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14 June 2018
As highlighted in this week’s edition of The Grocer, our latest research sets out IGD’s predictions for the future of online food and grocery retail. Here are some highlights We predict the UK's online grocery market will grow 48% by 2022 Shoppers will be able to choose from a wide range of specialist online retailers, underpinned by common and consistent delivery services We...
13 June 2018
Career and personal development tips from food and grocery insiders Our panel answer audience questions on how to progress in the industry: How have mentors influenced your career? If you were starting out in the industry what question would you ask an industry expert? How do you go about discovering your strengths? What tips would you give to new starters to help make their...
04 June 2018
Retailers’ investment in technology is just one of the themes shaping the market today. Explore the rest and find out where you can see them in action, with our Singapore-based analysts Soo and Johann.  1. Technology-driven stores From unstaffed stores using shopping apps to time-saving checkout solutions, retailers are relying more on technology to improve productivity.  Where you c...
04 June 2018
Adult Learners’ Week ( Festival of Learning in England ) - a campaign to raise awareness of the value of adult learning – is happening this June. It got me thinking about how learning preferences and opportunities change as you move away from formalised education and into a workplace environment. A lot has been written about how adults and children learn differently, and providers like IG...
04 June 2018
We know that developing talent, skills and capabilities are major strategic priorities for many food and grocery businesses, but the way people learn has changed.  On-the-job experience and peer to peer networks are more widely recognised, and new technology enables different kinds of learning. People now access content in bite-sized chunks, blending online and classroom training to suit t...
01 June 2018
So far this year we’ve moved between the east and west coasts of North America hosting study tours for international retailers. We focused on providing inspiration for format development, tracking the latest ecommerce initiatives and showcasing new food-to-go concepts. Discover five stores that captured the attention of our delegates, chosen by our North America program director Stewart Sa...
21 May 2018
Online and digital isn’t complicated (although some people pretend it is). It’s just shopping, says our online insight manager Simon Mayhew. He talks about the challenges and secrets of online success. For a fast-growing area there are lots of challenges to overcome The big one is profitability, with retailers trying to reduce the cost of fulfilment. Freshness is an issue too. Many shop...
18 May 2018
In this short video we find out: What being a Customer Service Team Leader involves (0:08) Which skills help progress your career in supply chain (0:43) How pushing yourself out of your comfort zone can help progress your career (1:18) Why working in supply chain is so rewarding (1:53) Inspired? Learn what it’s like to work in supply chain with these short videos an...
18 May 2018
People, and the opportunity to deliver real impact, are at the heart of a career in supply chain, explains Ifti Hussain, Health, Safety and Environment Manager for Mondelez International. Describe your current role, what do you enjoy most about it? I am currently working as the Health, Safety and Environment Manager for Mondelez International at our Minworth Distribution Centre. I hav...
18 May 2018
What do you want to be known for at work? This short activity will help you reflect, and re-focus, on what characteristics are important to you as you develop your career in the industry. Inspired? Learn what it’s like to work in supply chain with these short videos: Food and grocery career talks: Vic Russell Watch here » Food and grocery career talks: Stuart Come...