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09 November 2020
Get top tips and inspiration for how to develop your own authentic leadership style. In this short, recorded webcast you will: Explore how past experiences with leaders and managers have influenced and shaped your own style Reflect on what you currently do well and what you could do better Learn four strategies for establishing a leadership style that reflects the best of y...
06 November 2020
Digitally savvy, experimental and willing to spend more for quality, one significant group of shoppers is set to drive the international grocery sector up by an incremental $116bn over the next couple of years, creating a $1,460bn opportunity by 2022. Accounting for 30% of all food and drink spend across three key markets, new flagship research from IGD shows that this is one age group to inv...
06 November 2020
Your overview of political and economic news with a focus on the food and consumer goods industry, featuring the latest guidance on COVID-19 and planning for the end of the transition period with the EU. Non-essential vs essential retail Under the new national “lockdown” plans for England, updated guidance has been published concerning  the sale of essential and non-essential good...
06 November 2020
The Institute for Government (IfG), a non-profit organisation, has issued new research , on readiness of businesses and government in the UK for EU Exit. Key points are: Government readiness for EU Exit has improved over the course of 2020, despite the effect of Coronavirus on government activity It will not be possible to implement the Northern Ireland Protocol in full in Ja...
06 November 2020
The Bank of England has issued a new Monetary Policy Report presenting a fairly bleak view of the economic future for the UK. This is partly due to the economic impact of Coronavirus the measures taken by government in response, but also due to risks connected with EU Exit. Section Four of the report looks at EU Exit and shows that around one-third of UK businesses are either enti...
06 November 2020
Since the increase in shopper stockpiling last weekend which coincided with the announcement of a second national lockdown , stockpiling has slipped back. On Wednesday and Thursday, there was a decline in shoppers claiming to have stockpiled to 45% compared to 55% over the weekend. Stockpiling is highest among 18-24s (73%), ABC1s (51%) and those with children (52%). Top categ...
05 November 2020
Following the announcement of a second national lockdown , there was an increase in shopper stockpiling over the weekend. Since then, stockpiling has slipped back at the start of this week. On Monday and Tuesday, there was a decline in shoppers claiming to have stockpiled to 46% comparted to 55% over the weekend. Stockpiling is highest among 18-24s (53%) and 35-44s (51%). Top...
03 November 2020
There has been an increase in shopper stockpiling following the announcement of a second national lockdown. Over the weekend we have seen a significant rise in shoppers claiming to have stockpiled to more than half of shoppers (55%) compared to 47% reported at the end of September. Although lower than the peaks recorded in April during the national lockdown (64%) this is a significant...
03 November 2020
In response to the resurgence of coronavirus, the Prime Minister has announced plans for a return to national lockdown in England. These were presented to Parliament on 02 November. They will be discussed on 04 November and – if approved – implemented from 05 November to 02 December, initially. Beyond that point it is intended to return to the established local “tiering” system, a...
03 November 2020
Your overview of political and economic news with a focus on the food and consumer goods industry, featuring the latest guidance on COVID-19 and planning for the end of the transition period with the EU. National lockdown The Prime Minister announced plans for England to return to a national “lockdown” from 5 November to 2 December. Plans are slightly less restrictive than the pr...