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An Update from Our MD Peter Freedman Blog 21 Jul 2015 An Update from Our MD Peter Freedman   1. Membership engagement and growth We want to make it as easy as possible for you to engage with the CGF and your fellow members. There are two main ways in which you can do this. One is by getting directly involved in our Pillar working groups, where you can contribute to our work. […]
CGF Podcast: Looking Ahead with Peter Freedman Podcast 24 Jun 2019 Global Summit CGF Podcast: Looking Ahead with Peter Freedman In the June episode of the CGF Podcast, host Louise Chester catches up with CGF Managing Director Peter Freedman as the team comes back from the CGF’s flagship event, the Global Summit in Vancouver. Peter reflected on what made this year’s Summit special, the key takeaways from the June CGF Board meeting and the industry’s […]
Press Release 03 Dec 2013 The Consumer Goods Forum Appoints New Managing Director   PARIS, 3rd December 2013 – The Consumer Goods Forum (the CGF) has today announced the appointment of Peter Freedman as Managing Director, effective January 6, 2014. In this role, Peter Freedman will have full responsibility for leading the CGF’s organisation, which provides a range of services to its members and takes leadership roles on […]
Peter Freedman’s New Year Message to Members Blog 07 Jan 2019 Corporate Peter Freedman’s New Year Message to Members First of all, I would like to wish you a very happy and successful New Year! This note provides a summary of how we at the CGF have been working on your behalf in 2018, as well as a look ahead to our priorities for 2019. If you would like to know more about anything […]
Press Release 16 Apr 2020 Corporate The Consumer Goods Forum Announces Managing Director Succession: Peter Freedman to be Succeeded by Wai-Chan Chan PARIS, 16th April 2020 — The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) announces that Peter Freedman will step down as Managing Director (MD) after leading the organisation for more than six years. His successor will be Dr Wai-Chan Chan, currently senior partner and co-leader of the retail and consumer goods practice at Oliver Wyman. At the end […]
Peter Freedman on Health & Wellness and Consumer Goods Industry Reporting Video 10 Jul 2015 Corporate Peter Freedman on Health & Wellness and Consumer Goods Industry Reporting
BBC Business Live: Interview with The Consumer Goods Forum, Peter Freedman Video 16 Apr 2016 Corporate BBC Business Live: Interview with The Consumer Goods Forum, Peter Freedman
The Business Case for the CGF Agenda –   What Have We Learned in a Year? Blog 10 Mar 2018 FLP-Conference The Business Case for the CGF Agenda – What Have We Learned in a Year? In February last year, Kraft Heinz made an unexpected and unsolicited $143 billion bid for Unilever. While the bid was subsequently withdrawn, it added further fuel to the debate about whether businesses should pursue positive change strategies (as Unilever continues to do) or focus only on maximising profit (which is how Kraft Heinz’s strategy is […]
CGF Forced Labour Initiative Welcomed at Meeting with Pope Francis Press Release 19 Jan 2017 CGF Forced Labour Initiative Welcomed at Meeting with Pope Francis The Consumer Goods Forum key contributor to event that brought together leaders in business, international institutions, academia, faiths, the media and civil society Roundtable had strong endorsement from the Vatican, including an audience with His Holiness, Pope Francis PARIS, 19th January 2017 – On 13th and 14th January, Peter Freedman, Managing Director of The Consumer Goods Forum […]
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 […]
Sustainable Retail Summit Day One Recap: Action Needed & Collaboration Key to Success at Scale Press Release 25 Oct 2018 Sustainable Retail Summit Sustainable Retail Summit Day One Recap: Action Needed & Collaboration Key to Success at Scale LISBON, Portugal, 25th October 2018 – Day one of the Sustainable Retail Summit has come to a close following a successful day of discussions, insights, data and action. Organised by The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), the Sustainable Retail Summit has been designed to provide concrete examples of how the consumer goods industry can accelerate change and implement positive […]
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 […]
New Research Finds Companies Saved 14 Dollars for Every 1 Dollar Invested in Reducing Food Waste Press Release 07 Mar 2017 Environmental Sustainability New Research Finds Companies Saved 14 Dollars for Every 1 Dollar Invested in Reducing Food Waste   Champions 12.3, a coalition of leaders in food waste reduction including The Consumer Goods Forum Managing Director Peter Freedman, have just released a new report. Latest study shows that companies, consumers and governments can save billions of dollars by acting to cut food loss and waste   PARIS, 7th March, 2017 – One-third of […]
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 […]
Our MD’s Reflections:  A Journey Towards Serving You Better Blog 19 Dec 2014 Our MD’s Reflections: A Journey Towards Serving You Better   As an example, hopefully you will by now have had the chance to have a look at our new website. Many people have said they find it much simpler and easier to access than our previous (multiple) websites. It continues to evolve, week by week. Importantly, we have brought everything together under one roof […]
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 […]