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05 August 2022
Your overview of economic and policy news with a focus on the food and consumer goods industry. Featuring the latest developments and guidance on the rising cost of living, the Ukraine crisis, labour shortages, COVID-19 and adapting to a new relationship with the EU. Inflation to peak higher The Bank of England now expects inflation to peak at 13.3% in October 2022 and to remain a...
05 August 2022
The Bank of England has issued a new Monetary Policy report , with revised forecasts for inflation. The Bank also states that the UK economy is likely to enter recession in Q4 2022. Consumer price inflation, driven principally by price rises in energy, food, and physical goods hit 9.4% in June. The Bank now forecasts inflation to continue to rise in the coming months, peaking at 13.3% i...
04 August 2022
Michael Freedman, our Head of Economic and Consumer Insight, explains how moral has improved thanks to the England women’s Euro 2022 win and the heatwave, meaning fewer people have been impacted by rising energy cost. But this is likely to be the calm before the storm, with food price inflation forecast to increase. Watch this video to find out more. More economic news and ...
04 August 2022
A range of factors continue to disrupt supply chains including the war in Ukraine, labour shortages and the cost of living crisis resulting in more people switching products. This is covered in more detail in our latest Viewpoint report. Download a free copy here . Availability concerns decline for second month Click chart to enlarge In the latest consumer research conduc...
03 August 2022
Read this summary report to find out about how lifecycle assessment (LCA) can help organisations to make decisions that will reduce the environmental impact of their packaging. Download .addAfter { position:relative; } a.addAfter:after { content: ""; position: absolute; right: 0px; bottom: 0px; border-right: 17px solid white; border-top: 10px solid transparent; }   [style*="--...
02 August 2022
The UK food-to-go market is predicted to be worth £23.4bn by 2027, 26% more than pre-pandemic levels, according to the new forecast from insight provider IGD. While inflation is set to be the main driver of growth, operators and retailers have an opportunity to support consumers through the cost of living crisis as they look to save money. By 2027 the market will be worth £23.4bn, 26% more th...
29 July 2022
Your overview of economic and policy news with a focus on the food and consumer goods industry. Featuring the latest developments and guidance on the rising cost of living, the Ukraine crisis, labour shortages, COVID-19 and adapting to a new relationship with the EU. UK recession highly likely IGD believes that that recession in the UK is now highly likely as declining household inc...
28 July 2022
In its latest World Economic Outlook report, IMF has downgraded its global GDP growth projection for 2022 by 0.4% to 3.2% - if correct, this would be the lowest growth for over a decade. The projection for 2023 has also been reduced by 0.7% to 2.9%, the weakest for two decades. Inflation weighs heavily on global growth Global economic output fell in Q2 2022, for the first time since...
28 July 2022
With 2 months until HFSS regulations come into force, we explore latest update such as how devolved nations will implement, and how the nutrient profiling model is being challenged in court. HFSS really hit the media in May, when Jamie Oliver branded the government U-turn on some aspects of legislation an eton mess. Industry were quick to respond, with retailers such as Tesco and Sainsbury’s...
28 July 2022
Manufacturers have released a swathe of new HFSS compliant products ahead of the implementation of restrictions in England in October 2022. Innovation around products that meet the new HFSS guidelines and will therefore not be subject to the restrictions has rapidly expanded recently with the following new launches just out or coming soon: Snack bars Both Nature Valley and Eat Natural ...