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14 December 2018
The leading 20 global grocery markets are set to generate an additional US$1.9tr in sales, growing by 28% between 2018 and 2023, new forecasts from global research organisation IGD predict. IGD’s forecast anticipates: Nearly half (44%) of the extra sales will be created in Asia, which will add more than Africa, Europe and Latin America combined Asia as a region will contain seven of...
06 December 2018
The UK grocery market is set to experience 2.4% growth this Christmas, with shoppers predicted to spend £21.6bn over the festive period, according to the latest forecast from research organisation IGD. With nearly half (48%) of shoppers agreeing that food and drink is the most important part of Christmas Day, grocery has a key role to play on the 25th December, creating opportunities for peo...
29 November 2018
Social shopping and health and freshness are amongst the top five trends set to influence Asia’s grocery retail market over the next five years, according to IGD, the international grocery research organisation. Nick Miles, Head of Asia-Pacific at IGD, said: “Over the last 12 months, Asia’s grocery landscape has continued to develop rapidly. Retailers have been opening new stores at pace, ...
23 November 2018
Innovative advances in technology, coupled with seamless in-store shopping experiences, are among the IGD’s top predictions for 2019’s global retail trends. Data, and particularly customer data, will offer more personalised shopping Sustainability concerns will change the way retailers do business Stores will offer more seamless shopping experiences Healthy eating and wellness wi...
19 November 2018
The research and training charity IGD today (19th November 2018) announces the appointment of Susan Barratt as new CEO, effective from 1st January 2019. Susan succeeds Joanne Denney-Finch who stepped down in September 2018. Susan has a breadth of both national and international experience across FMCG, most recently as CEO of Natures Way Foods, where she led the company for more than a decade...
13 November 2018
10th November, China: The grocery retail market in China is forecast to grow by 32.6% to 2022, remaining the largest grocery market in Asia in 2022, according to new data released today by IGD, the international grocery research organisation. Ahead of Singles Day, IGD unveils: Grocery retail sales in China are set to amount to CNY 11.4 trillion by 2017 from CNY 8.6tn in 2017 – more t...
08 November 2018
IGD, the research and training charity, today announces it is tackling the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills gap in the food and grocery industry by incorporating STEM activities in all its Feeding Britain’s Future programmes.  Nearly half (48%) of recruiting managers in the food and grocery industry think engineering is the hardest technical area to recruit for,...
29 October 2018
Ten leading global online grocery markets are predicted to experience combined growth of $227bn, at an annual rate of 20%, by 2023, according to new figures unveiled by IGD today at Groceryshop in Las Vegas. Country Online grocery market size $bn Value growth $bn CAGR Online grocery channel share %   2018 2023 ...
16 October 2018
Nearly half (48%) of online grocery shoppers say they are willing to pay for rapid delivery of their groceries to receive within one hour of placing their order, research from IGD reveals. The findings, discussed today at IGD’s Digital Commerce Summit, highlight the significant role the online retail channel will play in meeting rising shopper expectations and changing behaviours in future. ...
09 October 2018
With The Great British Bake Off adding Vegan Week to this year’s competition and one in two shoppers following or showing an interest in a plant-based diet, free-from dietary trends look to be gathering pace. The latest shopper research from IGD highlights the shifting attitudes towards this trend and the reasons behind it: High levels of interest in plant-based diets One in two (52%) ...