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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...
07 August 2020
Shopper confidence is starting to experience regional differences as local lockdowns become a reality across the country, according to the latest IGD Shopper Confidence Index. While overall confidence remains relatively low, the latest results also reveal distinct differences emerging between demographic groups. July 2020 results The IGD Shopper Confidence Index comes in at -8 for July, w...
06 August 2020
New report highlights key opportunities and challenges for hospitality sector Two thirds of consumers (63%) remain nervous about the idea of eating out, despite restrictions easing, according to the latest shopper insight from IGD . The newest report from the ‘Shoppers of Our Time’ research, a series following 30 households through COVID-19 and beyond, explores the changing attitudes towa...
10 July 2020
Shopper confidence is showing signs of improvement as lockdown restrictions continue to ease, according to the June results of the IGD Shopper Confidence Index. Despite the overall score remaining relatively low, the data reveals an increase for two months in a row. June 2020 results The IGD Shopper Confidence Index for June is -7, up from -10 in May. The score is now higher than the lowe...
24 June 2020
COVID-19 has caused a monumental shift in consumers’ food and drink habits. The boundaries between eating at home and out-of-home, once blurred, have now broken down, resulting in unprecedented changes to supply and demand of food and drink in the UK. In 2019, the split of consumer spend on food and drink was one-third (36%) in foodservice and two-thirds (64%) in retail. In 2020, COVID-19, t...
22 June 2020
- New ground-breaking project from IGD follows the lives of 30 households during lockdown and beyond - During lockdown specialist food stores, such as butchers, fishmongers and grocers, have been most popular with younger shoppers (18-24 year-olds), as older age groups (65+) relied more on online services, according to a ground-breaking new community research project from IGD . Referring ...