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Six months ago we shared a series of hypotheses focused around how retail, society and shoppers could be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. With many countries continuing to feel its impacts, we have revisited our expectations and outlook for the next six months.

Access IGD’s featured and most popular reports on COVID-19. The majority of these reports focus on how COVID-19 is changing the world of retail and the trends that we are identifying.  

In these unprecedented circumstances, a sustainable food system is increasingly important to consumers. To help your business plan for the pandemic and beyond, IGD has developed hypotheses of how the UK sustainability agenda will evolve in the short and longer term.

We look at what’s front-of-mind for retailers as they head into the key trading period.

We highlight the impact of COVID-19 on our five key global convenience trends, with examples from around the world and implications for you to consider.

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Monthly data updates from 7-Eleven, Lawson and Ministop, focusing on sales, customer footfall and average customer spend in Japan. 

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With news of potentially problematic new virus strains and uncertainty over how and when restrictions will be lifted, food and drink businesses face an extremely challenging start to the year. The implications affect the whole supply chain from manufacturers and wholesalers to retailers and operators.  All links in the chain must work more closely than ever to ensure businesses survive the t...
P&G reported a strong second quarter, reflecting pandemic-driven demand for its brands. Although there is a degree of uncertainty and volatility associated with its expectations for the second half, the business is confident that it will benefit from shifts driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. Sales guidance raised despite second half uncertainty Second quarter sales increased by 8%, driven by ...
Joint research by IGD and foodservice insight specialist, Peter Backman, reveals that spend by UK consumers on food and drink declined by 12% in 2020 vs 2019 .  Differences in mark-up, consumer behaviour and product mix account for the reduced size of the market. As lockdown restrictions caused UK consumers to eat more meals at home, spend shifted from foodservice to retail, reducing foodser...

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