Programme

08:00

Registration

09:30

Event start

Session one: how to deliver value in an inflationary market

Navigating the challenging external environment to continue to deliver for shoppers

With a recession looming and shoppers curtailing unnecessary spending, IGD’s economic powerhouse duo James Walton and Matthew Stoughton-Harris will address:

  • The ongoing impact of the cost-of-living crisis on shoppers with the most up-to-date data and insight
  • What can be learned from UK shopper behaviour during the last recession of 2008-09
  • The future economic implications for the food and drink supply chain

James Walton, Chief Economist, IGD

James Walton
Chief Economist, IGD

Matthew Stoughton-Harris, Economics and Public Policy Manager, IGD

Matthew Stoughton-Harris
Economics and Public Policy Manager, IGD

As these challenges impact markets and retailers globally, IGD’s Head of Global Insight Nick Miles will share inspiration and best practice from retailers across the world.

Drawing on IGD’s leading international research programme, Nick will explore:

  • The impact inflation is having on key markets
  • IGD’s newly released global grocery market sizes
  • Inspiration from markets around the world as to how retailers are reacting to inflationary challenges
  • Best in class examples of price, promotions, loyalty, private label, format development and range evolution

Nick Miles, Head of Insight (Global), IGD

Nick Miles
Head of Insight (Global), IGD

James Walton and Nick Miles will be joined by our industry keynote speaker, Ashwin Prasad, Group Chief Product Officer at Tesco, as they navigate the challenging external environment whilst continuing to deliver for shoppers.

Ashwin Prasad, Group Chief Product Officer, Tesco

Ashwin Prasad
Group Chief Product Officer, Tesco


Session two: how to find cost savings today

Identifying efficiencies to optimise processes and reduce costs where possible

In recent years supply chains have played a more expansive, critical and visible role within businesses as complexity has proliferated, requiring innovative approaches to deliver profitability in the face of growing expectations. Despite this, global and geopolitical challenges have exposed limitations in the traditional focus on cost-cutting and extracting efficiencies to support growth, with commercialisation of the supply chain emerging as a new front.

In this session, IGD’s Head of Insight (Supply Chain), Aneta Zlotkowska, will share

  • IGD’s knowledge of the next generation value creation in supply chains
  • Inspiration behind new thinking in supply chains and how value creation can help businesses drive growth even in challenging circumstances
  • Examples from innovators in the industry that are leading the way in developing supply chains

Aneta Zlotkowska, Head of Insight (Supply Chain), IGD

Aneta Zlotkowska
Head of Insight (Supply Chain), IGD

Delegates will then see this insight put into action with a recent case study from IGD’s Solutions and Unilever. IGD’s Commercial Solutions Manager Adam Jones will be joined by Unilever’s Global Omni-Channel Manager, Bindu Sudra, to share how they worked together to uncover opportunities to improve Unilever’s eCommerce channel profitability.

Adam Jones, Commercial Solutions Manager, IGD

Adam Jones
Commercial Solutions Manager, IGD

Bindu Sudra, Global Omni-Channel Manager, Unilever

Bindu Sudra
Global Omni-Channel Manager, Unilever

Combined with insight from IGD’s Commercial Solutions, our speakers will be joined by a panel of industry leaders for this interactive and engaging discussion with audience participation to influence and shape the conversation.


Session three: finding growth in the short term

Focus on 2023: where are the opportunities for growth

Moving us on from mitigating the current challenges into looking for opportunities to grow, Rhian Thomas, IGD Head of Insight (UK) will showcase IGD’s unique view of total UK food consumption, both in and out of home.

Rhian will explore:

  • What challenges in the external environment mean for the balance between in and out of home consumption
  • The blurring boundaries between retail and eating out alongside changes in consumer habits
  • How retailers can deliver against key occasions
  • IGD’s outlook for the Eating Out market; the sectors to watch and the trends shaping market developments

Rhian Thomas, Head of Insight (UK), IGD

Rhian Thomas
Head of Insight (UK), IGD

Rhian will then be joined by Co-op’s Head of Category – Protein, Frozen, Community Buying, External Regulatory Strategies & the apiary, Rebecca Oliver-Mooney, and other industry leaders in a collaborative panel session to look at the opportunities for positive and sustainable growth.

