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Our team of retail experts track the latest industry trends, deliver and analyse key news, and visit retailers and their stores around the world to provide you with commercial insights that will help you build stronger plans and work more effectively day-to-day.
Digital retail models of the future
Our new research examines how data and technology are transforming retail business models.
Better understand what’s influencing grocery shoppers today, with insight on this means for future behaviour both pre-shop and in-store. We talk to thousands of British grocery shoppers each year. We explore their behaviour, missions, sentiment and preferences across a range of different key industry themes and topics.
Shoppers of the future
Future-proof your business now to win with shoppers in 2025.
Use your supply chain to be more efficient, improve capability and grow your company. Supply Chain Analysis gives you the latest insight, case studies and thought leadership on how to build a successful supply chain.
Supply Chains for Growth
Download our report to understand how supply chain excellence will be a source of growth and value for the future.
Insight and capability to successfully trade in Asia's FMCG markets
Asia Trends 2019
Our top five trends shaping the Asian retail market and influencing retailer strategy over the next year and beyond.
IGD Live has developed an engaging programme of content across four great themes. When you register, we'll ask you if you have a preferred Insight Stream. You can also personalise your own programme by choosing sessions from different streams.
The pace of change for consumer packaged goods brands has never been faster: in an ever-evolving marketplace, it’s important to balance traditional retailer relationships as well as optimising new channels like Amazon in order to drive growth in 2020 and beyond.
In this breakfast session on Day 1 of IGD Live, Profitero’s VP Strategy & Insights EMEA Andrew Pearl will be joined by leading brand manufacturers as they discuss their journey to attain eCommerce excellence and category growth through implementing best practice learnings from Amazon and other leading e-retailers.
The pace of change in consumer packaged goods retailing has scarcely been quicker. Traditional supply chains... + READ MORE
are being replaced by complex ecosystems. Shoppers expect online experiences offline. New formats, channels, operators and business models are unlocking growth, requiring new organisational capabilities to grasp these and win. IGD is evolving to help you achieve this, IGD Live a brand-new meeting focused on unlocking growth in this new world.
How evolving shopper expectations and emerging technologies are driving the digitisation of grocery, and... + READ MORE
how a global CPG leader can respond in terms of both customer-facing execution and internal culture & processes.
With a lacklustre economy, unhelpful demographic trends and political uncertainty, the UK food...+ READ MORE
and consumer goods sector is facing challenges on low volumes, low investment and low innovation.
How can we help rejuvenate the industry together? Embracing change and innovation is something no food and consumer goods business can afford to ignore.
Susan Barratt will explain how the IGD is embracing change and how it can help you navigate the rapidly evolving industry landscape.
Are your category management practices ready for the future? IGD's global survey will reveal where category management is today and the future implications for you.
A leading retailer and supplier will reveal how they built a successful collaborative partnership.
Category Insight Manager
Online & Shopper Marketing Controller
Senior Category Manager
Senior Category Manager
Head of Category Management
IGD will bring you up to date with the latest global developments in digital commerce. We’ll hear from Alibaba and its latest New Retail developments. PepsiCo will provide a manufacturer’s perspective and tell us how it’s responding and what it’s learnt.
UK Ecommerce Director
Head of Online Insight
Head of Trends
Lead Solutions Architect
We look at the implications and opportunities of consolidation for suppliers and consider where growth will come from in 2020.
Michael will share our latest research from IGD's shopper insight programme. Sean will give you practical tips on how to use insight to build your retailer business plans.
Head of Event Content
Senior Shopper Insight Manager
Director of Marketing
We explore the financial rationale for retailers to pursue growth opportunities in retail, and explore the associated challenges, opportunities and skills required for success.
You’ll also hear the latest developments in partnerships between retailers and food-to-go specialists.
Food to go format lead
Head of New Business
AI and machine learning are evolving how, and how quickly, businesses can engage shoppers.
Leading practitioners will show how AI is unlocking opportunities for suppliers and retailers and evolving their relationships.
Want to know what’s next? Ask our panel of experts.
Co-Founder and Chairman
Co-Founder and Co-CEO
We’ll hear from a leading UK B2B online retailer, Bestway, to help us understand the opportunity. We’ll then learn from Mars on how it’s growing its B2B online sales.
Head of Marketing
Digital and ecommerce multichannel lead
We'll hear how leading manufacturers such as Diageo are using developing technologies. From IGD, learn about the latest technologies and how they could impact your business.
European Brand Manager for Talisker Whisky
Digital Innovation Manager for GB & Ireland
Hear from leading UK retailers on how they're delivering great convenience stores. Understand the benefits of having ranges tailored to local shoppers and how you can align your plans with this new reality.
Director of Commercial Operations
Chief Executive Officer
Lawrence Hunt & Co
From our food-to-go consumer tracking programme, we’ll share the latest shifts in attitudes and behaviour.
Innovators from across the food-to-go sector will talk about how they have set themselves up to take advantage.
