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07 May 2015
Guest speaker Emily Hannity from Franklin John Ltd was inundated with questions after her fully booked ‘5 Excel functions that will change your life’ webinar that took place last month. In this short video Emily answers three of the most popular questions that she was asked on the day. They are: Saving chart templates Vlookup when data is in a different file and a quick recap...
07 May 2015
We look at some best-in-class examples of how food-to-go retailers are innovating to bring improved quality, sophistication and service to the channel. Cities such as London and New York are leading the developments. Grocery retailers are also developing food-to-go as a key category within convenience and urban supermarket stores. Here are some of our favourite examples of food-to-go ...
05 May 2015
Richard Tyler of BTFI provides some insight into ridding yourself of a fear of failure. Failure is good. Big failure is better. Big, ignominious failure in front of a lot of people is the best – Erik Kessels I love that quote! I am sure that it may well send a few shudders through you. It’s pretty bold. It also gives a strong insight to the attitude of Erik Kessels and how he...
22 April 2015
Mobile technology has changed the way we communicate, research and shop; many of us keep our smartphones switched on 24/7. How is this changing how we consume food and drink marketing and interact with grocery brands?  The launch of the Apple watch  - a device the company hopes people will be happy to actually wear all day - took this mobile-led existence even further. Combined with the ...
21 April 2015
IGD’s collaborative Efficient Consumer Response (ECR) UK Initiative has eliminated 260,000 tonnes of product and packaging waste from the UK supply chain over the last five years. The programme was initiated in 2009, when the ECR UK Board established a Product & Packaging Waste Workgroup and a five-year target to eliminate 200,000 tonnes of waste from the supply chain. The initiative had a two...
21 April 2015
Although still in their infancy, fixed-cost annual delivery passes are showing signs of becoming an important lever for loyalty in the online channel. We look at how these saver schemes are shaping online shopper behaviour. For regular online grocery shoppers, these schemes help to reduce one of the main barriers to online grocery shopping: delivery charges. Nearly eight in ten (76%) s...
15 April 2015
What are the key developments in UK food and grocery retailing that businesses need to know about? Steve Jones, head of retail insight at IGD, explores four highlights that should be on your radar during April and beyond. RETAIL FOR REGULAR UPDATES SIGN UP
09 April 2015
Nick Davies, LLB (hons), barrister, will be our guest speaker for the  Networking: ‘Getting on with people’  masterclass taking place across May. We caught up with him for a quick chat about his transition from barrister to trainer, and what people can expect from his masterclass.  Q.  How did you get in to training, coaching and conference speaking? Back in 2000 my sister and I set up ...
02 April 2015
IGD Shopper Insight Manager Vanessa Henry reviews the EDLP activity from the Big Four grocery retailers and the impact this is having on shopper price perception.   Our latest  ShopperVista tracking data  has revealed some encouraging findings for the industry – an increasing number (41%) of main grocery shoppers say they agree strongly or slightly with the following statement: ‘I tru...
26 March 2015
Joint business plans (JBPs) have become an increasingly important tool for food and grocery professionals but if you fail to consider your customer or supplier early enough in the process, you're likely to come away with mismatched objectives and a JBP that doesn't deliver. Developing joint business plans is most efficient and effective when the objectives and implications for the...