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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 ...
08 June 2020
Shopper confidence remains at one of the lowest levels on record, according to the latest results from the IGD Shopper Confidence Index. Despite overall confidence staying low there are significant differences in confidence between regions, with shoppers in London feeling most confident. Positivity towards the food and consumer goods industry also continues as trust sits at a seven-year high. ...
04 June 2020
- Dynamic new platform will help industry to thrive in new environment - The food and consumer goods supply chain has evolved dramatically in recent months, and in response IGD has enhanced its Supply Chain Analysis platform to provide business with the tools needed to thrive in the new environment. Informed by the industry’s changing needs and priorities, the service has been enhance...
18 May 2020
Lindsay Boswell, CEO of food redistribution charity FareShare, has become the latest leading industry figure to join IGD’s Board of Trustees. Lindsay Boswell, CEO, FareShare IGD’s Trustees are some of the most experienced people in the food and consumer goods industry, bringing together a blend of skills to help ensure the charity meets its targets and objectives. Lindsay, who has b...
14 April 2020
Shopper trust in the food and consumer goods industry is the highest it’s been in a year, while financial confidence has taken a dive, according to a new and unique monthly shopper sentiment measure from IGD. The IGD Shopper Confidence Index blends four key measures that relate directly to the food and consumer goods sector to calculate an overall indication of shopper confidence: Ho...
02 April 2020
Media Release Thursday, 2 April 2020 - IGD has been working with the food and consumer goods industry, food surplus charity FareShare, and other charitable food redistributors, to safeguard a consistent supply of food to one of the most vulnerable sectors of society in the UK, in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Susan Barratt, CEO of IGD, said : “Two weeks ago, as the...
24 March 2020
Research and training charity, IGD, has been bringing the food and grocery industry together in the wake of Coronavirus (COVID-19), engaging with retailers, manufacturers, government, trade associations and other key stakeholders, to help ensure food is able to flow through the supply chain and reach those people most in need. Susan Barratt, CEO of IGD, said: “We all understand that this i...
11 March 2020
Media Release Wednesday, 11 March 2020  - IGD research reveals a big appetite from consumers to be healthier and more sustainable in their food choices and consumers are looking for support to make positive changes   Two-thirds (66%) of consumers are already changing their diets or are considering making changes to be healthier and more sustainable. However, consumers are also confu...
10 March 2020
Media Release Monday, 9 March 2020  - Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the IGD Awards has been championing creativity, innovation and outstanding achievements in the global food and consumer goods industry for three decades. With awards recognising business excellence, people development, sustainability and individual success, here are five reasons your company should seize thi...