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14 October 2021
For immediate release IGD has kicked off a new workstream on environment labelling, to mobilise food and consumer goods businesses to develop a harmonised solution that the whole sector can get behind. . The workstream’s initial focus is on creating a strategic framework for an environment labelling scheme that will provide consistent and transparent information for consumers, enabl...
08 October 2021
Shopper confidence has declined to its lowest level in a year, according to the latest Shopper Confidence Index from IGD. The September 2021 Shopper Confidence Index, from ShopperVista - which provides category, insight and commercial professionals with trusted shopper insights – highlights that concerns around food price inflation are at their highest since March 2013; 85% of shoppers e...
05 October 2021
Today, IGD publishes Viewpoint Special Edition: Focus on Labour Shortages , a special report examining the labour pressures facing the food and consumer goods industry, in the face of widespread workforce shortages, recruitment challenges and increased competition for people. EU Exit and COVID-19 have disrupted the stable employment situation of the last decade, and as the economy conti...
27 September 2021
With its ambition to create a more inclusive workforce across the food and consumer goods industry, IGD is piloting a reverse mentoring programme to support leaders to champion inclusion. As part of National Inclusion Week, which aims to progress the inclusion agenda and promote the importance of equality in the workplace, IGD wants to highlight its mentoring pilot, which has helped to create ...
27 September 2021
250,000 tonnes a year of food worth £365 million saved from waste. Up to 670,000 tonnes of GHG emissions avoided. Surplus food equivalent to 145 million meals redistributed for people to eat. Major opportunities for greater impact remain – more action focused on hospitality and food service and primary production sectors, plus whole chain collaboration.   WRAP and IGD...
11 August 2021
EMD and its retail members have created a new and innovative virtual meeting place for private label suppliers. This unique event format offers meetings and exclusive access to international retailers and their category buyers. Retailers attending include: Dagab (Axfood), Dagrofa, Dairy Farm Group, ESD Italia, Euromadi Iberica SA, Homeplus, Lenta LLC, Markant Deutschland, C.I.V. Superunie B....
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 ...