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IGD commentary for the BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor, February 2017

Food & drink sector performance 

Joanne Denney-Finch, Chief Executive of IGD, said: “Food and grocery turned in a solid sales performance throughout February, with a particularly strong Valentine’s Day this year. 

“The return of a little inflation to the aisles is also playing its part and shoppers are bracing themselves for more to come: 81% believe food prices will rise in the coming year, the highest level of anticipation since September 2016. This puts the emphasis back on hunting for value, with 63% of shoppers favouring everyday low prices over more special offers.”

IGD announces eight essential employability skills for the future

IGD, the research and training charity for the food and grocery industry, has identified eight essential employability skills that will help set students up for future success in the food and grocery...

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Be in it to win it at the IGD Awards 2017

Entries are now open for the IGD Awards 2017, the annual event celebrating the best of the food and grocery industry.

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IGD research identifies opportunities to engage the 'need it now' generation

In a new report examining post-millennials - those born between 1992 and 1999 - IGD research reveals how this...

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Grocery researcher IGD expands team in Asia-Pacific

IGD, the international food and grocery research and training charity, is strengthening its presence in Asia-Pacific with a new team on the ground in...

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    See a round-up of today's main food and consumer goods retail stories from the UK press.

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