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09 June 2020
Further details have been provided by different parts of the UK concerning the quarantine scheme for international travellers. England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are following similar laws, although there are slight differences in terms of fines. UK government laws and list of exemptions In England, those in breach will be liable to a fixed penalty notice of £1,000 or...
09 June 2020
From 08 June, most international travellers coming to the UK will be required to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival. The ‘locator’ form, which will be used to record where isolation takes place, is now available online and can be found here: LINK To complete the form, users will need to have: Passport details Name of the airline, train or ferry company used Nam...
09 June 2020
Following the global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), IGD is working closely with the UK Government and the food industry. Here is a summary of some of the key developments we have picked up. Test and Trace The introduction of test and trace last week has so far had a minimal reported impact on absence rates in the food industry. However, there have been a small number of repor...
09 June 2020
The journal Nature Food has published an article describing the interaction of coronavirus with the food supply chain. According to the authors, modern practices e.g.: just-in-time delivery, minimal redundancy increase the vulnerability of the food system to “shock” events. This applies especially to the UK, which is reliant on food imports, with Italy and Spain accounting for a ...
08 June 2020
This article is drawn from a report on Retail Analysis . It covers the short to medium term global outlook from manufacturers and suppliers. Ray Leung answers some of our clients most important questions; how they can improve, what’s happening in other countries and how they are compare to their peers. Our clients are keen to understand the outlook across a number of business act...
08 June 2020
Shopper confidence remains at one of the lowest levels on record, according to the latest results from the IGD Shopper Confidence Index. Despite overall confidence staying low there are significant differences in confidence between regions, with shoppers in London feeling most confident. Positivity towards the food and consumer goods industry also continues as trust sits at a seven-year high. ...
05 June 2020
Four top tips that will inspire you to take a more collaborative approach to your work. Could you get better outcomes for your projects by working with others in a different way? Watch this short video to: Understand the benefits of collaborative working for boosting creative thinking and facilitating problem-solving Four top tips that will help get you started on adopting...
05 June 2020
Explore the collaborative, creative thinking strategy - The Disney Strategy - in this short video. Could you solve problems or unlock opportunities to improve by looking at things from different perspectives? Watch this video to learn about the four different points of view which form the Disney Strategy and how to use the process in practice to brainstorm ideas, or within teams as...
04 June 2020
- Dynamic new platform will help industry to thrive in new environment - The food and consumer goods supply chain has evolved dramatically in recent months, and in response IGD has enhanced its Supply Chain Analysis platform to provide business with the tools needed to thrive in the new environment. Informed by the industry’s changing needs and priorities, the service has been enhance...
04 June 2020
Following the global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), IGD is working closely with the UK Government and the food industry. Here is a summary of some of the key developments we have picked up. Quarantine Details of new rules for quarantining people entering the UK have been issued (see LINK ) and will be implemented from 8 June. The plans ask for most visitors to isolate for...