Our position on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Susan Barratt, CEO of IGD, said: “We all understand that this is an extremely worrying time for the British public, with events around
Coronavirus (COVID-19) unfolding rapidly. Our number-one priority, at IGD and as a whole industry, is to keep feeding the nation, ensuring that everyone – including the most vulnerable members of our community – has access to the food and goods they need at this very challenging time.
“Retailers and manufacturers are making enormous efforts to keep goods flowing through the supply chain and are well used to handling large increases in demand. IGD’s role at this critical time is to provide a forum to bring the industry together, engaging with retailers, manufacturers, government and other key stakeholders, as well as providing data and shopper insight, all with the aim of helping to support and inform decision-making.
“Coronavirus (COVID-19) is expected to continue impacting us all for many months, making collaboration over the coming weeks absolutely crucial. We will continue to bring industry and government together, doing everything in our power to support the right decisions being taken at the right time, to ensure that our industry continues to provide for the British public.”