasting ongoing growth for the sector as shoppers continue to shop ‘little and often’. So what do we expect to be the key drivers of this growth? IGD’s senior retail analyst Sarah Coleman looks at five ways the channel...
Following the close of Tesco's financial year senior retail analyst Nick Gladding looks at how chief executive officer Dave Lewis is...
In this article, IGD senior retail analyst Harriet Cohen highlights five of our favourite promotions from 2014, and those that we think...
A free half-day event taking place on two dates, 4 June in Leeds and 10 June in London, for those with up to two or three years' experience in the industry. An afternoon of energised, engaging and informative learning opportunities, packed with industry knowledge and expertise.
This popular two day workshop will ensure you understand and are able to implement the core principles and techniques our industry...
A one day workshop designed to help you improve your understanding of convenience and make the most of this key strategic opportunity.
You asked for straight-talking content that gets to the heart of the matter. More face-to-face time. More debate and more solutions. So this year, we've shaken things up. We're waving goodbye to the IGD Convention and ushering in the BIGDEBATE. Secure your place today with the early bird offer.
Our new Convenience Summit takes place in London on 4 June 2015. Designed to provide a total channel view, this incorporates our Symbol...
The largest event of its kind in Europe, the 20th annual Category Management and Shopper Marketing Summit will bring together top speakers...
Feeding Britain's Future 2014 saw more than 200 food and grocery companies offer 15,000 opportunities to young unemployed people. To find out more about this year's campaign download the Feeding Britain's Future Summary Report as a PDF.
Why is multichannel such a big deal? Everyone has a view on multichannel retailing. Some see it as a gradual evolution, others as a...
What is a symbol group store? This factsheet includes the definition of a symbol group retailer, store numbers, symbol group market...
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In this Leading Edge webinar video Emily John from Franklin John LTD will teach you the 5 most important Excel functions you need to use on a daily basis – shortcuts that could save you hours at your desk every week.
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Join us for this free two hour evening masterclass on the topic of becoming a super manager, delivered by our guest speaker Paul Matthews of People Alchemy.
In this webinar Simon Attfield, Category Insight Manager at IGD, will tell you what category management is and the underlying fundamental principles. He will also explain why category management shouldn’t just live in its own department but how all functions can better use category management principles to drive business benefits.
Join us for this free two hour evening masterclass on the topic of Networking, delivered by our expert guest speaker - Nick Davies.
If you have ever asked yourself, “Why does our competition seem to gain that additional listing or promotion at our expense?” It could just be that they have in place a ‘winning customer team’. Join us for this free two hour evening masterclass where you will explore what is required to have winning customer teams.
This interactive one day workshop takes you through the end-to-end process from identifying the information you need, through to delivering actionable insights.
The Leading Edge Annual Conference on 8 September 2015 is a FREE personal development and industry insight training day.
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Paul Matthews, founder of People Alchemy and expert in informal learning as well as management development, is running Leading Edge's March masterclass “Super Managers: How they do it and how you can too”. We caught up with him to ask about his latest thinking about performance and capability at work.
Last year’s winner, Pippa Rodgers, spent a year with Waitrose as part of her university placement for a degree in marketing. Her Award entry focused on her work in the Waitrose marketing team, and in...
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Lorraine Shingler explains why bolstering your ‘soft skills’ can make all the difference to success in your job.
The negative impact of stress at work is now widely recognised and well documented. Here, Gary Miles from Roffey Park shares his top tips for beating stress at work.
At our Getting Started 2014 event Patrick Bird covered the impact of influencing, sharing his top tips with over 350 people across the two days. Watch a video of his great presentation here.
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From category and shopper to supply chain and trading excellence, our one and two-day workshops deliver insight in a practical and user-friendly way.
We provide training and learning opportunities for people in the consumer goods industry based on our insights and expertise. We can help you:
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Fill out the form to sign up to our new Learning & Development Newsletter and you will be entered into our free prize draw to win an iPad mini 2. Closing date for entries is 30 April 2015. Take a look around our new training hub here.
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