UK Grocery Industry Key Links

Please find an exhaustive collection of UK Grocery Industry key links:

British Brands Group

We are a membership organisation dedicated to championing brands in the UK. Our objective is to ensure that their positive contribution to consumers, the economy and society is better understood by policy makers and others. Our members include leading brand manufacturers of all sizes and we provide a forum for them to discuss issues affecting brands in the UK. We are the UK arm of AIM ( the European Brands Association ) and part of an integral network of similar national organisations around the world.

British Frozen Food Federation

BFFF is the UK’s frozen food trade association, with over 300 members comprising Producers, Wholesalers, Importers, Exporters, Brokers, Retailers and related Associate businesses
Membership provides an excellent opportunity for frozen food companies and associates to gain awareness at both commercial and legislative levels and also to understand how BFFF is promoting the industry.
The British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) has a unique and substantial membership covering the entire cold chain from large companies to SMEs, which increases its influence with Government and outside agencies. Membership services are offered impartially to each individual member company. Plus their website with tips on cooking.

CIAA – Confederation of the food and drink industries of the EU

Promotes and represent the interests of the Food and Drink Industry in the EU and beyond.


The ECR (“Efficient Consumer Response”) movement effectively began in the mid-nineties and was characterized by the emergence of new principles of collaborative management along the supply chain.


As a member of FMI, you will have access to a variety of benefits and resources to help you with your daily business needs. You will also be part of an international network of retailers and wholesalers working together to improve food distribution around the world.

Food and Drink expo

For two decades Food & Drink Expo has provided a vibrant platform to touch, taste and experience an exciting and eclectic mix of undiscovered brands and household names alike.

Food and Drink Federation

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) represents and promotes the food industry’s common interests. FDF develops agreed industry positions on a wide range of issues; provides advice and assistance on technical and regulatory matters and communicates on industry’s behalf with UK and EU legislators. FDF informs consumers about key issues relating to food through public information programmes.

Food Climate Research Network

A UK research council-funded initiative. Its aim is to better understand how the food system contributes to greenhouse gas emissions, and to research and promote ways of reducing them.

Fresh Produce Consortium

FPC is the UK’s fresh produce trade association.  Widely recognised as the voice of the UK industry, the FPC plays a unique and crucial role in creating opportunities, defending livelihoods and supporting the growth of its members’ businesses from picking and packing to retailer and restaurant.


How designated retailers are expected to fairly manage their relationships with suppliers.

Grocery Aid

If you work, or have worked in the grocery industry, from the largest factory through the supply chain and to the smallest stores, you may be able to receive our help.

Grocery Trader

The Grocery Trader is the monthly magazine which is distributed in both printed and digital formats to named senior buyers and trading directors and other decision makers within the UK supermarkets, Co-ops and convenience store chains and other key grocery organisations, including buying groups.


IGD is a research and training charity that helps the food and consumer goods industry deliver the needs of the public. Using our insight and expertise, we ensure the industry and its employees are equipped to secure a sustainable future where everyone has affordable, safe and reliable food and consumer goods.

IFST, Institute of Food Science and Technology

Professional body for food scientists and technologists, based in the UK. The IFST provides position statements on various issues; these are available on the Web site.

IGD Personal Development

IGD Personal Development is a lively, interactive forum for people who are keen to develop themselves and fulfil their potential in the food and grocery industry. It enables members to take greater control of their career development through access to relevant tools, knowledge and skills, as well as the chance to interact with like-minded people.


Established in 1997, the website was setup to provide news, tools and insights for Key / National Account Managers (KAMs / NAMs), and related departments working in the FMCG retail / manufacturing industry.
A NamNews subscription offers Account Managers and related functions working in the FMCG industry with access to the key news stories and insights on market developments & trends, alongside extra tools to help enhance your dealings with major customers and suppliers.

Leatherhead Food Research

Founded in 1919, Leatherhead Food Research has been a trusted partner to the food industry for nearly a century, offering an unparalleled breadth and depth of experience to help the food industry innovate and evolve.


A long-established global supplier of consumer, media and market research that cover all food and drink markets.

Real Think Tank

The KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank (RTT) was conceived and created in 2006 by Helen Dickinson of KPMG LLP and Tim Denison of Ipsos Retail Performance to provide an authoritative, credible and trusted window on what is really happening in retail.


Providing data on market share for the UK supermarkets.

Talking Retail

Established in 2007, is the only completely free-access website dedicated to bringing you latest news, analysis and information on the UK grocery retail sector. is brought to you by Metropolis Business Media, publisher of industry magazine Independent Retail News and organiser of leading industry awards events including the Retail Industry Awards, the Quality Food Awards, the Irish Quality Food Awards and the Wholesale Quality Food & Drink Awards.

The Grocer

The Grocer, which celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2012, leads the market as the UK’s only paid-for online service and weekly magazine with coverage of the whole FMCG sector. Customers range from directors of the large multiples to independent retailers, wholesalers and suppliers, as well as growers, food processors, manufacturers, key opinion formers and the national media.
The Grocer is well-known for its weekly magazine, but going forward is constantly developing and moving fast as with the rest of the FMCG industry. Through news is reported as it happens and much more is available such as free email alerts, access to over 90,000 articles and reports, blogs and forums.
The Grocer’s well established recruitment portfolio attracts candidates across sales, marketing and retail, delivering not just quantity but quality candidates. The Grocer provides readers in this competitive industry with the ‘must-have’ information to respond effectively to workplace changes.

The Nutrition Society

The Nutrition Society was established in 1941 ‘to advance the scientific study of nutrition and its application to the maintenance of human and animal health’.


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