Chris Kirkland, Senior Retail Analyst, IGD
Chris joined the retail team in 2015 and jointly conducts IGD's research and coverage on the UK multiples, focusing on the strategies being used to meet changing consumer needs.
Chris delivers a mixture of research outputs for IGD’s Retail Analysis service; using reporting, briefings and customised work to help retailers and suppliers adapt and grow.
Chris joins from AC Nielsen and brings six years of consumer insight experience across media and grocery retail. He holds a BA combined honours degree in French and German from the University of Bristol.
James Walton, Chief Economist, IGD
James’ role at IGD is to help businesses anticipate and cope with the economic, geo-political, social and environmental factors they face.
Having joined almost 16 years ago, James has been IGD’s chief economist since 2004. He regularly speaks at international conferences and gives media interviews on the issues and trends affecting the consumer goods industry.
James works with clients across the supply chain as well as government departments and NGOs and is available for customised presentations and boardroom briefings.