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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 […]
Press Release 28 Apr 2015 Trust Tops the CEO Agenda at The Consumer Goods Forum Annual Summit • Consumer Goods Forum Annual Summit convenes in New York City 24th- 26th June   • Delegates to explore ‘Trust as a Foundation for Growth’ in rich programme featuring  keynotes, plenaries, ‘fireside’ conversations and panel discussions • Michael Bloomberg to deliver keynote address   PARIS, April 28th, 2015 – The Consumer Goods Forum (the “CGF”) […]
Press Release 03 Feb 2015 Growth in Omni-Channel Risks Diluting Consumer Products and Retail Sector Profit Omni-channel will be the key driver of growth, but only 38% of senior executives say omni initiatives have a positive impact on profit margins  81% believe the supply chain is no longer fit for purpose as new channels emerge  Companies must build a more responsive, integrated supply chain and improve consumer visibility   LONDON and […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit: Day Two Press Release 23 Jun 2017 Corporate The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit: Day Two Executives from Top Consumer Goods Companies Discuss Global and Local Brands in Today’s Consumer-Centric World BERLIN, Friday 23rd June 2017 – The second day of The Consumer Goods Forum’s Global Summit drew to a close yesterday evening. Day 2 was opened by Jørgen Vig Knudstorp, President and Chief Executive Officer of the LEGO Group. Mr. […]
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 […]
Recipe for Success: How Retailers and Consumer Goods Companies Can Further Encourage Healthier Living Press Release 17 Jun 2021 Health & Wellness Recipe for Success: How Retailers and Consumer Goods Companies Can Further Encourage Healthier Living Joint report by Bain & Company and The Consumer Goods Forum evaluates more than 70 programmes from Collaboration for Healthier Lives Coalition   PARIS, 17th June 2021 — After more than a year of living through a pandemic, health is at the forefront of consumers’ minds. A recent survey by Bain & Company found that in […]
Insights on Consumer Behaviour in Light of COVID-19 Podcast 22 Jul 2020 Corporate Insights on Consumer Behaviour in Light of COVID-19 In this episode of The Consumer Goods Forum’s Podcast, guest Lynn Evison from Alvarez and Marsal shares insights on the evolving landscape of the retail industry from the group’s latest report. The report, “The Shape of Retail: Consumers and the new normal”, offers details about how retailers have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and its […]
Consumer Goods Companies Make ‘Significant Improvement’ in Supporting Healthier Lives, According to New Data Press Release 06 Mar 2019 Collaboration for Healthier Lives Consumer Goods Companies Make ‘Significant Improvement’ in Supporting Healthier Lives, According to New Data Consumer goods retailers and manufacturers’ participation in food banks and school programmes continues to rise. 320,000 products have been reformulated to reduce levels of sugar and salt, etc, since survey began in 2015. Some 2,000,000 employees now involved in company-led health and wellbeing programmes.   PARIS, 6th March 2019 — The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) today […]
The CGF Sustainable Retail Summit Heads to Montréal Press Release 14 Sep 2017 Sustainable Retail Summit The CGF Sustainable Retail Summit Heads to Montréal The Consumer Goods Industry to Meet in Canada to Discuss Megatrends, Positive Business Actions and Implementation Challenges The second Sustainable Retail Summit convenes in Montréal on 2nd-3rd October The event brings together retail and manufacturing leaders to collaborate on key industry issues including forced labor, food waste and consumer health   PARIS, 14th September 2017 […]
The Consumer Goods Forum and Capgemini Publish New Paper on Digital Solutions To Support Access To Healthier Living Press Release 08 Sep 2020 Health & Wellness The Consumer Goods Forum and Capgemini Publish New Paper on Digital Solutions To Support Access To Healthier Living Report highlights four concepts to advance the work of the CGF’s Collaboration for Healthier Lives Coalition of Action, which empowers people to live healthier lives and drive shared value   PARIS, 8th September 2020 –The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and Capgemini today publish a new paper highlighting four digital concepts aimed at advancing the agenda […]
Press Release 19 May 2011 Consumer Goods Leaders to Define Global Strategy for Building a Better Future CEOs of world’s leading consumer goods companies unite at annual Global Summit     PARIS, France, 19th May 2011 – The Consumer Goods Forum today announced its 2011 Global Summit will take place in Barcelona, Spain on 15‐17 June. Leaders of the world’s most successful consumer goods companies will come together to discuss how the industry […]
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 […]
Alas, It Is Always Dangerous to Prophesy, About the Future Blog 12 Feb 2021 Alas, It Is Always Dangerous to Prophesy, About the Future   This is the time of the year when everybody becomes a futurist. With a quick scan of the web you can find plenty of pundits trying their hands at guessing the future – whether it is “5 Supply Chain Trends We Should Watch in 2021” or “13 Post-Pandemic Supply Chain Trends” there is no […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Joins Champions 12.3 Coalition to Mobilise Progress to Halve Food Waste Press Release 21 Jun 2016 Environmental Sustainability The Consumer Goods Forum Joins Champions 12.3 Coalition to Mobilise Progress to Halve Food Waste Target 12.3 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aims to halve food waste and reduce food loss globally by 2030   PARIS and WASHINGTON, DC, 21st June 2016 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has agreed to join Champions 12.3, a coalition of leaders from governments, businesses, farmer groups, and civil society organisations dedicated […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Sustainable Retail Summit: Day Two Press Release 04 Oct 2017 Sustainable Retail Summit The Consumer Goods Forum Sustainable Retail Summit: Day Two MONTRÉAL, 4th October 2017 – The second and final day of The Consumer Goods Forum’s Sustainable Retail Summit drew to a close yesterday.  It was full of fascinating discussions addressing three of the consumer goods industry’s biggest challenges. Taking place at the Centre Mont-Royal in Montréal, the Sustainable Retail Summit has brought together over 230 “global […]
Consumers and the ‘New Normal’: Which Retail Changes Could Become Permanent as a Result of COVID-19? Blog 03 Jul 2020 Corporate Consumers and the ‘New Normal’: Which Retail Changes Could Become Permanent as a Result of COVID-19? The retail sector has weathered its fair share of storms in recent years, from business rates to the growing influence of e-commerce. But even if retail veterans have become seasoned crisis responders, industry challenges do not always directly affect consumer behaviour. This is emphatically untrue in the case of the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 has created […]