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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...
15 November 2011
Commenting on today’s inflation figures*, IGD’s chief economist James Walton said: “Shoppers are sure to welcome today’s announcement that the official rate of inflation – the CPI – slowed slightly in October. “Food and drink prices have contributed to this slowdown, with most items (except fish) becoming slightly cheaper over recent weeks. “Much of this may be due to price falls on global...
21 October 2011
New shopper research from IGD shows the number of shoppers claiming to go to discount stores like Lidl and Aldi has increased over the last year, and is set to increase further. Nearly half (46%) of shoppers claim they would use food discount stores more in the future, if there was a shop near where they work or live. The monthly survey among 1,000 shoppers also found that: 26% say th...