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Food Waste Front and Centre at this Year’s Sustainable Retail Summit News Update 03 Nov 2016 Food Waste Front and Centre at this Year’s Sustainable Retail Summit Some 240 delegates from nearly 30 countries joined this year’s Sustainable Retail Summit, held in Paris on 27th & 28th October. The event delivered on its promise to inspire and inform, leaving participants equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to implement sustainable business practices in their organisations and drive positive change across the industry. The conference […]
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 […]
Health & Wellness on Agenda of New CGF Event, the Sustainable Retail Summit News Update 07 May 2016 Health & Wellness on Agenda of New CGF Event, the Sustainable Retail Summit     The CGF recently confirmed a new event to be held in October 2016 in Paris. The event, the Sustainable Retail Summit, will give members and non-members the opportunity to learn more about our pillar activities, working groups and resolutions, and provide insights and best practices around how to implement our Board-approved Resolutions and […]
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 […]
Press Release 07 Nov 2013 Highlights from Global Marketing, IT & Supply Chain Conference Day 1    LONDON, 7th November 2013 – The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) global marketing, IT and supply chain conference kicked off yesterday following Wednesday’s store tour programme. Combining shared plenary sessions and individual streams for marketing, IT and supply chain, the event welcomed close to 300 delegates from 30 countries looking to share insights and best […]
First-Ever Global Standard to Measure Food Loss and Waste Introduced by International Partnership Press Release 06 Jun 2016 Environmental Sustainability First-Ever Global Standard to Measure Food Loss and Waste Introduced by International Partnership Key Points: New international framework launched to empower businesses, governments, and other organisations to measure, report on and manage food loss and waste  An estimated one-third of all food is lost or wasted worldwide as it moves from where it is produced to where it is eaten, even as more than 800 million people are […]
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 PARIS, 17 August 2020 — 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 […]
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’s Sustainable Retail Summit Convenes in Paris on 27th – 28th October Press Release 28 Sep 2016 Sustainable Retail Summit The Consumer Goods Forum’s Sustainable Retail Summit Convenes in Paris on 27th – 28th October The programme features a range of not-to-be-missed presentations by some of the world’s most influential business leaders, including Tesco CEO Dave Lewis, Sainsbury’s CEO Mike Coupe and Thierry Cotillard, CEO, Intermarché. Issues to be tackled include food waste; forced labour and healthier communities   PARIS, 28th September 2016 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has […]
New Champions 12.3 Report Asks if World is Making Progress on Food Loss and Waste Blog 21 Sep 2016 Food Waste New Champions 12.3 Report Asks if World is Making Progress on Food Loss and Waste A new report on behalf of Champions 12.3 assesses global progress toward Target 12.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which calls for halving food waste and reducing food loss by 2030. Champions 12.3 is a unique coalition of leaders across government, business and civil society dedicated to achieving Target 12.3.    Our Managing Director Peter Freedman […]
Press Release 08 Feb 2019 Collaboration for Healthier Lives Inspiring Healthier Lives in London Boroughs Focus of Cross-Sector Collaboration LONDON and PARIS, 8th February 2019 — The Consumer Goods Forum is calling on members and stakeholders to show their commitment to helping solve today’s most important health and wellness challenges by acting together in the Collaboration for Healthier Lives (CHL) UK initiative. The initiative will take place in the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark, which […]
Press Release 19 Jun 2014 The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit: Day Two Roundup The retail store of the future and strategies for growth dominate agenda on second day of the Summit   PARIS, Thursday 19th June 2014 – After another day of industry-leading presentations the second day of The Consumer Goods Forum’s Global Summit has come to an end. Today’s focus has been around the future of the […]
CEOs from Global Food Industry Giants to Gather at  GFSI’s 2017 Global Food Safety Conference Press Release 21 Dec 2016 Food Safety CEOs from Global Food Industry Giants to Gather at GFSI’s 2017 Global Food Safety Conference Under the theme of “Leadership for Growth,” seven CEOs “walk the talk” and demonstrate just how important food safety is in their business: Cargill, Danone, Ecolab, The Hershey Company, Mondelēz, Tyson Foods and Wegmans Food Markets.   The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) are working hard on what is […]
Employee Health and Wellness – the Asda Way: Part One Blog 06 Sep 2016 Employee Health and Wellness – the Asda Way: Part One Many employers understand the relationship between the health of their employees and the health of their business. Globally, almost two-thirds of companies with effective health and productivity programmes believe they perform better than their competitors. Many CGF members know that when they focus on mitigating the impact of things like Non-Communicable Diseases and stress, and […]
Press Release 11 Sep 2013 Global Marketing, IT and Supply Chain Conference Completes Speaker Line-Up Over 65 Industry Experts to Speak at Annual Event Organised by The Consumer Goods Forum Hosted in London from 6-8th November 2013    PARIS, 11th September 2013 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) today announced the complete line-up of speakers presenting at the Operational Excellence Conference. Held at the Novotel West London from 6-8th November […]
CGF’s First-Ever Sustainable Retail Summit Shows Collaboration is the Way Forward Press Release 28 Oct 2016 Sustainable Retail Summit CGF’s First-Ever Sustainable Retail Summit Shows Collaboration is the Way Forward Collective actions leading the way on food waste, forced labour and healthier communities PARIS, 28th October 2016 – The 2016 Sustainable Retail Summit of The Consumer Goods Forum has come to a close. This year’s first-ever edition, taking place in Paris, delivered on its promise to inspire and inform. 240 delegates from 27 countries left equipped […]