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18 June 2020
At a time with strict social distancing rules in place and many of us spending more time at home, our shopping habits have shifted significantly. Despite this, a recent survey suggests UK citizens have risen to the challenge of lockdown by making food they buy last longer and go further 1 . In this article, Dietitian Dr. William Cook shares five top tips on keeping food fresh and reducing...
16 June 2020
“Short, impactful and most importantly very usable tools to help me manage my team through change” Feedback on the webinar from a listener In this webinar you will learn: What is going through people’s minds during change and the impact of stress How to flex your style in response A practical three-step process to keep your team aligned through change Question...
16 June 2020
The Prime Minister has announced that there will be a review of the two-metre social distancing rule. Simon Case, the No 10 permanent secretary will chair the review and will take evidence from medical experts, economists as well as considering papers from SAGE (Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies). The review will be completed in the next few weeks. This follows concerns r...
16 June 2020
As a response to coronavirus, both GB and the EU relaxed rules on maximum working hours for HGV drivers. The relaxation was intended to assist carriage of all types of goods, but various restrictions still applied, and safety could not be compromised The GB relaxation ran from 23 March to 14 June and has therefore now ended - normal practice has been resumed. The EU relaxation ran f...
16 June 2020
The Government has announced that an additional £63 million will be distributed to local authorities in England to help those who are struggling to afford food and other essentials due to coronavirus. This funding is in addition to the £6.5 billion of support the government is providing through the welfare system. See LINK for further details. This comes at a time when shopper ...
16 June 2020
With many of us spending more time working at home and adapting to a new routine, a recent survey has shown some people may be struggling with maintaining good mental health and healthy eating patterns. In this article, Registered Nutritionist Dr. Laura Wyness shares six nutrition tips that may help your productivity whilst having a positive impact on your physical and mental health. ...
16 June 2020
The UK Government has announced that it will neither accept nor seek any extension to the Transition Period for leaving the EU. The UK has also decided to introduce new border controls with the EU in three stages to give industry extra time to decide. From January 2021 – Only basic customs requirements will be required such as keeping sufficient records of imported goods. There w...
16 June 2020
Following the global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), IGD is working closely with the UK Government and the food industry. Here is a summary of some of the key developments we have picked up. Two-metre rule The Prime Minister has announced that there will be a review into the two-metre social distancing rule. This follows concerns raised by UK hospitality that the two-metre rule ...
15 June 2020
Watch this video to discover how health and wellness trends could evolve in a post Covid-19 world, along with our latest shopper insights and the implications for the short and longer term.   Almost three months into lockdown in the UK, there’s no doubt that Coronavirus has changed the way people prioritise their health and wellness. Prior to the crisis, IGD’s 2019 health deep dive ...
15 June 2020
The ability to empower others is a key part of a manager’s toolkit. In this short video, you’ll discover how to do this by strengthening trust in your team. Trust in teams is so impactful because it builds the bridge between business results and the human need for connection. This video will help you develop your own approach: Think about what trust means to you based on you...