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03 August 2020
Take a closer look at two of the future of retail hypotheses Duration: Allow 12 mins for both videos We recommend you read part 2 of the guide “What next for Grocery Retail?” before watching the videos, which explore ways in which shoppers may seek to save money, and the unfolding trend of eating at home. Self-reflection question : How might these trends impact your bu...
03 August 2020
Tips on how you can adopt a more resilient approach in a fast-changing world Duration: Allow 16 mins In this video you will learn about four different types of resilience and have a chance to reflect on your own strengths. Self-reflection question : What techniques can you borrow from different types of resilience to shift your own approach and mindset? ...
03 August 2020
Get a simple snapshot of the main channels in grocery Duration: Allow 30 mins to work through all the factsheets In each one, you will see: A definition of the channel and the elements of which it is comprised Four key stats to help contextualise the role in the channel mix An overview of the top shopper missions Self-reflection questions: How does learnin...
28 July 2020
EU and UK negotiators met face-to-face in London last week for a further round of trade talks. A communique subsequently issued by the EU representative Michel Barnier expressed frustration and sought to manage expectations of a trade deal, stating that such a deal is “still far away”. Market regulation and fisheries were noted as major obstacles. LINK A statement from David F...
28 July 2020
With effect from 24 July 2020, face coverings (not necessarily of the medical type) are mandatory in enclosed public spaces in England. This includes retail outlets, and outlets selling food and drink for takeaway, although “eat-in” foodservice is not covered. Some exceptions apply but, for most citizens, failure to comply will be an offence, with fines of up to £100. This has prov...
28 July 2020
The Business and Planning Act 2020 received Royal Assent on 22 July and is now law. The Act includes special measures to assist the use of pavements for hospitality business by setting out chairs etc. This is meant to protect against coronavirus by increasing “social distancing” between patrons. Planning guidelines to support these changes have now been issued. The special measures wil...
28 July 2020
The government has published a new version of the Obesity Strategy, which includes a series of measures intended to reduce excess weight and ill-health. Compared with previous policy iterations in this area, the new Strategy is bolder and more prescriptive. It also shifts focus from children to the general population. Key measures include: Controls on ads for food that is high...
28 July 2020
Government health guidance for the food industry has been updated, with the addition of new materials for employees. This information is designed to be as easy as possible to translate, thus assisting communication with workers that do not speak English as a first language. The translation itself is left to employers. LINK More economic news and analysis EXPLORE ...
28 July 2020
The Border Operating Model gives detailed information on how the UK border will be operated from January 2021, at least as far as goods movement is concerned. This will involve significant change and a great deal of work for both government and businesses, even if all goes well. High risk of confusion and disruption remains. Looking further ahead, the government is beginning to plan...
28 July 2020
ONS has released provisional data on incomes covering 2019-20. This shows that median real household disposable income changed as follows: Median disposable income All households Working households Retired households 2018-19 £30,078 £31,319 £25,107 2019-20 £30,773 £32,141 £25,434 Change ...