INDUSTRY WORKING GROUPS

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IGD plays an active role in bringing the industry together to collaborate through education and research, and focus on specific issues. Our industry working groups represent the total food and grocery supply chain to tackle industry-wide challenges. We share their work publicly to make the biggest possible difference.

Our current groups

Each group features a range of companies from across the industry and  operates strictly within our competition law compliance policy.

Policy Issues Council

The Policy Issues Council (PIC) is a forum of industry leaders that debates the strategic challenges facing the consumer good industry, focusing on economics, employment and skills, health and nutrition, sustainability and science.

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The Policy Issues Council (PIC) is a forum of industry leaders that debates the strategic challenges facing the consumer good industry, focusing on economics, employment and skills, health and nutrition, sustainability and science.

Its membership is drawn from Chief Executives of leading companies in farming, manufacturing, wholesaling, retail and foodservice.

PIC supports our mission to equip the industry for a secure and sustainable future.

It is, in effect, the spearhead to invoke change and improvement across the industry to benefit all.

Membership

  • Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
  • Aldi Stores Ltd UK
  • Amazon.co.uk
  • Arla Foods
  • Associated British Foods plc
  • Bakkavor Group
  • Booker Group Plc
  • Boparan Holdings Ltd
  • Brakes
  • Coca-Cola European Partners
  • Compass Group PLC
  • Co-op Group
  • Greencore Group plc
  • Kerry Foods Ltd
  • Marks & Spencer plc
  • Mars Wrigley Confectionery UK
  • McCurrach UK Ltd
  • Musgrave Group
  • Nestlé UK Ltd
  • NFU
  • pladis UK & Ireland
  • Procter & Gamble UK
  • Sainsbury's
  • Saputo Dairy UK
  • Tesco Stores Ltd
  • The Kraft Heinz Company UK
  • Unilever UK Limited
  • Waitrose Ltd
  • Warburtons Limited
  • Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC

Technical Leadership Forum

The Technical Leadership Forum (TLF) provides thought leadership on technical issues facing the whole food and grocery supply chain and to help inform IGD's work programme in these areas.
 

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The purpose of the TLF is to provide thought leadership on technical issues facing the whole food and grocery supply chain and to help inform IGD’s work programme in these areas.

Membership

  • 2 Sisters Food Group Limited
  • ABP Food Group
  • Arla Foods UK
  • ASDA Stores Ltd
  • Bakkavor Group
  • Brakes 
  • Compass Group PLC
  • Co-op Group
  • Greencore Group plc
  • Kerry Group plc
  • Marks and Spencer plc
  • Moy Park Ltd
  • Premier Foods Group Plc
  • Sainsbury's
  • Samworth Brothers Ltd
  • Saputo Dairy UK
  • Tesco Stores Ltd
  • Waitrose Ltd
  • Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC

HR Leaders Forum

The HR Leaders Forum (HRLF) helps inform IGD's work programme in the area of People Development with the intention of meeting the training and education requirements of the industry.
 

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This group brings together HR leaders from across the food and grocery industry three times a year.

The purpose of the HRLF is to help inform IGD’s work programme in the area of people development with the intention of meeting the training and education requirements of the industry.

Membership

  • 2 Sisters Food Group Limited
  • Aldi Stores Ltd UK
  • Allied Bakeries
  • Arla Foods UK
  • ASDA Stores Ltd
  • Bakkavor Group
  • Coca-Cola European Partners
  • Compass Group PLC
  • Co-op Group
  • Greencore Group plc
  • Hovis
  • John Lewis Partnership
  • Kerry Foods Ltd
  • KP Snacks
  • Marks and Spencer plc
  • Mondelēz International
  • Musgrave Group
  • Premier Foods Group Plc
  • Sainsbury's
  • Sysco Europe
  • Tesco Stores Ltd
  • Tulip Ltd
  • Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC

Supply Chain Leaders Forum

The Supply Chain Leaders Forum (SCLF) champions Supply Chain Collaboration. It brings companies together to help them serve consumers better, faster, at less cost and in a more sustainable way.

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The Supply Chain Leaders Forum provides a collaborative forum for retailers, manufacturers, distributors and foodservice operators to better meet the needs of shoppers.

Membership

  • 2 Sisters Food Group Limited
  • ASDA Stores Ltd
  • Booker Group Plc
  • Boots UK Limited
  • Brakes
  • Coca-Cola European Partners
  • Colgate Palmolive (UK) Ltd
  • Compass Group UK & Ireland
  • General Mills UK Ltd
  • GS1 UK Ltd
  • Kellogg Europe Trading Ltd
  • Kimberly-Clark Ltd
  • L'Oreal UK and Ireland
  • Mars
  • Molson Coors Brewing Company (UK) Limited
  • Mondelēz International
  • Nestlé UK Ltd
  • PepsiCo UK & Ireland
  • Procter & Gamble UK
  • Sainsbury's
  • Saputo Dairy UK
  • Tesco Stores Ltd
  • The Kraft Heinz Company UK
  • Unilever UK Limited
  • Waitrose Ltd
  • Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC

Industry Nutrition Strategy Group

Through research and training, the Industry Nutrition Strategy Group (INSG) provides early warning of challenges around diet, health and nutrition.
 

