Press releases and blogs

14 February 2022
Ash Amirahmadi, Managing Director of Arla Foods UK, is to become Chair of IGD’s Board of Trustees in March, taking over from Jill Ross, CEO of Avidity. IGD is an organisation of two interconnected communities, Commercial Insight and Social Impact, which together work to drive change, through the food and consumer goods industry, that makes a tangible difference for society, business and the in...
11 February 2022
As the food-to-go market continues through a period of innovation and evolution, IGD identifies the five key trends that are driving its recovery, in its latest trends report. Nicola Knight, Senior analyst from IGD – providers of insight and foresight - and author of Food-to-go Trends 2022 explains : “Technology, delivery, format innovation and product development have all played a significan...
08 February 2022
Shopper confidence plummeted in January to the lowest levels recorded by the Shopper Confidence Index, from IGD ShopperVista. The latest data reveals an average score for the month of -14, down from -9 in December – the lowest it has been at any point in IGD’s data. Despite the lifting of COVID restrictions, confidence dropped in the first week of January to -11, and by the end of the month it...
07 February 2022
It has been easy for businesses to lose sight of the bigger picture and the longer-term opportunities over the last two years. COVID-19 has been both a disruptor and accelerator of the trends we see shaping the industry, revealing opportunities as well as challenges within a single channel such as convenience. As we enter a new year, we look at how these trends are shaping the channel’s route to ...
28 January 2022
Global insight provider IGD has published its predictions for the global retail trends that are set to shape the international food and consumer goods industry in 2022. The new report outlines five key trends to help retailers and suppliers navigate the ongoing challenges brought about by COVID-19 and plan for the year ahead. Toby Pickard, Head of Innovation and Future Retail Insight at IG...
18 January 2022
From the ongoing impact of COVID-19 to adapting to a new relationship with the EU, plus well-publicised labour shortages, the food and consumer goods industry was rarely out of the headlines last year. Here IGD CEO, Susan Barratt, reflects on 2021 and how the industry came together to deliver incredible social impact. The food and consumer goods industry has always been an exciting and chal...
18 January 2022
Rising uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant had a direct impact on how and where shoppers bought their food at Christmas, the latest research by ShopperVista from IGD reveals. While a large proportion of shoppers felt a return to normality for Christmas (56%), a significant number were more impacted by COVID-19 than they had expected. Just under a third of shoppers (32%) stated the ne...
17 January 2022
IGD – provider of grocery insight, analysis and foresight – reveals the must-see stores that are pushing boundaries and moving the industry forward. The new study ‘Top stores to visit in 2022’ highlights how retailers continue to invest in their physical estate to create shopper destinations that compete with rival stores and the expanding online and quick commerce channels. Jon Wright, He...
14 January 2022
New Director takes the lead as Social Impact from IGD celebrates an incredibly successful 2021 Naomi Kissman has been appointed Social Impact Director at IGD, with immediate effect. In her new role, Naomi will lead IGD’s initiatives that are driving change and making a tangible difference to society, by uniting and inspiring the food and consumer goods industry and mobilising it as a force for...
10 January 2022
December was a month of two halves for shopper confidence, as the excitement of Christmas festivities was coupled with the uncertainty over Omicron, according to the December 2021 Shopper Confidence Index from IGD ShopperVista – a provider of category, insight and commercial professionals with trusted shopper insights. The latest data reveals that, despite a slight return to normality compar...