Press releases and blogs

01 February 2021
IGD has unveiled a new brand and purpose, featuring a striking visual identity and narratives that tell the story of the organisation, as it sets out its vision for the future. Featuring a new logo and bold new colours, the new visual identity reflects the dynamism of the industry that IGD sits at the heart of and underpins the organisation’s commitment to be a force for good. With more t...
15 January 2021
Driving online profitability, creating safe shopping spaces, and bringing the out-of-home experience in-home are among the key trends expected to shape global retail in 2021, according to new predictions from IGD. Following a disruptive 2020, five trends stand out as areas for businesses to focus on this year: 1. System upgrade: digitally enhancing operations What we expect in 2021: ...
07 January 2021
Shopper confidence remained stable in December, despite increased COVID-19 restrictions over the Christmas period and uncertainty over EU Exit, according to the latest IGD Shopper Confidence Index . While many shoppers did not have the festive period they had planned for, confidence appeared to be held up by Christmas food and grocery shopping and the rollout of the first virus vaccine. Dec...
16 December 2020
New research from IGD reveals significant opportunity for the food industry to shift consumers’ mindsets around fruit and vegetables. More than three-quarters (83%) of consumers changed how they planned, purchased and prepared their food during the first national lockdown, with over half (51%) claiming to have eaten more fruit and vegetables, according to the latest research in IGD’s Appe...
15 December 2020
Social Impact from IGD: uniting and inspiring the food and consumer goods industry to mobilise it as a force for good From helping to safeguard a consistent supply of food to food banks during the early days of the pandemic, to establishing a new work experience initiative for young, unemployed people, IGD has brought the food and consumer goods industry together to deliver genuine social ...
03 December 2020
IGD has launched its new research into inclusion and diversity (I&D) in the industry, which clearly demonstrates commitment and energy to make tangible progress but also shows that there is more work to be done. The research report, Inclusion and Diversity – Benchmark your progress and build your plan builds on the pioneering research that IGD conducted in November 2019, in conjunction w...
12 November 2020
Shopper confidence has declined for the second month running to -9, the lowest level since May’20, according to the latest IGD Shopper Confidence Index . October 2020 results Down from -8 in September, the unsurprising decrease can be attributed to changes in national lockdown restrictions, rising COVID-19 cases and an increase in unemployment. As a result, shoppers are more concerned ab...
06 November 2020
Digitally savvy, experimental and willing to spend more for quality, one significant group of shoppers is set to drive the international grocery sector up by an incremental $116bn over the next couple of years, creating a $1,460bn opportunity by 2022. Accounting for 30% of all food and drink spend across three key markets, new flagship research from IGD shows that this is one age group to inv...
13 October 2020
September saw a slight drop in shopper confidence as tighter restrictions and uncertainty over the EU exit led the news agenda, according to the latest IGD Shopper Confidence Index . September 2020 results Overall confidence slipped to -8 on average for the whole month, down from -7 in August. While the month started at -6, confidence fell to -10 by the end of the month. Remaining at a r...
23 September 2020
The UK food-to-go market has experienced significant challenges in 2020 and will continue to be impacted by COVID-19 over the next three years, according to the latest forecast from IGD. The new research, formed in consultation with the industry, predicts that the sector will decline by 43% to £10.8bn in 2020 – a decrease of £8.1bn on 2019. A degree of bounce-back is anticipated in 2021, wit...