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09 January 2019
A look at how global ecommerce will develop from Simon Mayhew, our head of online retail insight. 1. Personalisation We’ll see further developments as we move towards offering shoppers their own personal micro store. Retailers and manufacturers worldwide are using big data and artificial intelligence to improve personalisation online. Shoppers’ personal micro stores will include feature...
08 January 2019
Discover three ways in which a mindful approach to managing can help you create an environment in which your team can perform at it’s best, especially when under pressure. Read more on the benefits of mindfulness in the workplace here . Steph Peltier Steph spent most of her career as a senior executive in the Media Industry, working for large organisations, as well as ru...
18 December 2018
Drawing on data gathered from IGD’s ongoing research into UK grocery formats and supplemented by data on forecourts from Experian Catalist we present the latest (2018) store numbers by format, segment and operator. With the 2017 comparative alongside, the data shows the rapid growth of the discount operators over the year, while other areas are seeing only limited or even slightly negativ...
13 December 2018
There’s a huge amount of research showing the benefits of happy staff. Happy workers are better innovators, negotiators, and team players. They’re also more creative, productive and engaged. Making Happiness your business model is also highly profitable, so go for it! Here are some quick tips for injecting Happiness into the workplace Make sure your middle-managers are mindful leaders ...
11 December 2018
Toby, our innovation expert, has highlighted the five FMCG trends you need to know about for 2019. Here, he talks about responding to change, the rise of data, and the complexity of our industry.  Food and grocery is becoming ever more complex Our industry has adapted to meet the changing needs of shoppers over the decades. And it’s still doing so. But the pace of change and increasing nu...
05 December 2018
Everyone needs to present at some point in their career. This isn’t a problem for some people, but many are uncomfortable with presenting.  When Charlie Burton, Category and Pricing Director at Brakes, started out in his career, he found the idea of presenting daunting. To help overcome his apprehension, he came up with his four-step process to great presenting. By investing time to prepare ...
03 December 2018
Supply chain teams have a critical role to play turning new product ideas to reality. New product developments (NPDs) are truly cross-functional, long-term projects.  Download these resources to help you plan and manage the process effectively.  Launch considerations Download        Launch checklist Download         PERSONAL DEVELOP...
30 November 2018
Supply chain innovation has huge potential to deliver business growth. We’ve been examining how your business can capture this opportunity, in our new research: Supply Chains for Growth .  And we’ve identified 10 areas you can work on now to head in the right direction. They’re grouped according to our four-pillar framework of supply chain excellence: customer centric; powered by people...
29 November 2018
Are you developing a joint business plan (JBP) to work with your retailer customer? Or working on an internal account plan? IGD Asia can help you . We’ve identified five areas you might cover in a plan. Read on to discover where to find this content on IGD Asia. We’ve used the retailer A.S. Watson as an example. 1. Strategic outlook by retailer Retailer profiles are the best pl...
27 November 2018
Labour makes up a huge proportion of Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) for a product. We visited G’s Fresh spring onion farm and set up a race between a professional picker and an amateur to highlight the importance of efficiency in supply chain. Bear in mind these questions when watching the video: Are your processes as efficient as possible? Are there opportunities to reduce costs without...