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14 December 2018
The leading 20 global grocery markets are set to generate an additional US$1.9tr in sales, growing by 28% between 2018 and 2023, new forecasts from global research organisation IGD predict. IGD’s forecast anticipates: Nearly half (44%) of the extra sales will be created in Asia, which will add more than Africa, Europe and Latin America combined Asia as a region will contain seven of...
13 December 2018
There’s a huge amount of research showing the benefits of happy staff. Happy workers are better innovators, negotiators, and team players. They’re also more creative, productive and engaged. Making Happiness your business model is also highly profitable, so go for it! Here are some quick tips for injecting Happiness into the workplace Make sure your middle-managers are mindful...
11 December 2018
Toby, our innovation expert, has highlighted the five FMCG trends you need to know about for 2019. Here, he talks about responding to change, the rise of data, and the complexity of our industry.  Food and grocery is becoming ever more complex Our industry has adapted to meet the changing needs of shoppers over the decades. And it’s still doing so. But the pace of change and increasing nu...
06 December 2018
The UK grocery market is set to experience 2.4% growth this Christmas, with shoppers predicted to spend £21.6bn over the festive period, according to the latest forecast from research organisation IGD. With nearly half (48%) of shoppers agreeing that food and drink is the most important part of Christmas Day, grocery has a key role to play on the 25th December, creating opportunities for peo...
05 December 2018
Everyone needs to present at some point in their career. This isn’t a problem for some people, but many are uncomfortable with presenting. When Charlie Burton, Category and Pricing Director at Brakes, started out in his career, he found the idea of presenting daunting. To help overcome his apprehension, he came up with his four-step process to great presenting. By investing time to pre...
03 December 2018
Supply chain teams have a critical role to play turning new product ideas to reality. New product developments (NPDs) are truly cross-functional, long-term projects. Download these resources to help you plan and manage the process effectively.  Launch considerations Download        Launch checklist Download       Learn...
30 November 2018
Supply chain innovation has huge potential to deliver business growth. We’ve been examining how your business can capture this opportunity, in our new research: Supply Chains for Growth . And we’ve identified 10 areas you can work on now to head in the right direction. They’re grouped according to our four-pillar framework of supply chain excellence: customer centric; powered by peopl...
29 November 2018
Social shopping and health and freshness are amongst the top five trends set to influence Asia’s grocery retail market over the next five years, according to IGD, the international grocery research organisation. Nick Miles, Head of Asia-Pacific at IGD, said: “Over the last 12 months, Asia’s grocery landscape has continued to develop rapidly. Retailers have been opening new stores at pace, ...
29 November 2018
Are you developing a joint business plan (JBP) to work with your retailer customer? Or working on an internal account plan? IGD Asia can help you . We’ve identified five areas you might cover in a plan. Read on to discover where to find this content on IGD Asia. We’ve used the retailer A.S. Watson as an example. 1. Strategic outlook by retailer Retailer profiles are the best pl...
27 November 2018
How to Have you ever poured your blood, sweat and tears into your category vision only to find it fails to gain traction with your customers? Here are a few things to consider before taking your vision external: 1. Consider complexity and prioritise Initiatives that have the largest potential usually require retailer support, with change to in-store environments. Be re...