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21 May 2015
Store numbers across the convenience channel continue to rise, with many groups and retailers adding a considerable number of new sites over the latest 12 months, according to the latest data from IGD Retail Analysis and William Reed Business Media. However, further growth was moderated by rationalisation amongst certain retailers. Number of stores 2014 Number of stores 201...
13 May 2015
Eight out of 10 (82% of) suppliers and retailers will place greater focus on building their teams’ skills over the next three years, according to the results of IGD’s Trading Relationships Survey 2015. This will enable them to keep abreast of the rapid changes currently affecting the food and grocery industry. These changes are driving differing training and development priorities between reta...
11 May 2015
What are the latest key developments and innovations in food and consumer goods retailing that businesses need to know about? IGD's Gavin Rothwell explores the highlights that should be on your radar during May and beyond. RETAIL FOR REGULAR UPDATES SIGN UP
07 May 2015
IGD Programme Manager - Learning and Development Haidee Elise presents this new 60 second learning video on the topic of networking. The video presents the concept of C.H.A.T to help you in networking situations: C - confidence H - handshake A - asking T - talking Learning with IGD newsletter Keep up to date with the latest learning news...
07 May 2015
Guest speaker Emily Hannity from Franklin John Ltd was inundated with questions after her fully booked ‘5 Excel functions that will change your life’ webinar that took place last month. In this short video Emily answers three of the most popular questions that she was asked on the day. They are: Saving chart templates Vlookup when data is in a different file and a quick recap...
07 May 2015
We look at some best-in-class examples of how food-to-go retailers are innovating to bring improved quality, sophistication and service to the channel. Cities such as London and New York are leading the developments. Grocery retailers are also developing food-to-go as a key category within convenience and urban supermarket stores. Here are some of our favourite examples of food-to-go ...
05 May 2015
Richard Tyler of BTFI provides some insight into ridding yourself of a fear of failure. Failure is good. Big failure is better. Big, ignominious failure in front of a lot of people is the best – Erik Kessels I love that quote! I am sure that it may well send a few shudders through you. It’s pretty bold. It also gives a strong insight to the attitude of Erik Kessels and how he...
22 April 2015
Mobile technology has changed the way we communicate, research and shop; many of us keep our smartphones switched on 24/7. How is this changing how we consume food and drink marketing and interact with grocery brands?  The launch of the Apple watch  - a device the company hopes people will be happy to actually wear all day - took this mobile-led existence even further. Combined with the ...
21 April 2015
IGD’s collaborative Efficient Consumer Response (ECR) UK Initiative has eliminated 260,000 tonnes of product and packaging waste from the UK supply chain over the last five years. The programme was initiated in 2009, when the ECR UK Board established a Product & Packaging Waste Workgroup and a five-year target to eliminate 200,000 tonnes of waste from the supply chain. The initiative had a two...
21 April 2015
Although still in their infancy, fixed-cost annual delivery passes are showing signs of becoming an important lever for loyalty in the online channel. We look at how these saver schemes are shaping online shopper behaviour. For regular online grocery shoppers, these schemes help to reduce one of the main barriers to online grocery shopping: delivery charges. Nearly eight in ten (76%) s...