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05 October 2021
Today, IGD publishes Viewpoint Special Edition: Focus on Labour Shortages , a special report examining the labour pressures facing the food and consumer goods industry, in the face of widespread workforce shortages, recruitment challenges and increased competition for people. EU Exit and COVID-19 have disrupted the stable employment situation of the last decade, and as the economy conti...
05 October 2021
Availability issues Operational labour and HGV driver shortages are continuing to create challenges for supply chains. Food and consumer good businesses have been hit hard by recruitment and retention challenges in 2020 and 2021. This is resulting in lower order fulfilment levels than normal, meaning there is an impact on availability of some food and groceries. Shortage of HGV drivers has b...
04 October 2021
Viewpoint Special Edition: Focus on Labour Shortages explores recent events, long-term influences and the solutions businesses may be able to take to protect themselves from future workforce challenges EU Exit and COVID-19 has disrupted the stable employment situation of the last ten years, and like many industries, the food and consumer goods industry is facing challenges from a widespread ...
30 September 2021
Your overview of political and economic news with a focus on the food and consumer goods industry, featuring the latest developments and guidance on COVID-19 and adapting to a new relationship with the EU. Government measures on labour shortages The government has announced a package of measures to ease current labour shortages. These include: 5,000 visas being made availabl...
30 September 2021
ONS has issued new data on UK GDP performance in Q2 2021. Provisional data issued in August suggested economic output in the second quarter was up 4.8% Q-on-Q, but the revised data suggests slightly better performance, with growth of 5.5%. Much of this growth was accounted for by a strong upturn in household demand. This is encouraging, since it may address concern that economic recovery...
29 September 2021
ONS surveyed GB adults over 08 - 19 September 2021 and uncovered the effect of poor stock levels on shopping experiences: 18% noted shortages of essential food in last 2 weeks 25% noted shortage of non-essential foods 58% report experienced unusual difficulty food shopping – mostly reduced availability 85% bought the same amount as usual, 6% bought more, 8% bought less 2...
27 September 2021
With its ambition to create a more inclusive workforce across the food and consumer goods industry, IGD is piloting a reverse mentoring programme to support leaders to champion inclusion. As part of National Inclusion Week, which aims to progress the inclusion agenda and promote the importance of equality in the workplace, IGD wants to highlight its mentoring pilot, which has helped to create ...
27 September 2021
250,000 tonnes a year of food worth £365 million saved from waste. Up to 670,000 tonnes of GHG emissions avoided. Surplus food equivalent to 145 million meals redistributed for people to eat. Major opportunities for greater impact remain – more action focused on hospitality and food service and primary production sectors, plus whole chain collaboration.   WRAP and IGD...
24 September 2021
This video demonstrates how concerns around food safety and brand integrity are well managed within food surplus redistribution
23 September 2021
Your overview of political and economic news with a focus on the food and consumer goods industry, featuring the latest developments and guidance on COVID-19 and adapting to a new relationship with the EU. Labour shortages – industry letter to the Prime Minister The National Farmers Union and other industry bodies including the Food and Drink Federation have written to the Prime M...