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15 June 2022
The Government food strategy has been unveiled, responding to the National Food Strategy published last year. The food strategy includes policy initiatives to boost health, sustainability, accessibility of diets and to secure food supply. The aim is to ensure that the food and drink industry contributes to the levelling up agenda and makes the most of post-Brexit opportunities. The st...
14 June 2022
ONS has released its latest monthly GDP estimate for April , raising concerns of an economic contraction over Q2. UK economic output in April 2022 was down 0.3% month-on-month. Output in March was down 0.1% month-on-month, so a contraction may be gathering pace. All main sectors (services, manufacturing and production) of the economy contributed negatively for the first time since Ja...
14 June 2022
Following the publication of the Government Food Strategy, IGD, the organisation that delivers positive social impact in partnership with the food and consumer goods industry, has outlined its support for the ambition to create a more transparent food system and the need for more consistent data. This will enable businesses to make better decisions and inform consumers’ choices. Susan Barratt...
13 June 2022
The UK quick commerce market – the delivery of groceries and essentials to customers in less than one hour – has grown by nearly 10% year-on-year to £1.5bn, according to newly released figures from insight provider IGD. In the first of an updated three-part report series, the new research explores how the channel has evolved over the last 12 months against the backdrop of the pandemic and cost-of...
10 June 2022
The government has announced revised dates for some HFSS restrictions. What has changed? There have been two major changes to the timelines of implementing HFSS policies: Restrictions on volume price promotions e.g., BOGOF have been postponed by one year, until October 2023 The restrictions banning HFSS adverts on TV before 9 pm and paid-for adverts online will also be paused for...
10 June 2022
Are you a line manager seeking fresh ideas for how to prioritise your and your team’s workload? Watch our free webinar recording to discover five simple questions that will transform how you think about your and your team’s time, raise performance and feel less pressured. 93% of attendees to the live webinar said they now felt inspired to do something differently. In this webinar r...
10 June 2022
Following new guidance and timings from Government, this deck summarises upcoming regulations for businesses wanting to sell and promote HFSS products. From Autumn, the rules for selling products high in sat, sugar and salt (HFSS) will change in England. Promotions of products high in fat, sugar or salt by location will be restricted from October 2022 and by volume price from October 2023...
09 June 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 Ukraine crisis, the rising cost of living, labour shortages, COVID-19 and adapting to a new relationship with the EU. Food inflation forecasts Next week, IGD will publish its latest Viewpoint Special: Exploring the outlook for food inflati...
09 June 2022
Fresh from the stage at ShopTalk Europe, IGD CEO Susan Barratt, examines how shoppers are coping with the cost of living crisis and explores the impact on sustainable shopping habits. With inflation running at 9% year-on-year, shoppers are being hit from all sides by rising prices. Many are experiencing rising food, energy, and petrol bills, coupled with the impact of the rise in national insu...
07 June 2022
IGD’s CEO, Susan Barratt, contributes to the BRC’s Retail Sales Monitor, providing insight on UK food and drink sales. Whilst the last four weeks show modest growth, we increasingly expect that value sales are being boosted by inflation this year and that underlying volume trends are weaker as shoppers economise to manage the cost-of-living challenges they face. Shoppers are finding i...