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Dip into the (Profit) Pool Blog 02 Nov 2021 E2E Value Chain Dip into the (Profit) Pool No matter how you define value, for-profit companies will continue to be measured by, well, profit. Of course, there is accounting profit and economic profit. The major difference is that accounting profit only considers tangible costs; economic profit includes opportunity costs and other intangibles. If you want to think ahead, then economic profit and the […]
Growing the Joint Profit Pool of Retailers and Manufacturers in Europe Blog 24 Feb 2021 E2E Value Chain Growing the Joint Profit Pool of Retailers and Manufacturers in Europe In Europe, modern trade retailers account for 40% to 80% of annual sales and gross profit for most consumer packaged goods companies (CPGs). Much of that profit is concentrated in four to five main customers in each country. A good year with one of these key customers typically translates into a good year for the […]
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 Paradox of Value Blog 19 Oct 2021 E2E Value Chain The Paradox of Value If there is something important the COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us of, it is that many things are more valuable than money. Perhaps this shouldn’t surprise anyone. For example, the economic principle that states that scarcity of something leads to higher prices doesn’t make much sense when the item is health, water or access to […]
Press Release 04 Mar 2010 Economic Concerns and Consumer Demand Remain Top Priorities for Consumer Goods Industry Companies continue to fight effects of financial crisis, yet refuse to put social and environmental responsibilities on the back burner    PARIS, 4th March 2010 – The Consumer Goods Forum today released its latest Top of Mind Survey, which reveals the priorities of 345 key decision-makers in global retail and consumer goods companies across 46 […]
Collaboration With Rivals Crucial to Unlocking Profit for Consumer Products Companies Press Release 04 May 2017 Collaboration With Rivals Crucial to Unlocking Profit for Consumer Products Companies LONDON, 4th May 2017 — Consumer products companies need to collaborate with rivals to unlock new sources of profitable growth amid converging market challenges. That is according to an EY report commissioned by The Consumer Goods Forum:To deliver profitable growth in the world of the new consumer – must your old rivals become your best friends? […]
The Future of Value Creation Blog 26 Oct 2021 E2E Value Chain The Future of Value Creation It isn’t sufficient to talk about Value Creation: value has to be sustained. The International Federation of Accountants talks about a cycle of definition, creation, delivery, and sustainability. This idea of a dynamic Value Creation life-cycle based on changing stakeholders’ perspectives on the meaning of value is a break with the static, free market view […]
Food Safety Capacity Building and Africa’s Food System: Building the Foundation for Success Blog 02 Nov 2017 Food Safety Capacity Building and Africa’s Food System: Building the Foundation for Success   Africa is well-known for the tremendous economic and social challenges faced by its people, but also for its great economic and human potential. The challenges, opportunities and dynamism that characterize the continent today are especially evident in Africa’s food system. Millions still struggle for subsistence on a few staple food commodities, especially in Africa’s […]
Keeping Forests as Forests Enhances Quality of Life and Helps Meet UN SDGs Blog 18 Sep 2017 Forest Positive Keeping Forests as Forests Enhances Quality of Life and Helps Meet UN SDGs     Sourcing products from well‑managed forests certified to an independent third-party standard is an effective way to help your organisation meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other sustainability targets while helping forests. Of course, the idea that creating more commercial demand for forests products could actually help protect forests seems counterintuitive. But […]
Press Release 23 Aug 2013 E2E Value Chain NEW Standard to Boost Package Sustainability Released by GS1 with Collaboration of The Consumer Goods Forum    BRUSSELS, 23rd August 2013 – GS1, the neutral, not-for-profit organisation that facilitates collaboration amongst trade partners with global standards across 150 countries, has released its newest standard, the Global Protocol for Packaging Sustainability (GPPS).    The GPPS, which was developed by The Consumer Goods […]
Press Release 03 Nov 2011 Consumer Goods Forum Recommends Improved Collaboration Between Governments and Business on Sustainable Growth and Job Creation The Consumer Goods Forum made three recommendations to the G20 member governments (see Notes for Editors, overleaf), recommending that G20 states should agree and adopt a common understanding of sustainable growth and work with business to help improve quality of life across the world. Kent and Olofsson highlighted the potential for private-public partnerships to create […]
Portugal: A Retail Snapshot Blog 14 Mar 2018 Social Sustainability Portugal: A Retail Snapshot There’s a lot more to Portugal than custard tarts, sandy beaches and the mournful rythms of ‘fado’. Stephen Wynne-Jones reports. This article first appeared in ESM Issue 1 2018. Close to four years on from its exit from an IMF/EFSM bailout, Portugal is increasingly looking like a solid investment. In December, Portugal’s credit ranking was […]
Press Release 22 Jun 2012 Corporate Pick n Pay Head Elected New Co-Chair of The Consumer Goods Forum Procter & Gamble and Royal Ahold CEO’s elected vice chairs    PARIS, France, 22nd June 2012 – The Consumer Goods Forum has elected Gareth Ackerman, chairman of one of Africa’s largest retail chains, Pick n Pay as its new co-chair.    Ackerman replaces Lars Olofsson, formerly CEO of Carrefour. He will work jointly with the existing […]
Crafting a Public-Private Partnership: The Inter-American Foundation Partners with Danone Argentina to Promote Recycling Blog 19 Nov 2020 Plastic Waste Crafting a Public-Private Partnership: The Inter-American Foundation Partners with Danone Argentina to Promote Recycling In October, the Inter-American Foundation (IAF) launched a three-year public-private partnership with Danone Argentina, a leading global company that produces beverages and dairy and nutrition products, the Danone Ecosystem Fund—an endowment fund focused on developing general interest activities that create and strengthen sustainable and inclusive economic models globally—and Fundación Avina Argentina, a Latin American foundation […]
Press Release 24 Jun 2015 Environmental Sustainability Consumer Goods Industry Commits to Food Waste Reduction  — The Consumer Goods Forum Board Agree on Resolution to Halve Food Waste by 2025 within Member Retail and Manufacturing Operations; and — To Support UN Goals on Food Waste Reduction at Consumer Level and Across Supply Chains   PARIS and NEW YORK, 24th June 2015 – The Consumer Goods Forum (the CGF) today announced […]
The Values of Values: Setting the Course (Defining Values) Blog 14 Apr 2020 Corporate The Values of Values: Setting the Course (Defining Values) This is the first of three articles in a series about ‘the value of values’ in which we will highlight values as a guiding principle for positive impact. We’ll begin by defining what values are, how they’re used, and their evolution for use in business. The second article will be about walking the talk: identifying […]