Press releases and blogs

12 April 2022
Business as usual will not deliver a shared industry ambition of halving the environmental impact of UK packaging system by 2030 A shift in focus from plastics to all packaging materials is needed IGD has published a new report to help the food and consumer goods industry drive progress towards the shared ambition of halving the environmental impact of the UK packaging system by 2030 ...
05 April 2022
Following a difficult two years from the pandemic, the UK Eating Out sector continues to tackle challenges on several fronts including labour, the supply chain and not least of all, the rising cost of living. IGD CEO, Susan Barratt, considers the implications and the next steps for the UK Eating Out industry. Consumers are facing the highest inflation seen for decades, with declining real wage...
24 March 2022
The UK Eating Out sector is expected to reach 79% of its pre-pandemic value in 2022 Consumer behaviour and socioeconomic factors are slowing recovery and driving disparity QSR is the driving force behind market growth Restaurants and Pubs will continue to recover but pace will slow Focus on customer experience, investment in technology and mitigating costs will support recovery ...
14 March 2022
Join IGD at HRC on Wednesday 23 March Hear from IGD’s Chief Economist and Senior Analyst, Nicola Knight on Weds 23 March at 12.15pm on the Vision stage for a look at the challenges and opportunities facing suppliers and operators in the Eating out sector. In this unique session, our Chief Economist – James Walton – will share the economic outlook, followed by a first look at the market fo...
07 March 2022
The cost of living is rising at its fastest rate in 30 years and shopper confidence is at rock bottom. Plus, economic recovery is fragile, with little room to absorb new shocks. IGD CEO, Susan Barratt, examines how the rest of 2022 might play out for shoppers and the food and consumer goods industry. UK food and consumer goods businesses performed well over Christmas, despite ongoing operation...
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...