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Christmas food and drink sales predicted to boost grocery market by 1.2% (Flickr/Simon Pearson)

Christmas food sales to boost grocery market

By Matt Atherton

The UK grocery market is predicted to grow by 1.2% this Christmas, delivering a “strong result for manufacturers”, claims grocery think-tank IGD.

Manufacturers and retailers told to engage with consumers on a more emotional level

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Manufacturers told ‘emotional innovation key to growth’

By Matt Atherton

Food and drink manufacturers should engage with shoppers on “a more emotional level” when planning new product innovation, recommends grocery think-tank IGD chief executive Joanne Denney-Finch.

Joanne Denny-Finch

IGD launches healthy eating programme

By Michael Stones

Grocery think tank the IGD has launched a new healthy eating programme to begin next year, designed to improve the nation’s diet.

Shoppers are now visiting four different retailers a month

Retail loyalty a thing of the past

By Laurence Gibbons

Store loyalty is diminishing as more shoppers are using four different retailers on average each month, according to grocery think-thank IGD.

Discounters such as Aldi look set to capture 11% of the grocery market by 2019, says IGD

Discount retailers to get stronger, says IGD

By Rod Addy

Discounters such as Aldi and Lidl are set to double their sales in the next five years, accounting for £1 in every £9 spent by 2019, according to grocery think tank IGD.

Savvy shoppers are upping their use of money saving websites and smartphones

Best food deals sought by more savvy shoppers

By Mike Stones

Cash-strapped consumers are becoming increasingly savvy about how to minimise bills by hunting out the best grocery deals, revealed a new survey by grocery think-tank IGD.

Easter is a great opportunity to showcase British food and drink, said the IGD

Easter opportunity for food and drink firms: IGD

By Mike Stones

The Easter holiday – the second biggest period for food and drink sales after Christmas – will be a great opportunity for British food and drink firms to showcase their products – particularly with more shoppers wanting to buy British, according to the...

Dawson will take on the role of president at IGD in the new year

IGD appoints new president

By Laurence Gibbons

Grocery think-tank IGD has appointed Mars Chocolate UK president Fiona Dawson as its new president, effective from January 1 2013.

Joanne Denney-Finch: Reformulating products to keep a price point is consumers'

Food quality is king, says IGD shopper survey

By Rick Pendrous

Shoppers have overwhelmingly rejected the re-engineering of foods to keep prices down as the cost of ingredients rises, according to the results of a survey conducted by the grocery think tank IGD.

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