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26 July 2012
The UK food and grocery convenience sector is set to grow to £42.2bn in five years’ time, according to the latest figures unveiled today (Thursday) by IGD at its Convenience Retail Conference. This means the sector will have increased in value by more than a quarter from its current value of £33.6bn in 2011. Convenience’s share of the overall food and grocery market is expected to increase to ...
28 May 2012
Food and grocery industry unites to offer training and help tackle youth unemployment Farms, factories and stores across the UK to provide training and showcase the diversity of the industry Some of the UK’s biggest employers involved Industry think-tank IGD calls on more businesses to play their part The UK’s food and grocery industry will unite to help tackle youth unemploymen...
09 May 2012
Eight out of ten (78% of) European shoppers believe internet and mobile technology could improve their food shopping experience in the future, according to new research published today (Wednesday) by IGD. The Spanish and French are the most keen on digital innovations and while the Germans and Dutch are less convinced, they still regard it as important: Source: IGD ShopperVista , 'The...
09 May 2012
Leading UK food and consumer goods companies have avoided creating 70,000 tonnes of supply chain waste. Through ECR (Efficient Consumer Response) UK’s initiatives, businesses are being encouraged to eliminate waste by making better product and packaging design, range and forecasting decisions, with colleagues and trading partners. Prevention is the best outcome from both a commercial and en...
24 February 2012
Shoppers plan to reduce the number of shopping trips they make if petrol prices continue to increase, especially if they live in the north of England. The latest IGD ShopperVista research, published today (Monday), shows: 53% said they would shop less frequently to save on the number of journeys they make if the cost of filling up at the pumps keeps rising 48% plan to use grocery stor...
24 February 2012
Leading food and grocery companies have removed 204 million heavy goods vehicle (HGV) miles from the UK’s roads, according to new data published today (Saturday) by IGD. The equivalent of around 3,500 lorries have been taken out of our transport system as part of a commitment by the industry to increase its sustainability. More than 40 food retailers and manufacturers have contributed via IGD’...
20 February 2012
Shops and people will be connected to each other more than ever in the store of the future, reveals IGD research. The report commissioned by Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd (CCE) and written by food and consumer goods experts IGD predicts: Shoppers will demand more personalisation. They’ll expect communication, promotions and deals to be tailored to their individual values and needs Social ...
08 February 2012
A lot more people are now planning before going out to do their food and grocery shopping, compared to three years ago, according to the latest IGD shopper research published today. Nearly seven in ten shoppers (67%) plan most of their food and grocery shopping before they even get to a store, up from 47% in 2008. Checking their cupboards, fridges or freezers is the most popular form of pla...
17 January 2012
Despite the economic downturn, people are still interested in maintaining the quality of their food and groceries they buy, but want more help from the industry to do so – according to research from IGD. Speaking at the Quality Meat Scotland conference today (Wednesday), IGD chief executive Joanne Denney-Finch revealed the three priorities that shoppers want food companies to focus on: H...
18 November 2011
Despite the economic gloom, food and consumer goods companies can still prosper if they follow a five step plan utilising a new model for growth, according to international food and grocery experts IGD. Speaking at the opening of the IFM conference in Paris, the chief executive of IGD Joanne Denney-Finch unveiled the plan: Involve consumers more closely in developing new products and ser...