You are here:

Key industry facts

Every day in the UK, our industry feeds over 27 million households, nearly 64 million people, through the efforts of many hundreds of thousand people working in different parts of the food chain.

We are a people and customer facing industry striving, every day, to deliver a choice of safe, affordable quality food. Our employees are vital in the provision of what Professor Chris Elliott recently acknowledged as 'perhaps the safest food in the world'.

We are proud of our people ... and our achievements, some of which you'll find illustrated below.

Back to top >>

Back to top >>

Back to top >>

Back to top >> 

Back to top >> 

Back to top >>

Back to top >>

Back to top >>

Back to top >> 

Back to top >> 

Sources:

1: IGD Retail Analysis
2: UK Trade Info
3: FDF
4-5: Defra Food Statistics Pocketbook 2014
6: Focus Management Consultants
7: Defra Food Statistics Pocketbook 2014
8: IGD
9-11: ONS Annual Business Survey published in November 2014
12: Business Population Estimates provided by BIS
13-14: Defra Food Statistics Pocketbook 2014
15: ONS Business Enterprise Research and Development Stats

16: FDF
17: ONS Labour Productivity (output per hour)
18: Defra Agriculture and the United Kingdon
19: WRAP
20-21: IGD
22: Defra Food Statistics Pocketbook 2014
23: FDF
24: Defra Food Statistics Pocketbook 2014
25: Red Tractor
26-28: NFU
29-32: Fairtrade Foundation 

 

Download food and grocery industry facts here Download the food and grocery industry facts as a PDF here

Can't find what you want? Contact us.

More information:

IGD factsheets

IGD Media Centre

IGD Media Centre

Key industry facts, daily news, press releases and more

IGD news and press releases

Read the latest IGD press releases here.

IGD newsletters

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