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15 April 2015
What are the key developments in UK food and grocery retailing that businesses need to know about? Steve Jones, head of retail insight at IGD, explores four highlights that should be on your radar during April and beyond. RETAIL FOR REGULAR UPDATES SIGN UP
09 April 2015
Nick Davies, LLB (hons), barrister, will be our guest speaker for the  Networking: ‘Getting on with people’  masterclass taking place across May. We caught up with him for a quick chat about his transition from barrister to trainer, and what people can expect from his masterclass.  Q.  How did you get in to training, coaching and conference speaking? Back in 2000 my sister and I set up ...
02 April 2015
IGD Shopper Insight Manager Vanessa Henry reviews the EDLP activity from the Big Four grocery retailers and the impact this is having on shopper price perception.   Our latest  ShopperVista tracking data  has revealed some encouraging findings for the industry – an increasing number (41%) of main grocery shoppers say they agree strongly or slightly with the following statement: ‘I tru...
26 March 2015
Joint business plans (JBPs) have become an increasingly important tool for food and grocery professionals but if you fail to consider your customer or supplier early enough in the process, you're likely to come away with mismatched objectives and a JBP that doesn't deliver. Developing joint business plans is most efficient and effective when the objectives and implications for the...
26 March 2015
Bosses of food and grocery companies are going back to school to help students understand how lessons learnt both in and out of the classroom can help them as they move into working life. Grocery leaders across manufacturing and retailing, including Tom Moody, Vice President & Managing Director of Procter & Gamble and Asda Chief Executive and IGD President, Andy Clarke, are taking part in ...
18 March 2015
Learn how to use these five key Excel functions so you can work more efficiently with data: Control and Shift Shortcuts for very quick spreadsheet navigation VLOOKUP formula – everyone needs to know how to do this Sort and Filter – find the information you’re looking for faster Data Tools – separating multiple bits of information out of a single cell & removing duplicate d...
18 March 2015
In this Leading Edge webinar video, Emily John from Franklin John Ltd teaches you the five most important Excel functions you need to use on a daily basis. The functions covered are: Control and Shift Shortcuts for very quick spreadsheet navigation VLOOKUP formula – everyone needs to know how to do this Sort and Filter – find the information you’re looking for faster Da...
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