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CGF Announces New Members for October 2020 Press Release 28 Oct 2020 Corporate CGF Announces New Members for October 2020 PARIS, 28th October 2020 — The Consumer Goods Forum is delighted to announce the following new companies have joined our global membership community and, in doing so, have confirmed their commitment to our vision of better lives through better business. Lenta is the largest hypermarket operator and the 4th largest grocery retailer in the Russian […]
Full Interview: CGF Talks to Kathy Abusow, President & CEO, SFI Video 20 Oct 2020 Corporate Full Interview: CGF Talks to Kathy Abusow, President & CEO, SFI
Wrapping Up the Year – What Retailers & Brands Can Expect Blog 24 Sep 2020 Corporate Wrapping Up the Year – What Retailers & Brands Can Expect Re-shaping and refreshing the way forward to avoid a festive foul up as the pre-season is re-imagined will be the standard approach for retailers and brands as this year there is no repeating last year’s strategy From consumers wanting brands to speak the truth and ‘be in touch with reality’, to online shopping being the […]
Virtual Knowledge Series 2020 – Executive Summary Publication 31 Aug 2020 Corporate Virtual Knowledge Series 2020 – Executive Summary
Insights on Consumer Behaviour in Light of COVID-19 Podcast 22 Jul 2020 Corporate Insights on Consumer Behaviour in Light of COVID-19 In this episode of The Consumer Goods Forum’s Podcast, guest Lynn Evison from Alvarez and Marsal shares insights on the evolving landscape of the retail industry from the group’s latest report. The report, “The Shape of Retail: Consumers and the new normal”, offers details about how retailers have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and its […]
Consumers and the ‘New Normal’: Which Retail Changes Could Become Permanent as a Result of COVID-19? Blog 03 Jul 2020 Corporate Consumers and the ‘New Normal’: Which Retail Changes Could Become Permanent as a Result of COVID-19? The retail sector has weathered its fair share of storms in recent years, from business rates to the growing influence of e-commerce. But even if retail veterans have become seasoned crisis responders, industry challenges do not always directly affect consumer behaviour. This is emphatically untrue in the case of the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 has created […]
CGF Announces New Members for June 2020 Press Release 26 Jun 2020 Corporate CGF Announces New Members for June 2020 PARIS, 26th June 2020 — The Consumer Goods Forum is delighted to announce the following new companies have joined our global membership community and, in doing so, have confirmed their commitment to our vision of better lives through better business. The ALDI SOUTH Group is a global food retail company and operates in eleven countries on four […]
Getting to Know the CGF’s New Managing Director, Wai-Chan Chan Podcast 25 Jun 2020 Corporate Getting to Know the CGF’s New Managing Director, Wai-Chan Chan In the June episode of The Consumer Goods Forum’s Corporate Podcast, special guest host Madelaine VanDerHeyden sits down with an even more special guest star: Wai-Chan Chan, the new Managing Director of the CGF. In his first few weeks as Managing Director, Wai-Chan has already led a CGF Board Meeting, moderated our Virtual Knowledge Series […]
The Consumer Goods Forum – Better Lives Through Better Business Video 16 Jun 2020 Corporate The Consumer Goods Forum – Better Lives Through Better Business
A Light at the End of the Tunnel: Preparing for a Post-COVID-19 Retail Industry Blog 10 Jun 2020 Corporate A Light at the End of the Tunnel: Preparing for a Post-COVID-19 Retail Industry The global economy is deep into the worst economic crisis of the last 100 years. Across the Middle East and North Africa, the economic outlook is perhaps even more severe than elsewhere, as the region faces unprecedented dual shocks from COVID-19 and the collapse in oil prices. With malls closed and social distancing in place, […]
Re-Live the CGF’s COVID-19 Webinar Series News Update 27 May 2020 Corporate Re-Live the CGF’s COVID-19 Webinar Series The CGF COVID-19 Webinar Series has drawn to a close. The Series included 10 COVID-19-specific webinars covering how CGF members and the industry at large have been working to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 and protect the health of people, and included more than 30 member organisations, including Alibaba, Carrefour, IBM, Grupo Exito, Mastercard, Mondelēz […]
Sustainability Leaders Series | Spotlight on a New CGF Member Video 25 May 2020 Environmental Sustainability Sustainability Leaders Series | Spotlight on a New CGF Member  “You cannot do this alone, you have to do this together.” In this latest episode of the “Sustainable Leaders Series”, one of our newest CGF members, Hein Schumacher, CEO of FrieslandCampina N.V., shares his thoughts on some of the biggest challenges facing the consumer goods industry today and the essential need for collaborative action.
The Values of Values: Capturing the Value (Having Impact) Blog 30 Apr 2020 Corporate The Values of Values: Capturing the Value (Having Impact) In our 3-part series on ‘the value of values’ so far, we’ve defined: what values are, how they’re used, how a company can identify its values, and how to commit to them with action. Today, we’ll close out the series by looking at the positive impact that results from ‘walking the talk.’ The proverbial ‘value […]
Employee Health and the Workforce Nutrition Alliance Podcast 30 Apr 2020 Health & Wellness Employee Health and the Workforce Nutrition Alliance On the occasion of International Workers’ Day, the latest episode of the CGF Podcast brings together Christina Nyhus Dhillon from the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and the CGF’s very own Sharon Bligh to talk about how their respective organisations are working together to champion employee health, supporting employers through the Workforce Nutrition Alliance. […]
The Values of Values: Walking the Talk (Taking Action) Blog 24 Apr 2020 Corporate The Values of Values: Walking the Talk (Taking Action) This is the second of three articles in our series about ‘the value of values’. Last week we defined what values are and how they’re used. Today, we’ll begin to ‘walk the talk’ – exploring how to identify your unique values and committing to them with action. The final article will capture the multiple levels […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Announces New Film Series Produced by BBC StoryWorks Press Release 21 Apr 2020 Corporate The Consumer Goods Forum Announces New Film Series Produced by BBC StoryWorks LONDON and PARIS, 21st April 2020 — The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is pleased to announce an exclusive agreement with BBC StoryWorks to produce a new film series. The series will comprise several short, documentary-like stories of how the CGF’s members – consumer goods retailers, platforms and manufacturers – are delivering practical and scaleable solutions to […]