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We review the impact of COVID-19 on the five trends which we identified at the start of the year to shape the future of food and consumer goods retailer in Asia in 2020 and beyond.

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.

In our new Eating In Vs Dining Out research, produced in collaboration with foodservice consultant Peter Backman, we explore the impact of COVID-19 on the UK food and drink market.

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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UK food-to-go specialist Greggs has reported that in September company-managed shop like-for-like sales improved to 76.1% of 2019 levels, compared to an average of 71.2% since reopening the full estate on 2 July. These results demonstrate a recovery of sales in line with Greggs' planning assumptions. 

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With the COVID-19 pandemic having provided “a once-in-a-generation opportunity to drive trial for our brands,” we look at how General Mills plans to retain its new customers. Net sales up 9.0% The company delivered a strong performance in Q1 with net sales up 9.0% to $4.4bn, and net earnings up 22.7% to $638.9m. It continues to benefit from elevated at-home demand, with expectations that it...
2020 is a year like no other for UK food-to-go.  Previously the hero of the food and drink market, the sector has experienced unprecedented challenges in 2020 which will continue to impact it for years to come. In our new UK food-to-go market report 2020 , produced with the help of colleagues from across the industry, we predict that the sector will decline by 43% this year and only retur...
Speaking at the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference earlier this month, Colgate-Palmolive’s chairman, president and CEO, Noel Wallace, outlined three strategies for the business as it navigates the pandemic. 1. Staying true to its core principles The company has launched several new initiatives to support consumers, retailer customers and communities. These include providing educati...

Stay ahead with our round-up and expert analysis of the latest global FMCG news.

IGD Solutions market expert, Milos Ryba, addresses your key questions on channel shifts, shopper behaviour, business reactions to current challenges and more.