Press releases and blogs

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...
16 December 2021
Embargoed for 15 December 00:01hrs With its ambition to mobilise the food and consumer goods industry to halve the environmental impact of all packaging by 2030, IGD has launched new consumer research to help industry achieve the shared goal.  In a new report from IGD’s Social Impact Sustainability team, How To Help Consumers Adopt Reusable Packaging , IGD gives suppliers and retailers...
07 December 2021
The November 2021 Shopper Confidence Index, from ShopperVista – which provides category, insight and commercial professionals with trusted shopper insights – has risen for the first time since April 2021, as shoppers prepare for Christmas. With 61% of shoppers looking forward to getting back to a ‘traditional’ Christmas following the dampened 2020 festivities and 67% thinking that Christmas is...
30 November 2021
Collaboration between IGD, food and consumer goods industry and the University of Leeds helps shift people towards healthier, more sustainable diets. Collaboration between IGD, food and consumer goods industry and the University of Leeds helps shift people towards healthier, more sustainable diets As part of its ambition to make healthy and sustainable diets easy for everyone, IGD is...
23 November 2021
The food and consumer goods industry has continued to prioritise creating an inclusive and diverse workforce, despite the hugely challenging backdrop of the last two years, according to the latest research from IGD and MBS. With its ambition to create a more inclusive workforce across the food and consumer goods industry, IGD has partnered with recruitment specialist MBS to conduct extensive r...
23 November 2021
At the same time as working with the food and consumer goods industry to create a more inclusive workforce, IGD is also embarking on its own inclusion and diversity journey. Here IGD’s CEO, Susan Barratt, shares what inclusion and diversity means to her, for IGD and the wider industry. Everyone can relate to exclusion, we can all recall our experience of it and how it made us feel, and so i...