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07 February 2023
IGD’s CEO, Susan Barratt, contributes to the BRC’s Retail Sales Monitor, providing insight on UK food and drink sales. At first glance, food and drink sales in January look uncharacteristically strong, but in fact the typical slow start to the year has been heavily disguised by a big dose of inflation. After a slightly more buoyant December, it’s clear that volumes fell in January as sho...
02 February 2023
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, policy developments and adapting to a new relationship with the EU. Shopper confidence boost IGD’s Shopper Confidence index has risen to -17 compared to -21 last month, the h...
01 February 2023
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has issued a new report in its World Economic Outlook series, with revised forecasts for global growth and inflation. Global inflation to linger According to new IMF research , global economic performance in late 2022 was a little better than expected, due to the rebuilding of international supply chains, effective policy measures to support hous...
30 January 2023
Watch these videos of our latest webinar for a deeper dive into IGD’s latest Viewpoint report, From inflation to recession: what to watch out for in 2023 . We share IGD’s predictions for 2023 and highlight the possible implications and watchouts for your business. Chapter 1: Economy in 2023   Chapter 2: Consumers in 2023   Chapter 3: Policy in 2023   ...
26 January 2023
Global insight provider IGD has identified six trends set to influence the global retail landscape in 2023. With inflation driving a significant increase in production costs and retail prices across most major markets, there will be an intense focus from retailers and suppliers on driving out costs, improving the efficiency of supply chains and delivering value to consumers in new ways over th...
26 January 2023
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. Food price inflation to slow IGD predicts that year-on-year food price inflation will slow over 2023, although it wil...
25 January 2023
The Government has announced it will launch a Deposit Return Scheme in October 2025 at the earliest, with the aim of increasing recycling rates of drinks containers to 90% within three years of the scheme commencing. The Government, alongside the devolved administrations from Wales and Northern Ireland, have responded to the consultation on the Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for England...
19 January 2023
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. Food inflation rises The ONS has announced that food and drink CPI inflation increased to 16.8% in December from 16...
19 January 2023
The UK “all items” CPI inflation rate has eased for the second month running from 10.7% in November to 10.5% in December 2022. The latest UK inflation data is available from ONS, up to December 2022. “All items” inflation is now +10.5% year-on-year, by the CPI method, this is down 0.2% when compared with the November figure and 0.6% below the October figure, which is now believed to...
18 January 2023
In new UK labour market data released by ONS , the UK labour market remains historically tight, however, there are indications that the poor economic environment is now having an impact. In September to November 2022, unemployment remained low at 3.7%, but was up 0.2% on the previous three-month period. The UK employment rate was unchanged, but average weekly hours worked between Sep...