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09 June 2021
IGD has convened a wide range of stakeholders to create a new shared ambition for the industry, to halve the environmental impacts of all packaging systems by 2030. Over the last year, IGD has brought together stakeholders from across the food and consumer goods industry, packaging manufacturers, waste industry and industry associations to form a sustainable packaging systems working group to ...
04 June 2021
According to the latest Shopper Confidence Index from IGD, shopper confidence remains strong and financial confidence has reached a new high. ShopperVista from IGD, provides category, insight and commercial professionals with trusted daily shopper insights. Its unique measure of shopper sentiment has this month revealed that confidence remains stable.  One component of the index - financia...
28 May 2021
In its latest report “Food-to-go: What’s next for Shoppers”, ShopperVista from IGD – provider of trusted daily shopper insights – examines shopper behaviour across the food-to-go sector and reveals the three trends currently shaping the market. The quarterly report provides insight into the behaviour, missions, operator usage and preferences of food-to-go shoppers* to help operators, retaile...
12 May 2021
As part of its ambition to make healthy and sustainable diets easy for everyone, the Health from IGD team has joined forces with leading retailers and manufacturers, and researchers at the University of Leeds, to trial a series of interventions to see what truly drives long-term behavioural change. Last summer, IGD convened a healthy and sustainable diets project group to collaboratively i...
11 May 2021
According to the latest Shopper Confidence Index from IGD, shopper confidence has risen to its highest level in the last five years, driven by the further easing of lockdown restrictions, a sharp decline in COVID-19 cases and the rapid rollout of the vaccination programme. ShopperVista from IGD, provides category, insight and commercial professionals with trusted daily shopper insights. It...
05 May 2021
New guide launched to help manufacturers take urgent action and increase the amount of food that is redistributed With 16% of adults (one in six people) across England, Wales and Northern Ireland experiencing food insecurity, [1] IGD is today launching a new guide to help manufacturing companies increase their redistribution of surplus food. Maximising Food Surplus Redistribution: A G...
30 April 2021
Food and drink industry forecast to grow 12% in 2021, taking it to 97% of its 2019 pre-COVID level Both retail and foodservice will grow Foodservice to be boosted by 54% (£18.6bn) reaching 71% of 2019 levels Retail value to increase by £1.8bn Total forecasted value of food and drink market is £195.4bn in 2021 K-shaped economic recovery creates a complex landscape for both reta...
23 April 2021
According to new research from IGD – insight and foresight providers for global grocery retail – the discount channel accounts for 43% of retail growth across Europe and will add €34bn in sales from 2020 to 2022. The discount channel will be the major contributor to growth to 2022, with leading discounters – Lidl and Aldi – adding more sales than most major European retailers. Lidl is exp...
01 April 2021
IGD to host virtual Supply Chain summit - 17 June 2021 In its annual Supply Chain Summit, IGD will gather leaders from across the grocery retail industry to share the latest insight on new opportunities and the critical role the industry will play in delivering commercial growth, as we move into a post-COVID world. The one-day interactive online event will give delegates the opportunity t...
19 March 2021
New research from IGD reveals that variety discounters – Home Bargains, B&M, Poundland, Wilko and smaller players – will be worth £12.6bn by 2022, up from £11.1bn in 2020. The channel will take a 5.8% share of the overall UK grocery market and its growth of 6.8% per year will be over four times the pace of the overall UK food and grocery market. This growing channel has been put firmly o...