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01 October 2015
Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) gathered data to evaluate the opportunity for redistributing excess or sub-standard product to charities and animal feed, rather than sending it to anaerobic digestion. What was the issue/what initiated the project? Historically, CCE has tended to favour anaerobic digestion as the method for disposing of excess or sub-standard products. However, c...
01 October 2015
With 75% of shoppers wanting more choice in the types of world foods available in their local supermarkets, we look at how tastes have evolved and what types of shoppers want which international foods As we travel more often and to a wider range of locations, British shoppers have developed an insatiable appetite for exotic tastes in their own home.  This is reflected in the variety o...
30 September 2015
The winners in UK food and grocery will be those that continue to embrace shopper power and create solutions to keep pace with changing shopper habits. This is one of the predictions based on new research, outlined in a speech today by IGD chief executive Joanne Denney-Finch. She also predicts over the next three years: The big weekly shop will keep getting smaller Major changes in...
24 September 2015
Last night (Tuesday), more than 650 leading figures from food and grocery companies gathered at the annual IGD Awards in London, toasting the industry’s hard work, commitment and innovation during a year that has been full of challenges. The winners of the IGD Awards were selected by some of the industry’s top people, including representatives from IGD and companies from across the food a...
11 September 2015
A post-Leading Edge Conference 2015 thought So, 3 days have passed since your learning extravaganza. I am confident that by now you will have been entertaining both family and colleagues with ‘Reggae’ versions of all current and past chart songs… More importantly, I am eager that you STOP…think…and reflect on the action that you have taken since the day. I spoke with many of you on T...
11 September 2015
A post-Leading Edge Conference 2015 thought So, 3 days have passed since your learning extravaganza. I am confident that by now you will have been entertaining both family and colleagues with ‘Reggae’ versions of all current and past chart songs… More importantly, I am eager that you STOP…think…and reflect on the action that you have taken since the day. I spoke with many of you on T...
10 September 2015
With more sources of data available to today’s market analysts than ever before, insights should be much more robust. However such diversity of information does raise a couple of challenges: What is the most appropriate data to use to answer the business question? Why are these two data sources showing different things? IGD category insight manager Simon Attfield provides th...
08 September 2015
The Countess of Wessex visited South Gloucestershire today (Thursday) to see how food and grocery companies are helping unemployed people find out more about the range of jobs available within the industry and increase their employability skills. Local unemployed people got the chance to practise their interview skills with Her Royal Highness as she took part in a Feeding Britain’s Future...
08 September 2015
Over the past few months our  ShopperVista tracking data  has shown that a growing number are focusing on quality in their food and grocery shopping when compared to last year. Shopper Insight Manager Vanessa Henry explains. As you can see from the chart below, nearly the same number of shoppers say they will focus as much on quality as saving money next year: Source: IGD Shopper...
07 September 2015
As hypermarkets and large supermarkets continue to face challenges, we look at five ways retailers across France, Spain and the UK are updating their large store offer. 1. Reinforcing value It's important to reassure shoppers they're getting a good deal and many large stores are developing schemes that do just that:  Morrisons introduced the Match & More card – assuring customer...