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We are an education and training charity for the food and grocery industry, that undertakes research for the benefit of the public.



Over a hundred years ago, a group of grocery retailers came together to improve and develop professional standards and deliver training in grocery management.



Find out how we work, meet the senior team and our board of trustees drawn from across the grocery industry.


Our charitable work drives and defines us

We are an education and training charity for the food and grocery industry that undertakes research for the benefit of the public. We educate and develop people working in, or looking to join, the food and grocery industry. We create public benefit through sharing best practice and research about the food industry.

We channel our expertise into a wide range of research and training initiatives designed to meet our charitable objectives.

Meet our Trustees and senior leadership team.

Our industry groups bring companies and people together to tackle the major challenges faced by shoppers.

Insight and research services

Plug into the latest trends, news and business activities with Retail Analysis: a window on the world of retailing.

Insight into shoppers' attitudes, motivators and outlook. Created from dialogue with over 25,000 British grocery shoppers.

All the supply chain insight you need to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your business.

Latest food and grocery industry analysis

Our research reveals that 85% of shoppers are making some attempt to improve their diets throughout the year. Retail analysts Laura and Maddie look at how retailers and suppliers have been responding to these shopper needs as we start 2018.

Our research teams have identified the major trends shaping the future of the grocery industry. Mastering the skills will help you take advantage of those trends in 2018 and beyond.

Seoul has a wide array of innovative and exciting stores, showcasing the best of South Korea’s retail market. Discover four of the best to visit while you’re in the city, as selected by our senior retail analyst Charles Chan. 

One-third (31%) of consumers would eat out more if healthier options were more readily available says our new research. Interest in healthy eating is on the rise and so is eating out. Our research explores the links between these trends and the commercial opportunities for food and drink companies.

Following our UK Christmas trading review video, we share our view on five themes shaping the UK grocery market in the year ahead.

In this white paper IGD and the Consumer Goods Forum look at ten areas to consider as you prepare for the physical store of the future.



Charitable initiatives

Learn how we bring industry volunteers together to inspire the next generation with the skills they need and prepare them for the world of work.

Learn how we collaborate with organisations throughout the food and grocery industry on education and research initiatives to encourage healthier eating across the UK.

Learn how our workgroups are improving the supply chain through collaboration on education and research initiatives to fulfil shopper wishes better, faster and at less cost.

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