Head of Shopper InsightIGD
The shopper is king. Hear how retailers and suppliers are tailoring solutions by understanding shoppers’ behaviour.
A leading supplier will reveal how it evolved its category approach to benefit from differing shopping missions.
Group Head of Category Development
Retail Insight Director
Senior Customer Category Manager
You'll get a retailer’s perspective from Co-op and a manufacturer’s perspective from AB World Foods on how SMEs should be using digital commerce to develop their businesses.
Ecommerce Strategy & Capability Lead
AB World Foods
Head of Digital and Ecommerce
You'll hear from Arla on how its direct-to-consumer operation is developing and its learnings. You’ll also hear from the fast-growing Ugly Drinks business.
Co-Founder & UK GM
Head of Ecommerce and Digital
Discover how Young Foodies and Waterbomb are delivering growth in the convenience channel through creating differentiation.
Plus, the new CEO of Simply Fresh will reveal how he will innovate in both range and services to serve his shoppers' needs.
Chief Executive Officer
Learn from successful food-to-go led formats, drawn from across both retailers and food-to-go specialists, about the formats they’ve built to deliver success and impact in food-to-go.
Be inspired by best of what we’ve seen in our global food-to-go tracking programme, and learn about the latest initiatives from leaders across Europe and North America.
Too Good To Go
David von Laskowski
Greenfood Group (Picadeli)
Less data, less resources, but successful. Learn what else you could use to thrive.
Suppliers will share what it took to succeed and the advantages a small business can have.
The Drinks Bakery
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Head of Commercial Space and Range
Hear from the world’s leading social platform WeChat and learn from the highly developed Chinese market.
We examine how brands are approaching the challenge of selling on Amazon, whether direct or via third-party sellers, and why some brands are implementing a hybrid Amazon selling strategy to ensure future success.
Head of Consulting
Head of eBusiness
Global Ecommerce Capability Leader
Guy will bring you our latest insight on the roles that brands and private label products fulfil for the shopper.
Ken will share his vision for the development and role of the Co-op brand in Nisa stores. Ben will look at the role of branded products in Co-op.
Head of Category Development
Chief Executive Officer
As new entrants target the food-to-go growth opportunity, discover what industry leaders believe will be the key changes for those in the food-to-go market to act on and respond to.
Senior Buying Manager Food to go & Instore Bakery
Paddy & Scott’s
Senior Food-to-Go Analyst
Championing agile approaches to innovation, to increase speed and reduce risk. Leadership for change... + READ MORE
and building wider partnerships
Addressing the objectives, ideas and concerns of everyone is essential to creating an inclusive ... + READ MORE
working culture. CCEP believe this is business critical for everyone in our industry, to be a relevant industry producing relevant products. Leendert will share how his views on to provide leadership in this area, and the commercial imperative to do so.
The grocery market of the future will not be comprised of individual supply chains operating in isolation. Rather ecosystems of alliances and partnerships will be... + READ MORE
commonplace. At times, retailers will be both collaborating with, and competing against, the same organisations. Andrew will discuss Morrisons’ strategy to reflect this, from relationships with Amazon and Ocado, to its wholesale and franchise operations. He’ll share the leadership learnings from this approach, plans for 2020 and the implications for supply partners.
Today we are witnessing a food revolution, consumers are losing trust in the food industry, we need to... + READ MORE
recapture their trust by acting on what matters. Adam will share how acting on what matters has always been at the heart of Danone’s culture and how we need to work together to build sustainable change. He will draw on Danone’s contribution to food revolution in the UK today, and on what “doing business with purpose” means for Danone, including their commitment to become one of the first global B Corp certified businesses.
From the integration of Booker to the launch of Jack’s, Tesco’s progress against its six strategic drivers... + READ MORE
continues apace. As leader of its UK business, Jason will outline how Tesco has set its business for success in the evolving UK grocery market, and how suppliers can win with it in 2020.
For the Co-op’s food business, doing the right thing has seen it remain an ethical leader while focusing on... + READ MORE
the convenience channel, improving its offer but expanding its wholesale proposition and testing last mile delivery options in the face of an ever-changing industry landscape. Co-op’s Retail Chief Executive, Jo Whitfield, will update on strategic developments for 2020, and how it plans to use its leadership position on ethical issues to unlock growth in the year ahead and show that a different way of doing business can provide competitive advantage
Ensure you build your plans around shoppers' evolving needs. Our shopper insight team will share the latest findings on how we're shopping.
Are you flexing with the changing shopper? A leading supplier will show how it's adapting to shifting shopper demographics and preferences.
So much data! Suppliers and agencies will explain how to get the most business benefit from your data.
Global Category Lead
Head of Shopper Marketing
Director of Insight
Hear the thoughts of a senior category manager at Sainsbury’s on best practice engagement of core trading. Learn how Kimberley-Clarke is managing pureplay and traditional retail. Hear from Ocado on its latest developments and opportunities.
