Press releases and blogs

23 September 2022
This National Inclusion Week, IGD’s Commercial & Insight Director, Nick Downing shares his experience of taking part in IGD’s reverse mentoring programme, and how it’s helped him better understand colleagues from less diverse backgrounds I want to learn, I think it’s important to keep learning wherever you are in your career. I recognise that I have some inclusion and diversity ‘blindspots’ an...
02 August 2022
The UK food-to-go market is predicted to be worth £23.4bn by 2027, 26% more than pre-pandemic levels, according to the new forecast from insight provider IGD. While inflation is set to be the main driver of growth, operators and retailers have an opportunity to support consumers through the cost of living crisis as they look to save money. By 2027 the market will be worth £23.4bn, 26% more th...
11 July 2022
Shopper confidence has dropped once again, following a mild lift over the last couple of months, according to the latest Shopper Confidence Index from IGD . June saw shopper confidence drop 3 points to -24, lower than the previous lowest point of -23 in March 2022, reflecting increasing pessimism amongst shoppers this month. As saving money continues to takes priority, shoppers are placing le...
20 June 2022
Cost-of-living crisis replaces covid as key challenge to sector The UK grocery market is set to grow by 11.3% – from £216.8bn to £241.3bn – between 2022 and 2027, according to highly anticipated new figures from insight provider IGD. While inflation will underpin the majority of growth in 2022, with a 3.5% value increase predicted, this will moderate from 2023 onwards. With the war in Ukrai...
16 June 2022
Food inflation likely to reach 15% this summer hitting most vulnerable households hardest Monthly food bills are set to rise by another £43 per month for a typical family of four. Food inflation is set to hit its highest level in more than 20 years. (London, Thursday 16th June 2022): The rise in the cost of essential food items is likely to reach a peak of up to 15% this summer and ...
14 June 2022
Following the publication of the Government Food Strategy, IGD, the organisation that delivers positive social impact in partnership with the food and consumer goods industry, has outlined its support for the ambition to create a more transparent food system and the need for more consistent data. This will enable businesses to make better decisions and inform consumers’ choices. Susan Barratt...
13 June 2022
The UK quick commerce market – the delivery of groceries and essentials to customers in less than one hour – has grown by nearly 10% year-on-year to £1.5bn, according to newly released figures from insight provider IGD. In the first of an updated three-part report series, the new research explores how the channel has evolved over the last 12 months against the backdrop of the pandemic and cost-of...
09 June 2022
Fresh from the stage at ShopTalk Europe, IGD CEO Susan Barratt, examines how shoppers are coping with the cost of living crisis and explores the impact on sustainable shopping habits. With inflation running at 9% year-on-year, shoppers are being hit from all sides by rising prices. Many are experiencing rising food, energy, and petrol bills, coupled with the impact of the rise in national insu...
06 June 2022
Susan Barratt, CEO of insight provider IGD, addresses industry leaders at ShopTalk Europe With 40% of shoppers forecast to be in fuel poverty by the end of the year, IGD anticipates shoppers will be focusing more on value for money in the coming months over shopping sustainably. Taking to the stage at ShopTalk Europe this afternoon, IGD CEO Susan Barratt explores this shift and how indust...
25 May 2022
Four retailers – Co-op, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Tesco – will be trialling environmental labels in a virtual reality setting this summer, as the food industry moves one step closer to developing a harmonised environmental labelling scheme. The trials are the latest phase of a workstream kicked off by IGD at the end of last year, to mobilise the food industry to develop a harmonised solution ...