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25 April 2019
Singapore’s grocery market is forecast to see steady growth to SGD9.9bn by 2023, up 14.5% from 2018, according to the latest forecasts from international food and consumer goods researcher, IGD Asia.  Nick Miles, Head of Asia-Pacific at IGD, says: “By 2023, Singapore will be the 23rd largest grocery market in Asia, with a strong economy supporting high spend per capita. Although Singapore is...
17 April 2019
With 85% of British shoppers currently taking steps to have a healthier diet, 28% say they would prefer to buy healthier alternatives to chocolate eggs at Easter, according to the latest shopper insights from research and training charity IGD. The highlights from IGD’s research include: A quarter of shoppers (25%) will be catering for special dietary requirements over the Easter weeken...
15 April 2019
Asia will generate US$4264 billion of grocery sales by 2023 – almost the same as Europe and North America combined – according to new market forecasts from IGD Asia, the food and consumer goods research organisation. Findings include: Asia, the largest regional grocery market in the world , is expected to grow by a CAGR of 6% between 2018 and 2023 The grocery market will be worth ...
10 April 2019
Technological innovation is sweeping across Asia’s retail sector at a phenomenal pace, according to international consumer goods researcher IGD, offering enormous potential for retailers and suppliers to better meet shoppers’ ever-changing needs. Speaking at today’s China Chain Store and Franchise Association (CCFA) China International Retail Innovation Summit, Shirley Zhu, IGD Singapore Pro...
12 March 2019
For the last 28 years, the IGD Awards have recognised the outstanding achievements of the global food and grocery industry. This year is no exception, with 21 awards to be hotly contested in the areas of business excellence, people development, sustainability and individual success. This year’s Awards ceremony will be held on 7th November at Tobacco Dock, straight after IGD’s new flags...
05 March 2019
In many Asian markets, Chinese New Year signals the busiest trading period of the calendar for grocery retail. This year’s celebration, marking the Year of the Pig – representing good fortune, wealth and prosperity – was no exception, according to a brand-new report from international grocery researcher IGD Asia .  Shirley Zhu, IGD Singapore Director, says: “Retailers across Asia tradit...
13 February 2019
Among those celebrating Valentine’s Day this year, the majority of shoppers (68%) are planning to eat at home, according to new shopper insights from research charity IGD. Over a quarter of shoppers (26%) are planning to cater for a specific dietary requirement or preference. Of these, 10% are planning to cater for a vegetarian and 5% for a vegan. This is followed by 4% who will be having a ...
23 January 2019
IGD has today (23rd January 2019) launched a major new event for the UK grocery industry. IGD Live will take place on the 6th and 7th November 2019 at London’s Tobacco Dock, offering delegates the opportunity to learn, connect and grow. For two days, IGD Live will focus on the commercial issues affecting the industry today and in the future, to help attendees unlock growth for the...
14 December 2018
The leading 20 global grocery markets are set to generate an additional US$1.9tr in sales, growing by 28% between 2018 and 2023, new forecasts from global research organisation IGD predict. IGD’s forecast anticipates: Nearly half (44%) of the extra sales will be created in Asia, which will add more than Africa, Europe and Latin America combined Asia as a region will contain seven of...
06 December 2018
The UK grocery market is set to experience 2.4% growth this Christmas, with shoppers predicted to spend £21.6bn over the festive period, according to the latest forecast from research organisation IGD. With nearly half (48%) of shoppers agreeing that food and drink is the most important part of Christmas Day, grocery has a key role to play on the 25th December, creating opportunities for peo...