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14 December 2022
New ONS data shows that pay in the UK continues to grow rapidly. Average weekly earnings in October 2022 were £624, including bonuses, up 6.1% year-on-year. There remains a large wage growth disparity between public and private sectors. Public sector pay growth in September was 2.9% year-on-year, versus 6.8% in the private sector. This gap has been building since around March 2021. ...
08 December 2022
A summary of our behaviour change trials on fruit and vegetable promotions with Sainsburys. For the full results please see our recent Driving Change report .
08 December 2022
With the end of the year and Veganuary fast approaching, Healthy and sustainable diets associate, Lizzy McHugh explores industry efforts to reduce meat intake in the UK. According to world renowned National Diet and Nutrition Survey, in the UK meat intake reduced between 2008 and 2019 1 . More recent IGD ShopperVista data shows that between 2018-2022 the number of shoppers claiming to be fol...
08 December 2022
Your overview of economic and policy news with a focus on the food and consumer goods industry. Featuring the latest developments and guidance on the rising cost of living, the Ukraine crisis, labour shortages, COVID-19 and adapting to a new relationship with the EU Food availability concerns The NFU has warned that the UK is ‘sleepwalking’ into a food supply crisis as rising inpu...
08 December 2022
A summary of our behaviour change trials on increasing the value of Healthy Start Vouchers with Sainsburys. For the full results please see our recent Driving Change report .
07 December 2022
IGD is working with industry and other key stakeholders to develop a harmonised solution to environmental labelling. Two key objectives underpin this work: To help consumers make more sustainable purchasing decisions by providing information about the environmental impact of products. To enable business decisions around supply chain efficiencies and sourcing, by providing more transpa...
06 December 2022
IGD’s CEO, Susan Barratt, contributes to the BRC’s Retail Sales Monitor, providing insight on UK food and drink sales. With inflation still driving accelerating top-line growth, the UK market continued to see real terms decline in November. However, that decline has slowed versus October with shoppers shifting into recognisable ‘seasonal’ mode as November wore on, while some additional d...
01 December 2022
Since 2019 we have been conducting real-life behaviour change trials with retailers, testing what works and what doesn’t. This research enables the industry to build knowledge around how to shift diets, accelerating the pace of change in food retail and health policy. These findings are the latest set of results from an intervention run with Marks & Spencer’s in collaboration with the Univers...
01 December 2022
Your overview of economic and policy news with a focus on the food and consumer goods industry. Featuring the latest developments and guidance on the rising cost of living, the Ukraine crisis, labour shortages, COVID-19 and adapting to a new relationship with the EU. Low shopper confidence IGD’s shopper confidence index has declined slightly to -25 compared to -24 last month. Thi...
28 November 2022
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