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Companies Commit to Simplify Food Date Labels Worldwide by 2020, Reducing Food Waste Press Release 20 Sep 2017 Environmental Sustainability Companies Commit to Simplify Food Date Labels Worldwide by 2020, Reducing Food Waste The Consumer Goods Forum and Champions 12.3 issue landmark call to use two simple date labels by 2020   NEW YORK, 20th September 2017 — “Sell by,” “Use by,” “Display until,” “Best before,” what do they all mean? Consumers around the world navigate a range of date labels on food products, and the resulting confusion costs […]
The CGF Holds First North American Food Waste and Date Labeling Workshop in Chicago News Update 19 Jun 2019 Food Waste The CGF Holds First North American Food Waste and Date Labeling Workshop in Chicago On May 20th – 21st, The Consumer Goods Forum’s Environmental Sustainability team held a Food Waste and Date Labeling Workshop in Chicago, the first of its kind in North America. Discussions during the workshop centered around measurement strategies, as well as challenges encountered by both retailers and manufacturers in the context of the North American […]
CGF Featured in Mediaplanet’s “Future of Food” Campaign, Distributed in USA Today News Update 04 Jan 2018 Environmental Sustainability CGF Featured in Mediaplanet’s “Future of Food” Campaign, Distributed in USA Today In December 2017, Mediaplanet launched its “Future of Food” campaign as an independent supplement in USA Today, featuring renowned chef and childhood nutrition advocate Jamie Oliver. The campaign covers topics such as food waste, childhood nutrition and hunger and explores the role that technology is playing in transforming our relationship with food. Ignacio Gavilan, the […]
WHO Publishes Report on Childhood Obesity; H&W Steering Committee to Assess Against Pillar Stategy News Update 07 Dec 2015 WHO Publishes Report on Childhood Obesity; H&W Steering Committee to Assess Against Pillar Stategy     The Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity (ECHO) presented its final report to the WHO Director-General on 25th January, culminating a two-year process to address the alarming levels of childhood obesity and overweight globally.   The ECHO report proposes a range of recommendations for governments aimed at reversing the rising trend of children aged […]
CGF Environmental Director Speaks about Food Waste at World Food Summit in Copenhagen News Update 06 Sep 2018 Food Waste CGF Environmental Director Speaks about Food Waste at World Food Summit in Copenhagen On 30th – 31st August, Environmental Sustainability Director, Ignacio Gavilan attended the “Better Food for More People” World Food Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark. The annual event, organised by the Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark, aims to push forward the agenda on sustainable development within production and consumption of food and healthy lives in […]
How Food Banks Are Key to Tackling Food Waste and Poverty in Europe Blog 23 Jan 2018 Food Waste How Food Banks Are Key to Tackling Food Waste and Poverty in Europe Poverty in Europe is a reality, and food insecurity is often closer to us than we would like to think. In 2015, 119 million people of the EU-28 population were at risk of poverty or social exclusion. Among them, 43 million (8.1%) were not able to afford a quality meal every second day. At the same time, Europeans waste 88 […]
Food Waste: Let’s Talk about Solutions Blog 19 Jul 2021 Food Waste Food Waste: Let’s Talk about Solutions Fighting food waste is a critical problem in our society and an ethical imperative as it has social, economic and environmental impact. Each year 1/3 of food produced is never eaten, repre­senting a cost to the global economy of USD $940 billion and 3.3 billion tons of greenhouse gases released into the planet’s atmosphere. Paradoxically, […]
What’s Driving Change in Food Manufacturing? Blog 15 Apr 2021 E2E Value Chain What’s Driving Change in Food Manufacturing? Shifts in food manufacturing often mirror consumer trends, but they typically reflect technological advancements, too. Here are four things worth watching in 2021 and beyond. Using freshness sensors for food packaging Anyone who regularly shops for groceries knows the importance of looking for use or sell-by dates on perishable items before tossing them into a […]
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 […]
Detecting Global Consumer Trends in Bakery, Patisserie and Chocolate to Inspire Innovation Blog 03 Jun 2019 Global Summit Detecting Global Consumer Trends in Bakery, Patisserie and Chocolate to Inspire Innovation To create the best consumer goods and to anticipate what will come next, companies need to truly understand consumers’ needs and expectations. What do they value most and why, and what drives them to buy certain goods?   The importance of consumer research for business-to-business companies Investing heavily in detailed consumer insights can help business-to-business […]
The Health and Wellness Revolution Has Begun Blog 22 Oct 2018 Collaboration for Healthier Lives The Health and Wellness Revolution Has Begun Each time you eat and drink, you vote for the world you want to live in and your purchasing choices make also a statement to businesses about the way you want to live your life. And these changes in consumer behaviour are fuelling a health and wellness revolution across the globe.   More than ever […]
CGF Environmental Director to Attend Event on Food Waste During Climate Week NYC 2017 News Update 13 Sep 2017 Environmental Sustainability CGF Environmental Director to Attend Event on Food Waste During Climate Week NYC 2017 Alongside event partner Champions 12.3, CGF Director of Environmental Sustainability, Ignacio Gavilan, will be joining CGF Board members for an event entitled “Reducing Food Loss and Waste: Advancing the Agenda” in New York. The event will be held on the morning of 20th September at the Rockerfeller Foundation and coincides with Climate Week NYC 2017. Each […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Launches Food Waste Coalition of Action News Update 17 Aug 2020 Food Waste The Consumer Goods Forum Launches Food Waste Coalition of Action The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today launched a CEO-led Coalition of Action on Food Waste, bringing together 14 of the world’s largest retailers and manufacturers with the goal of halving per capita global food loss at the retailer and consumer levels. The Coalition and its members, with their explicit CEO engagement, action-oriented commitments and […]
New Year Spotlight: Ignacio Gavilan, Environmental Sustainability Director Blog 19 Jan 2018 Environmental Sustainability New Year Spotlight: Ignacio Gavilan, Environmental Sustainability Director The start of a new year is a perfect time for reflection on where we have been and where we’re going. With that in mind, we took the opportunity to sit down with our Director of Environmental Sustainability, Ignacio Gavilan to get his thoughts on the industry, and its achievements and challenges, as we hit […]
Press Release 20 Jun 2014 The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit: Day Three Roundup PARIS, Friday 20th June 2014 – The Consumer Goods Forum’s (The Forum) Global Summit 2014 has come to a close. The final day of the Summit in Paris saw business leaders from around the world – and special guests Jamie Oliver and Mattias Klum – come together to discuss how the industry is addressing its […]
Our Plastics Plan: What We’ve Achieved in the First Four Months Blog 31 Jan 2019 Plastic Waste Our Plastics Plan: What We’ve Achieved in the First Four Months In September, we outlined how we were step changing our approach to using plastic and we shared an update on our progress before Christmas on our blog. Four months on, here’s our highlight achievements:     Reducing our plastic use Making our plastic easier to recycle Introducing a take-back initiative for plastic not recycled at kerbside     […]