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03 April 2018
Nestlé UK & Ireland reformulated it’s MAGGI Mashed Potato Flakes as part of its ongoing commitment to improve the nutritional status of its products. The reductions were made in line with the UK Governments’ Public Health Responsibility Deal 2017 Salt Reduction Targets and customer requirements. Gradual Reductions Nestlé Professional gradually reduced the added salt in its MAGGI Mashed ...
29 March 2018
Wendy Manning - vice president of customer logistics at Coca-Cola European Partners and Paul Dunne - supply chain director at Boots, are co-chairs of IGD’s ECR UK initiative. They share their advice for businesses who are struggling to collaborate.  1.    Be clear about why you want to collaborate and consider what value you want to get out of it Wendy: The first question is why do yo...
28 March 2018
As supply chain teams shrink and there is less time for training, how do you keep their skills up to date? Give your supply chain training more impact with our infographic based on our recent research. Download infographic as PDF >> Download infographic as PDF >> Customised solutions If you have a specific business challenge or training requi...
27 March 2018
Nick Miles, our head of Asia-Pacific, examines the key themes affecting the Australian grocery retail market and influencing retailers’ strategies this year. 1.    New market disruptors Combine the launch of Amazon with the imminent entry of Germany’s Kaufland, and we’re set to see a serious change in Australia’s competitive landscape over the next 12-24 months. It’ll bring both big c...
27 March 2018
Easter spending is expected to hit £893m this year*. Retail analyst Rachel Britton reveals how you can make the most of this major event in the UK retail calendar. Create stand-out merchandising 20% of shoppers say Easter makes them feel more excited about shopping, our ShopperVista research has found. Retailers can boost this excitement and encourage spending through in-store theatre...
22 March 2018
A large proportion of shoppers are buying food-to-go as part or all of an evening meal, we've found. Rhian Thomas, our head of shopper insight, examines the opportunities this generates for suppliers and retailers. Food-to-go appeals as part of an evening meal Six out of ten food-to-go shoppers (61%) have bought food-to-go as part or all of an evening meal over the last four weeks. What...
20 March 2018
IGD’s Healthy Eating programme is designed to help the food and grocery industry promote healthier diets in the UK through research, insight and recommendations. The programme, which has been running since 2015, is having a significant impact and we’ve recently extended its reach to include new work on fibre and portion size. Find out more about each initiative and some of the ways you...
20 March 2018
The UK will leave the EU on 29 March 2019. It’s now just a year away and the exact nature of the country’s post-Brexit relationship with the EU is still unclear. Our chief economist James Walton has examined the present situation and possible challenges ahead, including: Current negotiating position What’s still outstanding What the UK government wants UK suggestions for a ...
16 March 2018
If we assume Brexit follows the Article 50 timetable and the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019, what should your company have done by now to avoid a state of panic in twelve months’ time? One year to go Most thrillers involve some form of ticking clock, with the hero racing to complete a vital mission under steadily mounting pressure. It makes for compelling viewing but no business like...
16 March 2018
Much of the debate about Brexit has centred on customs. Should the UK sit inside or outside of an EU Customs Union? If it’s outside, how could delays be minimised? If you import or export products, or intend to, make sure you’re up to speed with changes to the UK Customs declaration procedures. The position of the UK government is that it will leave the Customs Union. In this case, HM Reve...