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We are a research and training charity that sits at the heart of the food and grocery industry.



We have over 100 years’ experience working with the leading manufacturers and retailers in grocery retail, operating from offices in Asia, Europe and North America.



Find out how we work, meet the senior team, our Board of Trustees and Board of Directors drawn from across the grocery industry.


Our charitable work drives and defines us

IGD is a research and training charity which sits at the heart of the food and grocery industry. It has a trading subsidiary that provides commercial services. The profits from these commercial services fund the charity.

We exist to upskill people working in or looking to join the food and grocery industry. We also manage initiatives driven by research and best practice relating to science, technology or economics in the food industry.

Meet our Trustees, Directors and senior leadership team.

Our industry groups bring companies and people together to tackle the major challenges faced by shoppers.

Insight and research services

Insight into over 400 leading retailers and more than 100 grocery markets globally. In depth commercial analysis and latest innovations and trends.

Better understand what’s influencing grocery shoppers, with insight into their attitudes, motivators and outlook. Created from dialogue with thousands of British grocery shoppers.

The latest insight, case studies and thought leadership on how to build a successful supply chain.

Latest food and grocery industry analysis

Our new research examines how data and technology are transforming retail business models.

Download our report to understand how supply chain excellence will be a source of growth and value for the future.

Our framework for digital capability comprises four stages: inaction, recognition, action and instinct. Find out where your organisation sits using our free assessment tool.

IGD forecasts the digital future for the food and grocery industry. Part of our IGD Futures series.

Use our five-year forecasts for the UK consumer goods market to plan your channel strategy.

Charitable initiatives

IGD Economics provides you with impartial analysis on how economic, social and political issues impact the food and consumer goods industry.

Our aim is to support everyone working in the food and grocery industry throughout their lifelong learning journey.

Our healthy eating programme brings people and organisations across the food industry together to inspire change and help improve the health of the nation.

Conferences and Events

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