Health articles

19 November 2018
Cautious shoppers With Brexit negotiations ever present in the news, just 21% of shoppers in October say they will be better off in the year ahead. This is down from a joint record high in May and July this year (26%). As many shoppers expect rising food prices, we’re also seeing some of the highest levels of pessimism; 29% say they will be financially worse off in the year ahead, compared t...
31 October 2018
My 24-year-old flatmate took part in Veganuary in 2017, citing concerns about the environmental impact of rearing animals. No chocolate and no cheese made for a very grumpy flatmate, so imagine my surprise when she not only completed it but, in 2018, she did it again! This time, though, she learned that dark chocolate could replace milk chocolate and new ranges of vegan cheese had appeared in o...
28 September 2018
Most shoppers aspire to eat and live well; 85% of shoppers claim that they are actively trying to improve their diet in some way.  Rising obesity levels, increased awareness, government campaigns, media interest and an ageing population keep health and wellbeing on the radar.  With healthy eating being top of mind for shoppers, retailers and suppliers should make health a priority within their ...
13 August 2018
Whilst World Cup fever and scorching weather saw financial confidence hit a record high, the effects have now subsided and shoppers have adopted a more cautious outlook . However, at the same time there has been an increase in those who think quality will become more important to them than saving money in the next 12 months (18% Jun’18 vs. 13% Jun’17). Source: IGD Research, B...
09 August 2018
Combining IGD’s extensive shopper insight and feedback from immersive shopper groups, we have identified the five mega-trends we anticipate defining shoppers of the future. Here’s how you can future-proof your business today to win with shoppers of tomorrow. DOWNLOAD INFOGRAPHIC AS PDF DOWNLOAD INFOGRAPHIC AS PDF FOR REGULAR UPDATES Keep up-to-date with developments ...
17 July 2018
Find out shoppers’ latest ethical awareness and concerns.   DOWNLOAD AS PDF DOWNLOAD AS PDF REGULAR UPDATES Keep up-to-date with developments shaping the industry; sign up to our newsletters and be the first to hear about the latest industry news, IGD research and events. SIGN UP The best way to experience the benefits of ShopperVista is to try it...
10 July 2018
In January, we wrote a blog in which we asked whether ethical shopping was a fad or a fashion. Even though we had seen increased importance in ethics, we noted that ethics does not always feature highly for shoppers when making their product choice decisions. Ethical shopping: here to stay Shoppers are now placing even greater importance on issues such as the amount of packaging in their ...
21 June 2018
What do shoppers of the future want and how will they behave? Vanessa considers what shoppers will look like and why it’s important to start getting ready for them now. We’re in an incredible period of change in our industry There are so many influences to consider – digital and online, Brexit, the changing structure of grocery channels and shoppers’ evolving needs. This is the reason w...
15 May 2018
Find out shoppers’ latest attitudes to healthy eating and reformulation DOWNLOAD INFOGRAPHIC AS PDF DOWNLOAD INFOGRAPHIC AS PDF REGULAR UPDATES Keep up-to-date with developments shaping the industry; sign up to our newsletters and be the first to hear about the latest industry news, IGD research and events. SIGN UP The best way to experience...
09 May 2018
This month we explore the role of health in food and grocery shopping. Healthy eating and drinking seems to be dominating much of the news agenda lately. Recent developments include:  The levy on sugar-sweetened soft drinks or ‘sugar tax’ was introduced on 5 April  Press stories about UK government considering more stringent restrictions on marketing products that are high in fat, s...