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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.

IGD's team of analysts share their perspectives via video and articles on the key themes impacting the trading environment through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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.

As President and CEO at Southeastern Grocers, one of the largest regional supermarket operators in the US, Anthony Hucker has a unique perspective on the impact of the pandemic. We speak to Anthony about business planning and what’s front of mind in his discussions with CPG partners.

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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COVID-19 pandemic has generated a surge in demand for online grocery shopping around the world. In Singapore, shoppers could not get delivery slots across the major grocery retailers in the initial phase of the pandemic, resulting in a lot of frustration. The situation has improved significantly in the last couple of months. We round up the key initiatives of major retailers to meet online shopping demand in the first half of this year.

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Leading UK food-to-go retailer, Pret, has announced that 30 sites will close permanently as part of a restructure to cope with the impact of COVID-19.  The closures represent just over 7% of Pret’s 410-strong estate. Two-thirds of the closures will be outside London, including sites in Glasgow, Reading, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Nottingham and Sheffield.  It will also start a consultation to reduce hea...
Following a spike in new cases and the renewed lockdown of parts of Australia's second largest city, how have retailers responded and what can other businesses and markets learn? 1. Short term buying restrictions As reports of new COVID-19 cases in Melbourne were reveal, Coles and Woolworths were both quick to respond to reinstigating buying restrictions on certain products in response to i...
The price war between Aldi and Lidl in Germany is escalating quickly, with the two discounters pushing prices down further. Most retailers are focusing their advertising and communication on low prices, following the VAT rate cut implemented by the government. VAT cut to help population and consumption Following the COVID-19 pandemic, the German government has implemented a temporary VAT ra...

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.