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06 December 2022
IGD’s CEO, Susan Barratt, contributes to the BRC’s Retail Sales Monitor, providing insight on UK food and drink sales. With inflation still driving accelerating top-line growth, the UK market continued to see real terms decline in November. However, that decline has slowed versus October with shoppers shifting into recognisable ‘seasonal’ mode as November wore on, while some additional d...
01 December 2022
Since 2019 we have been conducting real-life behaviour change trials with retailers, testing what works and what doesn’t. This research enables the industry to build knowledge around how to shift diets, accelerating the pace of change in food retail and health policy. These findings are the latest set of results from an intervention run with Marks & Spencer’s in collaboration with the Univers...
01 December 2022
Your overview of economic and policy news with a focus on the food and consumer goods industry. Featuring the latest developments and guidance on the rising cost of living, the Ukraine crisis, labour shortages, COVID-19 and adapting to a new relationship with the EU. Low shopper confidence IGD’s shopper confidence index has declined slightly to -25 compared to -24 last month. Thi...
28 November 2022
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25 November 2022
Your overview of economic and policy news with a focus on the food and consumer goods industry. Featuring the latest developments and guidance on the rising cost of living, the Ukraine crisis, labour shortages, COVID-19 and adapting to a new relationship with the EU. Consumers to further cut back spending   IGD expects consumer sentiment to remain quite bleak in the months to come. ...
22 November 2022
A range of factors continue to disrupt supply chains including the war in Ukraine, labour shortages and the cost of living crisis resulting in more people switching products. This is covered in more detail in our latest Viewpoint report, “How bad is the economic storm?”. Download a free copy here . Availability concerns remain high In the latest consumer research conducted for IGD (1...
21 November 2022
See our full webinar recording, accompanying IGD’s latest Viewpoint report: How bad is the economic storm? providing insight on: Our latest food inflation forecasts The impact of the Autumn Statement on the food and consumer goods industry How consumers may react An overview of the volatile policy landscape Sign up to our bulletin Our round-up of the l...
17 November 2022
The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR, the government’s official forecasting body) has issued a new Economic & Fiscal Outlook Report (EFO). This is the document that today’s Autumn Statement is based on – it also judges the chances of the government hitting its financial goals. As expected, the economic position is fairly grim and government finances are precarious. There are ...
17 November 2022
Your overview of economic and policy news with a focus on the food and consumer goods industry. Featuring the latest developments and guidance on the rising cost of living, the Ukraine crisis, labour shortages, COVID-19 and adapting to a new relationship with the EU. Autumn Statement In a bid to return to financial stability following the short-lived Growth Plan, the Chancellor of t...
16 November 2022
The latest UK inflation data is available from ONS, covering October 2022. “All items” inflation is now +11.1% year-on-year, by the CPI method, which is higher than was predicted by the Bank of England. Using the slightly wider RPI method, “all items” inflation stands at +14.2%. This is the highest general inflation seen since 1980. The major driver remains utility prices, in...