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12 August 2022
Matthew Stoughton-Harris, our Economics and Public Policy Manager, explains how the latest GDP figures and Bank of England forecast paints a gloomy picture for the UK economy, with recession likely from the end of 2022. Watch this video to find out more. More economic news and analysis Explore Sign up to our bulletin Our round-up of the latest economic an...
12 August 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. GDP declines in Q2 GDP declined by 0.1% in Q2 compared to an increase of 0.8% in Q1 2022. Provisional data for June s...
10 August 2022
IGD’s CEO, Susan Barratt, contributes to the BRC’s Retail Sales Monitor, providing insight on UK food and drink sales. July’s food and drink value sales were again flattered by inflation, masking some ongoing dips in sales volumes. Shoppers are genuinely tightening their belts by buying fewer items in addition to switching stores and buying more private label products. Our Shopper Co...
05 August 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. Inflation to peak higher The Bank of England now expects inflation to peak at 13.3% in October 2022 and to remain a...
05 August 2022
The Bank of England has issued a new Monetary Policy report , with revised forecasts for inflation. The Bank also states that the UK economy is likely to enter recession in Q4 2022. Consumer price inflation, driven principally by price rises in energy, food, and physical goods hit 9.4% in June. The Bank now forecasts inflation to continue to rise in the coming months, peaking at 13.3% i...
04 August 2022
Michael Freedman, our Head of Economic and Consumer Insight, explains how moral has improved thanks to the England women’s Euro 2022 win and the heatwave, meaning fewer people have been impacted by rising energy cost. But this is likely to be the calm before the storm, with food price inflation forecast to increase. Watch this video to find out more. More economic news and ...
04 August 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. Download a free copy here . Availability concerns decline for second month Click chart to enlarge In the latest consumer research conduc...
03 August 2022
Read this summary report to find out about how lifecycle assessment (LCA) can help organisations to make decisions that will reduce the environmental impact of their packaging. Download .addAfter { position:relative; } a.addAfter:after { content: ""; position: absolute; right: 0px; bottom: 0px; border-right: 17px solid white; border-top: 10px solid transparent; }   [style*="--...
02 August 2022
The UK food-to-go market is predicted to be worth £23.4bn by 2027, 26% more than pre-pandemic levels, according to the new forecast from insight provider IGD. While inflation is set to be the main driver of growth, operators and retailers have an opportunity to support consumers through the cost of living crisis as they look to save money. By 2027 the market will be worth £23.4bn, 26% more th...
29 July 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. UK recession highly likely IGD believes that that recession in the UK is now highly likely as declining household inc...