Rebecca Oliver-Mooney, Head of Category – Protein, Frozen, Community Buying, External Regulatory Strategies & the apiary, Co-op

Rebecca Oliver-Mooney
Head of Category – Protein, Frozen, Community Buying, External Regulatory Strategies & the apiary, Co-op

Tomasz Blicharski, Managing Director, Zabka

Tomasz Blicharski
Managing Director, Zabka

Rhian Thomas, Head of Insight (UK), IGD

Rhian Thomas
Head of Insight (UK), IGD


Session four: getting set for beyond 2023

Identifying the actions to take now to set up for future success

Retailers and suppliers are operating in the most complex environment for decades. In this session, Toby Pickard, Global Insight Leader at IGD, will focus on the range of issues retailers must respond to in the short term to deliver sales and profit growth, and over the longer term to ensure they remain relevant.

Toby will explore:

  • How retailers can ensure their stores remain relevant and resourceful
  • How transitioning to meet the health and sustainability needs of shoppers can help retailers drive competitive advantages
  • How retailers are reinventing their business models to deliver growth

Toby Pickard, Global Insight Leader, IGD

Toby Pickard
Global Insight Leader, IGD

Toby will then be joined on a panel with key industry leaders and other speakers from the day as they share their perspectives on the content shared and take questions from the audience. Chaired by IGD’s Director of Solutions David Warren, this will be a unique chance for delegates to hear best practice directly from suppliers and retailers currently dealing with these challenges.

Wayne Hudson, Managing Director UK, Ireland and Nordics, Nomad Foods

Wayne Hudson
Managing Director UK, Ireland and Nordics, Nomad Foods

Rebecca Oliver-Mooney, Head of Category – Protein, Frozen, Community Buying, External Regulatory Strategies & the apiary, Co-op

Rebecca Oliver-Mooney
Head of Category – Protein, Frozen, Community Buying, External Regulatory Strategies & the apiary, Co-op

Toby Pickard, Global Insight Leader, IGD

Toby Pickard
Global Insight Leader, IGD

Scott Snell, Vice President – Sales, UK & Ireland, Pladis Global

Scott Snell
Vice President – Sales, UK & Ireland, Pladis Global

Joanna Allen, Chief Executive Officer, Graze

Joanna Allen
Chief Executive Officer, Graze

16:30

Event close

08:00

Registration

09:30

Event start

Session one: how to deliver value in an inflationary market

Navigating the challenging external environment to continue to deliver for shoppers

With a recession looming and shoppers curtailing unnecessary spending, IGD’s economic powerhouse duo James Walton and Matthew Stoughton-Harris will address:

  • The ongoing impact of the cost-of-living crisis on shoppers with the most up-to-date data and insight
  • What can be learned from UK shopper behaviour during the last recession of 2008-09
  • The future economic implications for the food and drink supply chain

James Walton, Chief Economist, IGD

Matthew Stoughton-Harris, Economics and Public Policy Manager, IGD

James Walton
Chief Economist, IGD

Matthew Stoughton-Harris
Economics and Public Policy Manager, IGD

As these challenges impact markets and retailers globally, IGD’s Head of Global Insight Nick Miles will share inspiration and best practice from retailers across the world.

Drawing on IGD’s leading international research programme, Nick will explore:

  • The impact inflation is having on key markets
  • IGD’s newly released global grocery market sizes
  • Inspiration from markets around the world as to how retailers are reacting to inflationary challenges
  • Best in class examples of price, promotions, loyalty, private label, format development and range evolution

Nick Miles, Head of Insight (Global), IGD

Nick Miles
Head of Insight (Global), IGD

James Walton and Nick Miles will be joined by our industry keynote speaker, Ashwin Prasad, Group Chief Product Officer at Tesco, as they navigate the challenging external environment whilst continuing to deliver for shoppers.

Ashwin Prasad, Group Chief Product Officer, Tesco

Ashwin Prasad
Group Chief Product Officer, Tesco


Session two: how to find cost savings today

Identifying efficiencies to optimise processes and reduce costs where possible

In recent years supply chains have played a more expansive, critical and visible role within businesses as complexity has proliferated, requiring innovative approaches to deliver profitability in the face of growing expectations. Despite this, global and geopolitical challenges have exposed limitations in the traditional focus on cost-cutting and extracting efficiencies to support growth, with commercialisation of the supply chain emerging as a new front.

