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13 November 2018
10th November, China: The grocery retail market in China is forecast to grow by 32.6% to 2022, remaining the largest grocery market in Asia in 2022, according to new data released today by IGD, the international grocery research organisation. Ahead of Singles Day, IGD unveils: Grocery retail sales in China are set to amount to CNY 11.4 trillion by 2017 from CNY 8.6tn in 2017 – more t...
08 November 2018
IGD, the research and training charity, today announces it is tackling the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills gap in the food and grocery industry by incorporating STEM activities in all its Feeding Britain’s Future programmes.  Nearly half (48%) of recruiting managers in the food and grocery industry think engineering is the hardest technical area to recruit for,...
31 October 2018
In 2018, Asda launched two low-sugar granolas that contain no free sugar or added sweeteners.   THE CHALLENGE Asda is committed to reformulating its own-brand products to reduce energy, fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt. In addition to reformulation, it’s also committed to launching new, innovative healthy products. In 2018 Asda launched two low-sugar granolas that contain no ...
30 October 2018
The apprenticeship landscape An Apprenticeship Levy was introduced in March 2017 and is set at 0.5% of an employer’s wage bill. Employers will receive funding to train their apprentices through digital vouchers. The government has set a 3 million apprenticeship target to be met by 2020, driving profound changes to the apprenticeship system in England. The new apprenticeships are different...
29 October 2018
Ten leading global online grocery markets are predicted to experience combined growth of $227bn, at an annual rate of 20%, by 2023, according to new figures unveiled by IGD today at Groceryshop in Las Vegas. Country Online grocery market size $bn Value growth $bn CAGR Online grocery channel share %   2018 2023 ...
16 October 2018
Nearly half (48%) of online grocery shoppers say they are willing to pay for rapid delivery of their groceries to receive within one hour of placing their order, research from IGD reveals. The findings, discussed today at IGD’s Digital Commerce Summit, highlight the significant role the online retail channel will play in meeting rising shopper expectations and changing behaviours in future. ...
12 October 2018
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09 October 2018
With The Great British Bake Off adding Vegan Week to this year’s competition and one in two shoppers following or showing an interest in a plant-based diet, free-from dietary trends look to be gathering pace. The latest shopper research from IGD highlights the shifting attitudes towards this trend and the reasons behind it: High levels of interest in plant-based diets One in two (52%) ...
05 October 2018
Fresh The Good Food Market in Camden Street, Dublin picked up this award at this year’s IGD Awards . Here’s why. 1. This store is a feast for the eyes Counters serving deli food, salads, hot food and doughnuts occupy around half the store space. They’re all attractively presented, allowing their freshness and quality to stand out. The store’s layout helps shoppers see they can...
03 October 2018
Leading figures from the food and grocery industry last night toasted their successes of the last 12 months at the annual IGD Awards ceremony in London. The IGD Awards were attended by nearly 600 people and celebrated business excellence, people development, sustainability and individual success in the grocery industry. Commenting on the IGD Awards, Nick Downing, Commercial Director...