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Statement in Response to Amazon Fires: Businesses Call for Deeper Partnership to Build a More Forest Positive Future Press Release 30 Aug 2019 Environmental Sustainability Statement in Response to Amazon Fires: Businesses Call for Deeper Partnership to Build a More Forest Positive Future Images of the dry season fires in the Brazilian Amazon has generated massive media coverage and raised social consciousness about the existential challenges we face if rainforests continue to perish. They are vital to life on earth cleaning the air, circulating freshwater, storing carbon and providing livelihoods for more than a billion people.  The latest […]
Special Edition: Industry Actions to Tackle Covid-19 and Support People News Update 03 Apr 2020 Corporate Special Edition: Industry Actions to Tackle Covid-19 and Support People The strength of the CGF lies in its collaborative efforts and ability to bring our industry together to discuss challenges impacting our people, our customers and our businesses, and to share best practices and knowledge. The world is now facing a pandemic not seen in our lifetime, but our industry is stepping up and showcasing […]
Artificial Intelligence is Accelerating Business-to-Consumer Response Blog 01 Apr 2020 E2E Value Chain Artificial Intelligence is Accelerating Business-to-Consumer Response   I got an email recently from Amazon, that as a Prime member, I was now eligible for free grocery delivery, which previously cost $14.99/month with the AmazonFresh grocery delivery service. Amazon is rolling out this free service in phases. But soon, a large fraction of Prime members will have free grocery delivery services. This […]
Why Brands Must Master Marketplace Strategies to Win Consumers, and Not Focus on Mass Personalisation Blog 01 Feb 2021 Why Brands Must Master Marketplace Strategies to Win Consumers, and Not Focus on Mass Personalisation   Retail is on the cusp of entering Generation 5.0 (Retail 5.0), the next era of its evolution. In this new future phase of worldwide retail, growth for consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands will be driven by online shoppers on a relatively small number of giant online marketplaces, such as Amazon and Alibaba. By 2025, […]
Why Business Transformation Needs a Platform Blog 05 Jun 2019 Global Summit Why Business Transformation Needs a Platform “If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.” I love this quote by Mario Andretti, one of the world’s most successful race car drivers, and a fellow Italian. Winning the race to meet customer expectations has become more challenging with increased demand for long term benefits, real-time 24/7 customer service, and a personalized […]
How Consumer Goods and Retail Can Align to Put Customers First Blog 16 May 2019 Global Summit How Consumer Goods and Retail Can Align to Put Customers First I recently discovered oat milk.   Months ago, while a friend was visiting, we got into a discussion about a company that makes oat-based milk so close to the real thing that it was selling out everywhere. Shortly after my friend left, I tried to get my hands on a carton of this coveted vegan […]
Press Release 19 Jun 2014 The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit: Day Two Roundup The retail store of the future and strategies for growth dominate agenda on second day of the Summit   PARIS, Thursday 19th June 2014 – After another day of industry-leading presentations the second day of The Consumer Goods Forum’s Global Summit has come to an end. Today’s focus has been around the future of the […]
Trends in the CPG Industry Podcast 17 Dec 2021 E2E Value Chain Trends in the CPG Industry In this episode of The Consumer Goods Forum’s End-to-End Value Chain (E2E) podcast series, Justin Honaman, Amazon’s Head of Worldwide Business Development, Consumer Products – Food & Beverage, has a lively discussion with E2E Director, Rudy Hagedorn, about some of the biggest trends observed in the consumer packaged goods industry today.   
International Day of Forests Blog 21 Mar 2019 Forest Positive International Day of Forests Today is the International Day of Forests, a day to honor and enjoy forests. Most days we rush without paying too much attention past the forests in our lives, those growing alongside our farm fields and homes, the road to work, and those thousands of kilometers away impacted by our daily choices from the food […]
Food Industry Professionals Around the World Encouraged to Attend Major GFSI Conference to Advance Food Safety Press Release 02 Mar 2021 GFSI Conference Food Industry Professionals Around the World Encouraged to Attend Major GFSI Conference to Advance Food Safety Annual GFSI Conference from 23 – 25 March will bring together over 500 food industry leaders, government representatives, IGOs and food industry stakeholders from over 60 countries Food industry professionals across public and private sectors will reflect on an unprecedented 12 months and discuss solutions to shared challenges Event to take place virtually for first […]
Overcoming the Barriers to Supply Chain Transparency in Soy Blog 12 Aug 2020 Product Data Overcoming the Barriers to Supply Chain Transparency in Soy Soy is one of the world’s most important crops, finding its way into animal feed, vegetable oil, even industrial chemicals. It is one of the most intensively grown: worldwide 1 in 10 acres of agricultural land is dedicated to soy. And it’s one of the most impactful: soy is the second biggest driver of deforestation […]
Twenty-three Global Companies Pledge to Helping Tackle Soy-Driven Deforestation in Brazil’s Cerrado Press Release 25 Oct 2017 Environmental Sustainability Twenty-three Global Companies Pledge to Helping Tackle Soy-Driven Deforestation in Brazil’s Cerrado LONDON, 25th October 2017 — At a meeting hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales to accelerate progress towards deforestation-free supply chains, 23 global companies including Ahold Delhaize, M&S, McDonalds, Nando’s, Tesco, Unilever and Walmart have launched a Statement of Support for the Objectives of the Cerrado Manifesto and commit to working with local and international stakeholders to […]
Increased Profits Driving Dynamic Pricing Adoption Blog 05 Nov 2020 Product Data Increased Profits Driving Dynamic Pricing Adoption Dynamic pricing is on the cusp of wide-scale adoption across all types of retailers. Once a plaything of airlines and the travel industry, dynamic pricing has gone mainstream. A Bain & Company global survey of 1,700 business leaders revealed that 85% of company management believe they need to make better pricing decisions. However, only 15% […]
FSMA, Food Safety and Public-private Collaboration Discussed at Groundbreaking GFSI Briefings in D.C. Press Release 16 Nov 2016 FSMA, Food Safety and Public-private Collaboration Discussed at Groundbreaking GFSI Briefings in D.C. GFSI INDEPENDENTLY ACKNOWLEDGED AS MEETING OR EXCEEDING FSMA REQUIREMENTS PARIS and WASHINGTON, DC, 16th November 2016 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), powered by The Consumer Goods Forum, hosted two hundred industry and government leaders at briefings in Washington D.C. yesterday. Foremost on the agenda was the alignment between GFSI and FSMA in the marketplace. The discussions highlighted the […]
The Consumer Goods Forum’s Global Summit: Global Learnings from Local Success Press Release 10 Apr 2017 Global Summit The Consumer Goods Forum’s Global Summit: Global Learnings from Local Success The annual event for industry CEOs convenes in Berlin on 20th-23rd June 2017 The face of consumer goods is changing, as retailers, manufacturers and service providers adapt to an evolving consumer ecosystem – join those at the front of this change The CEOs of China’s internet giant Baidu, METRO AG, LEGO and Sainsbury’s will join […]
Conversational Commerce: What Does It Mean and How Should Consumer Goods Brands Respond? Blog 07 Aug 2018 E2E Value Chain Conversational Commerce: What Does It Mean and How Should Consumer Goods Brands Respond? You’re probably aware that voice assistants, such as Google Home and Amazon Echo, are becoming must-have gadgets across the world. Over half a billion people are already using these innovations, performing Google searches, making restaurant bookings and asking for directions simply through the spoken word. The rise of these AI-powered virtual assistants is rightly causing […]