IGD past and present

We play a unique role. Through our thought leadership, partnership approach and a heritage based on trust we have the permission to connect in ways that no-one else can. We collaborate and inspire through a truly extensive and highly influential network, where we both provoke and lead healthy debate.

About IGD past and present

Over a hundred years ago, a group of grocery retailers in the UK came together to improve and develop professional standards and deliver training in grocery management.

Today, we play a unique role for the food and consumer goods industry; through our thought-leadership, partnership approach and a heritage based on trust we have the permission to connect in ways that no-one else can, collaborating and inspiring through a truly extensive and highly influential network, where we both provoke and lead healthy debate.

Commercial Insight and Social Impact. Two interconnected communities, one IGD.

Our Social Impact

We influence change; we are a force for good.

We strive to make a positive difference to society by working in partnership with our industry to address the economic, social and environmental issues that matter to us all.

We are the catalyst for collective action, enabling our industry and its critical stakeholders to gather in non-competitive settings, for constructive debate and action. The industry trusts, supports and guides our work through its continued investment in our Industry Working Groups and the Policy Issues Council. The work we do is funded through our Commercial Insight activities.

We work collaboratively, sharing learnings and best practice to enable people and businesses, large and small, to adapt and progress. Our action leads to tangible positive change, brought to life across four crucial areas of focus: People, Health, Sustainability and Economics.

We support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals vision, as a framework that allows for positive long-term and collaborative action.

Together, we drive change to make a significant, tangible difference and deliver social impact.

 


Our Commercial Insight

We connect our industry

We are a trusted partner with unrivalled insight and foresight across our industry. We give our customers a better understanding of how to unlock success and where our industry is going.

Our global insight enables us to deliver unique commercial knowledge and capabilities.  We make a difference by giving our customers the ability to meet everyday challenges and adapt to changing futures.

We give them the inspiration, insight, and solutions, direct from within the industry, to power growth, commercial value and success.

We make things happen, creating a tangible difference for businesses and their people.

Our online insight services enable us to deliver unique commercial knowledge and capabilities.  Retail Analysis, ShopperVista and Supply Chain Analysis are subscription services providing the industry with support and inspiration to power longer-term thinking

Solutions from IGD creates personalised solutions that address critical customer and commercial challenges. we are hands-on, and strategic, critical thinkers and problem solvers. We’ll give you a unique blend of customised research, insights and facilitation to create actionable strategies that test thinking, solve customers challenges and unlock commercial value.

Events from IGD connect people and ideas through compelling experiences. We create environments for sharing insight, ideas and innovation, allowing people to be better connected by seeing the big picture.

 

 
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