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World’s Leading Businesses to Convene at The Consumer Goods Forum’s Global Summit to Accelerate Positive Change for Business, People and Planet Press Release 02 Jun 2021 Global Summit World’s Leading Businesses to Convene at The Consumer Goods Forum’s Global Summit to Accelerate Positive Change for Business, People and Planet Senior leaders from hundreds of businesses gear up for The Consumer Goods Forum’s Global Summit, the flagship event uniting retailers, manufacturers and other companies in collaboration for a better world Summit will be held virtually from 21 – 24 June, with session hosts including Alan Jope, CEO of Unilever, Laxman Narasimhan, CEO of Reckitt and […]
Press Release 28 Feb 2020 Food Safety Changes in Board of Directors Structure Mark a New Era for the Global Food Safety Initiative The GFSI Board elects two Co-Chairs and two Vice-Chairs in a new, parity-based system of governance   SEATTLE, WA and PARIS, 28th February 2020 — The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), facilitated by The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), announced the results of its annual board election. The change in leadership structure marks a new era […]
Sustainability: the Key to Resilient Recovery Blog 12 Oct 2020 Sustainable Retail Summit Sustainability: the Key to Resilient Recovery For most of 2020, businesses have been absorbed by one thing: COVID-19. They’ve been rapidly adapting and doggedly surviving as the global pandemic disrupts what they do or, in many cases, shuts them down altogether. But while this new existential threat has consumed everyone’s attention, another one is still as urgent as ever: climate change. […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit Day Two: Innovation and Technology Focus Press Release 14 Jun 2019 Global Summit The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit Day Two: Innovation and Technology Focus VANCOUVER, 13th June 2019 — With a packed agenda, we look at the key messages from the second day of The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit in Vancouver, Canada. Innovation and the role of new technologies were among the key themes discussed.    Capitalise on the growth opportunities in beauty  With a focus on the […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit: Day Two Press Release 23 Jun 2017 Corporate The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit: Day Two Executives from Top Consumer Goods Companies Discuss Global and Local Brands in Today’s Consumer-Centric World BERLIN, Friday 23rd June 2017 – The second day of The Consumer Goods Forum’s Global Summit drew to a close yesterday evening. Day 2 was opened by Jørgen Vig Knudstorp, President and Chief Executive Officer of the LEGO Group. Mr. […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit Urges Industry to Lean Into Unprecedented Change Press Release 23 Jun 2019 Global Summit The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit Urges Industry to Lean Into Unprecedented Change Digital transformation and sustainability continue to redefine the global consumer goods industry Wide range of new technologies present exciting opportunities for business to address these challenges, often through collaboration Generation Z proving even more demanding and sceptical than Millennials   PARIS, 23rd June 2019 – Digital transformation and sustainability are the key challenges facing the consumer goods […]
The Global Summit 2021: Day Two Summary Press Release 22 Jun 2021 Global Summit The Global Summit 2021: Day Two Summary Global CEOs and Industry Experts Share Learnings from Covid-19 Key Takeaways from Day 2 of The Consumer Goods Forum’s Global Summit   PARIS, 22 June 2021 — The second day of the virtual 2021 CGF Global Summit drew to a close this evening, following a programme packed with information about opportunities and challenges in the […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Unites Its Members on Actions to Support Vulnerable Communities Impacted by COVID-19 Press Release 18 Dec 2020 Corporate The Consumer Goods Forum Unites Its Members on Actions to Support Vulnerable Communities Impacted by COVID-19 PARIS, 18th December – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today announced its members are working together on actions to support vulnerable communities, part of a coordinated, global response to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on those who have been hit hardest by the pandemic. The move, involving 45 CGF members from around the world, […]
