Industry working groups

Joining forces

IGD plays an active role in bringing the industry together to collaborate through education and research, and focus on specific issues. Our industry working groups represent the total food and grocery supply chain to tackle industry-wide challenges. Our groups are all open access and anyone can get involved. We share their work publicly to make the biggest possible difference.


Our current groups

Each group features a range of companies from across the industry and  operates strictly within our competition law compliance policy.

The Policy Issues Council (PIC) is a forum of industry leaders that debates the strategic challenges facing the consumer good industry, focusing on economics, employment and skills, health and nutrition, sustainability and science.

Through research and training, the forum drives change and improvement to ensure the safety and provenance of the food we eat. It also sponsors the development of young people in food science.

The HR Leaders' Forum supports the full range of our learning programmes.

Supply Chain Leaders Forum is our supply chain-focused initiative. The many training and research activities undertaken by ECR identify ways to improve the supply chain for the benefit of consumers.

Through research and training, the Industry Nutrition Strategy Group provides early warning of challenges around diet, health and nutrition.

This working group supports and advises on pilot schemes to help employees make healthier food and drink choices in the workplace.

This working group advises our Feeding Britain's Future initiative. It ensures FBF supports young people in preparing for the world of work and exploring potential roles in the food and grocery industry.


Our 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.

Promoting healthier diets in the UK through research, insight and recommendations for the food and grocery  industry.

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

Food science summer schools help to address the skills gap for science-based roles in the food and grocery industry.