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Embrace the Inevitable – How Consumer Organisations Can Transform Their Supply Chains Through AI and Robotics Automation Press Release 24 Apr 2018 E2E Value Chain Embrace the Inevitable – How Consumer Organisations Can Transform Their Supply Chains Through AI and Robotics Automation PARIS, 24th April 2018 — PA Consulting Group and The Consumer Goods Forum today launch a research paper AI and Robotics automation in consumer-driven supply chains. This paper helps consumer goods organisations navigate the complexities of AI and Robotics automation technology and suggests they should embrace this rapidly evolving source of competitive advantage. AI and Robotics […]
Price Outweighs Access as Top Consumer Barrier to Eating Healthy, as Revealed in a New Global Report from The Consumer Goods Forum, BCG and Nielsen Press Release 01 Jul 2020 Health & Wellness Price Outweighs Access as Top Consumer Barrier to Eating Healthy, as Revealed in a New Global Report from The Consumer Goods Forum, BCG and Nielsen New report spotlights how the consumer industry can boost healthier eating around the world   PARIS, 1st July 2020 – Today, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), together with Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Nielsen Global Connect, published a revealing report on the state of consumer health, nutrition and wellbeing around the world. How the Consumer […]
Supply Chains Must Embrace the Inevitable and Transform Through AI and Robotics Automation Blog 30 Apr 2018 E2E Value Chain Supply Chains Must Embrace the Inevitable and Transform Through AI and Robotics Automation Consumer goods supply chains are in urgent need of more AI and Robotics automation. Many remain stuck in traditional linear models – producing standardised products from bulk materials in large centralised factories to maximise economies of scale. The end user has little or no interaction with any part of the supply chain until the product […]
CGF Publishes Parts 12-13 of E2E Management Cybernetics Learning Series News Update 02 Jul 2020 E2E Value Chain CGF Publishes Parts 12-13 of E2E Management Cybernetics Learning Series The Consumer Goods Forum is pleased to announce the launch of the sixth and final installment of the End-to-End Value Chain “Management Cybernetics” learning series, in collaboration with Dr. Boysen Management + Consulting. This follows the launch of parts 1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11 published in the first semester of 2020.  Cybernetics is a transdisciplinary […]
The CGF and Oliver Wyman Publish ‘Business as a Force for Good in Times of a Crisis’ Press Release 29 May 2020 Health & Wellness The CGF and Oliver Wyman Publish ‘Business as a Force for Good in Times of a Crisis’ More than 470 case studies and key learnings from CGF members and the wider industry on how they responded to the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis Publication part of CGF’s all-new Global Learning Mechanism   Paris, 29th May 2020 –The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has partnered with global management consulting firm Oliver Wyman on the curation of […]
Press Release 19 Oct 2018 FLP-Conference FLP Day Two Recap: Young Leaders Explore Stores & the Agile Workplace BERLIN, 19th October 2018 – The second day of The Consumer Goods Forum’s FLP Congress has come to a close. As delegates prepare for an evening of networking, day two reflections focus on the retail scene in Berlin and an agile masterclass that allowed the young leaders in attendance to roll up their sleeves and get a real […]
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 […]
CHL US Publishes New Report on Empowering US Shoppers to Make Healthier Choices News Update 11 Aug 2020 Collaboration for Healthier Lives CHL US Publishes New Report on Empowering US Shoppers to Make Healthier Choices Collaboration for Healthier Lives: an Industry-Community Partnership Blueprint   The Collaboration for Healthier Lives (CHL) US team have today published their new report, highlighting the actions and results of their in-store activations since the program was re-launched in 2019. The CHL US team is the fourth local team to publish a report on their initiative, […]
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. […]
How AI and Robotics will Transform FMCG Supply Chains Blog 18 Jul 2018 E2E Value Chain How AI and Robotics will Transform FMCG Supply Chains AI and robotics are two exciting technologies with enormous potential. We’re used to hearing about the possibilities they could bring in the home. However, we don’t tend to hear so much about how they’re going to change supply chains, specifically in the FMCG sector. As I discussed in Oracle’s recent Retail Tomorrow, Today report, these […]
CGF Podcast: Growth, Sustainability, and the Future of Retail Podcast 31 Jul 2019 Sustainable Retail Summit CGF Podcast: Growth, Sustainability, and the Future of Retail The CGF Podcast series welcomes guests from inside and outside the organisation and membership to discuss challenges facing the consumer goods industry, the planet and its people. The July episode features Ray Gaul, SVP Retail Insights EMEA at Kantar Consulting, who shares his unique insights on new formulas for business growth, and his thoughts on […]
News Update 02 Nov 2016 Forced Labour Eradication Key Topic at 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 […]
The Global Summit 2021: Day Three Summary Press Release 23 Jun 2021 Global Summit The Global Summit 2021: Day Three Summary Industry Leaders Discuss Ways to Build Better Lives Through Better Business PARIS, 23rd June 2021 — On the penultimate day of The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) virtual Global Summit, the conversation hinged around some of the CGF’s core priorities, including sustainability, human rights and a resilient food supply. Leaders from the organisation and its member […]
CGF Publishes Parts 4-5 of E2E Management Cybernetics Learning Series Paper News Update 17 Feb 2020 E2E Value Chain CGF Publishes Parts 4-5 of E2E Management Cybernetics Learning Series Paper Parts 4-5 of the End-to-End Value Chain (E2E) Management Cybernetics learning series has been published by The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) in collaboration with Dr. Boysen Management + Consulting. This follows the launch of parts 1-3 of the learning series paper in January. Cybernetics is a transdisciplinary approach to explore regulatory systems, their structures, constraints, […]
The E2E Pillar Publishes Winter Solstice 2018 SpringBoard Executive Summary News Update 28 Apr 2019 E2E Value Chain The E2E Pillar Publishes Winter Solstice 2018 SpringBoard Executive Summary The Consumer Goods Forum’s first-ever Winter Solstice SpringBoard took place in Barcelona, Spain on 3-4 December 2018. SpringBoard events are invitation-only workshops that aim to foster knowledge sharing on the newest trends impacting the consumer goods industry. The two-day event marked a milestone in the End-to-End Value Chain Pillar strategy of spreading best practices. Experts […]
Recipe for Success: How Retailers and Consumer Goods Companies Can Further Encourage Healthier Living Press Release 17 Jun 2021 Health & Wellness Recipe for Success: How Retailers and Consumer Goods Companies Can Further Encourage Healthier Living Joint report by Bain & Company and The Consumer Goods Forum evaluates more than 70 programmes from Collaboration for Healthier Lives Coalition   PARIS, 17th June 2021 — After more than a year of living through a pandemic, health is at the forefront of consumers’ minds. A recent survey by Bain & Company found that in […]