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10 June 2010
Despite the recession, 2009 proved to be a challenging year for discounters in many European markets. So does this signal a pause or a full stop in the discounters’ growth story? Here, we look at the reasons behind this subdued performance and explore the growth prospects for the channel. Mixed success for discounters across Europe Last year seemed like the perfect storm for disc...
07 June 2010
We can expect dramatic changes in the energy sector in the coming decades. This report encourages businesses, both in the energy sector and beyond, to look at how this will impact on their firms. The transition towards a low carbon economy and the interim volatility in traditional fossil fuel markets presents businesses with numerous risks but also opportunities. Download now Date: June ...
26 April 2010
- Increasing population - The population is ageing - Ethnic diversity - Smaller households - Higher proportion of women working Increasing population The size of the UK's population is growing rapidly. In 2010 there were 62.3 million people living in the UK, which was 470,000 more than in the previous year and an increase of 3.1 million over 2001. By 2035, the UK's...
20 April 2010
- Defining ethical shopping - Importance of ethical issues - Sales of ethical food and drink - The future of ethical shopping Defining ethical shopping Shoppers identify five key themes when they define what ethical shopping means to them. These are: higher animal welfare, fairly traded, environmentally friendly, organically produced and British/locally sourced. Many of the ...
20 April 2010
- The Ageing Population - Provide accessible parking - Provide excellent customer service at the tills - Communicate the link between local food and the local economy - Continue to develop innovative and tasty healthier products - What next? The ageing population The UK's population is forecast to grow from 62.3 million in 2010 to 73 million in 2035. In part, this g...
08 April 2010
Anyone who wonders why healthcare was the hottest topic in President’s Obama’s first year in office needs only to look at the figures. US healthcare spending broke through the $2.2 trillion barrier in 2007; that’s more than eight times the amount spent in 1980. It’s not just an American problem. Healthcare costs are spiralling around the world for a variety of reasons including the ageing p...
24 March 2010
A free document outlining the key points made at IGD's Food & Grocery Industry Skills and Employment Summit 2010 Includes analysis on: Why Skills are so Important The Education System Attracting Recruits Giving Young People a Chance Developing Staff On 10th March 2010, IGD hosted an industry summit on the theme of skills & employment. With the industry increasingly conc...
16 March 2010
Includes: An introduction to water as an issue The key aspects of water management A water resource navigation chart A directory of global organisations featuring names, activities and web links There is growing awareness of the importance of water along the whole of the food and grocery supply chain; from the farm through to the consumer, including manufacturing and retai...
11 March 2010
It is inevitable that water will become a business continuity issue for many companies in the future. As demand starts to outstrip supply, everyone will need to become more efficient at preserving water. Already, the leading businesses of tomorrow are already embarking on this journey. Water scarcity will rise to between 50-65% by 2025, according to the United Nations. Population gro...
07 March 2010
Very little research has been undertaken to better understand the total amount of waste arising along the whole UK food and drink supply chain, and assessing this against waste generated by UK households. As a result, WRAP sought to establish a baseline for this supply chain, from which to monitor progress, identify areas of greatest opportunity for cost savings, improved resource efficiencies a...