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24 July 2012
Our chief executive and the directors have in-depth experience of our industry and have all played a significant part in making IGD as strong as it is today. Nick Downing Commercial Director “The most important part of my role is ensuring our customers get the service and support they need from IGD. We are continually listening to our 750+ members, adapting our services ...
24 July 2012
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24 July 2012
This group brings together supply chain and HR professionals to equip supply chain people to adapt to today's fast-changing world, achieve greater efficiency and keep the shelves full, ensuring consumers have access to food and fast moving consumer goods. 2017 areas of focus: Involve more companies in customer-supplier ECR Mentoring to give 200 mentors and mentees a broader understan...
16 July 2012
More shoppers than ever before plan to shop at food discounters in a bid to hunt down the best bargains and value, according to our latest ShopperVista research. Here, we look at the discount trends and the reasons behind them. New and existing shoppers chasing value The discount channel is growing and our research shows that the highest level to date - 42% of shoppers - claim t...
16 July 2012
As London prepares to welcome visitors from around the world for the Olympics, we present our choice of five distinctive stores in and around the capital that emphasise the focus on quality products and in-store theatre. 1. M&S Stratford City: new style food hall emphasises food specialist strengths M&S is one of the anchor stores in Stratford City – Europe’s largest urban shop...
15 June 2012
April 2012 was the wettest April for over 100 years in the UK, with some areas seeing three times their usual average rainfall, according to the Met Office. As a result, drought status has been lifted in 19 areas in the South West, the Midlands and Yorkshire. Nevertheless, groundwater levels are still low at two-fifths (42%) of monitored sites across the country, and parts of East An...
14 June 2012
A number of retailers reported strong results around the Queen's Diamond Jubilee week in early June 2012, suggesting that shoppers were only too happy to get into the mood for a unique summer of festivities that would also take in the European football championships, the Wimbledon tennis tournament and the London Olympics. Tesco reported its biggest ever trading week...
28 May 2012
As Walmart celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, we look at the milestones on its journey to becoming the world’s largest retailer, and what the future holds. Against a backdrop of continued technological and digital innovation, changing shopper preferences and challenging economic conditions over the next few years, Walmart’s evolution is likely to result in the emergence of a very...
28 May 2012
Food and grocery industry unites to offer training and help tackle youth unemployment Farms, factories and stores across the UK to provide training and showcase the diversity of the industry Some of the UK’s biggest employers involved Industry think-tank IGD calls on more businesses to play their part The UK’s food and grocery industry will unite to help tackle youth unemploymen...
09 May 2012
Leading UK food and consumer goods companies have avoided creating 70,000 tonnes of supply chain waste. Through ECR (Efficient Consumer Response) UK’s initiatives, businesses are being encouraged to eliminate waste by making better product and packaging design, range and forecasting decisions, with colleagues and trading partners. Prevention is the best outcome from both a commercial and en...