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28 March 2018
From avocado-shaped chocolate eggs to free-from ranges, retailers are embracing a variety of trends to engage with shoppers this Easter, as identified by research and training charity IGD. Eggcellent treats: innovative eggs and free-from Products playing on popular consumer health trends are being seen on retailer shelves this year, including the prevalence of free-from chocolate and ot...
21 March 2018
Joanne Denney-Finch, Chief Executive at IGD, has today (21 March) announced her departure from research and training charity IGD from September 2018. Commenting on her decision, Joanne Denney-Finch said: “Last year was a landmark year for me, marking 20 years in my tenure as Chief Executive at IGD. During that time, we have built a strong team, whose contribution to our industry has never...
16 March 2018
The European grocery retail market will add €377.6 billion in sales to reach €2,289 billion by 2022, with growth in the region driven by the dynamic economies of Central and Eastern Europe, according to new forecasts from international grocery research organisation, IGD . The grocery retail markets of Poland, Romania and Russia are expected to enjoy strong growth to 2022, benefiting from gre...
13 February 2018
From bitcoin, blockchain, robotics and artificial intelligence to climate change, sugar taxes, social and political change, the food and grocery industry is dealing with disruption on an unprecedented scale, according to Joanne Denney-Finch , Chief Executive of international grocery research organisation, IGD. In a speech delivered today at the Checkout Conference 2018, Joanne Denney-Fin...
06 February 2018
With nearly half (46%) of shoppers feeling that nutritional labels are too difficult to read, IGD, the training and research charity, is today launching a new guide to help consumers better understand front-of-pack nutrition labels. The guide, which is set to help food and grocery companies give guidance to consumers in a consistent way, contains simple messages and images that tackle areas ...
25 January 2018
Charity finds capitalising on consumer interest in health could accelerate out-of-home eating One-third (31%) of consumers would eat out more if healthier options were more readily available, according to new research into the out-of-home market unveiled this week by IGD. Interest in healthy eating is on the rise and so is eating out*. IGD’s research – the first of its kind into this secto...
12 January 2018
With a predicted worth of £23.5bn by 2022, the UK food-to-go market can be expected to deliver a number of exciting innovations in 2018 and beyond, according to international grocery research organisation IGD. Five trends in particular are set to shape the sector, with IGD identifying health, emotional engagement, innovative locations and more as key themes predicted to develop over the next 12...
19 December 2017
The top five trends that will shape the Asia grocery retail market over the next 12 months have been unveiled by IGD, the international grocery research organisation. Nick Miles, Head of Asia-Pacific at IGD, said: “The grocery landscape in Asia continued to move at a fast pace in 2017, with retailer market entries and exits, the repurposing of store networks, the growing emergence of online ...
18 December 2017
IGD is celebrating a successful year for its charitable initiatives. In 2017, the education and training charity for the food and grocery industry has: Trained over 10,000 students in schools Offered over 17,000 free learning opportunities for employees in the industry Involved nearly 10,000 people in our Healthy Eating programme From training people in schools, universities, at ...
07 December 2017
The UK grocery market is set to experience 2.6% growth this Christmas, with shoppers predicted to spend £22.2bn over the festive period, according to the latest forecast from training and research charity IGD. IGD’s data suggests that while the cost of Christmas is a growing concern for some shoppers, many still see the holiday season as a time to treat themselves with exciting food and groce...