In this session, IGD’s Head of Insight (Supply Chain), Aneta Zlotkowska, will share

  • IGD’s knowledge of the next generation value creation in supply chains
  • Inspiration behind new thinking in supply chains and how value creation can help businesses drive growth even in challenging circumstances
  • Examples from innovators in the industry that are leading the way in developing supply chains

Aneta Zlotkowska, Head of Insight (Supply Chain), IGD

Aneta Zlotkowska
Head of Insight (Supply Chain), IGD

Delegates will then see this insight put into action with a recent case study from IGD’s Solutions and Unilever. IGD’s Commercial Solutions Manager Adam Jones will be joined by Unilever’s Global Omni-Channel Manager, Bindu Sudra, to share how they worked together to uncover opportunities to improve Unilever’s eCommerce channel profitability.

Adam Jones, Category and Commercial Solutions Manager, IGD

Bindu Sudra, Global Omni-Channel Manager, Unilever

Adam Jones
Commercial Solutions Manager, IGD

Bindu Sudra
Global Omni-Channel Manager, Unilever

Combined with insight from IGD’s Commercial Solutions, our speakers will be joined by a panel of industry leaders for this interactive and engaging discussion with audience participation to influence and shape the conversation.


Session three: finding growth in the short term

Focus on 2023: where are the opportunities for growth

Moving us on from mitigating the current challenges into looking for opportunities to grow, Rhian Thomas, IGD Head of Insight (UK) will showcase IGD’s unique view of total UK food consumption, both in and out of home.

Rhian will explore:

  • What challenges in the external environment mean for the balance between in and out of home consumption
  • The blurring boundaries between retail and eating out alongside changes in consumer habits
  • How retailers can deliver against key occasions
  • IGD’s outlook for the Eating Out market; the sectors to watch and the trends shaping market developments

Rhian Thomas, Head of Insight (UK), IGD

Rhian Thomas
Head of Insight (UK), IGD

Rhian will then be joined by Co-op’s Head of Category – Protein, Frozen, Community Buying, External Regulatory Strategies & the apiary, Rebecca Oliver-Mooney, and other industry leaders in a collaborative panel session to look at the opportunities for positive and sustainable growth.

Rebecca Oliver-Mooney, Head of Category – Protein, Frozen, Community Buying, External Regulatory Strategies & the apiary, Co-op

Tomasz Blicharski, Managing Director, Zabka

Rhian Thomas, Head of Insight (UK), IGD

Rebecca Oliver-Mooney
Head of Category – Protein, Frozen, Community Buying, External Regulatory Strategies & the apiary, Co-op

Tomasz Blicharski
Managing Director, Zabka

Rhian Thomas
Head of Insight (UK), IGD


Session four: getting set for beyond 2023

Identifying the actions to take now to set up for future success

Retailers and suppliers are operating in the most complex environment for decades. In this session, Toby Pickard, Global Insight Leader at IGD, will focus on the range of issues retailers must respond to in the short term to deliver sales and profit growth, and over the longer term to ensure they remain relevant.

Toby will explore:

  • How retailers can ensure their stores remain relevant and resourceful
  • How transitioning to meet the health and sustainability needs of shoppers can help retailers drive competitive advantages
  • How retailers are reinventing their business models to deliver growth

Toby Pickard, Global Insight Leader, IGD

Toby Pickard
Global Insight Leader, IGD

Toby will then be joined on a panel with key industry leaders and  other speakers from the day as they share their perspectives on the content shared and take questions from the audience. Chaired by IGD’s Director of Solutions David Warren, this will be a unique chance for delegates to hear best practice directly from suppliers and retailers currently dealing with these challenges.

Wayne Hudson, Managing Director UK, Ireland and Nordics, Nomad Foods

Rebecca Oliver-Mooney, Head of Category – Protein, Frozen, Community Buying, External Regulatory Strategies & the apiary, Co-op

Wayne Hudson
Managing Director UK, Ireland and Nordics, Nomad Foods

Rebecca Oliver-Mooney
Head of Category – Protein, Frozen, Community Buying, External Regulatory Strategies & the apiary, Co-op

Toby Pickard, Global Insight Leader, IGD

Scott Snell, Vice President – Sales, UK & Ireland, Pladis Global

Toby Pickard
Global Insight Leader, IGD

Scott Snell
Vice President – Sales, UK & Ireland, Pladis Global

Joanna Allen, Chief Executive Officer, Graze

Joanna Allen
Chief Executive Officer, Graze

16:30

Event close

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