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We are a training and research charity.



We have over 100 years’ experience working with the leading manufacturers and retailers in grocery retail, operating from offices in Asia, Europe and North America.



Find out how we work, meet the senior team and our board of trustees drawn from across the grocery industry.


Our charitable work drives and defines us

We are a training and research charity. IGD has a trading company that provides a range of commercial services including research and insight on the food and grocery industry. The net profits from these commercial services fund the charity.

We channel our expertise into a wide range of training and research initiatives designed to meet our charitable objectives.

Meet our Trustees and senior leadership team.

Our industry groups bring companies and people together to tackle the major challenges faced by shoppers.

Insight and research services

Insight into over 400 leading retailers and more than 100 grocery markets globally. In depth commercial analysis and latest innovations and trends.

Better understand what's influencing grocery shoppers today, with insight into shoppers' attitudes, motivations and outlook. Created from dialogue with over 25,000 British grocery shoppers.

The latest insight, case studies and thought leadership on how to build a successful supply chain.

Latest food and grocery industry analysis

IGD forecasts the digital future for the food and grocery industry. Part of our IGD Futures series.

We share some advice for businesses who are struggling to collaborate, from the co-chairs of IGD’s ECR UK initiative.

A large proportion of shoppers are buying food-to-go as part or all of an evening meal. Rhian Thomas examines the opportunities this generates for suppliers and retailers.

Nick Miles, our head of Asia-Pacific, examines the key themes affecting the Australian grocery retail market and influencing retailers’ strategies this year.

We’ve gathered some inspirational examples of merchandising, displays and counters from our research trip to Shanghai, Hangzhou and Tokyo.

Charitable initiatives

Learn how we bring industry volunteers together to inspire the next generation with the skills they need and prepare them for the world of work.

Learn how we collaborate with organisations throughout the food and grocery industry on education and research initiatives to encourage healthier eating across the UK.

Learn how our workgroups are improving the supply chain through collaboration on education and research initiatives to fulfil shopper wishes better, faster and at less cost.

Learning and Development

Conferences and Events

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