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How Will Blockchain Change the Consumer Goods Industry? Blog 26 Jan 2018 E2E Value Chain How Will Blockchain Change the Consumer Goods Industry? Blockchain is receiving increasing media attention, serving as the basis for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and more robust cybersecurity systems. Relying on a distributed ledger system, where every transaction is recorded for all connected and authorised stakeholders to see, it is seen as a possible way of reinforcing trust and security and accelerating business processes, removing […]
CGF Contributes to the “Future of Food” Campaign with Insights on Blockchain News Update 05 Jan 2018 E2E Value Chain CGF Contributes to the “Future of Food” Campaign with Insights on Blockchain The CGF is delighted to contribute to the “Future of Food” campaign with an article written by Ruediger Hagedorn, Director End-to-End Value Chain. The article focuses on the potential of blockchain technology, highlighting the pros and cons on the implementation of this technology to food supply chains. While Ruediger suggests that blockchain could provide a […]
CGF End-to-End Value Chain Director, Ruediger Hagedorn, contributes to a feature on blockchain and technology in Gigabit Magazine. News Update 16 Mar 2018 E2E Value Chain CGF End-to-End Value Chain Director, Ruediger Hagedorn, contributes to a feature on blockchain and technology in Gigabit Magazine. Gigabit Magazine has published an article on ‘Blockchain in the Consumer Goods Industry’, featuring an interview with Ruediger Hagedorn, CGF End-to-End Value Chain Director.   In the article, Ruediger talks about the potential of blockchain in transforming the industry, as well as the key benefits and drawbacks offered by the technology. He also talks about […]
Tomorrow’s Value Chain How Blockchain Drives Visibility, Trust and Efficiency Publication 28 Feb 2017 Tomorrow’s Value Chain How Blockchain Drives Visibility, Trust and Efficiency
Will Things Fall Apart if the Centre Cannot Hold (All the Data)? Blog 04 Nov 2019 E2E Value Chain Will Things Fall Apart if the Centre Cannot Hold (All the Data)? Okay starting with a title shamelessly ripped off from W.B Yeats may not be cool, but it does capture the essence of this post. We are in a period when decentralised approaches to data storage and access is in vogue. Blockchain and other Peer-to-Peer (P2P) database designs are two obvious examples, but that else is […]
Achieving a More Responsive Supply Chain: Lessons from COVID-19 Blog 06 Oct 2020 Product Data Achieving a More Responsive Supply Chain: Lessons from COVID-19 Seven months into the COVID-19 lockdown, consumers still find themselves fighting for toilet paper, disinfectant wipes and nitrile gloves at their local retail stores. On the flipside, many Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies who saw a significant drop in demand at the height of the lockdown are struggling to get their production back to normal […]
A Fork in The Road: Committing to Food Traceability in 2021 Blog 16 Mar 2021 E2E Value Chain A Fork in The Road: Committing to Food Traceability in 2021 We are standing at the dawn of a trust revolution in the retail sector, in which food traceability becomes a global trend and consumers obtain visibility on the entire food journey. This transformation is compounded by the ever-increasing importance of health, safety and well-being concerns in society – accelerated further by the COVID-19 pandemic. As […]
CGF End-to-End Value Chain Pillar Organises Second SpringBoard Workshop News Update 27 Sep 2018 E2E Value Chain CGF End-to-End Value Chain Pillar Organises Second SpringBoard Workshop The Consumer Goods Forum’s End-to-End Value Chain Pillar organised its second SpringBoard workshop of the year in Cambridge, MA (US) on 19 September 2018.  Hosted by IBM, the workshop focused on ‘Blockchain Interoperability’ and was attended by representatives from retailers Metro, Migros, SPAR International; manufacturers Kao, P&G, SC Johnson, supplier Symrise and other organisations including […]
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 […]
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, […]
Why Traceability and Transparency Have to be Top of the Agenda in the Boardroom Blog 08 Jun 2018 Why Traceability and Transparency Have to be Top of the Agenda in the Boardroom As we approach The Consumer Goods Forum’s 62nd Global Summit in Singapore, I’m looking forward to participating in and leading discussions related to traceability and environmental sustainability. The topic is becoming increasingly important for the consumer goods industry, as we seek to tackle major global issues such as deforestation. As consumers, we want guarantees for […]
GFSI Conference 2019 Roundup Day 1: Many Voices, One Shared Goal Press Release 26 Feb 2019 GFSI Conference GFSI Conference 2019 Roundup Day 1: Many Voices, One Shared Goal After thirteen years abroad, the GFSI Conference has returned to its home country of France! Over 1,000 delegates streamed through the doors of the historic Nice Acropolis this morning, making the 2019 conference the biggest event GFSI has ever held in Europe. The diverse delegation represents multinationals and SMEs, retailers and manufacturers, research labs, regulatory agencies and everyone in […]
GFSI Conference 2019 Roundup Day 2: Celebrations and Solutions Press Release 27 Feb 2019 Food Safety GFSI Conference 2019 Roundup Day 2: Celebrations and Solutions NICE, France, 27th February 2019 — While Nice reverberates with the activity of its famous Carnaval, the Acropolis buzzes with a different kind of festivity: the second day of the GFSI Conference. Always the busiest day of the event, Wednesday’s schedule included over a dozen topics and an awards ceremony and closed with the most anticipated social […]
Preparing for the Future of Food Safety: A Forward-Thinking GFSI Conference 2019 Press Release 28 Feb 2019 Food Safety Preparing for the Future of Food Safety: A Forward-Thinking GFSI Conference 2019 NICE, France, 28th February 2019 — The 18th edition of the GFSI Conference drew to a close this afternoon, after four days packed with insights, productive conversations and opportunities to connect. The event attracted over 1,000 delegates, who represented more than 60 countries and spanned the food industry, academia and the public sector, making it the largest event […]
Increasing Pressure to Demonstrate Supply Chain Sustainability: How Can It Become an Opportunity? Blog 25 Oct 2018 Sustainable Retail Summit Increasing Pressure to Demonstrate Supply Chain Sustainability: How Can It Become an Opportunity? Companies experience that consumers are becoming increasingly conscious and curious about what is behind the products they chose to buy. Research shows that consumers are changing their purchasing behaviors. Their choices are less and less determined by brand loyalty and increasingly influenced by the specific performance and features of individual products. They look to companies […]
Supply Chain Transparency, Reimagined Podcast 26 Oct 2020 E2E Value Chain Supply Chain Transparency, Reimagined In this episode, CGF’s Ruediger Hagedorn speaks to Trinanjan Gupta at TagOne,  a blockchain empowered tech traceability platform, about the challenges in supply chain transparency and the role blockchain and cloud tech play in capturing and sharing data in food supply chains.        Sign Up For More End-to-End Value Chain Podcasts  iTunes  Spotify