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Customised solutions for your business

If you have a specific business challenge or training requirement, we can tap into our expertise and put together something just for you that will drive your business performance. Get in touch to see how we can help.

How we can help

We’re here to support food and grocery industry employees in gaining the capability and skills they need throughout their career journey.

We have three core areas of training expertise, delivered through open workshops or bespoke solutions, all underpinned by broader expertise:

  • Category management and shopper
    Helping you build the capability for understanding and influencing shopper behaviour
  • Customer and supplier management 
    Giving you the skills and confidence to help you excel in the commercial environment, delivering for you and your customers

  • Supply chain
    Equipping you with the skills to unlock value and drive growth across the chain

We work with you to help you identify your business needs and the best approach to meet them. Want to find out more?

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Some examples of how we've helped others:

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In house training and workshops

Our in house training solutions provide a fully flexible way for you to develop your people and build skills and capabilities. From targeted half day workshops to cross-functional, multi-country training programmes, we can design the right training solution to meet the needs of your people and your business.

In house training and workshops

See how we have helped others in the following case studies...

Briefings and presentations

Our team of experts regularly present at board meetings, seminars, webinars and conferences around the world, advising companies on the latest trends and implications for our industry. Our insight is easily accessible, practical and relevant, providing you with inspiring and actionable conclusions that act as a catalyst for change.

Briefings and presentations

See how we have helped others in the following case studies...

Future of Retail

 During times of sustained low growth, it’s understandable that you might focus your energies on the short-term challenges. But it’s all too easy to miss the bigger picture: the pace and scale of change in the grocery industry and the key role that megatrends play in defining them. See how IGD can offer you the means to develop the thought-leadership to take your business forward.

Retail Safaris

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Retail Safaris

Across Europe and North America, IGD takes you 'on safari' to the best stores in a market, targeting the innovations and category developments that offer the sharpest insights relevant to your business.

Retail Safaris

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Global Category Innovation

Are you looking for innovation to inspire and inform your category drivers and take to your retailers? Across all store formats or in specific channels? Either way you'll want to look at the (really) big picture...

Global Category Innovation

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Facilitated action planning sessions

Our team of experienced facilitators can work with you to deliver a step change in business performance; addressing issues such as strategic account planning, category development, promotional planning, on shelf availability, packaging and waste.

Using a range of techniques we build engaging programmes to challenge the status quo, create buy-in, embed new ways of working and develop practical action plans. 

Facilitated action planning sessions

See how we have helped others in the following case studies...

Capability benchmarking studies

We have developed unique and practical solutions to help organisations benchmark their customer engagement capability and develop more strategic relationships across the value chain. We regularly carry out capability benchmarking studies for consumer goods manufacturers around the world to help them identify areas of competitive advantage and priorities for development. 

Capability benchmarking studies

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Customised research and shopper projects

Our position at the heart of the industry, coupled with our sector knowledge and technical understanding, means we can add real value to your business by ensuring we explore pertinent issues and provide actionable insights. Many organisations harness our impartiality and expertise on the issues impacting our industry by asking us to conduct research on their behalf. 

Customised research and shopper projects

See how we have helped others in the following case studies...

In-store based learning

At IGD, we are passionate about the shopper. We believe there are many opportunities for companies across the industry to work together to improve the shopping experience, generate efficiencies and drive growth. Our in-store based learning gives your team a unique opportunity to experience first-hand the reality of the store environment and identify practical ideas to maximise availability and visibility for your brands on shelf and through the supply chain. 

Retail immersion programmes

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Performance improvement programmes

Supply chains perform best when everybody works well together. Our performance improvement programmes bring trading partners together across functions to find shared solutions to common challenges so that all businesses in the chain can make progress. The programmes are facilitated by our experts and are based on a robust collaboration framework designed to create a step change in performance, improve service or save money. 

Performance improvement programmes

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Get in touch to find out more today

Find out more

  • Case Studies

    See case studies showing how we help companies add value, grow sales and work more efficiently.
  • Our customers

    We help build the capability of more than 4,000 people every year in over 30 countries. See some of our latest customers here.
  • About The IGD Academy

    The IGD Academy is the centre of excellence for strategic insights, learning and development, helping to build the capability of people and businesses around the world.

Contact us

To find out how IGD's customised services can help your business, please contact Adrian Williams, Director of business development on +44 (0) 1923 851987 or email adrian.williams@igd.com.

Alternatively please use the form linked below.

Training events

Training events

One and two-day workshops delivering insight in a practical and user-friendly way.

2017 Training and Development Directory

Download IGD's Training and Development Directory for details of our commercial workshops, free personal development opportunities, expert trainers and flexible solutions.