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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Press Release 27 Feb 2014 Highlights from the Global Food Safety Conference 2014: Day 2 ANAHEIM, Calif., USA,  27th February 2014 – The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Global Food Safety Conference continued today with another full programme of speakers from the world of food safety. The day started early with a set of energizing Breakfast Sessions designed by the conference sponsors Sealed Air Diversey, DNV GL, LRQA and Trace One. […]
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 […]
Press Release 24 Jun 2015 Campbell and Pick n Pay Executives Elected New Co-Chairs of The Consumer Goods Forum Board  — Denise Morrison and Gareth Ackerman will run the global industry body for next two years — Announcement made at end of CGF Annual Summit, held in New York   Paris and New York, 24th June, 2015 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), the global body for the consumer goods industry, announced today that it […]
Press Release 24 Jun 2010 The Coca‐Cola Company and Carrefour Chiefs to Head Collaborative Industry Platform Muhtar Kent and Lars Olofsson elected co‐chairs of The  Consumer Goods Forum    PARIS, 24th June 2010 – The Consumer Goods Forum has elected Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO of The Coca‐Cola Company, and  Lars Olofsson, CEO of Carrefour, the world’s second‐largest retailer, as its new co‐chairs. Jointly, the co‐chairs will drive cross‐industry collaborative action […]
Press Release 28 Feb 2014 Highlights from the Global Food Safety Conference 2014: Day 3  ANAHEIM, Calif., USA, 28th February 2014 – The last day of the Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Global Food Safety Conference was kicked off by yet another set of inspiring breakfast sessions, kindly hosted by the conference sponsors Ecolab, SGS and NSF International. The following plenary and breakout sessions involved thought provoking discussions around one central […]
Three Key Global Markets to See 212% Combined Online Growth in Next Five Years Press Release 31 May 2018 Corporate Three Key Global Markets to See 212% Combined Online Growth in Next Five Years New research from IGD and CGF highlights investment opportunities in digital commerce with vision for online store of the future   PARIS, 31st May 2018 — New research launched today by research organisation IGD and The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) forecasts the digital future for the food and grocery industry, predicting significant online growth for three […]
Press Release 17 Jul 2014 ‘Age of Disruption’ Makes Digital Top Priority for 54% of Consumer Goods Firms – But One-Third Lack Know-How Research finds over half of business leaders place digital strategy and data analytics high on their agenda, and the supply chain rates as their number one challenge and area of investment    PARIS, 17th July 2014 – The Consumer Goods Forum and KPMG International today released the findings of their annual Global Top of Mind Survey. […]
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 […]
New Report Shows Results of London-based Supermarket Trials to Promote Healthier Diets and Lifestyles Press Release 15 Oct 2020 Collaboration for Healthier Lives New Report Shows Results of London-based Supermarket Trials to Promote Healthier Diets and Lifestyles The Consumer Goods Forum’s Collaboration for Healthier Lives UK (CHL UK) initiative brings together retailers, manufacturers and other key stakeholders Some of the results from successful trials highlight 13% more fruit and vegetables sold  and 22% fewer packets of confectionary sold   PARIS, 15th October 2020 – The Consumer Goods Forum and Guy’s and St […]
Press Release 15 Jun 2011 Consumer Goods Industry Announces Global Resolutions on Health & Wellness Board of The Consumer Goods Forum adopts three resolutions on Health and Wellness:   1) Access and availability of products and services that support the goal of healthier diets and lifestyles,  2) Transparent fact based information to help consumers make informed product choices and usages,  3) Communication and educational programmes to help raise consumer awareness […]
Press Release 05 Feb 2010 2010 Food Safety Conference – Press Highlights – Day 2 5th February 2010 –    Private vs. Public Food Safety Efforts    Safe food is a shared accountability between governments and companies. On the second day of the Global Food Safety Conference in Washington DC, one of the opening sessions looked at the question. In a panel discussion, the growing understanding of how both the […]
Press Release 10 Jan 2011 Consumer Goods and Retail Industry Aligns on Common Objectives for New Value Chain Collaboration 2020 Future Value Chain worldwide workshops generate ambition for new initiatives to improve consumers’ lives through better business strategies   PARIS and New York, 10th January 2011 – During the past year, executives from across the retail  and consumer goods industry have worked together, as part of the Future Value Chain initiative, to focus on […]