EMEA eCommerce Strategy and Capability Manager
Senior Commercial Manager
Category Manager Home and Personal Care
Key industry figures reveal how they see the future relevance of forecourts. They’ll discuss the opportunities to sell your products and reasons why you should invest in them.
Booker Retail Partners
The wholesale channel has undergone significant structural change. We’ll take stock of this new landscape, and share IGD’s outlook for the channel in 2020.
Leading wholesalers will show how suppliers can grow in wholesale.
What are the routes for innovation in wholesale?
Senior Business Analyst
What does it take to forge future-thinking plans against a backdrop of short-term commercial pressures? Hear how a leading supplier overcame this challenge.
UK Country Manager
Consumer & Customer Lifecycle Workstream Lead
Taylor's of Harrogate
Data Innovation Director
What will category management's role be tomorrow? Hear how a supplier transformed its category management function to deliver business change.
Understand how the supplier recruited and motivated a winning team.
Head of Category and Instore
Head of Category Management
Director of Strategy, Insight, Capability & Marketing Services
We'll hear from Asda and a manufacturer on what the perfect online store looks like and how to maintain it.
Senior Director Grocery eCommerce
eBusiness Execution Manager
Mars Petcare UK
You'll learn from ZX Ventures (part of AB InBev), and Mondelez on how manufacturers are developing products for the ecommerce supply chain and the online shopper.
eRetail Director Europe
Head of Global E-Commerce Insights
There is much speculation about the future and the evolution of tech. So, rather than bringing you speculation, in this session you’ll hear about innovations that are actually in the market!
Tomasz from Zabka will reveal what IS happening in its stores today.
And Steve will show how AiFi is enabling retailers to expand their reach through staff-less and cashless stores.
Chief Financial and Development Officer
CEO and Co-founder
Wholesalers and leading suppliers will give practical tips on how suppliers can target growth in these contrasting channels.
We'll share best practice on positioning your business to maximise the opportunities in wholesale.
Chief Operating Officer
JJ Food Service Limited-UK
eCommerce Development Manager
How do you better engage your shopper? Hear how suppliers are succeeding through better tailoring their initiatives and tactics to the needs of their customers.
Senior Director Retail Concepts
Director Shopper & Omnichannel Activation
Senior Manager Shopper & Omnichannel Activation
Head of Category, Shopper & E-commerce
Danone Early Life Nutrition
Learn best practice from Tesco and a leading fresh supplier, Moy Park, on how you can grow your business through events and successful NPD launches.
Director of Online Operations
Senior Multichannel Marketing Manager
You’ll learn about the rapid delivery opportunity from Deliveroo and the new, more sustainable online fulfilment model offered by Loop.
Director of Global Partnerships
New engagement app *shopt has transformed the way that brands communicate with the Convenience channel. In this session Andy Buck and Matt Gouldsmith share the story of how *shopt and LRS have partnered to deliver amazing results, and give a glimpse of how we engage and communicate with our Retailers in the future.
In response Martyn and Jackie will share their view of the vibrancy of the independent sector and the benefits of investing in it.
CPM UK & *shopt
Head of Wholesale Channel
Lucozade Ribena Suntory
Chief Information Officer
Booker Retail Partners
Structural change in the industry has created a “new” breed of wholesaler. What new opportunities does this create?
How are suppliers responding to the new reality?
East End Foods
Debbie HarrisonManaging Director
Moving beyond a nice piece of point-of-sale, discover what it takes to build inspiring, productive shopper activation.
Learn the secrets of success from winners of the IGD Shopper Activation Excellence Award.
Head of Category and Insight
We'll unveil new IGD flagship research on how we expect retail to develop. You’ll understand what this means from a retailer’s perspective. We’ll then hear from Unilever on how it’s preparing for the future.
eCommerce & New Digital Business Model Director
Program Director, North America
From our global travels we will focus on great execution and mission-focused developments, to contribute new thinking to your business and promotional plans.
We then handover to James to share his perspective on the vibrancy and strength of UK convenience and what this means for suppliers.
Joining James will be a number of the day’s speakers to give you the opportunity to ask your questions.
Senior Strategic Retail Analyst
Central England Co-op
Deliciously Ella is one of the UK’s fastest-growing FMCG brands. Starting with Ella’s blog in 2012 and powered by a large, growing and highly engaged social media community, Deliciously Ella has become a leader in plant-based that has evolved into an app, recipe books, a deli, a podcast, and now a cross-category range of plant-based food products. Ella and Matt will share what they have learned as they have built a relevant, digitally native FMCG brand with the aim to help people live better and make vegetables cool, and always putting their community at the heart of everything they do.
The Sainsbury’s Group has undergone a significant transformation to become a multi-channel,... + READ MORE
multi-product retail business, combining the digital and GM capabilities of Argos with the Sainsbury’s grocery proposition. On the day Sainsbury’s announces its latest financial performance, Paul will share its progress in creating a new retail business for the digital world, and its commercial priorities for 2020.
IGD reserves the right to alter any element of the programme, such as speakers, times and venue, should the need arise.