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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...
08 November 2018
IGD, the research and training charity, today announces it is tackling the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills gap in the food and grocery industry by incorporating STEM activities in all its Feeding Britain’s Future programmes.  Nearly half (48%) of recruiting managers in the food and grocery industry think engineering is the hardest technical area to recruit for,...
29 October 2018
Ten leading global online grocery markets are predicted to experience combined growth of $227bn, at an annual rate of 20%, by 2023, according to new figures unveiled by IGD today at Groceryshop in Las Vegas. Country Online grocery market size $bn Value growth $bn CAGR Online grocery channel share %   2018 2023 ...
16 October 2018
Nearly half (48%) of online grocery shoppers say they are willing to pay for rapid delivery of their groceries to receive within one hour of placing their order, research from IGD reveals. The findings, discussed today at IGD’s Digital Commerce Summit, highlight the significant role the online retail channel will play in meeting rising shopper expectations and changing behaviours in future. ...
09 October 2018
With The Great British Bake Off adding Vegan Week to this year’s competition and one in two shoppers following or showing an interest in a plant-based diet, free-from dietary trends look to be gathering pace. The latest shopper research from IGD highlights the shifting attitudes towards this trend and the reasons behind it: High levels of interest in plant-based diets One in two (52%) ...
03 October 2018
Leading figures from the food and grocery industry last night toasted their successes of the last 12 months at the annual IGD Awards ceremony in London. The IGD Awards were attended by nearly 600 people and celebrated business excellence, people development, sustainability and individual success in the grocery industry. Commenting on the IGD Awards, Nick Downing, Commercial Director...
26 September 2018
Andrew Higginson, Chairman of Morrisons, has been appointed as President of IGD, the research and training charity, by its Board of Trustees. Already an active member of IGD’s Policy Issues Council, Andrew Higginson succeeds IGD’s current President, Leendert den Hollander, with effect from 1st January 2019. Andrew Higginson, Chairman of Morrisons , said: "I am delighted and honoured to b...
25 September 2018
Businesses take the lead to drive down UK’s annual £20 billion food waste bill , equivalent to more than £300 per UK citizen. All major retailers and 50% of larger food businesses to Target-Measure-Act and report on food waste by September 2019. 90 organisations begin epic journey - taking a ‘farm to fork’ approach to commit to a ground-breaking Food Waste Reduction Roadmap ...
19 September 2018
With the news today of Tesco announcing its new brand and stores - Jack's, IGD shares the top ten stats that you need to know about the UK discount channel: Shoppers perceptions of Aldi and Lidl are changing as the food discount channel evolves with shoppers perceiving Aldi and Lidl more as supermarkets than as discounters. Over half (53%) of British grocery shoppers refer to Aldi as a ...