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13 August 2019
Nutritionist Hannah Skeggs explores the impacts of advertising high fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) products to children.   Food advertising is a supersized market. In 2018, food producers and retailers spent £534 million on television advertising alone 1 . Back in 2007, media regulator Ofcom introduced broadcasting restrictions to reduce significantly the exposure of children...
13 August 2019
Providing clearer food labelling was a priority of the Childhood Obesity Strategy. The government recognised that to make healthier choices, shoppers need to be empowered by the nutrition information available on pack.   IGD has undertaken a large amount of consumer research on front of pack (FOP) nutrition information, involving over 7,000 consumers, to understand the barriers and ...
13 August 2019
IGD’s latest shopper research shows 55% of shoppers are trying to reduce their personal sugar consumption 1 . With sugar reduction so high on shoppers’ priorities, has the sugar tax changed behaviour?   All age groups in the UK consume too much sugar* and on average, we’re consuming more than twice the government recommendation 2 .   In 2014, National Diet and Nutrit...
12 August 2019
In-home unattended delivery appeals to one in five UK online shoppers, says our ShopperVista* research. Younger shoppers show greater interest (37%) as do AB shoppers (28%) and those based in London (29%).  For retailers considering or starting to use this delivery method, here’s what you need to think about. 1. Do your shoppers trust you? Shoppers will already need to trust you si...
09 August 2019
Stay on top of your industry. Join over 10,000 food and consumer goods professionals who receive the latest research and training from IGD. The Update is our monthly newsletter that highlights some of our recent work. In August we focused on: Five-year food-to-go forecasts How to drive shopper engagement using technology No deal Brexit impact: what the OBR thinks A checklist...
26 July 2019
Leendert Den Hollander, Vice President & General Manager at Coca-Cola European Partners, Great Britain, has been confirmed as the latest keynote speaker who will take to the main stage at IGD Live in November. The session will take place on day one of IGD Live on the main stage, Wednesday 6th November, and will address why inclusion and diversity is mission critical, with Leendert sharing in...
24 July 2019
- Channel set to experience double the growth of wider UK food and grocery market -  The UK food-to-go market is forecast to be worth £23.4bn by 2024, up from £18.5bn in 2019, growing by 26.4%. According to new research from IGD, the channel is set to experience double the growth of the wider UK food and grocery retail market – 12.5% – over the next five years.  FT...
22 July 2019
Tropicana Whole Fruit, a new product created by PepsiCo, was created to address consumers not having their recommended daily intake of fruit and vegetables and fibre.   THE CHALLENGE Recognising that as many as two in three British adults aren’t managing to achieve the minimum recommended daily intake of fruit and veg - lack of convenience being one reason why - and only 10% ac...
12 July 2019
Our insight team visits stores around the world, exploring the latest trends in consumer goods retail. We choose the most innovative, newest concept stores to help you stay up to date.  Some of the best we’ve seen this year are in Denmark and Belgium. We visited 7-Eleven’s latest concept store in Copenhagen, and top outlets in Brussels, Antwerp and beyond.  What the stores are doing well ...
08 July 2019
Here are seven things you need to consider if you trade with or want to trade with Co-op.   1. Product ranges are centrally controlled so in-store compliance is high. However regional Co-ops reserve decision-making so ensure you also manage these relationships Image source: IGD. Numbers correct as of April 2019.   2. Co-op is looking to become the No. 1 retailer within co...