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Conscious Consumerism is Transforming Industries Blog 04 Oct 2021 Sustainable Retail Summit Conscious Consumerism is Transforming Industries Conscious consumers are voting with their phones and wallets. Sustainably aware buyers aren’t just motivated by advertising, convenience and cost. Instead, they research the companies they buy from and support to understand their purpose, business processes, sustainability commitments and, more importantly, the impact their products or services have on the planet. While this trend dates back […]
E2E Value Chain Podcast: The Conscious Consumer Podcast 25 Mar 2019 E2E Value Chain E2E Value Chain Podcast: The Conscious Consumer The End-to-End Value Chain podcast series welcomes guests who share industry insights into their work towards collaborative solutions that benefit the entire supply chain. In this episode on the conscious consumer, Boris Manhart, CEO of Zürich-based CodeCheck shares his thoughts on consumer behaviour, market trends, and the use of technology to understand consumer groups.   
Two New Podcasts Discuss the Conscious Consumer and Innovation in the Supply Chain News Update 25 Mar 2019 E2E Value Chain Two New Podcasts Discuss the Conscious Consumer and Innovation in the Supply Chain The Consumer Goods Forum podcast series, hosted by Communications Officer Louise Chester, recently welcomed Ruediger Hagedorn, Director, End-to-End Value Chain, to share his thoughts on the technologies shaping the consumer goods industry. The podcast aims to delve behind the scenes of the organisation’s work across the value chain, giving Ruediger the floor to inform listeners […]
The Rise of the Conscious Consumer and the Need for Greater Transparency Blog 16 Nov 2017 The Rise of the Conscious Consumer and the Need for Greater Transparency      Since the rise of the internet and new technologies, consumers today have far more tools at their disposal to research their purchases. No longer do they go to the shop around the corner to buy a recommended product, but instead, they do their own research, compare prices and read reviews online. Consumers also […]
Shopping Our Way to Healthier Lifestyles Blog 18 Sep 2018 Health & Wellness Shopping Our Way to Healthier Lifestyles Heart disease. Strokes. Diabetes. These are just some of the non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and conditions which cause over 70% of deaths worldwide every year (source “Non-Communicable Diseases Factsheet”, World Health Organisation, accessed 23 July 2018.) But this does not have to be the case. Indeed, although people of all ages and physical conditions are susceptible […]
Driving Green Consumption: The Role of Sustainability and Pack Sizing in Consumer Decisions Blog 26 May 2021 Plastic Waste Driving Green Consumption: The Role of Sustainability and Pack Sizing in Consumer Decisions Does one size fit all? Flexible pack sizes that fit one’s consumption pattern is a basic requirement for today’s consumers. The on-the-go lifestyles of millennials and Gen Z led to a surge in single-serve products in recent times. These consumer segments were also among the most environmentally conscious, making it important for product companies to ensure that […]
The CGF Holds Workshop on the Progress of Collaboration for Healthier Lives UK News Update 14 Oct 2019 Collaboration for Healthier Lives The CGF Holds Workshop on the Progress of Collaboration for Healthier Lives UK The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Health & Wellness Pillar held a workshop on the Collaboration for Healthier Lives (CHL) UK edition in London on 18th September 2019. The CHL UK initiative launched in Lambeth and Southwark in March 2019 with the aim to focus on improving the health and wellbeing of consumers by testing various […]
An Appetite for Opportunity: Changing Dietary Goals Podcast 25 Mar 2021 Corporate An Appetite for Opportunity: Changing Dietary Goals www.theconsumergoodsforum.com | In this episode of the CGF Podcast, host Louise Chester speaks to Markus Stripf, SpoonGuru, Georgie Altman, Google and Emma Burton, Price Waterhouse Cooper to find out more about a new report recently published by their respective companies. “An Appetite for Opportunity”, examines how consumers are increasingly making choices based on goals ranging […]
The Balanced Economy – How Marketers Are Growing Closer to Consumers Blog 03 Dec 2019 E2E Value Chain The Balanced Economy – How Marketers Are Growing Closer to Consumers In a world dictated by technology and social media, consumer brand loyalty is more relevant than ever before. That’s right, 43% of consumers are spending more money at brands that they are loyal to, which means hoping for returning customers is certainly not out of the equation. With the available data and analytics that come […]
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 […]
Facing the Hard Sustainability Truths with Journalist Tom Heap Podcast 22 May 2019 Social Sustainability Facing the Hard Sustainability Truths with Journalist Tom Heap The CGF Podcast series welcomes guests from inside and outside the organisation and membership to discuss challenges facing the consumer goods industry, the planet and its people. In this month’s episode, we spoke to Tom Heap, Environmental, Science and Rural Affairs broadcaster for the BBC and moderator of the CGF’s Sustainable Retail Summit. As we gear up […]
Reflections on the Plastics Challenge Blog 31 Aug 2018 Plastic Waste Reflections on the Plastics Challenge I was filming in a supermarket last week – a film about plastic. There were 85 fresh fruit and vegetable products on sale and 81 of them were pre-wrapped in plastic, the remaining four had cellophane bags to put them in. Why? Why are we coating nearly everything we buy in something that gets everywhere, […]
SGS, Transparency-One And Mars Food Launch Revolutionary Supply Chain Solution Blog 08 Nov 2018 E2E Value Chain SGS, Transparency-One And Mars Food Launch Revolutionary Supply Chain Solution Our increasingly connected world has given rise to larger and more complex supply chains and socially conscious consumers who want to know that the products they buy are produced responsibly.  Mars Food has launched a revolutionary supply chain solution that enables them to closely track their global supply chain and give consumers instant insights into […]
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 […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Reaffirms Climate Change Commitment Press Release 21 Sep 2017 The Consumer Goods Forum Reaffirms Climate Change Commitment NEW YORK and PARIS, 21st September 2017 — The Consumer Goods Forum today issued a statement reaffirming its commitment to helping members do their part to tackle climate change and keep global temperature rises below two degrees Celsius. The full statement is below.   New York, 21st September 2017   The Consumer Goods Forum reaffirms […]
CGF Announces New Members for May 2021 Press Release 28 May 2021 Corporate CGF Announces New Members for May 2021 PARIS, 28th May 2021 — 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. Ocado Group is a UK based technology company admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange […]