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16 March 2015
Asda worked to develop sustainable partnerships with key stakeholders, suppliers, FareShare and 3rd party carriers to redistribute surplus food occurring in its supply chain, and to prevent good food going to landfill. The project also raised awareness with suppliers on over-delivery of products, and sought to reduce this practice. What initiated the project? According to WRAP, t...
16 March 2015
83 tonnes of product and packaging waste and 270 tonnes CO2 per year has been saved by Midlands Co-operative and importer and distributor of tropical produce, Fyffes. They worked together on a WRAP-funded IGD Performance Improvement Programme to support Courtauld Commitment signatories to achieve the savings. What was the issue / what initiated the project Having identified banan...
12 March 2015
James Walton was interviewed by BBC Breakfast about the impact of technology on retailing and the shopper experience. You can watch the interview with James below at 2 minutes in.  SHOPPER INSIGHT FOR REGULAR UPDATES SIGN UP
09 March 2015
Tesco CEO Dave Lewis has drawn significant media and industry attention in his first few months. Following the close of Tesco's financial year IGD Senior Retail Analyst Nick Gladding looks at how Lewis is reshaping the group to prosper in a changed market place. From plans on price and range to store closures, international markets and leadership announcements, here are four things def...
06 March 2015
Shopper wealth is expanding Slowly, very slowly, the benefits of economic recovery are feeding through to UK shoppers. Average wages rose in the second half of 2014, though the rate of change is slow and progress is uneven – not all employees have yet benefited. Some politicians have therefore urged businesses to do more to support the most vulnerable. Inflation has also slowed. This was...
06 March 2015
Shopper wealth is expanding Slowly, very slowly, the benefits of economic recovery are feeding through to UK shoppers. Average wages rose in the second half of 2014, though the rate of change is slow and progress is uneven – not all employees have yet benefited. Some politicians have therefore urged businesses to do more to support the most vulnerable. Inflation has also slowed. Th...
19 February 2015
IGD Shopper Insight Manager Michael Freedman picks out three big picture shopper behaviour trends defining 2015, as highlighted by our ShopperVista grocery shopper sentiment monitor. 1. Rising confidence IGD Chief Economist James Walton believes the economic outlook for the UK is positive in the short to medium term for a number of reasons: The UK ended 2014 in a pretty strong positio...
12 February 2015
Since the start of 2015 the Feeding Britain's Future campaign has helped over 16,000 individuals - from unemployed 18-24 year olds to students exploring their options at schools. We have worked with 200 companies to make the campaign a success, have visited Downing Street with some of the participants and improved the confidence of 97% of those who took part. In 2014, building on everythi...
10 February 2015
As internet shopping continues to grow, we look at how new delivery options and deveopments in technology are pushing the growth of the online channel quicker than ever before. IGD's   latest tracking data  shows that over a quarter of all British grocery shoppers say they shopped online for their groceries in January - up from just a fifth of shoppers four years ago. We’ve also seen a year...
02 February 2015
Everyone has a view on multichannel retailing. Some see it as a gradual evolution, others as a panacea for falling sales. But what exactly is it, why is it important and how are market leaders embracing it? What is multichannel? There are many views on what multichannel means. It means different things, and is at different stages of evolution for different parties. It’s about using mu...