New Report Shows More FMCG Companies Partnering with Communities to Address Local Health and Wellness Challenges Press Release 27 Feb 2018 Health & Wellness New Report Shows More FMCG Companies Partnering with Communities to Address Local Health and Wellness Challenges The Consumer Goods Forum reveals more companies are engaging with communities on health; 85% of consumer goods companies say they have formed partnerships with community stakeholders; 58% have participated in food bank programmes, distributing 180 million meals and donating over 77,400 tonnes of food; Over 1.6 million employees participated in health and wellness programmes.   […]
The Consumer Goods Forum’s Global Summit: Industry Comes Together Seeking Growth Through New Retail Models to Satisfy New Consumer Needs Press Release 10 May 2019 Global Summit The Consumer Goods Forum’s Global Summit: Industry Comes Together Seeking Growth Through New Retail Models to Satisfy New Consumer Needs The annual event for industry CEOs convenes in Vancouver on 11th-14th June 2019, this year featuring the Start-Ups Zone for the very first time;  Ongoing disruption in the consumer goods industry is presenting exciting opportunities for businesses, and collaboration is key to achieving positive impact at scale; and CEOs and senior executives from the world’s […]
Health & Wellness SteerCo Members Meet Alongside Key Stakeholders in London News Update 29 Mar 2019 Health & Wellness Health & Wellness SteerCo Members Meet Alongside Key Stakeholders in London Earlier this month, members of the Health & Wellness Steering Committee met in London to discuss the latest developments and plans for the Pillar moving forwards. Taking place in the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark, the 12th-13th March meeting was held to coincide with the launch of Collaboration for Healthier Lives (CHL) UK, which […]
The CHL Coalition Steering Committee, Local CHL Co-Chairs, and Employee Working Group Join Forces to Drive 2021 Ambition for Healthier Lives News Update 24 Mar 2021 Collaboration for Healthier Lives The CHL Coalition Steering Committee, Local CHL Co-Chairs, and Employee Working Group Join Forces to Drive 2021 Ambition for Healthier Lives The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Collaboration for Healthier Lives (CHL) Coalition held their first bi-annual Steering Committee Meeting of 2021 on 16-17 March. The meetings kicked off by framing the Coalition’s shared ambition to expand their reach and impact, accelerate their learning, set the example for their own employees, and continually support vulnerable communities. With […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Launches New Coalition on Collaboration for Healthier Lives Press Release 07 Apr 2020 Collaboration for Healthier Lives The Consumer Goods Forum Launches New Coalition on Collaboration for Healthier Lives PARIS, 7th April 2020 — The Consumer Goods Forum (“CGF”) has today launched its Collaboration for Healthier Lives Coalition of Action (the “Coalition”) as part of a new  global strategy to help its members drive more impactful collaborations that benefit both people and planet and seize the opportunities offered by purpose-driven business models. Its mission […]
CHL Coalition Showcases Industry Support for Vulnerable Communities During COVID-19 News Update 02 Mar 2021 Collaboration for Healthier Lives CHL Coalition Showcases Industry Support for Vulnerable Communities During COVID-19 The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Collaboration for Healthier Lives (CHL) Coalition has published a case studies booklet highlighting the actions of member 51 companies and organisations to assist vulnerable communities most impacted by COVID-19. This comes after the December 2020 CGF announcement that its members would work together on a series of key actions to […]
The Consumer Goods Forum’s Global Summit: Global Learnings from Local Success Press Release 10 Apr 2017 Global Summit The Consumer Goods Forum’s Global Summit: Global Learnings from Local Success The annual event for industry CEOs convenes in Berlin on 20th-23rd June 2017 The face of consumer goods is changing, as retailers, manufacturers and service providers adapt to an evolving consumer ecosystem – join those at the front of this change The CEOs of China’s internet giant Baidu, METRO AG, LEGO and Sainsbury’s will join […]
Consumer Goods Industry Moves to Act on Plastic Waste Press Release 29 Oct 2018 Plastic Waste Consumer Goods Industry Moves to Act on Plastic Waste Board of The Consumer Goods Forum Issues Statement Acknowledging Need for Industry to Help Reduce Plastic Waste; Endorses Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment Vision of a Circular Economy Where No Plastic Ends Up as Waste   PARIS, 29th October 2018 – The Board of Directors of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today issued a statement […]