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18 February 2019
Learn more about category management and how it can support your role. Watch the webinar recording and Q&A videos below to understand: What category management is  The key objectives of category management and how it drives growth  Areas of influence for category managers and how challenges are overcome  The benefits of incorporating category management  How to build collabora...
15 February 2019
This article presents a series of ten practical actions that businesses can take now, to prepare for the possibility of a “no-deal” Brexit. These are aimed at businesses currently importing goods to the UK from the EU. This does not currently require much admin, as the UK is within the single market and customs union. If we see no-deal Brexit, the UK will move outside these arrangements...
13 February 2019
Among those celebrating Valentine’s Day this year, the majority of shoppers (68%) are planning to eat at home, according to new shopper insights from research charity IGD. Over a quarter of shoppers (26%) are planning to cater for a specific dietary requirement or preference. Of these, 10% are planning to cater for a vegetarian and 5% for a vegan. This is followed by 4% who will be having a ...
12 February 2019
Our panel answer questions on how to help develop your career in the industry What is your number one tip to a successful career? [00:10 – 01:23] How important do you think it is to have a personal brand? [01:25 – 03:32] If you could rewind the clock, what advice would you give yourself early on in your career? [03:35 – 05:30] Inspired? See more career talks here ...
12 February 2019
Harrods private label confectionery, bakery and patisserie food product developer, Jennifer Smith, shares the lessons she has learnt at different stages of her career: Flexibility gives you more opportunities Think about your personal development within your role and how you can challenge yourself Have a positive approach to challenges – treat them as learning opportunities Nu...
12 February 2019
The LEGO Group’s director of customer logistics for EMEA, Hugh Middleton, shares the lessons he has learnt at different stages of his career: Focus on developing your strengths Be resourceful – find people who can help you with your weaknesses Reflect on your relationships with those you work with. Take ownership and think about how you can adapt to get the most out of people. ...
12 February 2019
Managing director  of Glow Training, Ian Golding, shares some simple, but powerful tips from his theatre background to help you network with more confidence and build a memorable first impression. PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT Learning with IGD newsletter Keep up to date with the latest learning news, straight to your inbox. SIGN UP HERE ...
30 January 2019
Brexit is scheduled for 29th March 2019 and yet, with the clock ticking down, there’s still no certainty on what this will really mean for food and grocery businesses in the UK and the EU. We’ve been discussing planning for a No Deal Brexit extensively with various government departments and through our industry expert groups. This video will provide: Start - 07:56  Latest Brexit devel...
29 January 2019
Milos, our head of retail strategic projects, gives his view on the key issues facing food and grocery businesses in 2019. What are the major challenges for retailers and suppliers right now? I visit dozens of stores annually, talking to our members and collecting global insight and best practice. So, I’d bring out three areas: preparing for an omnichannel world – as a business, y...
23 January 2019
IGD has today (23rd January 2019) launched a major new event for the UK grocery industry. IGD Live will take place on the 6th and 7th November 2019 at London’s Tobacco Dock, offering delegates the opportunity to learn, connect and grow. For two days, IGD Live will focus on the commercial issues affecting the industry today and in the future, to help attendees unlock growth for the...