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How Companies Are Preparing for the Next Pandemic Blog 25 Jun 2021 Food Safety How Companies Are Preparing for the Next Pandemic Public health experts have been sounding the alarm on pandemics for years. Now that we have been living and working for more than a year in the COVID-19 pandemic, what have we learned and how do we best move forward? To better understand how the pandemic has impacted the food industry and its outlook on […]
Upholding Responsible Recruitment is Key to Maintain Resilient Supply Chains Throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic and Beyond Blog 07 Oct 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Upholding Responsible Recruitment is Key to Maintain Resilient Supply Chains Throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic and Beyond When the global Covid-19 pandemic was confirmed by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020, most of us did not anticipate the scale of change on its way. Its structural impact on society, the private sector and the scale of governments’ interventions has been unprecedented. The pandemic has caused severe disruption to global […]
The View From 2023: How the Pandemic Helped Us Build the Next Generation of Safe Retail Blog 13 Oct 2020 Sustainable Retail Summit The View From 2023: How the Pandemic Helped Us Build the Next Generation of Safe Retail Fast-forward about three years. It’s late 2023. The pandemic of 2020 is behind us. The much-anticipated vaccine was successful, widely distributed, and we’re living in what is commonly known as “the new normal.” Most of that new normal is much like the old normal. We’re humans after all, and most of us didn’t like social […]
Data Transparency Takes Centre Stage Throughout the Pandemic Blog 02 Sep 2020 Product Data Data Transparency Takes Centre Stage Throughout the Pandemic The rate of change in consumer demand witnessed over the past few months has been unprecedented, calling attention to the importance of effective lines of communication between suppliers and retailers.  As demand for certain products spiked and supply chains experienced disruption, information sharing and access to accurate information became critical for both parties. Suppliers needed real–time information on the products being taken from and those […]
Brand Purpose and the Covid-19 Pandemic Podcast 31 Mar 2020 Corporate Brand Purpose and the Covid-19 Pandemic In the latest episode of the CGF Podcast, host Louise Chester in joined by Victoria Brophy, Executive Director at leading PR agency Golin, who shares her insights on the current global Covid-19 pandemic, and the far-reaching implications for brands, and the consumer goods industry.     Sign Up For More CGF Podcasts  Apple Podcasts  Spotify
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 […]
Part 2: If Necessity is the Mother of Innovation, Pandemics are the Father of Transformation Blog 06 Jul 2020 E2E Value Chain Part 2: If Necessity is the Mother of Innovation, Pandemics are the Father of Transformation From surviving to thriving, an opportunity to transform with the new normal   As companies have largely stabilized operations, regardless of whether they have had the good fortune of being considered essential by consumers (e.g. cleaning products, pharmaceuticals) or the misfortune of the opposite (e.g. cosmetics, travel), leaders have been shifting their vision to what […]
Alas, It Is Always Dangerous to Prophesy, About the Future Blog 12 Feb 2021 Alas, It Is Always Dangerous to Prophesy, About the Future   This is the time of the year when everybody becomes a futurist. With a quick scan of the web you can find plenty of pundits trying their hands at guessing the future – whether it is “5 Supply Chain Trends We Should Watch in 2021” or “13 Post-Pandemic Supply Chain Trends” there is no […]
The Global Summit 2021: Day One Summary Press Release 21 Jun 2021 Global Summit The Global Summit 2021: Day One Summary The Consumer Goods Industry’s Top Leaders Convene to Discuss Pandemic Challenges and the Road Ahead Highlights from the opening day of The Consumer Goods Forum’s first virtual Global Summit   PARIS, 21 June 2021 — Today, The Consumer Foods Forum opened the first virtual edition of its flagship event, the Global Summit, to an international […]
Part 1: If Necessity is the Mother of Innovation, Pandemics are the Father of Transformation Blog 20 Apr 2020 E2E Value Chain Part 1: If Necessity is the Mother of Innovation, Pandemics are the Father of Transformation Leading with agility to overcome supply chain and employee safety challenges   The world as we know it has changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and consumer goods companies are in the middle of this storm. Specifically, demand for essential products from food to hand sanitizers has exploded while the supply chains to deliver them […]
COVID-19 Causes a Stutter Step in Sustainability Progress, What’s Next? Blog 20 Nov 2020 E2E Value Chain COVID-19 Causes a Stutter Step in Sustainability Progress, What’s Next? Sustainability Then and Now   Prior to the pandemic, consumers around the world were focused on sustainability; reuse and recyclables, organic and natural food products, to do their part in managing the effects of climate change. Millennials led the charge by voting with their wallets, challenging retailers and suppliers to provide sustainable products and packaging […]
The Global Summit 2021: Final Roundup Press Release 24 Jun 2021 Global Summit The Global Summit 2021: Final Roundup Now What? Key Takeaways and Conclusions from The Consumer Goods Forum’s 2021 Global Summit PARIS, 24 June 2021 — The Consumer Goods Forum’s virtual 2021 Global Summit closed this afternoon, the conclusion of four days of focused conversation around challenges and opportunities in the consumer goods industry. This event marked the first time that the […]
#EarthDay: Why Sustainability Must Remain an Industry Priority Despite Covid-19 Blog 22 Apr 2020 Environmental Sustainability #EarthDay: Why Sustainability Must Remain an Industry Priority Despite Covid-19 This year’s Earth Day has taken on new significance, as the global community continues to grapple to control the Covid-19 pandemic, an unprecedented crisis in our modern times with far-reaching and inter-connected global challenges and consequences. This crisis has demonstrated how much we depend on each other, as one humanity living on one planet, for […]
COVID-19 and the Invisible Workers in Our Value Chains Blog 29 Apr 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour COVID-19 and the Invisible Workers in Our Value Chains During this global pandemic, essential workers are at the frontlines ensuring that society can continue. These individuals in our businesses, supply chains and communities are doing all they can to ensure we are fed and remain safe. Their herculean efforts are garnering words of appreciation and support from individuals and organizations from around the world […]
Corporate Attitudes Towards Sustainability: a Growing Priority as a Result of Covid-19 Blog 13 Oct 2020 Sustainable Retail Summit Corporate Attitudes Towards Sustainability: a Growing Priority as a Result of Covid-19 For corporates, it is readily accepted that climate change and environmental pressures are going to increasingly disrupt business as usual. However, in a time of a global pandemic and economic upheaval, some may assume that corporate action on climate change may drop down the priority list. However, our recent research has found that this is […]
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 […]