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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...
28 July 2022
In its latest World Economic Outlook report, IMF has downgraded its global GDP growth projection for 2022 by 0.4% to 3.2% - if correct, this would be the lowest growth for over a decade. The projection for 2023 has also been reduced by 0.7% to 2.9%, the weakest for two decades. Inflation weighs heavily on global growth Global economic output fell in Q2 2022, for the first time since...
28 July 2022
With 2 months until HFSS regulations come into force, we explore latest update such as how devolved nations will implement, and how the nutrient profiling model is being challenged in court. HFSS really hit the media in May, when Jamie Oliver branded the government U-turn on some aspects of legislation an eton mess. Industry were quick to respond, with retailers such as Tesco and Sainsbury’s...
28 July 2022
Manufacturers have released a swathe of new HFSS compliant products ahead of the implementation of restrictions in England in October 2022. Innovation around products that meet the new HFSS guidelines and will therefore not be subject to the restrictions has rapidly expanded recently with the following new launches just out or coming soon: Snack bars Both Nature Valley and Eat Natural ...
28 July 2022
IGD’s Chief Economist, James Walton and Health and Sustainable Diets Associate, Lizzy McHugh explore how inflation predictions may impact shopping habits and health. Looking at the news, there is a sense across the UK and beyond, that everything is becoming more expensive. Whilst energy prices make up many of the headlines, food is also making a significant contribution to inflation, with th...
27 July 2022
This guide will help the sector undertake packaging LCAs in a standardised way and enable organisations to make decisions to reduce the environmental impact of their packaging. Lifecycle assessment is a valuable tool, enabling organisations to make decisions to help reduce the environmental impact of their packaging. IGD has developed this guide in collaboration with the food and consumer good...
27 July 2022
Last week, the Economics team presented our latest Viewpoint webinar. Click here to view the recording. Click here to download the report Outlined below are some answers from some of the questions that were raised during the webinar. Q. What are the predictions for interest rates looking like? Monetary policy is the traditional response to high inflation, through the raising of...