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06 September 2022
IGD’s CEO, Susan Barratt, contributes to the BRC’s Retail Sales Monitor, providing insight on UK food and drink sales. Food and drink sales volumes spent the entire month of August in negative territory, with value sales propped up by the ongoing inflationary pressures that are being steadily fed through the supply chain. IGD’s latest Shopper Confidence Index data shows another record-br...
05 September 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 again Click chart to enlarge In the latest consumer research conducted for IGD...
05 September 2022
Harriet Illman, Head of Sustainability, outlines why there has never been a more important time to reduce food waste and highlights the benefits of acting to reduce food waste through the Food Waste Reduction Roadmap .
02 September 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. Food inflation accelerates Food prices rose at their fastest rate in August , up to 9.3%, according to the latest me...
31 August 2022
As the new Prime Minister is set to meet a daunting set of economic challenges, we reflect on three key challenges facing the food and consumer goods industry. Rising food inflation Click chart to enlarge Price rises in ‘food and drink’ accelerated dramatically in July, up 2.3 percentage points in June to 12.7% year on year. This is the highest monthly increase in prices s...
31 August 2022
Yeo Valley has partnered with Too Good To Go to ensure that any unpredictable, damaged or short-life surplus dairy products reach people rather than being sent to anaerobic digestion or for animal feed. Through the creation of a flexible bespoke solution, Too Good To Go ensured brand protection and facilitated on-site customer collections, preventing delicious surplus from going to waste. Rea...
31 August 2022
Pork and chicken producer Cranswick is passionate about embedding sustainability in every business decision; that’s why it has partnered with redistribution organisation The Bread and Butter Thing to explore new ways of redistributing its ‘perfectly imperfect’ surplus gourmet products. From delicious sausage rolls to leftover chopped veg, Cranswick and the Bread and Butter Thing have forged a...
31 August 2022
Worldwide Fruit has partnered with redistribution organisation The Bread and Butter Thing to overcome the challenges of hiring and returning fruit pallets, punnets and trays. This Grocer Gold award-winning partnership is on track to save millions of pieces of fruit each year – from apples and pears to peaches, plums, nectarines and avocados. Read the case study below to find out how. ...
26 August 2022
Michael Freedman, our Head of Economic and Consumer Insight, reveals the latest IGD consumer research and explains how the rise in the energy price cap from 1st October is likely to lead to a significant reduction in spend with a focus on food retail and the eating out markets. More economic news and analysis Explore Sign up to our bulletin Our round-up o...
25 August 2022
We have heard about people having to choose between heating and eating due to rising energy costs. However, the news from Ofgem that the energy price cap will rise by 80% in October is likely to lead to many cutting back on both. Consumers set to rein in spending further In the latest consumer research conducted for IGD (19-21 August 2022), 39 million people (75%) have reined in their...