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28 November 2022
Our life-long learning approach inspires and supports our industry colleagues throughout their careers, building knowledge and developing capability. We support businesses and people to thrive and help make the food and consumer goods industry more productive. Discover the learning opportunities available in 2023 across our free and paid-for programmes in our directory below. If you would l...
25 November 2022
Your overview of economic and policy news with a focus on the food and consumer goods industry. Featuring the latest developments and guidance on the rising cost of living, the Ukraine crisis, labour shortages, COVID-19 and adapting to a new relationship with the EU. Consumers to further cut back spending   IGD expects consumer sentiment to remain quite bleak in the months to come. ...
22 November 2022
A range of factors continue to disrupt supply chains including the war in Ukraine, labour shortages and the cost of living crisis resulting in more people switching products. This is covered in more detail in our latest Viewpoint report, “How bad is the economic storm?”. Download a free copy here . Availability concerns remain high In the latest consumer research conducted for IGD (1...
21 November 2022
See our full webinar recording, accompanying IGD’s latest Viewpoint report: How bad is the economic storm? providing insight on: Our latest food inflation forecasts The impact of the Autumn Statement on the food and consumer goods industry How consumers may react An overview of the volatile policy landscape Sign up to our bulletin Our round-up of the l...
17 November 2022
The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR, the government’s official forecasting body) has issued a new Economic & Fiscal Outlook Report (EFO). This is the document that today’s Autumn Statement is based on – it also judges the chances of the government hitting its financial goals. As expected, the economic position is fairly grim and government finances are precarious. There are ...
17 November 2022
Your overview of economic and policy news with a focus on the food and consumer goods industry. Featuring the latest developments and guidance on the rising cost of living, the Ukraine crisis, labour shortages, COVID-19 and adapting to a new relationship with the EU. Autumn Statement In a bid to return to financial stability following the short-lived Growth Plan, the Chancellor of t...
16 November 2022
The latest UK inflation data is available from ONS, covering October 2022. “All items” inflation is now +11.1% year-on-year, by the CPI method, which is higher than was predicted by the Bank of England. Using the slightly wider RPI method, “all items” inflation stands at +14.2%. This is the highest general inflation seen since 1980. The major driver remains utility prices, in...
16 November 2022
New ONS data shows that pay in the UK continues to grow – quite rapidly by historical standards. Average weekly earnings in September 2022 were £621, including bonuses, up 6.0% year-on-year. There is, however, a differential between public and private sectors. Public sector pay growth in September was 2.1% year-on-year, versus 7.0% in the private sector. This disparity has been buildin...
16 November 2022
ONS has issued new data on the state of the UK labour market. By several measures, the market remains strong, resistant to increasing economic pressure: redundancy and unemployment are low, whilst many job vacancies remain unfilled. In IGD’s conversations with grocery industry experts, labour and skills - rather than excess - are consistent themes, restricting industry capability. ...
14 November 2022
Do you often feel frustrated at the end of meetings when you haven’t achieved what you wanted, or got what you needed from others? Watch the video to discover how to create more effective meetings, which allow people to think more clearly, create better decisions and feel more energised.  In this webinar recording, you will: Learn how to create and facilitate meetings that allow pa...