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12 November 2020
Shopper confidence has declined for the second month running to -9, the lowest level since May’20, according to the latest IGD Shopper Confidence Index . October 2020 results Down from -8 in September, the unsurprising decrease can be attributed to changes in national lockdown restrictions, rising COVID-19 cases and an increase in unemployment. As a result, shoppers are more concerned ab...
06 November 2020
Digitally savvy, experimental and willing to spend more for quality, one significant group of shoppers is set to drive the international grocery sector up by an incremental $116bn over the next couple of years, creating a $1,460bn opportunity by 2022. Accounting for 30% of all food and drink spend across three key markets, new flagship research from IGD shows that this is one age group to inv...
13 October 2020
September saw a slight drop in shopper confidence as tighter restrictions and uncertainty over the EU exit led the news agenda, according to the latest IGD Shopper Confidence Index . September 2020 results Overall confidence slipped to -8 on average for the whole month, down from -7 in August. While the month started at -6, confidence fell to -10 by the end of the month. Remaining at a r...
23 September 2020
The UK food-to-go market has experienced significant challenges in 2020 and will continue to be impacted by COVID-19 over the next three years, according to the latest forecast from IGD. The new research, formed in consultation with the industry, predicts that the sector will decline by 43% to £10.8bn in 2020 – a decrease of £8.1bn on 2019. A degree of bounce-back is anticipated in 2021, wit...
23 September 2020
Global food waste report names the UK an exemplar in the growing challenge to hit Sustainable Development Goal 12.3, as Food Waste Reduction Roadmap exceeds 210 businesses. More than 60 businesses publicly report food surplus and waste data today, including 54 Tesco suppliers and international growers. Sainsbury’s and Waitrose begin first Whole Chain Projects to tackle su...
16 September 2020
Patrick Coveney, Chief Executive Officer of Greencore Group, has been appointed President of IGD by its Board of Trustees. Already an active member of IGD’s Policy Issues Council, Patrick will take on the Presidency from Andrew Higginson on 1 st January 2021. Patrick has led Greencore since 2008, and previously served as the Group’s Chief Financial Officer. He also currently serves as a Non...
08 September 2020
School leavers were given a taste of working life in food and consumer goods this August, thanks to a virtual work experience programme that saw some of the industry’s biggest retailers and brands come together through IGD to deliver an interactive week of learning, knowledge and skills development. With young people set to be amongst the worst affected by the COVID-19 crisis from a skills a...
03 September 2020
Confidence among food and grocery shoppers remained stable in August, with some uplift, according to the latest IGD Shopper Confidence Index . The slight increase has been supported by the summer holidays and the Eat Out to Help Out Government scheme, with shoppers also benefiting from a general return to a sense of normality. August 2020 results Shopper confidence remained relatively lo...
01 September 2020
New research released today by IGD reveals there is still a significant appetite for change among UK consumers to shift towards healthy and sustainable diets, as they continue to grapple with the impact of COVID-19. IGD’s new consumer research draws on data from more than 1,000 UK consumers collected in July 2020 to explore the impact of COVID-19 on attitudes to healthy and sustainable diets...
20 August 2020
Pandemic accelerates transformation of UK food and grocery market The UK food and grocery market is set to grow by 10% - or by £19.1bn to £211bn - between 2019 and 2022, according to the latest market and channel forecast research from IGD . The new report reveals the impact of COVID-19 on the overall market over the next three years, with a breakdown of expected implications and performanc...