COVID-19 has caused a monumental shift in consumers’ food and drink habits. The boundaries between eating at home and out-of-home, once blurred, have now broken down, resulting in unprecedented changes to supply and demand of food and drink in the
During lockdown specialist food stores, such as butchers, fishmongers and grocers, have been most popular with younger shoppers (18-24 year-olds), as older age groups (65+) relied more on online services, according to a ground-breaking new community research project from IGD.
Shopper confidence remains at one of the lowest levels on record, according to the latest results from the IGD Shopper Confidence Index. Despite overall confidence staying low there are significant differences in confidence between regions, with shoppers in London feeling
The food and consumer goods supply chain has evolved dramatically in recent months, and in response IGD has enhanced its Supply Chain Analysis platform to provide business with the tools needed to thrive in the new environment. Informed by the
Shopper trust in food and consumer goods industry is highest it’s been in a year, new IGD Index shows
Shopper trust in the food and consumer goods industry is the highest it’s been in a year, while financial confidence has taken a dive, according to a new and unique monthly shopper sentiment measure from IGD.
IGD engages with retailers, manufacturers, government and trade associations to help ensure food reaches those most in need
Research and training charity, IGD, has been bringing the food and grocery industry together in the wake of Coronavirus (COVID-19), engaging with retailers, manufacturers, government, trade associations and other key stakeholders, to help ensure food is able to flow through
IGD research reveals big appetite from consumers to be healthier and more sustainable in food choices
Two-thirds (66%) of consumers are already changing their diets or are considering making changes to be healthier and more sustainable. However, consumers are also confused, with most overestimating how healthy and sustainable their diet is.
As online shopping continues to be the fastest-growing channel in Asia’s grocery market, international researcher IGD reveals the two biggest players, JD.com and Alibaba, are driving the most growth in online grocery shopping, with their combined grocery sales growth in
From developing students and industry employees, to tackling issues such as food waste, healthy eating and digital capability, IGD’s charitable initiatives are helping the industry face into some of the biggest challenges we face as a society, to deliver public
Sustainability, ethics and saving money are prominent themes for food and grocery shopping this Christmas, according to the latest research from research organisation IGD. Following the growing interest in sustainability and plant-based diets over the past year, the Christmas period
Leading figures from the food and grocery industry last week toasted their successes of the last 12 months at the annual IGD Awards ceremony at Tobacco Docks, London.
With 78% of consumers asking for products to be made healthier without compromising on taste, research and training charity IGD has published a new guide for food businesses to help them review and set portion sizes. The guide identifies opportunities
New forecasts from IGD reveal that the UK convenience market is set to grow by £6.9bn in the next five years, to reaach £48.2bn by 2024. The channel will benefit from lots of new store openings over the period, helping
Online grocery in Asia is developing at a rapid pace, with the market set to grow from its current value of US$99bn to US$295bn by 2023, according to the latest forecasts from international researcher IGD Asia.
Digital technologies are revolutionising the way the food and consumer goods industry operates and online sales are forecast to grow 163% by 2023 across major markets, according to a new report from research organisation IGD, in association with The Consumer Goods Forum.
IGD has launched a major new event for the UK grocery industry. IGD Live will take place on the 6-7 November 2019 at London’s Tobacco Dock, offering delegates the opportunity to learn, connect and grow.
The leading 20 global grocery markets are set to generate an additional US$1.9tr in sales, growing by 28% between 2018 and 2023, new forecasts from global research organisation IGD predict.
The UK grocery market is set to experience 2.4% growth this Christmas, with shoppers predicted to spend £21.6bn over the festive period, according to the latest forecast from research organisation IGD. With nearly half (48%) of shoppers agreeing that food and
Innovative advances in technology, coupled with seamless in-store shopping experiences, are among the IGD’s top predictions for 2019’s global retail trends: Data, and particularly customer data, will offer more personalised shopping Sustainability concerns will change the way retailers do business Stores will offer
The research and training charity IGD has announced the appointment of Susan Barratt as new CEO, effective from 1January 2019. Barratt succeeds Joanne Denney-Finch who stepped down in September 2018. Barratt has a breadth of both national and international experience across
Andrew Higginson, chairman of Morrisons, has been appointed as president of IGD, the research and training charity, by its Board of Trustees. Already an active member of IGD’s Policy Issues Council, Andrew Higginson succeeds IGD’s current president, Leendert den Hollander, with
Tesco has today launched a new brand, and stores - Jack’s. Part of the Tesco Family, Jack’s is claimed to offer great tasting food that is grown, reared or made in Britain at the lowest possible prices to bring customers
Asia’s online grocery channel is set to grow by $176bn (194%) to 2022, making it the fastest growing channel in Asia, according to new figures from international research organisation IGD. The research, the first deep dive into the region’s online
New forecasts launched today by IGD, reveal that the UK convenience channel is set to add £7.1bn in the next five years to reach £47.2bn by 2023. The convenience channel will benefit from strong store growth over the period, helping
IGD: shoppers of the future will be time optimisers, health conscious, individual, experimental and socially conscious
The shoppers of the future will be time optimisers, health conscious, individual, experimental and socially conscious, according to new research from IGD. Launching today, the report identifies an emerging group of ‘Influencer Shoppers’ that currently represents around 25% of the