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We are a training and research charity for the food and grocery industry, that undertakes research for the benefit of the public.



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 for the food and grocery industry that undertakes research for the benefit of the public. We educate and develop people working in, or looking to join, the food and grocery industry. We create public benefit through sharing best practice and research about the food industry.

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

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

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

Nicola explores the impact of shoppers’ caution on store choice, and reveals their attitudes towards different price and promotional strategies.

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.

Uncover the latest economic data, shopper activity and retailer performance in our Q2 review.

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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