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12 March 2019
For the last 28 years, the IGD Awards have recognised the outstanding achievements of the global food and grocery industry. This year is no exception, with 21 awards to be hotly contested in the areas of business excellence, people development, sustainability and individual success. This year’s Awards ceremony will be held on 7th November at Tobacco Dock, straight after IGD’s new flags...
05 March 2019
In many Asian markets, Chinese New Year signals the busiest trading period of the calendar for grocery retail. This year’s celebration, marking the Year of the Pig – representing good fortune, wealth and prosperity – was no exception, according to a brand-new report from international grocery researcher IGD Asia .  Shirley Zhu, IGD Singapore Director, says: “Retailers across Asia tradit...
13 February 2019
Among those celebrating Valentine’s Day this year, the majority of shoppers (68%) are planning to eat at home, according to new shopper insights from research charity IGD. Over a quarter of shoppers (26%) are planning to cater for a specific dietary requirement or preference. Of these, 10% are planning to cater for a vegetarian and 5% for a vegan. This is followed by 4% who will be having a ...
23 January 2019
IGD has today (23rd January 2019) launched a major new event for the UK grocery industry. IGD Live will take place on the 6th and 7th November 2019 at London’s Tobacco Dock, offering delegates the opportunity to learn, connect and grow. For two days, IGD Live will focus on the commercial issues affecting the industry today and in the future, to help attendees unlock growth for the...
14 December 2018
The leading 20 global grocery markets are set to generate an additional US$1.9tr in sales, growing by 28% between 2018 and 2023, new forecasts from global research organisation IGD predict. IGD’s forecast anticipates: Nearly half (44%) of the extra sales will be created in Asia, which will add more than Africa, Europe and Latin America combined Asia as a region will contain seven of...
06 December 2018
The UK grocery market is set to experience 2.4% growth this Christmas, with shoppers predicted to spend £21.6bn over the festive period, according to the latest forecast from research organisation IGD. With nearly half (48%) of shoppers agreeing that food and drink is the most important part of Christmas Day, grocery has a key role to play on the 25th December, creating opportunities for peo...
29 November 2018
Social shopping and health and freshness are amongst the top five trends set to influence Asia’s grocery retail market over the next five years, according to IGD, the international grocery research organisation. Nick Miles, Head of Asia-Pacific at IGD, said: “Over the last 12 months, Asia’s grocery landscape has continued to develop rapidly. Retailers have been opening new stores at pace, ...
23 November 2018
Innovative advances in technology, coupled with seamless in-store shopping experiences, are among the IGD’s top predictions for 2019’s global retail trends. Data, and particularly customer data, will offer more personalised shopping Sustainability concerns will change the way retailers do business Stores will offer more seamless shopping experiences Healthy eating and wellness wi...
19 November 2018
The research and training charity IGD today (19th November 2018) announces the appointment of Susan Barratt as new CEO, effective from 1st January 2019. Susan succeeds Joanne Denney-Finch who stepped down in September 2018. Susan has a breadth of both national and international experience across FMCG, most recently as CEO of Natures Way Foods, where she led the company for more than a decade...
13 November 2018
10th November, China: The grocery retail market in China is forecast to grow by 32.6% to 2022, remaining the largest grocery market in Asia in 2022, according to new data released today by IGD, the international grocery research organisation. Ahead of Singles Day, IGD unveils: Grocery retail sales in China are set to amount to CNY 11.4 trillion by 2017 from CNY 8.6tn in 2017 – more t...