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27 July 2021
With vaccinations being rolled out rapidly and restrictions lifted, shopper confidence remains relatively high. This is driving economic recovery, but experiences continue to vary and evidence of a “K-shaped” recovery persists, according to IGD. In the second issue of its quarterly ‘Viewpoint’ report, the economics team at IGD focus on the challenges emerging for the food and consumer goods ...
27 July 2021
Market to return to pre-Covid levels in second half of 2022 In its latest channel forecasts for the food-to-go sector, IGD – providers of foresight and insight for the food and consumer goods industry – predicts that the channel will be worth £15.6bn at the end of 2021, which is 82.5% of its 2019 value. It is forecast to return to its pre-Covid levels in the second half of 2022, six months e...
22 July 2021
New online practical tools available for businesses to aid urgent action and increase the amount of food that is redistributed. With 16% of adults (one in six people) across England, Wales and Northern Ireland experiencing food insecurity, [1] IGD is driving positive change on food redistribution with the launch of new online resources to help businesses accelerate the amount of food that i...
15 July 2021
Following the publication of the National Food Strategy (NFS), IGD, the organisation whose purpose is to deliver positive social impact in partnership with the food and consumer goods industry, has outlined its support for the NFS’s ambition to build a better, more sustainable food system and a healthier nation. Susan Barratt, CEO of IGD, says: “We support the direction of travel set out in ...
06 July 2021
IGD partners with climate solutions expert South Pole to help the food and consumer goods industry take positive, tangible steps towards Net Zero With its ambition to accelerate progress towards a sustainable food system, IGD is today launching its brand-new guide, Building your Net Zero roadmap: a guide for industry leaders and decision makers . The UK government has committed to achiev...
02 July 2021
IGD is an organisation of two interconnected communities, Commercial Insight and Social Impact, working together to drive change that makes a tangible difference for society, business, and the individual. IGD has strengthened its Board of Trustees with four new leaders from some of the biggest companies in the food and consumer goods industry. The newly appointed trustees are: Natasha ...
01 July 2021
A five-year period of recovery will see the market bounce back to top pre-pandemic forecasts In its highly anticipated annual retail food and grocery channel forecasts, IGD, provider of foresight and analysis for the food and consumer goods industry, predicts that the unprecedented 8.5% growth in 2020 will slow to 1.7% in 2021 and then to 0.9% in 2022, as shoppers economise and the eating o...
22 June 2021
The newly emerging ‘quick commerce’ channel – which delivers food and groceries to consumers in less than one hour and often sub-30 minutes – is currently worth £1.4bn according to a new report from IGD, the insight and analysis providers for the food and consumer goods industry. The report, which is part one of a series that looks at the size, scope and growth of the new channel, also reveals...
10 June 2021
CEO Simon Roberts and his leadership team discuss the latest trading priorities One year on from his appointment as Chief Executive, this is a unique opportunity to hear how Simon Roberts’ new plan is being implemented. He’ll be joined by his senior leadership team to update food and consumer goods stakeholders on Sainsbury’s trading priorities, followed by a live Q&A. Simon Roberts, Chi...
09 June 2021
IGD has convened a wide range of stakeholders to create a new shared ambition for the industry, to halve the environmental impacts of all packaging systems by 2030. Over the last year, IGD has brought together stakeholders from across the food and consumer goods industry, packaging manufacturers, waste industry and industry associations to form a sustainable packaging systems working group to ...