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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, […]
Data and Analytics for CPGs Podcast 14 Feb 2022 E2E Value Chain Data and Analytics for CPGs In this latest episode of the E2E Value Chain Podcast Series, we are joined by Amazon’s Justin Honaman for the second of our discussions on retail and CPG trends. In this chat, Justin talks to E2E Value Chain Director Ruediger Hagedorn about data and analytics for CPGs, exploring how it has evolved for businesses and […]
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.   
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
5 Retail-Consumer Products Trends to Watch in 2022 Blog 18 Jan 2022 E2E Value Chain 5 Retail-Consumer Products Trends to Watch in 2022 Retail struggling!? Not quite in 2021 according to IHL Group[1]. US Retail growth in 2021 through November was $831B USD. The growth for November alone was $91.1B USD. Total retail growth year to year is 18.2% and that is a $5.5T market growing at 18.2% for the year. Even taking out C-stores and Gas Stations, […]
Tesco Announces Its Plan for Zero Deforestation Soy Blog 03 Jul 2018 Forest Positive Tesco Announces Its Plan for Zero Deforestation Soy At Tesco our purpose is to serve customers a little better every day and we aim to provide them with affordable, sustainable and healthy products. Forests are the lungs of our planet. Today forests cover 30% of the earth’s land surface. They are a vital source of oxygen and home to 80% of the earth’s […]
Blog 02 Feb 2021 D2C’s Evolving Landscape   As recently as last year, various boardrooms, airport lounges, in Strat sessions and at team builds ‘evolution and survival of the fittest’ were terms bandied around like a ding bat on time trials. And then, slam dunk – virus 1, global teams 0. Albeit, for a brief moment. We could not have predicted the […]
How Collective Action Can Drive Sustainability in the Soy Sector Blog 17 Dec 2020 Forest Positive How Collective Action Can Drive Sustainability in the Soy Sector A Roadmap to a Forest Positive Future Achieving a forest positive future: that is the goal set by the 18 member companies of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Forest Positive Coalition as they work to transform the supply of three commodities — palm oil, soy, and paper, pulp and fibre-based packaging — driven by a […]