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11 April 2022
This new report has been published to help the food and consumer goods industry drive progress towards the shared ambition of halving the environmental impact of the UK packaging system by 2030. It focuses on the big challenges facing the industry and highlights opportunities to reduce impact and deliver cost savings. Join the industry to drive progress towards the 2030 ambition and partner with ...
08 April 2022
Together with industry, we are helping shift consumer behaviour towards healthy and sustainable diets. This webinar outlines the findings from our first large-scale intervention with Sainsbury’s and the University of Leeds analysing what consumers do when fruit and vegetables are made more accessible. In this webinar we’ll explore: Shopper insights on healthy, sustainable diets Beh...
08 April 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 HFSS guidance, labour shortages and the National Insurance rise. Shopper confidence hits new record low IGD’s Shopper Confidence Index declined from -18 in February to -23 in March, another record low. Confidence has fallen across all regi...
07 April 2022
Inflation for shoppers in the UK continues to accelerate, with large contributions from food, motor fuel and household utilities. April is expected to deliver a further increase in the cost of living with energy prices rising strongly and National Insurance contributions changing. Prior to the conflict in Ukraine the Bank of England expected inflation to peak at around 7% over April. The ...
07 April 2022
Shoppers in the UK are seeing higher prices for food, with food now making a significant contribution to inflation. Shopper confidence is at an all-time low . Click chart to enlarge ONS has carried out studies which show how exposed the food and drink industry is to the current strategic environment. Businesses report a challenging combination of energy price rises, sup...
05 April 2022
Following a difficult two years from the pandemic, the UK Eating Out sector continues to tackle challenges on several fronts including labour, the supply chain and not least of all, the rising cost of living. IGD CEO, Susan Barratt, considers the implications and the next steps for the UK Eating Out industry. Consumers are facing the highest inflation seen for decades, with declining real wage...
31 March 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 Ukraine crisis, the rising cost of living, labour shortages, COVID-19 and adapting to a new relationship with the EU. The Ukraine Crisis – supply implications The conflict in Ukraine continues to cause widespread availability and prici...
31 March 2022
As we try to move ‘post-Covid’, shoppers are facing a cost of living crisis, which will change their perceptions of how they can spend their money. With this in mind, we asked shoppers about their plans for eating out of home post-Covid and how they are planning for occasions. Here are three of the key findings. ShopperVista subscribers can access the full report here . 1. We are already s...
24 March 2022
The Chancellor has unveiled the Spring Statement , announcing a number of short-term changes to deal with the cost-of-living crisis alongside a long-term tax plan. Countering the cost of living The National Insurance Contributions (NIC) threshold has been increased from £9600 to £12600. This brings the NIC threshold in line with the income tax threshold from July 2022. This policy es...
24 March 2022
The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), the government’s official forecasting body, has issued a new Economic & Fiscal Outlook (EFO) report – the Chancellor’s Spring Statement is based on these forecasts. From an economic viewpoint, the March EFO is downbeat compared to the update received in October 2021. Inflationary pressure, exacerbated by the war in Ukraine, will materially impa...