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08 April 2021
The Office for National Statistics has published new research based on a survey conducted 10-14 March 2021 which compares: Behaviours adopted or expanded during the Coronavirus outbreak Expected retention of those behaviours after the threat has passed The results reveal the following: The activity most-adopted and the one most-expected to be retained is avoiding crowds...
07 April 2021
The new World Economic Outlook (WEO) report from IMF, develops a narrative of cautious optimism, whilst also highlighting the challenges faced by vulnerable people around the World. Coronavirus is thought to have caused World economic output to fall by 3.3% in 2020 – but this might have been up to three times worse in the absence of aggressive policy measures by governments. Rollout of va...
01 April 2021
Better awareness of what drives behaviours will help you reflect on and improve your interactions with others. If you are a line manager, it will also help you develop your team in coaching conversations and develop a more inclusive culture. In this short video, you will: Be guided through the Iceberg theory to help you distinguish between behaviours that appear in our everyday ...
01 April 2021
Your overview of political and economic news with a focus on the food and consumer goods industry, featuring the latest developments and guidance on COVID-19 and adapting to a new relationship with the EU. New COVID-19 home testing for employees The government has announced that a new ‘Workplace Collect’ service will be launched on 6 April. Companies with over 10 workers will be a...
01 April 2021
The latest edition of the DWP’s long-running Family Resources Survey (FRS) has just been published, with data for 2019-20. The new version includes, for the first time, data on food insecurity. According to this, food security in the UK during the study period was as follows: High security 87% - sufficient, varied food for an active, healthy lifestyle Marginal security 6% ...
01 April 2021
IGD to host virtual Supply Chain summit - 17 June 2021 In its annual Supply Chain Summit, IGD will gather leaders from across the grocery retail industry to share the latest insight on new opportunities and the critical role the industry will play in delivering commercial growth, as we move into a post-COVID world. The one-day interactive online event will give delegates the opportunity t...
30 March 2021
This 5-minute read explores the impact of product placement on plant-based sales. We’ll look at consumer behaviour when retailers place meat alternatives in the meat aisle, whether segregation concepts like Veggie Pret work, and the impact of providing a vegan restaurant menu. A recipe for growth Plant–based diets are growing, with innovative solutions popping up to meet demand. ...
29 March 2021
With a growing number of people shopping for food and groceries online, and lockdown prompting new habits, I explore why those that went back to shopping in-store, report behaviours such as eating more fruit and vegetables and cutting down on meat, dairy, alcohol and sugar. Plus, three tactics you can use to help inspire online shoppers and improve perceptions around quality and price to sup...
26 March 2021
Your overview of political and economic news with a focus on the food and consumer goods industry, featuring the latest developments and guidance on COVID-19 and adapting to a new relationship with the EU. New guidance relating to new Export Health Certificates (EHCs) for composite products containing products of animal origin (POAO) – update New rules will come into effect on 21 A...
25 March 2021
Data for February 2021 shows that inflation remains muted at +0.7% year-on-year for all items (measured via the CPIH method, which includes owner-occupier housing costs). So far, there is little sign of the strengthening inflation predicted by the Bank of England and the Office for Budget Responsibility for 2021. Prices for certain items remain strongly negative, especially clothing a...