IGD Industry Working Groups
IGD Industry Working Groups

Our industry working groups represent the total food and consumer goods supply chain to tackle critical industry-wide challenges. We share the work we do with our working groups to ensure we make a tangible difference to Business, Society and the Individual.

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

  • ABP UK
  • Aldi Stores Ltd UK
  • Amazon.co.uk
  • Arla Foods
  • ASDA Stores Ltd
  • Associated British Foods plc
  • Bakkavor Group
  • Boparan Holdings Ltd
  • Brakes
  • Coca-Cola European Partners
  • Compass Group PLC
  • Co-op Group
  • Greencore Group plc
  • Kerry Foods Ltd
  • Marks and Spencer plc
  • McCurrach UK Ltd
  • Mondelez International
  • Musgrave Group
  • Nestle UK Ltd
  • NFU
  • pladis UK & Ireland
  • Premier Foods Group Plc
  • Procter & Gamble UK
  • Sainsbury's
  • 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
  • Aldi
  • ASDA Stores Ltd
  • Bakkavor Group
  • Brakes 
  • Compass Group PLC
  • Co-op Group
  • Greencore Group plc
  • Greggs 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
  • Brakes
  • 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
  • Nestle UK Ltd
  • Pilgrim's Pride Ltd
  • Premier Foods Group Plc
  • Sainsbury's
  • Sysco Europe
  • Tesco Stores 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

  • A G Barr plc
  • ASDA Stores Ltd
  • Booker Group Plc
  • Brakes
  • Compass Group
  • Co-op Group
  • General Mills UK Ltd
  • GS1 UK Ltd
  • Kellogg Europe Trading Ltd
  • Kerry Foods
  • Kimberly-Clark Ltd
  • L'Oreal UK and Ireland
  • Mars Wrigley
  • Molson Coors Brewing Company (UK) Limited
  • Mondelēz International
  • Musgrave Retail
  • Nestlé UK Ltd
  • PepsiCo UK & Ireland
  • Procter & Gamble UK
  • Sainsbury's
  • Tesco Stores Ltd
  • The Kraft Heinz Company UK
  • Unilever UK Limited
  • Waitrose Ltd
  • Wincanton Plc
  • 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

  • 2 Sisters Food Group
  • Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
  • Aldi Stores Ltd UK
  • Allied Bakeries
  • Alpro UK Ltd
  • Arla Foods UK
  • ASDA Stores Ltd
  • Brakes
  • British Nutrition Foundation
  • Compass Group PLC
  • Co-op Group
  • Kellogg Europe
  • Kerry Group plc 
  • Marks and Spencer plc
  • Mars Wrigley Confectionery UK
  • McDonald's Restaurants Ltd
  • Moy Park Ltd
  • Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland
  • Nestlé UK Ltd
  • PepsiCo Europe
  • pladis UK & Ireland
  • Premier Foods Group Plc
  • Sainsbury's
  • Tesco Stores Ltd
  • The Coca-Cola Company Europe Group
  • Unilever UK Limited
  • Waitrose Ltd
  • Whitbread Group plc
  • Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC

L & D
Network Group

The L&D Network brings industry-specific L&D expertise together to share perspectives on learning, build best practice and guide IGD's free learning offer to deliver social impact through free learning.

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This group brings together Senior L&D professionals from across the food and consumer goods industry twice a quarter.

The purpose of the L&D Network is to help inform IGD’s free learning offer with the intention of meeting the training and education requirements of the industry, where IGD can make the biggest collective impact.

Membership

  • AG Barr plc
  • Aldi Stores Ltd UK
  • AM Fresh
  • ASDA Stores Ltd
  • Associated British Foods plc
  • Bacardi-Martini Ltd
  • Bakkavor Group
  • Booker Group plc
  • Brakes
  • Burton's Biscuits
  • Central England Co-operative
  • Coca-Cola European Partners
  • Co-op Group
  • CPM
  • Cranswick Convenience Food
  • Greencore Group plc
  • Higgidy
  • Hovis
  • Iceland Foods Ltd
  • John Lewis Partnership
  • Karro Food Limited
  • Kellogg Europe
  • KP Snacks
  • Lindt & Sprungli (UK) Ltd
  • L’Oréal UK and Ireland
  • Marks & Spencer plc
  • McCain
  • Mondelēz International
  • Musgrave Group
  • Natures Way Foods
  • Nestle UK
  • Ocado Retail
  • Pladis
  • Premier Foods Group Plc
  • Sainsbury's
  • Saputo Dairy UK
  • Spar
  • Tesco Stores Ltd
  • Thatchers 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

  • 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

  • Muller UK & Ireland Group

  • Musgrave Group

  • Nestle UK Ltd

  • Samworth Brothers Ltd

  • Saputo Dairy UK

  • Speedibake Ltd

  • Tesco Stores Ltd

  • The Kraft Heinz Company UK

  • Unilever Ltd

  • 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
  • Compass Group UK & Ireland
  • 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
  • Waitrose Ltd
  • Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC

Healthy & Sustainable Diets
Working Group  

The Healthy and Sustainable Diets working group is collaboratively identifying and testing strategies to help shift consumers towards affordable, healthier and more sustainable diets.

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Membership

  • 2 Sisters Food Group
  • Aldi Stores Ltd UK
  • Allied Bakeries
  • Alpro UK Ltd
  • British Nutrition Foundation
  • Compass Group
  • Co-op Group
  • Kellogg Europe
  • Kerry Group plc
  • Lidl UK
  • Marks and Spencer
  • Nestle UK Ltd
  • Premier Foods Group
  • Sainsbury's
  • Tesco Stores Ltd
  • Unilever UK Limited
  • Waitrose Ltd
  • Whitworths Group Ltd
  • Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC