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13 April 2022
The ONS has released its latest monthly GDP estimate , raising concerns for policymakers. UK economic output slowed to +0.1% in February, down from +0.8% in January. The UK economy is now 1.5% larger than its pre-pandemic level. The leading contributor to growth over February was the services sector, up 0.2%, boosted by tourism-related industries and consumer-facing services. Thes...
13 April 2022
Watch this short video from IGD Chief Economist James Walton in which James looks at the latest CPI inflation figures and both the short and long term impacts. More economic news and analysis Explore Sign up to our bulletin Our round-up of the latest economic and political news, focused on FMCGs Sign up .EconNews { background: #fa4616; pa...
12 April 2022
Shopper confidence has once again plummeted in the last month, taking it to record lows, according to the latest Shopper Confidence Index from IGD Shoppervista . March’s Index score fell from -18 in February to -23, despite a slight peak mid-month when it looked like oil prices may come down. Financial confidence in particular dropped to a score below the previous low during the initial pande...
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 ...
11 April 2022
This new report has been published 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. It focuses on the big challenges facing the industry and highlights opportunities to reduce impact and deliver cost savings. Join the industry to drive progress towards the 2030 ambition and partner with ...
08 April 2022
Together with industry, we are helping shift consumer behaviour towards healthy and sustainable diets. This webinar outlines the findings from our first large-scale intervention with Sainsbury’s and the University of Leeds analysing what consumers do when fruit and vegetables are made more accessible. In this webinar we’ll explore: Shopper insights on healthy, sustainable diets Beh...
08 April 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 HFSS guidance, labour shortages and the National Insurance rise. Shopper confidence hits new record low IGD’s Shopper Confidence Index declined from -18 in February to -23 in March, another record low. Confidence has fallen across all regi...
07 April 2022
Inflation for shoppers in the UK continues to accelerate, with large contributions from food, motor fuel and household utilities. April is expected to deliver a further increase in the cost of living with energy prices rising strongly and National Insurance contributions changing. Prior to the conflict in Ukraine the Bank of England expected inflation to peak at around 7% over April. The ...
07 April 2022
Shoppers in the UK are seeing higher prices for food, with food now making a significant contribution to inflation. Shopper confidence is at an all-time low . Click chart to enlarge ONS has carried out studies which show how exposed the food and drink industry is to the current strategic environment. Businesses report a challenging combination of energy price rises, sup...
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...