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  • Convenience... the basics

    Our Senior Convenience Retail Analyst Tim Billson gives a brief taster of what is covered in our Getting started in the convenience channel workshop.

  • Three ways the discounters are evolving

    IGD estimates that the discount channel will have 11.6% share of the UK’s grocery market by 2020; an increase of £10.5bn from 2015. IGD Retail Analyst, Priya Chandarana, explores this hot growth channel in which retailers are winning the hearts and minds of the UK.

  • 12 days of Christmas quiz

    Take our Christmas quiz to test how well you know the UK grocery market and you could learn something new in the process. Merry Christmas!

  • A day in the life of a retail analyst

    IGD’s Priya Chandarana, shares her career journey so far and outlines the main attributes of a retail analyst.

  • A day in the life of a senior retail analyst

    Sarah Coleman, senior retail analyst at IGD, talks us through what her job is like, how she got to where she is today and what she’s learnt along the way.

  • Do you know how to win with discounters?

    With food discounters Aldi and Lidl, and high street and big box players like Poundland, Poundworld, 99p Stores, Home Bargains and B&M continuing to grow, IGD retail analyst Priya Chandarana explains the three key things that you need to know in order to do business with the discount sector.

  • Developing skills is top priority for FMCG industry

    IGD’s annual Trading Relationships Survey allows us to take the temperature of trading relationships across the industry and to track how both retailer and supplier priorities are changing over time. This year, we asked retailers and suppliers about how they feel their teams are prepared for dealing...

  • A quick guide to multichannel

    Everyone has a view on multichannel retailing. Some see it as a gradual evolution, others as a panacea for falling sales. But what exactly is it, why is it important and how are market leaders embracing it?