IGD - The global food & consumer goods experts

About IGD

About IGD

IGD is a research and training charity that helps the food and consumer goods industry deliver the needs of the public. Using our insight and expertise, we ensure the industry and its employees are equipped to secure a sustainable future where everyone has affordable, safe and reliable food and consumer goods. 

Upcoming events

Every year we have a great line-up of conferences and events covering many areas of consumer goods retailing worldwide. Many events, through our Leading Edge initiative, are free to attend.

For a full list of all our planned events, have a look at our interactive calendar.

A snapshot of Feeding Britain's Future 2014

Feeding Britain’s Future brings together food and grocery companies across the UK that open their doors to provide free employability workshops for young unemployed people. During September this year, companies are collectively offering over 15,000 training opportunities for young, unemployed people.

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Working on Waste

Working on Waste

IGD is launching a brand new initiative which aims for companies to help consumers reduce food waste. The campaign, called ‘Working on Waste’ is supported by WRAP and will bring together food and grocery companies from across the UK during October.

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Symbol groups - market overview

Symbol Groups - Market Overview

What is a symbol group store? This factsheet includes the definition of a symbol group retailer, store numbers, symbol group market value and performance.

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What is disruptive innovation?

Technology offers the capability to transform life for consumers, retailers and manufacturers. If we’re decisive enough and we think positively, they can be turned...

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IGD Awards finalists

FinalistsWe are proud to announce the finalists for the IGD Awards 2014. This year we received the highest number of entries on record. There are more than 70 shortlisted finalists across 14 awards. 

Careers at IGD

We're looking for people passionate about food and grocery to join our team. Current vacancies include...

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