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21 October 2011
New shopper research from IGD shows the number of shoppers claiming to go to discount stores like Lidl and Aldi has increased over the last year, and is set to increase further. Nearly half (46%) of shoppers claim they would use food discount stores more in the future, if there was a shop near where they work or live. The monthly survey among 1,000 shoppers also found that: 26% say th...
19 October 2011
Business Sector DHL Supply Chain is Part of the World's Leading Logistics Group, Deutsche Post DHL. DHL Supply Chain supply to and manage retail workshops within prison establishments for prisoners serving custodial sentences in England and Wales. Typical operational activity centres on the transportation of foodstuffs into retail workshops within those prisons that store and pick goods for i...
12 October 2011
Faced with mounting pressure on their household budgets, shoppers have continued to seek out the best value for money. Here, we draw on annualised data from IGD's ShopperVista survey to pick out some of the most significant changes in shopper behaviour and attitudes between September 2010 and September 2011. Shoppers expecting more food price inflation ...
10 October 2011
We used to think growth was the norm. From the mid nineties to the mid noughties, consumption in Europe grew by almost four per cent per year. But since the credit crunch, sales volume for our sector is down by two per cent. People are calling this the Great Correction and no-one knows how long it'll last. So the economy won't help us. If we want to recapture growth we'll have to ...
07 October 2011
A free interactive PDF that reveals the interconnectivity of sustainability issues within the food and beverage supply chain. Our Environmental Sustainability Matrix will help food and beverage manufacturers and retailers of all sizes to increase their understanding of issues relating to sustainability while assessing the impact of their own supply chains on the environment. The Matrix outline...
16 September 2011
ShopperVista   is home to all the shopper insights you'll ever need. At IGD, we’re in touch with shoppers every day of the year to bring you fresh insights about their attitudes, motivations and what they expect to do in the future. Since the launch of ShopperVista, feedback from our customers about the value of our research has been really positive. We’ve kept list...
15 September 2011
South Africa. One-eighth the size of the United States, twice as large as France and over three times the size of Germany, it covers over one million square kilometres. Eleven different languages are spoken among the Rainbow Nation's 50 million inhabitants. The country has a rich and often turbulent history. Since Nelson Mandela walked out of prison on that momentous day in 1990, the...
13 September 2011
Brazil is a market full of promise and now one of the world’s top ten economies, but it comes with inherent challenges for international retailers and FMCG manufacturers. We review some of the success stories we have witnessed in São Paulo and Salvador (Bahia) and highlight the key components you need to take into account if you are considering entering this market. Slower or more ...
09 August 2011
The environmental debate often focuses on climate change, driven over recent years by high profile events such as the Copenhagen and Cancun summits. Climate change opinions Despite the ongoing debate about climate change, shoppers’ opinions hardly changed between 2009 and 2011, as these findings from IGD's report, Environmental Sustainability - How to Engage Shoppers, shows: Opi...
22 June 2011
A Pledge for Change The food and grocery chain … is the ideal place to build a career. We’re the world’s most important industry. We influence health and wellbeing … and we shape the environment. Over 70% of the world’s freshwater is used to produce food … and more than three quarters of UK land is used for farming. We also make an enormous contribution to the economy. Globally,...