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Consumers Expect a Healthier Future Blog 11 Jun 2019 Health & Wellness Consumers Expect a Healthier Future Today, consumers want to live a healthy life more than ever before. Consumers’ expectations with regard to health continue to evolve, but food always plays an important role in a healthy lifestyle. In 2019 it’s no longer just about calorie intake and getting rid of ‘bad’ ingredients like fat, sugar or salt. Nutritional factors are […]
Press Release 18 Jun 2014 The Consumer Goods Industry Strengthens Commitment to Improving Health and Wellness for Consumers Worldwide The Consumer Goods Forum Board of Directors agrees to new strategic milestones to help ensure the wellbeing of consumers PARIS, Wednesday 18th June 2014 – Recognising the importance of health and wellness to consumers, The Consumer Goods Forum’s Board of Directors has today reaffirmed its commitment to the implementation of its Health & Wellness Resolutions […]
Food Fraud: Impact of Counterfeits on Consumers’ Safety & Brand Reputation Blog 30 Mar 2021 E2E Value Chain Food Fraud: Impact of Counterfeits on Consumers’ Safety & Brand Reputation With over 30% of shoppers saying they will shift at least some of their spending away from brick-and-mortar stores towards e-commerce, consumers are showing increased trust in online shopping for their groceries. In fact, the recent spike in consumer demand for fresh and frozen food in the e-commerce channel is expected to climb from nearly […]
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 […]
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 […]
Press Release 15 Mar 2013 New Report Discusses Worldwide Impact of Ageing Consumers By 2047 There Will Be More Than Two Billion Mature Consumers    PARIS, 15th March 2013 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and A.T. Kearney today announced the publication of a joint report – “Understanding the Needs and Consequences of the Ageing Consumer”. The report highlights the urgency at which the consumer goods industry needs […]
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 […]
Giving Consumers the Reassurance They Seek and Workers the Protection They Deserve Blog 15 Sep 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative Giving Consumers the Reassurance They Seek and Workers the Protection They Deserve Today’s conscious consumers are transforming their relationship with global brands. They are increasingly making more informed, ethical buying choices and although we saw signs of a consumer shift before the pandemic, recent reports indicate that the disruption caused has fuelled this behaviour. Now, 88% of consumers would like brands to help them to be more […]
How to Ensure Trust in Engaging with Consumers in a Digital World? Blog 20 Jun 2014 How to Ensure Trust in Engaging with Consumers in a Digital World?   It’s a very fine line: companies can attract their customers by personally engaging with them – but when they go too far, they trespass this thin line, and it can backfire, since consumers perceive this as threatening. We still live in a ‘digital wild west’ world, and companies are finding this out the hard […]
Celebrating World Health Day with an Industry Committed to Change and Empowered, Healthy Consumers Globally Blog 07 Apr 2015 Celebrating World Health Day with an Industry Committed to Change and Empowered, Healthy Consumers Globally   However, a quick reality check shows us that worldwide obesity has nearly doubled since 1980 and that half the world is expected to be obese by 2050. These are challenging stats but opportunities shown in our survey highlight that our members are actively engaging with multiple stakeholders across their individual and collective initiatives to […]
New ‘One for Good’ Campaign Looks to Inspire Healthier Consumers Press Release 29 Sep 2017 New ‘One for Good’ Campaign Looks to Inspire Healthier Consumers The Consumer Goods Forum Partners with Healthy Washington County; Make One More Healthy Choice   HAGERSTOWN, Md. and PARIS, 29th September 2017 – The Consumer Goods Forum has launched a pilot campaign in Hagerstown, Maryland, to support community members in adopting healthier diets and lifestyles. Partnering with Healthy Washington County, members of The Consumer Goods Forum […]
New Survey Shows Consumers More Empowered than Ever to Make Informed Lifestyle Choices Press Release 27 Jan 2016 New Survey Shows Consumers More Empowered than Ever to Make Informed Lifestyle Choices Members of The Consumer Goods Forum Report on Implementation of Health & Wellness Resolutions & Commitments; Industry Acknowledges More Still Needs to Be Done   PARIS, 27th January 2016 – The Consumer Goods Forum (“CGF”) today published results from its 2015 survey designed to measure where its members are in the implementation of its Health […]
Smart Reduction of Consumer Food Waste: Using Technology for the Benefit of Retailers and Consumers News Update 01 Mar 2018 Food Waste Smart Reduction of Consumer Food Waste: Using Technology for the Benefit of Retailers and Consumers We are pleased to announce the publication of a new report, entitled Smart Reduction of Consumer Food Waste: Using technology for the benefit of retailers and consumers. Capgemini and The Consumer Goods Forum, through this End-to-End Value Chain Learning Series, aim to identify the challenges and opportunities that food retailers face and the important role they can play in reducing food […]
Press Release 30 Jan 2012 Study Shows Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Results in Improved Food Safety for Consumers PARIS, 30th January 2012 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), managed by The Consumer Goods Forum, announced today that a recent study conducted by the University of Arkansas shows that food manufacturers who achieve certification on one of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) internationally recognized benchmarked schemes strengthen their food safety programs resulting […]
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, […]
Employees, Consumers and Communities are the focus of Health & Wellness Programmes, According to Our New Health & Wellness Report Blog 27 Mar 2018 Health & Wellness Employees, Consumers and Communities are the focus of Health & Wellness Programmes, According to Our New Health & Wellness Report We recently published our latest edition of the Health & Wellness Progress Report*, demonstrating a further shift on how our members are working together to show industry leadership, address changing consumer demands and empowering consumers to adopt healthier lifestyles. It is important for us to continue this effort year on year to understand where we […]