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05 May 2021
New guide launched to help manufacturers take 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 today launching a new guide to help manufacturing companies increase their redistribution of surplus food. Maximising Food Surplus Redistribution: A G...
30 April 2021
Food and drink industry forecast to grow 12% in 2021, taking it to 97% of its 2019 pre-COVID level Both retail and foodservice will grow Foodservice to be boosted by 54% (£18.6bn) reaching 71% of 2019 levels Retail value to increase by £1.8bn Total forecasted value of food and drink market is £195.4bn in 2021 K-shaped economic recovery creates a complex landscape for both reta...
23 April 2021
According to new research from IGD – insight and foresight providers for global grocery retail – the discount channel accounts for 43% of retail growth across Europe and will add €34bn in sales from 2020 to 2022. The discount channel will be the major contributor to growth to 2022, with leading discounters – Lidl and Aldi – adding more sales than most major European retailers. Lidl is exp...
01 April 2021
IGD to host virtual Supply Chain summit - 17 June 2021 In its annual Supply Chain Summit, IGD will gather leaders from across the grocery retail industry to share the latest insight on new opportunities and the critical role the industry will play in delivering commercial growth, as we move into a post-COVID world. The one-day interactive online event will give delegates the opportunity t...
19 March 2021
New research from IGD reveals that variety discounters – Home Bargains, B&M, Poundland, Wilko and smaller players – will be worth £12.6bn by 2022, up from £11.1bn in 2020. The channel will take a 5.8% share of the overall UK grocery market and its growth of 6.8% per year will be over four times the pace of the overall UK food and grocery market. This growing channel has been put firmly o...
03 March 2021
The global grocery retail market is on track to generate an additional $440bn in sales between 2020 and 2022, yielding a 3.1% CAGR ( compound annual growth rate ), according to the latest forecast from global insight provider IGD. This follows an exceptional growth for grocery in 2020, which saw the top 20 markets grow by $280bn – an 8.8% YoY growth. Accelerated growth in most of the global ...
09 February 2021
More than 500 young, unemployed people joined IGD’s virtual work experience programme last week (01-05 February), to receive invaluable employability skills training amid a burgeoning unemployment crisis in the UK. With young people disproportionately affected by the economic impact of COVID-19, IGD is working with the Department for Work and Pensions and some of the biggest companies in the...
05 February 2021
Trust in the food industry at an all time high* Shopper confidence has increased to its highest level since February 2020, according to the latest IGD Shopper Confidence Index .  The increase is driven by restored confidence within the over-55s, which appears to be a direct result of the vaccine roll-out. Trust in the food industry is also at an all-time high, thanks to the industry maintai...
03 February 2021
Total UK food and drink market sales declined by 12% during 2020 Grocery retail share of the market grew from 64% in 2019 to 81% in 2020 Eating out sector shrank by over 50% Q2 is a critical period for the eating out industry Eating In vs Dining Out 2021 – the second report in a series that examines the impact of COVID-19 on the UK food and drink market – quantifies how the p...
01 February 2021
IGD has unveiled a new brand and purpose, featuring a striking visual identity and narratives that tell the story of the organisation, as it sets out its vision for the future. Featuring a new logo and bold new colours, the new visual identity reflects the dynamism of the industry that IGD sits at the heart of and underpins the organisation’s commitment to be a force for good. With more t...