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01 March 2016
Do you struggle to recruit bright technologists and scientists?  Do you worry about the pipeline of science talent, and how this may affect your business and the wider food industry? IGD's food science summer schools have been developed to help address the skills gap, providing young scientists with the opportunity to understand the important role of science in the food industry a...
01 March 2016
Applications for 2016 summer schools are now closed. Please check again next year for 2017 dates.  Are you a budding scientist with an interest in food?  Are you currently in school year 12?  If yes, why not attend a free food science school for 2-3 days this summer? Food science summer schools take place across the country at four top universities, and give you the ch...
26 February 2016
You write every single day at work but don’t think of yourself as a writer. You know what you need to say, but you struggle to make your readers sit up and pay attention. Sound familiar? If yes, our recorded webinar is just the thing to help. Former Creative Director of The Writer Hannah Moffat helps you step into your readers’ shoes and understand how to to tune in to what works – an...
22 February 2016
IGD Chief Economist James Walton set the UK scene in his ‘ What will be hot in UK food and grocery retail in 2016 ’ article in January, but what will the hot trends across the globe be for 2016? IGD Senior Retail Analyst - Multichannel Toby Pickard takes a look. 1. Health at the heart of the store In our UK trends article we predicted that an increased focus on health will hit the U...
22 February 2016
As  Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou expands his 'easy' brand into food and grocery, IGD Shopper Insight Manager Rupal Mathur looks at what this new super low priced format means for the well established UK discount market. February saw the launch of easyFoodstore in Park Royal, West London. The trial store is selling all 76 products for 25p each for the first month, which means even if you b...
18 February 2016
IGD Senior Retail Analyst - UK Chris Kirkland looks at the shopper insights that we think can help build your trading relationship with Asda over the coming year. At the start of February 2016 Asda launched a trial of ‘wonky veg boxes’. At just £3.50, they tick two boxes for shoppers; they have a low price point for those who are price sensitive, and help reduce food waste – an issue ...
04 February 2016
Last updated February 2016 - What is a buying group? - Who are the main groups? - Negotiating power What is a buying group? A buying group is an organisation that combines the purchasing volumes and power of several members in order to obtain goods or services at a better rate than might be achieved through individual negotiation. In addition to better buy-in pric...
04 February 2016
With the introduction of a National Living Wage and an EU referendum looming, IGD's Chief Economist James Walton provides a run down of the latest economic developments and what impact they could have on the UK. At the time of writing (January 2016), the news agenda seems dominated by gloom and much of this is rational; it is hard to deny that strategic risk is severe and uncertainty is ...
02 February 2016
The Healthy Eating in the Workplace Advisory Group is a cross functional group consisting of relevant experts and representatives from participating companies of our healthy eating in the workplace pilots.  The group has been set up to support and advise on the workplace pilots that form part of IGD’s Healthy Eating programme. The pilots will look to identify interventions to nudge employees t...
31 January 2016
Confused by category management jargon? Get to grips with terms and phrases with this comprehensive list of definitions for key category management words. Term Also known as Definition A ABC Activity Based Costing An accounting method that enables a business to understand more clearly how and where it...