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11 October 2022
IGD’s CEO, Susan Barratt, contributes to the BRC’s Retail Sales Monitor, providing insight on UK food and drink sales. Food and drink sales in September fell behind August as the weather cooled and life returned to normal after the holidays. However, there was a small uptick in sales in the week following the death of Queen Elizabeth II as the nation came together to mourn her passing, d...
11 October 2022
Since 2019 we have been conducting real-life behaviour change trials with retailers, testing what works and what doesn’t. This research enables the industry to build knowledge around how to shift diets, accelerating the pace of change in food retail and health policy. These findings are the second set of results from interventions run with Asda and Sainsbury’s, in collaboration with the Unive...
06 October 2022
Your overview of economic and policy news with a focus on the food and consumer goods industry. Featuring the latest developments and guidance on the rising cost of living, the Ukraine crisis, labour shortages, COVID-19 and adapting to a new relationship with the EU. Lower productivity for food retail and eating out IGD’s latest research reveals that the retailing and eating out sec...
06 October 2022
The UK economy is currently seeing slow productivity growth, which is creating problems for both businesses and government and could threaten national prosperity. IGD’s latest Viewpoint report : Three productivity gaps for UK food and drink reveals a number of productivity ‘gaps’ facing the supply chain. The report also discusses how these challenges might be addressed, what the commercia...
05 October 2022
Discover a framework that will help those feeling nervous when talking to an underrepresented group*, and are worried about accidentally causing offence. *for example LGBTQ+, gender, race, ethnicity etc In this video, you will: Remove the ‘walking on eggshells’ feeling that some may experience when talking to members of a minority community Become more self-aware and be able to r...
04 October 2022
Following on from Cold Chain Live! 2022 in Birmingham, IGD CEO Susan Barratt examines how to make the cold chain work for shoppers. Food and grocery supply chains have experienced a torrid time; hit by our exit from the EU, the pandemic, labour shortages and exceptional weather conditions. Therefore, it’s no surprise that supply chain performance is spluttering, with ShopperVista research r...
29 September 2022
Your overview of economic and policy news with a focus on the food and consumer goods industry. Featuring the latest developments and guidance on the rising cost of living, the Ukraine crisis, labour shortages, COVID-19 and adapting to a new relationship with the EU. IMF concerns The IMF has raised concerns about the Growth Plan announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer last Fr...
29 September 2022
A range of factors continue to disrupt supply chains including the war in Ukraine, labour shortages and the cost of living crisis resulting in more people switching products. This is covered in more detail in our latest Viewpoint report. Download a free copy here . Click chart to enlarge In the latest consumer research conducted for IGD (23-25 September 2022) more adults (63...
28 September 2022
UK & ROI CEO of Tesco on board to help IGD drive tangible progress for society, business and the individual. Jason Tarry, UK & ROI Chief Executive Officer of Tesco PLC, has been appointed President of IGD by its Board of Trustees. Already an active member of IGD’s Policy Issues Council, Jason will take on the Presidency from Patrick Coveney on 01 January 2023. Jason has been UK & ROI CEO of...
23 September 2022
This National Inclusion Week, IGD’s Commercial & Insight Director, Nick Downing shares his experience of taking part in IGD’s reverse mentoring programme, and how it’s helped him better understand colleagues from less diverse backgrounds I want to learn, I think it’s important to keep learning wherever you are in your career. I recognise that I have some inclusion and diversity ‘blindspots’ an...