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03 March 2021
The global grocery retail market is on track to generate an additional $440bn in sales between 2020 and 2022, yielding a 3.1% CAGR ( compound annual growth rate ), according to the latest forecast from global insight provider IGD. This follows an exceptional growth for grocery in 2020, which saw the top 20 markets grow by $280bn – an 8.8% YoY growth. Accelerated growth in most of the global ...
09 February 2021
More than 500 young, unemployed people joined IGD’s virtual work experience programme last week (01-05 February), to receive invaluable employability skills training amid a burgeoning unemployment crisis in the UK. With young people disproportionately affected by the economic impact of COVID-19, IGD is working with the Department for Work and Pensions and some of the biggest companies in the...
05 February 2021
Trust in the food industry at an all time high* Shopper confidence has increased to its highest level since February 2020, according to the latest IGD Shopper Confidence Index .  The increase is driven by restored confidence within the over-55s, which appears to be a direct result of the vaccine roll-out. Trust in the food industry is also at an all-time high, thanks to the industry maintai...
03 February 2021
Total UK food and drink market sales declined by 12% during 2020 Grocery retail share of the market grew from 64% in 2019 to 81% in 2020 Eating out sector shrank by over 50% Q2 is a critical period for the eating out industry Eating In vs Dining Out 2021 – the second report in a series that examines the impact of COVID-19 on the UK food and drink market – quantifies how the p...
01 February 2021
IGD has unveiled a new brand and purpose, featuring a striking visual identity and narratives that tell the story of the organisation, as it sets out its vision for the future. Featuring a new logo and bold new colours, the new visual identity reflects the dynamism of the industry that IGD sits at the heart of and underpins the organisation’s commitment to be a force for good. With more t...
15 January 2021
Driving online profitability, creating safe shopping spaces, and bringing the out-of-home experience in-home are among the key trends expected to shape global retail in 2021, according to new predictions from IGD. Following a disruptive 2020, five trends stand out as areas for businesses to focus on this year: 1. System upgrade: digitally enhancing operations What we expect in 2021: ...
07 January 2021
Shopper confidence remained stable in December, despite increased COVID-19 restrictions over the Christmas period and uncertainty over EU Exit, according to the latest IGD Shopper Confidence Index . While many shoppers did not have the festive period they had planned for, confidence appeared to be held up by Christmas food and grocery shopping and the rollout of the first virus vaccine. Dec...
16 December 2020
New research from IGD reveals significant opportunity for the food industry to shift consumers’ mindsets around fruit and vegetables. More than three-quarters (83%) of consumers changed how they planned, purchased and prepared their food during the first national lockdown, with over half (51%) claiming to have eaten more fruit and vegetables, according to the latest research in IGD’s Appe...
15 December 2020
Social Impact from IGD: uniting and inspiring the food and consumer goods industry to mobilise it as a force for good From helping to safeguard a consistent supply of food to food banks during the early days of the pandemic, to establishing a new work experience initiative for young, unemployed people, IGD has brought the food and consumer goods industry together to deliver genuine social ...
03 December 2020
IGD has launched its new research into inclusion and diversity (I&D) in the industry, which clearly demonstrates commitment and energy to make tangible progress but also shows that there is more work to be done. The research report, Inclusion and Diversity – Benchmark your progress and build your plan builds on the pioneering research that IGD conducted in November 2019, in conjunction w...