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15 January 2021
With the spotlight firmly on health (heightened by COVID-19) and nearly 9 in 10 shoppers (86%) saying they are actively trying to improve some part of their diet 1 , I explore some stand-out products and initiatives geared towards supporting shoppers to lead healthier lifestyles this January.   Dry January A staggering 6.5 million people pledged to take on ‘ Dry January ’ this ...
12 January 2021
Latest IGD research, conducted 8-10 January, shows that half of shoppers claimed to have stockpiled or bought extra recently due to COVID-19. This has increased from last week though is still lower than previous levels, particularly last April, when it reached 64%. Stockpiling is highest among 18-44s (62%) and those living in London and Northern Ireland (both 65%). In comparison, clai...
12 January 2021
Your overview of political and economic news with a focus on the food and consumer goods industry, featuring the latest developments and guidance on COVID-19 and adapting to a new relationship with the EU. COVID-19 restrictions in supermarkets The government is working with supermarkets to strengthen the enforcement of COVID-19 store safety measures. At the time of writing, both Sains...
08 January 2021
Your overview of political and economic news with a focus on the food and consumer goods industry, featuring the latest developments and guidance on COVID-19 and adapting to a new relationship with the EU. COVID-19 restrictions The Welsh government has announced that schools and colleges will stay closed to most pupils until the February half term unless there is a "significant" fal...
08 January 2021
Latest IGD research conducted 6-7 January has shown that 45% of shoppers claimed to have stockpiled or bought extra recently due to COVID-19. This has declined from 53% in research conducted 18-20 December. Stockpiling is highest among 18-34s (50%), ABs (56%) and those living in London (61%). In comparison, claimed stockpiling due to the UK leaving the EU is lower and stable at 21% (2...
08 January 2021
Despite increased COVID-19 restrictions over the Christmas period and uncertainty over EU Exit, our latest Shopper Confidence Index remained stable in December at -6. Key drivers for confidence The latest results in shopper confidence represent the highest recorded level since February 2020. While many shoppers did not have the festive period they had planned for, confidence a...
07 January 2021
Shopper confidence remained stable in December, despite increased COVID-19 restrictions over the Christmas period and uncertainty over EU Exit, according to the latest IGD Shopper Confidence Index . While many shoppers did not have the festive period they had planned for, confidence appeared to be held up by Christmas food and grocery shopping and the rollout of the first virus vaccine. Dec...
05 January 2021
Your overview of political and economic news with a focus on the food and consumer goods industry, featuring the latest developments and guidance on COVID-19 and adapting to a new relationship with the EU. National lockdown Following a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases and hospital admissions, the UK Chief Medical Officers recommended that the UK COVID-19 alert level move from level ...
05 January 2021
Kantar’s Worldpanel service reports that grocery retail sales in the 12 weeks ending 27 December 2020 were up 11.4% on the same period in 2019, with December being a record month. All major grocery retailers performed strongly, with Kantar attributing this to closure of foodservice and hospitality over the Christmas period, coupled with a degree of household stockpiling ahead of EU E...
05 January 2021
The government has confirmed that sales of certain food and drink items will be subject to new restrictions from April 2022. Food and drink that is high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) will be affected. Restrictions will include: Location in-store (e.g.: cannot be promoted at end-of-aisle) Location online (e.g.: cannot be promoted on home pages) Volume price promotions (e.g.: BOG...