Health articles

24 January 2023
As shoppers enter 2023 with a mild feeling of optimism , their health changes (or lack thereof) during 2022 reflect just how tough a year it was. Only 1% of shoppers claimed to have taken part in Veganuary in 2022 with only 2% claiming to have started in January 2023 and not given up yet (a further 5% had started but have now stopped for various reasons). 10% of 18-24-year-olds claimed they w...
04 January 2023
The IGD UK insights team (made up of our analysts across Retail Analysis, ShopperVista services and our Eating Out/Food to Go proposition) have been hard at work following the turn of the year identifying the five trends that will shape the market in 2023. This is no simple task given the ever-changing environment we have encountered in recent years Cost-of-living to strongly impact 2023 20...
01 March 2022
Retailers are beginning to prepare for HFSS (high fat, salt, and sugar) regulations that are due to come into force this October, testing out new gondola ends, promotional mechanics and highlighting healthier products. We visited Sainsbury’s and Tesco to understand more about these trials, and other initiatives they are currently trying. We pick up five key learnings from these visits about fu...
03 November 2021
Our two minute read summarising the latest movements in British shopper sentiment and outlook How are shoppers reacting to rising prices? Against a backdrop of preparations for COP26, availability challenges and rises in energy, fuel and food prices, our latest monthly ShopperVista update reveals a continued decline in shopper confidence coupled with increased focus on the environment when ...
25 August 2021
We reveal some initial findings from our eye tracking research including differences in footfall by category and provide some tips to help your business prepare for restrictions on promoting HFSS products next year. Interviewing shoppers again It’s been great interviewing shoppers again face-to-face this week as a follow-up to our first report in the series Influencing shoppers in-store an...
22 July 2021
At the start of the year we published two reports – this one and this one – looking at the changes shoppers were making, or might make, to live more healthily through 2021. We saw that with lockdowns in full force and the weather outside typically wintry, shoppers were finding it more difficult than usual to commit to “new year, new me” style changes that they usually would. However, many sai...
14 July 2021
As we move closer to the removal of lockdown restrictions, how have shopping habits changed over the last three months and what will that mean for the rest of 2021? Every quarter we report on the latest changes in channel use and shopping behaviour digging deep into shopping habits within each channel in our Quarterly channel trends report . So, what are the five trends in shopper behav...
02 June 2021
As the economy reached another milestone in May with more of the indoor and outdoor economy re-opened, our new monthly update report Evolving channel repertoires- ShopperVista update May 2021 reveals continued high levels of shopper confidence and more varied shopping missions taking place this month. Here is a summary of the four things you need to know this month about British food and g...
06 May 2021
Further easing of COVID-19 restrictions: How are shoppers changing their behaviour? As the economy opened up further in April with the re-opening of non-essential retail and outdoor hospitality, our Multichannel growth – ShopperVista update April 2021 report revealed an increase in shoppers’ repertoire reflecting their rising confidence in returning to physical shops. Here is a summary ...
18 January 2021
The outbreak of COVID-19 has been one of the biggest public health challenges ever faced. Despite the challenges of COVID-19, big changes in shopper behaviour and range consolidation meant the retail food and drink market actually grew in 2020 while foodservice sales declined. How could this impact front of pack (FOP) nutrition labels? 1. FOP Nutrition labelling is under review Front of p...