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20 January 2016
We look at growth strategies for the discounter, both in the UK and internationally. 1. Rapid expansion In 2015 Poundland’s estate grew 40% with its acquisition of 99p Stores. Once converted it will have over 850 stores; more than Aldi or Lidl, making it larger than any other UK discounter. Poundland now has 130 stores within the M25, allowing it to target new shoppers in and aroun...
20 January 2016
IGD’s shopper insights team have been working on a new approach to segmenting UK food and grocery shoppers. IGD’s Senior Shopper Insight Manager Michael Freedman talks us through some of the shopper segments that were uncovered, and investigates what the word ‘convenient’ means for these groups in 2016. When looking at shoppers’ approach to food and grocery shopping, we decided t...
15 January 2016
If you are a manager or part of a cross-functional team, listen to the video to find out two tips for creating the right conditions for your team to thrive. Learning with IGD newsletter Keep up to date with the latest learning news, straight to your inbox. SIGN UP HERE Want to learn more on this topic? CONTINUE MY LEARNIN...
14 January 2016
In 2016, IGD, with the help of our research partner - the University of Cambridge, is conducting research that is set to identify the most effective interventions to help employees make healthier food and drink choices at their place of work. IGD is performing several pilot studies across a variety of food and grocery company sites, which will include a range of settings, employees and in...
13 January 2016
January is the month where we all make New Year’s resolutions; to reduce our alcohol intake, give up smoking, or to lose a few pounds. These are commendable aspirations that could have a significant impact on your daily life; however, despite the obvious incentives, most are forgotten about by the second week of January! If you have not as yet made a New Year’s resolution, or have...
06 January 2016
Public speaking expert Simon Bucknall looks at how presentation slides can help to create a memorable, engaging experience for your audience. Find out how to connect with your listeners and keep their attention. Learning with IGD newsletter Keep up to date with the latest learning news, straight to your inbox. SIGN UP HERE Want...
06 January 2016
Public speaking expert Simon Bucknall looks at how presentation slides can help to create a memorable, engaging experience for your audience. Find out how to connect with your listeners and keep their attention.  PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR REGULAR UPDATES SIGN UP Learn more about business insight GO TO HOMEPAGE
04 January 2016
Obesity, with all its associated health conditions, is one of the thorniest problems of our age. It’s often described as an ‘epidemic’ affecting 26% of men and 24% of women in the UK. The annual cost to the economy is estimated at £27 billion 1 . This is a complex problem with many contributory factors, no single solution and a shared responsibility. It can only ever be solved through a co...
03 December 2015
For retailers and manufacturers, cutting through the noise of communication and engaging with shoppers is increasingly difficult. However, events in their many and varied forms are providing new growth opportunities for both parties. IGD Business Analyst Catherine Ellwood looks at how well-run and impactful special events can help create closer bonds of loyalty with shoppers and what to do ...
01 December 2015
UK shoppers will spend £20.3bn on groceries over the festive period, an increase of 1.4% on the £20bn spent in 2014, according to the latest forecasts from IGD. Strong signs of shopper optimism Joanne Denney-Finch, IGD chief executive, said: “British shoppers are feeling more upbeat about Christmas spending this year. Almost a fifth (19%) tell us they plan to spend more on food and drink...