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07 August 2020
Shopper confidence is starting to experience regional differences as local lockdowns become a reality across the country, according to the latest IGD Shopper Confidence Index. While overall confidence remains relatively low, the latest results also reveal distinct differences emerging between demographic groups. July 2020 results The IGD Shopper Confidence Index comes in at -8 for July, w...
06 August 2020
New report highlights key opportunities and challenges for hospitality sector Two thirds of consumers (63%) remain nervous about the idea of eating out, despite restrictions easing, according to the latest shopper insight from IGD . The newest report from the ‘Shoppers of Our Time’ research, a series following 30 households through COVID-19 and beyond, explores the changing attitudes towa...
10 July 2020
Shopper confidence is showing signs of improvement as lockdown restrictions continue to ease, according to the June results of the IGD Shopper Confidence Index. Despite the overall score remaining relatively low, the data reveals an increase for two months in a row. June 2020 results The IGD Shopper Confidence Index for June is -7, up from -10 in May. The score is now higher than the lowe...
24 June 2020
COVID-19 has caused a monumental shift in consumers’ food and drink habits. The boundaries between eating at home and out-of-home, once blurred, have now broken down, resulting in unprecedented changes to supply and demand of food and drink in the UK. In 2019, the split of consumer spend on food and drink was one-third (36%) in foodservice and two-thirds (64%) in retail. In 2020, COVID-19, t...
22 June 2020
- New ground-breaking project from IGD follows the lives of 30 households during lockdown and beyond - During lockdown specialist food stores, such as butchers, fishmongers and grocers, have been most popular with younger shoppers (18-24 year-olds), as older age groups (65+) relied more on online services, according to a ground-breaking new community research project from IGD . Referring ...
08 June 2020
Shopper confidence remains at one of the lowest levels on record, according to the latest results from the IGD Shopper Confidence Index. Despite overall confidence staying low there are significant differences in confidence between regions, with shoppers in London feeling most confident. Positivity towards the food and consumer goods industry also continues as trust sits at a seven-year high. ...
04 June 2020
- Dynamic new platform will help industry to thrive in new environment - The food and consumer goods supply chain has evolved dramatically in recent months, and in response IGD has enhanced its Supply Chain Analysis platform to provide business with the tools needed to thrive in the new environment. Informed by the industry’s changing needs and priorities, the service has been enhance...
18 May 2020
Lindsay Boswell, CEO of food redistribution charity FareShare, has become the latest leading industry figure to join IGD’s Board of Trustees. Lindsay Boswell, CEO, FareShare IGD’s Trustees are some of the most experienced people in the food and consumer goods industry, bringing together a blend of skills to help ensure the charity meets its targets and objectives. Lindsay, who has b...
14 April 2020
Shopper trust in the food and consumer goods industry is the highest it’s been in a year, while financial confidence has taken a dive, according to a new and unique monthly shopper sentiment measure from IGD. The IGD Shopper Confidence Index blends four key measures that relate directly to the food and consumer goods sector to calculate an overall indication of shopper confidence: Ho...
02 April 2020
Media Release Thursday, 2 April 2020 - IGD has been working with the food and consumer goods industry, food surplus charity FareShare, and other charitable food redistributors, to safeguard a consistent supply of food to one of the most vulnerable sectors of society in the UK, in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Susan Barratt, CEO of IGD, said : “Two weeks ago, as the...