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12 July 2019
Our insight team visits stores around the world, exploring the latest trends in consumer goods retail. We choose the most innovative, newest concept stores to help you stay up to date.  Some of the best we’ve seen this year are in Denmark and Belgium. We visited 7-Eleven’s latest concept store in Copenhagen, and top outlets in Brussels, Antwerp and beyond.  What the stores are doing well ...
08 July 2019
Here are seven things you need to consider if you trade with or want to trade with Co-op.   1. Product ranges are centrally controlled so in-store compliance is high. However regional Co-ops reserve decision-making so ensure you also manage these relationships Image source: IGD. Numbers correct as of April 2019.   2. Co-op is looking to become the No. 1 retailer within co...
05 July 2019
The shortlist has been unveiled for the IGD Awards 2019 , the annual event celebrating the best of the global food and consumer goods industry. The awards ceremony is a historic event spanning back nearly three decades. More than 500 senior executives will gather to hear the winners be announced at the IGD Awards ceremony at London’s Tobacco Dock on the 7 November following IGD’s new two-da...
04 July 2019
For as long as there is a possibility that a deal might not be signed off on Brexit, the food and grocery sector faces a daunting to-do list to prepare for this worst-case scenario.  Hopefully, your business has already considered this possibility, prepared an action plan and begun to work on it. Each company’s list is likely to be unique but here is a generic checklist to use as a cross-ref...
02 July 2019
Online grocery in Asia is developing at a rapid pace, with the market set to grow from its current value of US$99bn to US$295bn by 2023, according to the latest forecasts from international researcher IGD Asia . Highlights from the research include: By 2023, IGD expects online grocery sales across Asia’s top 12 grocery markets to grow to US$295bn, a 198% increase This represents a ...
21 June 2019
Research and training organisation IGD has this week launched IGD Solutions , a brand-new, bespoke service for consumer goods retailers and suppliers using a blend of expertise across all the products and services IGD is known for.   Led by IGD’s team of global industry experts, IGD Solutions is the only tailored service dedicated to unlocking growth for retailers and suppliers that ...
20 June 2019
The UK food and grocery industry is forecast to grow by £24.1bn, or 12.5%, by 2024, bringing the market to a total value of £217.7bn, according to the latest forecasts from research organisation IGD. Highlights* from the data include: Online and discount will contribute almost two-thirds of cash growth and will boost their combined market share from 18.6% to 23.4% over the next five ye...
19 June 2019
Media Release Thailand, 19 June 2019 – According to a new report by Food Industry Asia (FIA) and research firm IGD, almost all consumers in Thailand (99 per cent) are interested in improving their diets and a majority (82 per cent) are happy for products to be reformulated, provided that taste is not compromised.   The first of its kind in Thailand, the report titled ‘Healthie...
17 June 2019
To ensure your product meets shopper standards, undergoing sensory testing as part of the reformulation process is vital. Find out more about consumer sensory testing by downloading our introductory guide below.   Download a brief guide on consumer sensory testing, why it’s important and the different ways in which you can test your products. DOWNLOAD INFOGRAPHIC AS PDF ...
17 June 2019
Obesity and overweight-related ill health is estimated to cost the NHS £6.1 billion annually. Our reformulation guide provides you with further detail on what the calorie reduction plan is and how you could achieve this through range of techniques.   Download our reformulation guide which provides further detail on calories, the external landscape on calorie reduction and different ...