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06 March 2019
With one month to go until the Brexit deadline, what are the current implications for the food and grocery industry? This video will cover: What could happen next  [01:33 - 03:30] Reassuring news  [03:31 – 10:24] Remaining concerns  [10:25 – 17:49] Issues requiring attention  [17:50 – 24:58] Likelihood of a no deal outcome  [24:59 – 27:16] Helpful information  [27:...
06 March 2019
The following questions have been raised during IGD webinars and are summarised here for a wider audience. The information provided is accurate, to the best of our knowledge, as of 5th March. However, circumstances change quickly, new information is emerging daily and we are not able to verify every source. Readers are advised to seek advice from specialists before making any critical busin...
05 March 2019
In many Asian markets, Chinese New Year signals the busiest trading period of the calendar for grocery retail. This year’s celebration, marking the Year of the Pig – representing good fortune, wealth and prosperity – was no exception, according to a brand-new report from international grocery researcher IGD Asia .  Shirley Zhu, IGD Singapore Director, says: “Retailers across Asia tradit...
05 March 2019
In an effort to improve nutritional value but continue delivering great taste, Nestlé have reformulated their Maggi 3 Minute and Fusian noodles range.   With high saturated fat and salt intakes in the UK, obesity on the rise and, consequently, an increase in diseases such as type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease, industry now has an even larger part to play in reformulating pro...
04 March 2019
Shoppers’ needs and expectations are evolving, and so are retailers as the market becomes more competitive. Here are some common challenges that category managers will face, with tips on how to meet them.  1. Differentiation: give shoppers a good reason to choose the store  Shoppers will need more than just low prices and a convenient location to attract them. Differentiation must be a ke...
28 February 2019
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26 February 2019
A full-time worker consumes around a third of their daily energy intake at work, so this environment can have a big influence on their diet and health. Most food and drink companies would agree they have an important part to play in supporting consumer health. Many have shown this by: providing more nutrition information on pack adjusting recipes to make them healthier promotin...
26 February 2019
Summary Noble Foods, owner of the UK’s number one free range egg brand 1 , the happy egg co. , has transformed its entire range to offer eggs that are richer in vitamin D than standard eggs. Not walking on sunshine – UK shortage in vitamin D In the UK it is estimated that one in five adults are vitamin D deficient 2 . This widespread problem led to Public Health England issuing new ...
20 February 2019
Watch the video if you are new to supply chain and want to learn about the key skills you need to progress your career, as well as the unique opportunities and challenges that you will face. You’ll hear about: Some of the most interesting elements of working in supply chain and in the wholesale business (0:09-1:27) The key skills you need to develop (1:28-1:48) The kinds of chall...
20 February 2019
Career and personal development tips from food and grocery insiders KP Snacks director of HR, Johanna Dickinson, shares the lessons she has learnt from working in diverse areas of retail: Seek out opportunities to help broaden your experience early in your career Taking on project work can help you gain cross-functional understanding and develop your skills A sideways career move...