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13 December 2019
Recognising the need to address productivity, engagement and retention through healthy eating, catering provider Bartlett Mitchell hired its first Wellness Manager to develop a nutrition strategy and support healthier eating in the workplace.   In January 2019, Bartlett Mitchell appointed Hebe Richardson to the newly created position of Wellness Manager. Tell us about your rol...
12 December 2019
The global grocery retail market will generate an additional US$2.2 trillion in sales by 2024, growing by 24%, according to the latest forecast from international research organisation IGD.   IGD’s forecast anticipates: Asia will account for nearly 50% of all new sales produced between 2019 and 2024 North America is set to produce 12% of the new sales to 2024 Overall, Europe i...
10 December 2019
Natasha Maynard, Nutrition and Scientific Affairs Manager at IGD talks to Compass UK&I about its strategy to tackle obesity in the UK.   As one of the leading catering companies in the UK, Compass UK & Ireland is committed to feeding its customers responsibly and takes an active role in creating healthier food for healthier lives. That’s why Compass recently brought together a group...
10 December 2019
McDonald’s wanted to explore the opportunity to nudge its customers towards no sugar drinks, without conscious communication or removing choice.   As a population most of us are consuming too much sugar- nearly twice the recommended amount. Soft drinks contribute 21% of all free sugars in adult diets [i] . There is an opportunity to considerably reduce people’s sugar consumption b...
10 December 2019
Media Release Tuesday, 10 December 2019  - IGD, the research and training charity for the food and consumer goods industry, is celebrating a fantastic year for its charitable initiatives. 2019 highlights include: 31,000 free learning opportunities were offered for employees in the food and consumer goods industry More than 160 companies signed up to the IGD-WRAP Food Waste Reduct...
06 December 2019
IGD partnered with the University Cambridge to prove how simple changes in the workplace can encourage people to make healthier food choices.   Download this document which provides a short summary of our research that aimed to estimate the impact, on calories purchased, of increasing the proportion of healthier options available in workplace restaurants. .availabilityofhea...
06 December 2019
IGD partnered with the University Cambridge to prove how simple changes in the workplace can encourage people to make healthier food choices.   Download this document which provides a short summary of our research estimating the potential impact of calorie labelling on calories purchased across workplace restaurants. .calorielabelling:link { border: #DAA520; border-styl...
03 December 2019
Media Release Tuesday, 03 December 2019  - Sustainability, ethics and saving money are prominent themes for food and grocery shopping this Christmas, according to the latest research from research organisation IGD. Following the growing interest in sustainability and plant-based diets over the past year, the Christmas period presents key opportunities for retailers and suppliers to engage...
26 November 2019
Although the vast majority (84%) of companies in the food and grocery industry believe they are performing better today than they were five years ago on diversity and inclusion, fewer than half (45%) of businesses have adopted a co-ordinated strategy on the topic. And despite a genuine desire to do more across the industry, there is a reluctance to talk more openly about diversity and incl...
25 November 2019
With 9 in 10 people actively trying to improve their diets 1 , helping employees eat well is a goal that many businesses share. With that in mind, we caught up with Sky’s in-house nutritionist, Annabel Kibble, from Gather & Gather to find out how she’s been helping people make the healthy choice the easiest one with Gather & Gather’s ‘Live Well’ initiative.   A great casual din...