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Our Industry Nutrition Strategy Group (INSG) regularly scans the horizon to give early warning of challenges around diet, health and nutrition.  

Membership

  • Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
  • Aldi Stores Ltd UK
  • Allied Bakeries
  • Alpro UK Ltd
  • Arla Foods UK
  • ASDA Stores Ltd
  • Brakes
  • British Nutrition Foundation
  • British Retail Consortium
  • Compass Group PLC
  • Co-op Group
  • Greencore Group plc
  • Kellogg's UK and Ireland
  • Marks and Spencer plc
  • Mars Wrigley Confectionery UK
  • Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland
  • Nestlé UK Ltd
  • Nomad Foods Europe
  • PepsiCo Europe
  • Premier Foods Group Plc
  • Sainsbury's
  • Tesco Stores Ltd
  • Unilever UK Limited
  • Waitrose Ltd
  • Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC

People Programmes Group

The People Programmes group helps provide operational support for IGD’s people programmes that upskill people working in or looking to join the food and grocery industry.

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The  purpose of the People Programmes group is to help drive greater awareness and engagement at scale across the industry and support (voluntarily) the delivery of IGD’s people programmes.

The working groups core function is to:

  • Inform IGD’s employability and skills programmes e.g. a watching brief on apprenticeships  
  • Support the development of new channels e.g. blended Fast Track programme for early careers professionals
  • Ensure all programmes meet the training and education requirements of the industry and always within Competition Law
  • Use collective expertise to help drive greater awareness and engagement at scale across the industry and support (voluntarily) the delivery of IGD’s people programmes 
  • Encourage colleagues to participate in programmes where applicable 

Membership

  • 2 Sisters Food Group
  • Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
  • ASDA Stores Ltd
  • Associated British Foods plc
  • Greencore Group plc
  • KP Snacks
  • Marks and Spencer plc
  • Mondelēz International
  • Premier Foods Group Plc
  • Saputo Dairy UK
  • Tesco plc
  • Tydi Ltd
  • Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC

Food Waste Measurement - Task & Finish Group

This group informs and supports implementation of IGD's collaborative work on food waste measurement and reduction.
 

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This group informs and supports implementation of IGD's collaborative work on food waste measurement and reduction.

Membership

  • Aldi Stores Ltd UK

  • Arla Foods UK

  • ASDA Stores Ltd

  • Bakkavor Group

  • British Retail Consortium

  • Compass Group PLC

  • Co-op Group

  • Food and Drink Federation

  • Greencore Group plc

  • G's Fresh Ltd

  • Kerry Foods Ltd

  • Lidl UK

  • Marks and Spencer plc

  • Muller UK & Ireland Group

  • Musgrave Group

  • Nestle UK Ltd

  • Sainsbury's

  • Samworth Brothers Ltd

  • Saputo Dairy UK

  • Speedibake Ltd

  • Tesco Stores Ltd

  • The Kraft Heinze Company UK

  • Unilever Plc

  • Waitrose Ltd

  • Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP)

  • Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC

Healthy Eating in the Workplace Advisory Group

The Healthy Eating in the Workplace Advisory Group (HEWAG) supports and advises on pilot schemes to help employees make healthier food and drink choices in the workplace.

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This is a cross-functional group consisting of relevant experts and representatives from participating companies of our healthy eating in the workplace pilots. 

The group has been set up to support and advises on the workplace experiments that form part of IGD's Healthy Eating programme. 

These experiments aim to identify interventions to nudge employees to make healthier food and drink choices in the workplace.

Membership

  • Allied Bakeries
  • Arla Foods UK
  • BaxterStorey Limited
  • Brakes
  • Coca-Cola European Partners
  • Compass Group PLC
  • Elior UK
  • Gather and Gather
  • Greencore Group plc
  • ISS Mediclean Ltd
  • John Lewis Partnership
  • Mars Wrigley Confectionery UK
  • Moy Park Ltd
  • Sainsbury’s
  • Sodexo Ltd
  • Tesco Stores Ltd
  • The Good Eating Company
  • Unilever UK Limited
  • Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC

Portion Size Working Group
 

This group brings together experts in nutrition, product development, communication and waste to help organisations approach portion size consistently.
 

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 In 2019 the group will publish consumer research and processes for food and drink companies setting and reviewing portion size.

Membership

  • Aldi Stores Ltd UK
  • Bakkavor Group
  • Brakes
  • British Nutrition Foundation
  • Jamie Oliver Licensing Ltd
  • Mars Wrigley Confectionery UK
  • McDonald's Restaurants Ltd
  • Mitchells & Butlers plc
  • Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland
  • Nestle UK Ltd
  • PepsiCo Europe
  • pladis UK & Ireland
  • Sainsbury's
  • Tesco Stores Ltd
  • Unilever UK Limited
  • Waitrose Ltd
  • Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP)
  • Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC