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05 February 2021
Shopper confidence has increased in January to -5, the highest level since February 2020 according to our latest Shopper Confidence Index results. Key drivers for confidence The increase is driven by restored confidence within the over-55s, which appears to be a direct result of the vaccine roll-out. Trust in the food industry is also at an all-time high, thanks to the industry m...
05 February 2021
The Dasgupta Review The Dasgupta Review investigates the value of natural resources and processes as economic assets, describing ways in which they can be better accounted for and better protected. It was commissioned by HM Treasury in 2019; interim findings were issued in April 2020, with the finished report of 606 pages published in February 2021 (abridged versions are available)....
05 February 2021
Trust in the food industry at an all time high* Shopper confidence has increased to its highest level since February 2020, according to the latest IGD Shopper Confidence Index .  The increase is driven by restored confidence within the over-55s, which appears to be a direct result of the vaccine roll-out. Trust in the food industry is also at an all-time high, thanks to the industry maintai...
03 February 2021
Total UK food and drink market sales declined by 12% during 2020 Grocery retail share of the market grew from 64% in 2019 to 81% in 2020 Eating out sector shrank by over 50% Q2 is a critical period for the eating out industry Eating In vs Dining Out 2021 – the second report in a series that examines the impact of COVID-19 on the UK food and drink market – quantifies how the p...
02 February 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. Scotland COVID-19 restrictions The First Minister of Scotland is expected to announce today the outcome of the review of the current lockdown and whether restrictions will be exte...
02 February 2021
Introduction to cumulation The EU / UK Trade and Co-operation Agreement (TCA) allows for movement of “originating” goods between the two parties, without tariff or quota. “Originating” goods are identified through use of Rules Of Origin (ROOs) – only goods which are compliant with the ROOs qualify for preferential treatment. However, modern supply chains in many industries cross na...
02 February 2021
Under the terms of the Northern Ireland Protocol, Northern Ireland remains aligned with the EU on issues of product and market regulations (eg: food labelling rules). All goods sent from Great Britain to Northern Ireland must comply with EU standards. Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are also managed as a single territory for bio-security purposes, meaning that agri-food good...
01 February 2021
IGD has unveiled a new brand and purpose, featuring a striking visual identity and narratives that tell the story of the organisation, as it sets out its vision for the future. Featuring a new logo and bold new colours, the new visual identity reflects the dynamism of the industry that IGD sits at the heart of and underpins the organisation’s commitment to be a force for good. With more t...
29 January 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. COVID-19 restrictions The First Minister of Wales has announced that the country’s COVID-19 lockdown will be extended for the next three weeks.   The First Minister of Scotl...
29 January 2021
The new EU-UK Trade and Co-operation Agreement (TCA) removes tariffs and quotas on trade in goods between the two parties. This relieves a major source of economic uncertainty and threat facing UK citizens. However, this valuable benefit (the “preference” ) is only available on goods which are genuine products of one of the two parties to the treaty ( “originating goods” ). This is de...