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12 August 2015
Find out more about influencing through storytelling by watching our short interview with Simon Arrowsmith from Grow The People. Simon ran one of our Leading Edge masterclasses in February 2015 and he is back due to popular demand for a one off masterclass session on 14th October 2015.   
11 August 2015
What are the latest key developments and innovations in food and consumer goods retailing that businesses need to know about? IGD's Jon Wright reports on results from Carrefour and Amazon, looks at innovations from Asda, Molson Coors and Systeme U, and highlights top stores to visit around the world. Check out previous episodes of RA TV via our YouTube channel playlist, here . ...
11 August 2015
Shelford Chandler is Creative Director at Giant Steps, and will be delivering the free Leading Edge masterclass series Creativity: What it really means and why you should care in September. Here Shelford gives us a few tips on how curiosity can stimulate creative thinking. Curiosity for me is all about going out of your way to seek fresh perspectives. Whether its curiosity driven by a...
06 August 2015
IGD Senior Retail Analyst Miloš Ryba looks at the three key factors that are developing the Russian grocery market in 2015; a drop in purchasing power, increased regulation in the retail market and ongoing investment by foreign grocers. Self-sufficient Russia Russia has officially extended a ban on the import of fruit and vegetables from Europe for one more year, believing this will b...
04 August 2015
Acceptance of private label products Retailers have invested heavily in the range and quality of private label over the last few years as they try and drive differentiation from the competition. Our ShopperVista tracking data shows that fewer shoppers claim to have purchased well-known brands, as the popularity of standard private label grows. % who claim to have purchased the f...
21 July 2015
For 2015 we are running weekly competitions in October to find our industry's food waste soldiers - those that have embraced the Working on Waste initiative and have saved waste in their homes. Is that you?  Tell us what you have been doing to save food waste and you could win a NutriBullet 15 piece Pro 900 Series and Life Changing Recipes book bundle - every week throughout October!...
21 July 2015
According to IGD research, the Vietnamese retail market is set to grow by 8.4% a year until 2020, making it one of the fastest-growing markets in south-east Asia. Against a backdrop of increased disposable income, rapid urbanisation and an appetite for change among younger shoppers, we take a look at five trends defining the marketplace for pan-Asian retailers right now. 1. Confide...
20 July 2015
IGD values its reputation for conducting our business in an honest and ethical manner. Any involvement in bribery would reflect adversely on our image and reputation and we take a zero tolerance approach to bribery and corruption. We are committed to acting professionally, fairly and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships wherever we operate. We will uphold all laws rele...
16 July 2015
With food discounters Aldi and Lidl, and high street and big box players like Poundland, Poundworld, 99p Stores, Home Bargains and B&M continuing to grow, IGD retail analyst Priya Chandarana explains the three key things that you need to know in order to do business with the discount sector. 1. Ask: what is their brand strategy The current ‘Shop a Lidl Smarter’ campaign is a new strategy fo...
16 July 2015
IGD’s chief economist James Walton gives us five quick lessons on pricing for food and drink professionals; how it is set, what can affect it and the unseen factors. Lesson one – There is only one ‘right’ price Price is the mechanism by which markets allocate resources to meet competing needs. The mechanism is very simple, with just two forces at work – supply and demand. In the di...