Article list

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,...
15 June 2011
Business Sector Foodservice Location Pilot scheme in Ashford, Kent Type of engagement The Brakes Group is a leading supplier to the foodservice sector in the UK, Ireland, France and Sweden. As part of its Corporate, Social & Environmental Responsibility (CSER) strategy Brakes employees are embarking on a new community programme that encourages building relationships within local c...
09 May 2011
At his first preliminary results presentation as Group CEO in April 2011, Philip Clarke outlined six fresh strategic objectives to guide Tesco’s short term priorities. One of these raised the bar for Tesco’s international operations, setting a new goal of being outstanding internationally rather than just successful. In this article we explore how Tesco is planning to achieve this ambition...
09 May 2011
Walmart intends to position itself as a multi-channel retailer in the US, thereby becoming less dependent on its large format hypermarkets. What are the drivers behind this and what could the implications be for the broader grocery industry? Developing multiple formats It was back in October 2010 that Walmart started to articulate a new multi-format approach, suggesting that the ret...