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05 December 2017
The top five trends expected to shape the global retail market over the next 12 months have been unveiled by IGD, the international grocery research organisation. The predictions, identified by IGD’s international research, shopper insights and catalogue of global retail innovations, provide exclusive expertise into the key areas set to shake up the industry in 2018. 1. Premiumisation of pri...
22 November 2017
The global grocery retail market will add $2.7 trillion in sales to 2022, with growth in the next five years dominated by Asia, according to new forecasts released today by international grocery research organisation IGD. Asia’s grocery retail market will be significantly boosted by a rising population and increased shopper spend, with consumer spending in the region accounting for nearly half ...
08 November 2017
Ecommerce in Asia is set to experience a growth explosion over the next few years, according to new figures released today by IGD, the international grocery research organisation. With Singles’ Day, the world’s biggest online shopping event, currently underway across Asia and coming to a climax this weekend, IGD is forecasting the region’s largest online grocery retailers to grow on average 34.6%...
01 November 2017
Growth in Europe’s grocery retail market is to be powered by Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), with sales in the region expanding nearly three times that of Western Europe over the next five years, according to new figures released today by IGD, the international grocery research organisation. Key findings include: Europe’s grocery retail market is set to grow 3.8% annually to 2022 Ce...
27 October 2017
Global grocery retailing is undergoing a period of momentous change, according to Joanne Denney-Finch, Chief Executive of international researcher IGD, giving the industry an unprecedented opportunity to deliver an inspirational, exciting future for shoppers. Speaking to delegates at APRCE in Kuala Lumpur , two years after last addressing the global retail summit in Manila, Joanne said: “I’...
10 October 2017
The UK food and grocery market is worth £184.5 billion, and online grocery currently accounts for £10.4 billion of this. Although supermarkets and hypermarkets will still hold the biggest share of the market in five years’ time, online grocery retail is forecast to be the fastest-growing segment of all UK grocery channels, according to grocery research organisation IGD, with latest figures predic...
05 October 2017
The US grocery market is forecast to be worth $1,722bn by 2022, with strong growth expected in both the online and discount channels, according to new figures released today by IGD, the international grocery research organisation. Key findings include: IGD forecasts that the US grocery market will have a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.6%, for the 2017-2022 period Online wil...
04 October 2017
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 more than 600 people and celebrated business excellence, people development, sustainability and individual success in the grocery industry. Commenting on the IGD Awards, Joanne Denney-Finch, IGD Chief Execu...
29 September 2017
The UK is expected to leave the European Union in the near future, but food and grocery businesses face huge uncertainty about what this will mean in practice. This means uncertainty for companies within the UK and elsewhere. So, to help food and grocery businesses navigate this challenging period, education and training charity IGD has launched its Brexit workout – a framework for companies co...
13 September 2017
As the new school year starts, new research from IGD reveals that while recruiting managers in the food and grocery industry find engineering roles the most difficult to fill, with nearly half (48%) citing these jobs as hardest to recruit for, nearly one in ten (9%) Year 12 students claim that engineering is their dream job. Indeed, despite the well documented skills gap for STEM (science, techno...