Webinar: your EU exit update - January

Event overview

IGD’s next EU Exit webinar will bring you up-to-date on all the key issues:

  • The new trade deal – what’s in it?
  • Northern Ireland Protocol – latest changes
  • Business experiences
  • Covid and the consumer

We hope that you’ll join us then!

Please note that content is subject to change.

Meet the speakers

James Walton

James Walton

Chief Economist, IGD

James’ role at IGD is to help businesses anticipate and cope with strategic events, including: economic pressures, geo-political change, social developments and environmental stress.

James is well known for speaking at both UK and international events and provides interviews for TV, radio and the press. He also creates original reports and articles for IGD.

James has worked with clients across the entire grocery industry as well as with non-industry groups such as government departments, financial businesses and NGOs.

James joined IGD in April 1999 and has served in several roles, becoming Chief Economist in 2004.

Prior to joining IGD, he worked for Hillsdown Holdings, Northern Foods and Rank-Xerox.


Michael Freedman

Michael Freedman

Senior Shopper Insight Manager

Michael has responsibility for all IGD’s shopper insight focusing on IGD’s Shopper Confidence Index, and how shopper behaviour is changing due to key events such as COVID-19 and EU exit. Michael also focuses on shopper insight relating to health and wellness, sustainability and multichannel shopping.

Michael is an experienced presenter, regularly delivering actionable shopper insights. He has over 20 years’ agency and client-side experience in managing and conducting qualitative and quantitative research projects. He was previously Senior Insight Manager at Which? and has worked at both GfK Market Research and Research International.