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03 August 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.  Resolving absence – update The government has put in place a number of measures to help resolve absence issues in England resulting from employees being advised to self-isolate f...
02 August 2021
Lower availability concerns Click chart to enlarge Despite the operational challenges due to increased number of employees being advised to self-isolate, there are sufficient food supplies within the system and the impact on availability has been limited to date. In the latest shopper research conducted for IGD over this last weekend 30 July-01 August 2021, fewer shoppers are ex...
02 August 2021
The modern UK economy is driven primarily by services, which account for 79% of all activity 1 and 85% of all employment 2 . Services also account for a large part of UK trade, with service “exports” worth £185bn and imports with £92bn in 2018 – this trade surplus in services helps to offset the UK’s trade deficit in goods. The trade performance of the services sector is therefore cr...
02 August 2021
Watch this video for an update on all the key issues: Shoppers are fuelling the recovery, but experiences are varied – we will look at ongoing evidence of a K-shaped recovery We’ll explore the key risks to recovery – COVID-19 progression, labour shortages, inflation, and further stages of EU/UK transition We will also look at how businesses need to adapt to a shopper landscape t...
29 July 2021
Restrictions on promoting foods high in fat, salt and sugar will come into force October 2022. What do we know now? The Government aims to halve childhood obesity by 2030, which is no small task when more than 1 in 5 children in Reception is overweight or obese, rising to 1 in 3 by Year 6. To help achieve this target, the spotlight has fallen on restricting promotions of foods and drinks...
28 July 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. NEW IGD report and webinar – As the economy recovers, what new challenges are emerging In the second issue of its quarterly ‘Viewpoint’ report, the economics team at IGD focus on ...
27 July 2021
On 15th July Henry Dimbleby published The National Food strategy - Part two. ‘ The Plan ’ is an independent review of the English food system. It recognises that our current system is unsustainable and damaging to both the planet and our health. Change is needed, and soon. Henry sets out 14 bold recommendations for the government to implement under four strategic objectives: Escap...
27 July 2021
With vaccinations being rolled out rapidly and restrictions lifted, shopper confidence remains relatively high. This is driving economic recovery, but experiences continue to vary and evidence of a “K-shaped” recovery persists, according to IGD. In the second issue of its quarterly ‘Viewpoint’ report, the economics team at IGD focus on the challenges emerging for the food and consumer goods ...
27 July 2021
Market to return to pre-Covid levels in second half of 2022 In its latest channel forecasts for the food-to-go sector, IGD – providers of foresight and insight for the food and consumer goods industry – predicts that the channel will be worth £15.6bn at the end of 2021, which is 82.5% of its 2019 value. It is forecast to return to its pre-Covid levels in the second half of 2022, six months e...
27 July 2021
In the second issue of its quarterly ‘Viewpoint’ report , the economics team at IGD focus on the challenges emerging for the food and consumer goods industry as the economy continues to recover. The latest research has highlighted three key themes: 1. Significant risks to the recovery remain Businesses need to remain alert and agile as a number of factors could mean bumps in the roa...