Sustainability in Q4 2021

10 examples of sustainability-focused innovations changing the food and grocery industry during the forth quarter of 2021.

B Corporation

We look at the B Corp movement, and the businesses that aim to meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose, along with where the movement could go next.

How grocery retail is emerging as a platform for health and wellness

The lines between grocery retail and healthcare are increasingly blurring and delivering a holistic proposition is essential as shoppers’ views of their health evolve.

Latest News

News Feature image

McDonald’s has opened a new restaurant in the UK that is its testing ground for sustainable initiatives. The restaurant is its first restaurant in the UK and Ireland certified to the UKGBC Net Zero Standard.

More News

Morrisons continues to increase its sustainability initiatives to reduce food waste. To help with this the retailer plans to eliminate the ‘use by’ date and switch to best before only on 90% of its own brand milk, from 31 January 2022. About the development Morrisons claims to be the first UK supermarket to only use best before dates on its milk. Packaging will continue to show ‘best before’ ...
On 1 January 2022, France officially implemented a law which banned the use of plastic packaging for most fruit and vegetable products. We look at five implications and what we could see next. About France’s plastic ban The French government introduced the plastic ban as part of the French anti-waste law for a circular economy, which aims to reduce plastic consumption. The law is set to impro...
Sustainability remains an important topic for retailers in 2022, with many continuing to improve their commitments and go the extra mile. The Schwarz Group continues to raise its targets, with the intention to set improvements where necessary, while Lidl has extended its Eco-Score trial across multiple countries. Separately, SPAR Austria has introduced a deposit return scheme on glass jars, for...
Nisa: Building Growth and Trust in Wholesale 2022

Thursday 27 January 2022
Virtual Event

Calling all Nisa suppliers! Join us at this free to attend webinar as they share their strategic direction and plans for future growth.

IGD newsletters

Get the latest industry news and insights straight to your inbox with our range of newsletters

Four forces of change

To survive and indeed thrive, businesses need to know and understand these four forces and assess the potential impacts and opportunities for their business, and then apply this thinking to their future plans and strategies.

Retail Analysis 5–year forecasts

Exclusive to subscribers.

Use our retailer and market forecasts to 2026 for your long-term strategic planning.