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Press Release 17 Jul 2014 ‘Age of Disruption’ Makes Digital Top Priority for 54% of Consumer Goods Firms – But One-Third Lack Know-How Research finds over half of business leaders place digital strategy and data analytics high on their agenda, and the supply chain rates as their number one challenge and area of investment    PARIS, 17th July 2014 – The Consumer Goods Forum and KPMG International today released the findings of their annual Global Top of Mind Survey. […]
Consumer Goods Retailers and Manufacturers Transforming to Maintain Competitive Advantage Press Release 13 Jun 2016 Consumer Goods Retailers and Manufacturers Transforming to Maintain Competitive Advantage Joint research from KPMG International and The Consumer Goods Forum reports a need for a deeper, multidimensional understanding of customers   CAPE TOWN, PARIS and TORONTO, 13th June 2016 – A survey of 400 consumer goods retail and manufacturing executives from 27 countries reveals that companies who want to keep in front of change and […]
CGF Announces New Members for February 2020 Press Release 26 Feb 2020 Corporate CGF Announces New Members for February 2020 PARIS, 26th February 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. Douglas is one of the leading multichannel premium beauty retailers in Europe with about 2,400 stores […]
Consumers Are Ready to Be Analytically Educated Blog 07 Aug 2020 Product Data Consumers Are Ready to Be Analytically Educated Creating financially aware and healthier lives for consumers post-COVID   Retail has always been one of the most innovative industries in the world by being incredibly responsive to the consumer, moving quickly, and being at the cutting edge of developing new technology. This has been no more apparent than how grocery retailers with a physical […]
Data Transparency Takes Centre Stage Throughout the Pandemic Blog 02 Sep 2020 Product Data Data Transparency Takes Centre Stage Throughout the Pandemic The rate of change in consumer demand witnessed over the past few months has been unprecedented, calling attention to the importance of effective lines of communication between suppliers and retailers.  As demand for certain products spiked and supply chains experienced disruption, information sharing and access to accurate information became critical for both parties. Suppliers needed real–time information on the products being taken from and those […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit Urges Industry to Lean Into Unprecedented Change Press Release 23 Jun 2019 Global Summit The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit Urges Industry to Lean Into Unprecedented Change Digital transformation and sustainability continue to redefine the global consumer goods industry Wide range of new technologies present exciting opportunities for business to address these challenges, often through collaboration Generation Z proving even more demanding and sceptical than Millennials   PARIS, 23rd June 2019 – Digital transformation and sustainability are the key challenges facing the consumer goods […]
Retail Talent – The Search for Digital and Customer Centric Capabilities in a New Era Blog 15 Oct 2018 FLP-Conference Retail Talent – The Search for Digital and Customer Centric Capabilities in a New Era Retail is an industry that has undergone a multitude of changes over the last few decades, from family owned and run local stores to hypermarket chains and mega shopping malls. It can be said that most major technological and societal trends have impacted the sector in some shape or form and arguably none of them […]
Press Release 27 Feb 2014 Highlights from the Global Food Safety Conference 2014: Day 2 ANAHEIM, Calif., USA,  27th February 2014 – The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Global Food Safety Conference continued today with another full programme of speakers from the world of food safety. The day started early with a set of energizing Breakfast Sessions designed by the conference sponsors Sealed Air Diversey, DNV GL, LRQA and Trace One. […]
What is the Future for Retailers? Blog 15 Mar 2018 E2E Value Chain What is the Future for Retailers? We have talked before on our blog about the disruptive force of technology. Innovations are transforming every industry, whether it’s utilities, oil and gas, finance or even sport. While these bring huge opportunities to boost efficiency, transparency and trust, particularly in terms of bringing more openness to dealings between companies and their suppliers, technology is […]
Why the November Shopping Extravaganza Should Remind Us of the Need for Sustainability Blog 19 Nov 2017 Why the November Shopping Extravaganza Should Remind Us of the Need for Sustainability     Singles’ Day, Asia’s answer to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, has once again been and gone. It is a fascinating phenomenon, taking China by storm every November 11th, as young people celebrate being single by treating themselves and friends to gifts. The event is becoming increasingly important to the Chinese economy; last year, […]
Press Release 13 Jun 2013 Business Basics More Important Than New Approaches to Growth, The Consumer Goods Forum and KPMG Find  — Sales growth, product innovation and cost reduction programs come top for senior executives in 2013, over newer trends including mobile sales and online media  — Findings released during The Consumer Goods Forum’s annual summit in Tokyo    TOKYO, 13th June 2013 – According to new research from The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and KPMG […]
Press Release 11 Sep 2013 Global Marketing, IT and Supply Chain Conference Completes Speaker Line-Up Over 65 Industry Experts to Speak at Annual Event Organised by The Consumer Goods Forum Hosted in London from 6-8th November 2013    PARIS, 11th September 2013 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) today announced the complete line-up of speakers presenting at the Operational Excellence Conference. Held at the Novotel West London from 6-8th November […]
Price Outweighs Access as Top Consumer Barrier to Eating Healthy, as Revealed in a New Global Report from The Consumer Goods Forum, BCG and Nielsen Press Release 01 Jul 2020 Health & Wellness Price Outweighs Access as Top Consumer Barrier to Eating Healthy, as Revealed in a New Global Report from The Consumer Goods Forum, BCG and Nielsen New report spotlights how the consumer industry can boost healthier eating around the world   PARIS, 1st July 2020 – Today, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), together with Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Nielsen Global Connect, published a revealing report on the state of consumer health, nutrition and wellbeing around the world. How the Consumer […]
New Report Reveals Vision for Grocery Store of the Future Press Release 30 May 2017 New Report Reveals Vision for Grocery Store of the Future PARIS, 30th May 2017 — In a brand-new report out today, international grocery research organisation IGD and The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) reveal the 10 areas grocery retailers must focus on to ensure physical stores remain relevant for shoppers in an increasingly digital age. In a brand-new report out today, international grocery research organisation IGD and […]
Keeping Them Close and Coming Back for More: Survey Highlights the Struggles of Consumer and Retail Executives Press Release 21 Jun 2017 Corporate Keeping Them Close and Coming Back for More: Survey Highlights the Struggles of Consumer and Retail Executives BERLIN, 21st June 2017 — The need to grow and keep customers is dominating the agenda of consumer and retail executives around the world. Thirty-three percent of the 526 consumer and retail executives responding to the fifth annual Global Consumer Executive Top of Mind survey, Think like a start-up: How to grow in a disruptive […]
How Can Consumer Products Companies Balance the Omni-channel Opportunity with the Need to Drive Profits? Blog 25 Mar 2015 How Can Consumer Products Companies Balance the Omni-channel Opportunity with the Need to Drive Profits?   Supply chain costs also increase. In the past, manufacturers and retailers could rely on consumers to drive to the store, pick products off the shelf, pack them and take them home. In an omni-channel world, the supply chain must take control of all these steps. This consumes additional resources and drives down profitability.   […]