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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 […]
COVID-19: The Consumer Goods Forum Board of Directors and WHO COVID-19 Special Envoy Emphasise the Need for Global Coordination in Securing Consumer Product Supply Chains Press Release 06 Apr 2020 Corporate COVID-19: The Consumer Goods Forum Board of Directors and WHO COVID-19 Special Envoy Emphasise the Need for Global Coordination in Securing Consumer Product Supply Chains PARIS, 6th April 2020 — The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Board of Directors today issued a statement emphasising the need for global coordination in securing food, beverage, hygiene and personal care product supply chains. The full statement is below: Food, beverage, hygiene and personal care products are essential to people’s daily existence through this pandemic. […]
#EarthDay: Why Sustainability Must Remain an Industry Priority Despite Covid-19 Blog 22 Apr 2020 Environmental Sustainability #EarthDay: Why Sustainability Must Remain an Industry Priority Despite Covid-19 This year’s Earth Day has taken on new significance, as the global community continues to grapple to control the Covid-19 pandemic, an unprecedented crisis in our modern times with far-reaching and inter-connected global challenges and consequences. This crisis has demonstrated how much we depend on each other, as one humanity living on one planet, for […]
COVID-19 Causes a Stutter Step in Sustainability Progress, What’s Next? Blog 20 Nov 2020 E2E Value Chain COVID-19 Causes a Stutter Step in Sustainability Progress, What’s Next? Sustainability Then and Now   Prior to the pandemic, consumers around the world were focused on sustainability; reuse and recyclables, organic and natural food products, to do their part in managing the effects of climate change. Millennials led the charge by voting with their wallets, challenging retailers and suppliers to provide sustainable products and packaging […]
Re-Live the CGF’s COVID-19 Webinar Series News Update 27 May 2020 Corporate Re-Live the CGF’s COVID-19 Webinar Series The CGF COVID-19 Webinar Series has drawn to a close. The Series included 10 COVID-19-specific webinars covering how CGF members and the industry at large have been working to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 and protect the health of people, and included more than 30 member organisations, including Alibaba, Carrefour, IBM, Grupo Exito, Mastercard, Mondelēz […]
Corporate Attitudes Towards Sustainability: a Growing Priority as a Result of Covid-19 Blog 13 Oct 2020 Sustainable Retail Summit Corporate Attitudes Towards Sustainability: a Growing Priority as a Result of Covid-19 For corporates, it is readily accepted that climate change and environmental pressures are going to increasingly disrupt business as usual. However, in a time of a global pandemic and economic upheaval, some may assume that corporate action on climate change may drop down the priority list. However, our recent research has found that this is […]
Upholding Responsible Recruitment is Key to Maintain Resilient Supply Chains Throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic and Beyond Blog 07 Oct 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Upholding Responsible Recruitment is Key to Maintain Resilient Supply Chains Throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic and Beyond When the global Covid-19 pandemic was confirmed by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020, most of us did not anticipate the scale of change on its way. Its structural impact on society, the private sector and the scale of governments’ interventions has been unprecedented. The pandemic has caused severe disruption to global […]
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 […]
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 […]
We Are In This Together: How COVID-19 Has Accelerated The Need For Partnerships Blog 16 Jun 2020 E2E Value Chain We Are In This Together: How COVID-19 Has Accelerated The Need For Partnerships We recently conducted dedicated research to gather the perspectives on how retailers and suppliers are being impacted and are adapting in key markets around the world: China, Brazil, Italy, Spain, Portugal and the UK. We have also collected detailed feedback from the remainder of our 40 markets. Their stories explore the tensions brought about by […]
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, […]
Statement: CGF Response to Covid-19 Press Release 20 Mar 2020 Corporate Statement: CGF Response to Covid-19 Protecting the health and wellbeing of people around the world has been a key strategic priority of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) for more than a decade. However, at no time since the CGF was founded have we found ourselves facing such a global health crisis. As such, our member companies are working around-the-clock to […]
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 […]
Brand Purpose and the Covid-19 Pandemic Podcast 31 Mar 2020 Corporate Brand Purpose and the Covid-19 Pandemic In the latest episode of the CGF Podcast, host Louise Chester in joined by Victoria Brophy, Executive Director at leading PR agency Golin, who shares her insights on the current global Covid-19 pandemic, and the far-reaching implications for brands, and the consumer goods industry.     Sign Up For More CGF Podcasts  Apple Podcasts  Spotify
Despite the COVID-19 Lockdown, 76% of Employees Happy with Their Jobs News Update 27 Oct 2020 Collaboration for Healthier Lives Despite the COVID-19 Lockdown, 76% of Employees Happy with Their Jobs The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), led by its Collaboration for Healthier Lives Coalition of Action (CHL), and Engaging Business, recently conducted a survey of consumer goods professionals as part of the CGF’s Sustainable Retail Summit that was held 15th-16th October 2020. The survey, developed by Engaging Business, was taken by 202 employees from numerous countries […]
COVID-19 and Its Impact On Consumer Goods Companies Podcast 26 May 2020 E2E Value Chain COVID-19 and Its Impact On Consumer Goods Companies In this episode of the End-to-End Value Chain podcast series, CGF’s Ruediger Hagedorn speaks to Rajesh Ray, Associate Partner, IBM GBS about the impact Covid-19 is having on consumer goods companies.        Sign Up For More End-to-End Value Chain Podcasts  iTunes  Spotify