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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 […]
Press Release 22 Aug 2013 The Consumer Goods Forum Appoints Interim Director  PARIS, 22nd August 2013 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has announced the appointment of Kenneth Bengtsson as Interim Director, effective 29th August 2013. Mr Bengtsson formerly served as CEO of ICA AB, the Swedish retail group, and as a member of the CGF Board of Directors.    In his new role, Mr Bengtsson will […]
News Update 19 Apr 2017 CGF to Speak at Second Regional Symposium on “Promoting Regulatory Harmonization of Recruitment Intermediaries in the Colombo Process Member States” The Consumer Goods Forum is pleased to announce its participation in the upcoming Second Regional Symposium on “Promoting Regulatory Harmonization of Recruitment Intermediaries in the Colombo Process Member States”. CGF Social Sustainability Director Didier Bergeret has been invited to partake in a panel discussion during the event, which will be held on Thursday 18th May […]
CGF Becomes Member of a United Nations Environment Programme Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Committee Press Release 09 Feb 2017 CGF Becomes Member of a United Nations Environment Programme Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Committee PARIS, 9th February 2017 – The Consumer Goods Forum is pleased to announce that in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), it is now a member of the Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Committee (MAC) of the Consumer Information Programme for Sustainable Consumption and Production (CI-SCP), under the United Nation’s 10 Year Framework of Programmes for Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP). […]
Our MD’s reflection on 2015 and the CGF plans for 2016 Blog 07 Jan 2016 Corporate Our MD’s reflection on 2015 and the CGF plans for 2016  A Look Back on 2015 As you know, the CGF’s mission is to help manufacturers and retailers collaborate for positive change and efficiency. We were set up to be an “implementation house”, not a “talk shop”. Last year I believe we have made some progress towards doing as well as talking. So I thought it […]
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 […]
CGF Member Barilla Hosts First Asian-Edition of Annual Summit ‘Barilla Insieme Day’ News Update 22 Jun 2018 Health & Wellness CGF Member Barilla Hosts First Asian-Edition of Annual Summit ‘Barilla Insieme Day’ The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)s Health & Wellness Director Sharon Bligh took part in a panel discussion on 11 June, hosted by CGF member, Barilla. The session, moderated by Food Industry Asia and entitled ‘Nutrition and Well-being of People’ aimed to bring partners and experts together to better understand the state of nutrition in the […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Launches New Corporate Website Press Release 18 Dec 2017 Corporate The Consumer Goods Forum Launches New Corporate Website New website makes it easier than ever to build better lives through better business   PARIS, 18th December – The Consumer Goods Forum has today launched its new corporate website, integrating events and strategic initiatives under one newly designed home: www.theconsumergoodsforum.com. The revamped website offers quick and easy access to essential information about The Consumer […]
Press Release 24 Jun 2015 Environmental Sustainability Ambitious New Resolution on Food Waste Agreed by The Consumer Goods Board for an Improved Industry  — Halving food waste by 2025 amongst member operations — Five new open-source toolkits to support implementation of the CGF resolutions and initiatives   Paris and New York, 24th June, 2015 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), the global body for the consumer goods industry, has announced a major new initiative from its Global Summit […]
Press Release 17 Feb 2014 The Consumer Goods Forum Improves Member Offering Through European Supermarket Magazine  PARIS, 17th February 2014 – The Consumer Goods Forum is delighted to announce a new editorial and marketing relationship with ESM – European Supermarket Magazine (ESM). ESM is Europe’s dedicated magazine for the European supermarket sector. The publication is a required read for senior management working in the European grocery sector and for those individuals […]
FLP Day One Recap: Young Leaders Delight on Day One in Berlin Press Release 18 Oct 2018 FLP-Conference FLP Day One Recap: Young Leaders Delight on Day One in Berlin BERLIN, 18th October 2018 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) kicked off its annual FLP Congress in Berlin today. The event, the annual gathering of young leaders from within the FMCG industry, saw delegates travel from all over the world to learn what it means to be a great leader of a great company, with emphasis on building […]
The Consumer Goods Forum to Deliver Greater Value to Members Via All-New Membership Platform Press Release 24 Apr 2019 Corporate The Consumer Goods Forum to Deliver Greater Value to Members Via All-New Membership Platform PARIS, 24th April 2019 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is pleased to announce the launch of its new membership platform. Exclusively reserved for members of the organisation, the CGF Members’ Space will provide access to exclusive and customised content. It has been developed to deliver meaningful value to members by sharing knowledge, information, resources, assets, and […]
Member Spotlight on Grupo Éxito Podcast 03 Mar 2020 Social Sustainability Member Spotlight on Grupo Éxito In the first episode of Season 2 of the CGF’s Sustainability Series, host Louise Chester talks to Pablo Montoya Dávila, Head of Sustainability at Grupo Éxito, one of the CGF’s key members in Latin America. Pablo speaks about the company’s sustainability priorities, the importance of circular economy, consumer trends in Latin America, and shares his […]
Working Together Towards Positive Employee Mental Health and Wellbeing Press Release 14 May 2019 Health & Wellness Working Together Towards Positive Employee Mental Health and Wellbeing The Consumer Goods Forum, Global Business Group on Health and Global Chief Medical Officer Network Joins Forces to Increase Awareness in the Workplace   PARIS, 14th May 2019 — The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), Global Business Group on Health (GBGH), and Global Chief Medical Officer Network (GCMON) have today joined forces to respond to the need for increased awareness around issues of […]
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 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. […]