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Bringing you a compilation of the biggest trends facing the industry from some of the most knowledgeable industry leaders, recorded live at IFE, part of Food, Drink & Hospitality Week 2024.

IGD's Big Picture Outlook

IGD’s economics and retail experts came together to provide a state of the nation overview of the UK market, sharing their economic forecasts and total consumption view to help retailers and suppliers get a sense of the current climate and what is expected in the coming months. The session covered resilience, supply-chain challenges, labour shortage, policy, and forecasting.

Speakers:

  • Michael Freedman, Head of Economic and Consumer Insight - IGD
  • Rhian Thomas, Head of Insight (UK) - IGD


 

The IGD Consumer Perspective: Missions And Occasions

This UK Hero piece showcased IGD's joined-up thinking on the big industry issues and provided a complete view of missions and occasions from a retailer and shopper view. Attendees to this session gained actionable insight and recommendations that could feed into plans for occasions for the rest of the year. IGD also explored how shoppers defined and prioritised occasions, where food, drink and groceries played the most important role and the opportunities this could provide for attendees.

Speaker:

  • Bryony Perkins, Shopper Insight Analyst - IGD


 

IGD's Head To Head: The Big Picture Outlook vs The Consumer Perspective

IGD’s experts were joined by NamNews Editor Brian Moore to compare the macro and micro views of the UK market opportunities and challenges, bringing together a combined retail, economics, shopper and trading perspective.

Host:

  • Andrea Fox, Retail Solutions Manager - IGD

Speakers:

  • Bryony Perkins, Shopper Insight Analyst - IGD
  • Brian Moore, Editor - EMR-NamNews
  • Michael Freedman, Head of Economic and Consumer Insight - IGD
  • Bryan Roberts, Global Insight Lead - IGD


 

The Vital Role Of Foodservice In Retail Innovation - An IGD Update

A unique opportunity to see the outcomes of IGD’s recent Consultancy project with client Heinz, with a behind-the-scenes view of the learnings and applications of IGD’s insight into a supplier setting. Attendees gained key insight into the changing landscape of food consumption, and learnt what a vital role foodservice plays in retail innovation.

Speakers:

  • David Warren, Director of Solutions - IGD
  • Nicola Knight, Insight Manager - IGD


 

The IGD Deep Dive: Health

IGD’s Social Impact and Commercial team looked at the big issues for shoppers across health in industry in 2024 and beyond. Identifying opportunities for shifting shopping habits towards healthier options that you can take away and embed into your business plans. IGD shared global inspiration around health activations in store alongside their latest research on healthy and sustainable diets.

Speakers:

  • Hannah Skeggs, Senior Health & Sustainable Diets Manager - IGD
  • Eve Crump, Senior Consultant - IGD


 

The IGD Wrap Up- UK vs International For 2024 And Beyond

A lively debate between IGD’s UK and international retail experts offering you a comparison between markets, including a regional breakdown and inspirational case studies. Finish listening with a strategic outlook as our experts share their trend predictions for 2024 and beyond, equipping you with the knowledge to navigate the evolving retail landscape.

Host:

  • Chris Hayward, Director of Sales - IGD

Speakers:

  • Nick Miles, Head of Global Insight - IGD
  • Toby Pickard, Global Insight Lead - IGD
  • Kate Hofman, Founder - GrowUp Farms
  • Dan Butler, Senior Insight Analyst - IGD


 

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