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17 January 2019
Managing your time effectively will help you be more productive and less stressed at work. Watch this webinar recording with Business and Executive Coach, Jessica Martin, to: Understand the challenges and recognise the signs of poor time management See a tool designed to help you prioritise your to-do list Learn about a method for diary planning to help you get the most out of yo...
16 January 2019
It’s important for supply chain teams to understand how much it costs the business to produce their products. To do this, they need to measure the Cost of Goods Sold (COGS). Complete this short assignment to develop your understanding of COGS. Activity Download         PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT Learning with IGD newsletter Keep ...
15 January 2019
This course is for you if you’re new to supply chain or want to improve your knowledge and skills. Here are three things you’ll learn. 1. Understand your impact on the end-to-end chain Where else can LEGO help you understand the supply chain? Taking it in turns to play producer, supplier, retailer and shopper, you’ll exchange orders and LEGO ‘products’. You’ll move from an output-dri...
09 January 2019
A look at how global ecommerce will develop from Simon Mayhew, our head of online retail insight. 1. Personalisation We’ll see further developments as we move towards offering shoppers their own personal micro store. Retailers and manufacturers worldwide are using big data and artificial intelligence to improve personalisation online. Shoppers’ personal micro stores will include feature...
08 January 2019
Discover three ways in which a mindful approach to managing can help you create an environment in which your team can perform at it’s best, especially when under pressure. Read more on the benefits of mindfulness in the workplace here . Steph Peltier Steph spent most of her career as a senior executive in the Media Industry, working for large organisations, as well as ru...
18 December 2018
Drawing on data gathered from IGD’s ongoing research into UK grocery formats and supplemented by data on forecourts from Experian Catalist we present the latest (2018) store numbers by format, segment and operator. With the 2017 comparative alongside, the data shows the rapid growth of the discount operators over the year, while other areas are seeing only limited or even slightly negativ...
13 December 2018
There’s a huge amount of research showing the benefits of happy staff. Happy workers are better innovators, negotiators, and team players. They’re also more creative, productive and engaged. Making Happiness your business model is also highly profitable, so go for it! Here are some quick tips for injecting Happiness into the workplace Make sure your middle-managers are mindful leaders ...
11 December 2018
Toby, our innovation expert, has highlighted the five FMCG trends you need to know about for 2019. Here, he talks about responding to change, the rise of data, and the complexity of our industry.  Food and grocery is becoming ever more complex Our industry has adapted to meet the changing needs of shoppers over the decades. And it’s still doing so. But the pace of change and increasing nu...
05 December 2018
Everyone needs to present at some point in their career. This isn’t a problem for some people, but many are uncomfortable with presenting.  When Charlie Burton, Category and Pricing Director at Brakes, started out in his career, he found the idea of presenting daunting. To help overcome his apprehension, he came up with his four-step process to great presenting. By investing time to prepare ...
03 December 2018
Supply chain teams have a critical role to play turning new product ideas to reality. New product developments (NPDs) are truly cross-functional, long-term projects.  Download these resources to help you plan and manage the process effectively.  Launch considerations Download        Launch checklist Download         PERSONAL DEVELOP...