Press releases and blogs

08 November 2018
IGD, the research and training charity, today announces it is tackling the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills gap in the food and grocery industry by incorporating STEM activities in all its Feeding Britain’s Future programmes.  Nearly half (48%) of recruiting managers in the food and grocery industry think engineering is the hardest technical area to recruit for,...
29 October 2018
Ten leading global online grocery markets are predicted to experience combined growth of $227bn, at an annual rate of 20%, by 2023, according to new figures unveiled by IGD today at Groceryshop in Las Vegas. Country Online grocery market size $bn Value growth $bn CAGR Online grocery channel share %   2018 2023 ...
16 October 2018
Nearly half (48%) of online grocery shoppers say they are willing to pay for rapid delivery of their groceries to receive within one hour of placing their order, research from IGD reveals. The findings, discussed today at IGD’s Digital Commerce Summit, highlight the significant role the online retail channel will play in meeting rising shopper expectations and changing behaviours in future. ...
09 October 2018
With The Great British Bake Off adding Vegan Week to this year’s competition and one in two shoppers following or showing an interest in a plant-based diet, free-from dietary trends look to be gathering pace. The latest shopper research from IGD highlights the shifting attitudes towards this trend and the reasons behind it: High levels of interest in plant-based diets One in two (52%) ...
03 October 2018
Leading figures from the food and grocery industry last night toasted their successes of the last 12 months at the annual IGD Awards ceremony in London. The IGD Awards were attended by nearly 600 people and celebrated business excellence, people development, sustainability and individual success in the grocery industry. Commenting on the IGD Awards, Nick Downing, Commercial Director...
26 September 2018
Andrew Higginson, Chairman of Morrisons, has been appointed as President of IGD, the research and training charity, by its Board of Trustees. Already an active member of IGD’s Policy Issues Council, Andrew Higginson succeeds IGD’s current President, Leendert den Hollander, with effect from 1st January 2019. Andrew Higginson, Chairman of Morrisons , said: "I am delighted and honoured to b...
25 September 2018
Businesses take the lead to drive down UK’s annual £20 billion food waste bill , equivalent to more than £300 per UK citizen. All major retailers and 50% of larger food businesses to Target-Measure-Act and report on food waste by September 2019. 90 organisations begin epic journey - taking a ‘farm to fork’ approach to commit to a ground-breaking Food Waste Reduction Roadmap ...
19 September 2018
With the news today of Tesco announcing its new brand and stores - Jack's, IGD shares the top ten stats that you need to know about the UK discount channel: Shoppers perceptions of Aldi and Lidl are changing as the food discount channel evolves with shoppers perceiving Aldi and Lidl more as supermarkets than as discounters. Over half (53%) of British grocery shoppers refer to Aldi as a ...
12 September 2018
In a world first, IGD works with the University of Cambridge to test different ways to help people make healthier choices in workplace restaurants With 85% of consumers aspiring to improve their diet, research and training charity IGD is today launching a new guide for companies that will help the four million people working in the food and grocery industry to improve their diet and eat we...
30 August 2018
The UK’s food-to-go sector is set to grow at twice the rate of overall grocery retail, with international research organisation IGD predicting the channel to grow to £22.8bn by 2023, up from £17.8bn in 2018. IGD’s food-to-go research splits the market into five segments, with the organisation’s latest forecasts suggesting food-to-go specialists will experience the fastest growth. Increasing ...