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5 Retail-Consumer Products Trends to Watch in 2022 Blog 18 Jan 2022 E2E Value Chain 5 Retail-Consumer Products Trends to Watch in 2022 Retail struggling!? Not quite in 2021 according to IHL Group[1]. US Retail growth in 2021 through November was $831B USD. The growth for November alone was $91.1B USD. Total retail growth year to year is 18.2% and that is a $5.5T market growing at 18.2% for the year. Even taking out C-stores and Gas Stations, […]
The CGF Sustainable Retail Summit Heads to Montréal Press Release 14 Sep 2017 Sustainable Retail Summit The CGF Sustainable Retail Summit Heads to Montréal The Consumer Goods Industry to Meet in Canada to Discuss Megatrends, Positive Business Actions and Implementation Challenges The second Sustainable Retail Summit convenes in Montréal on 2nd-3rd October The event brings together retail and manufacturing leaders to collaborate on key industry issues including forced labor, food waste and consumer health   PARIS, 14th September 2017 […]
New Report Shows Top 100 Grocery and Health & Beauty Retailers are Taking a More Selective Approach to Overseas Expansion Press Release 14 Jun 2016 New Report Shows Top 100 Grocery and Health & Beauty Retailers are Taking a More Selective Approach to Overseas Expansion The Consumer Goods Forum and Planet Retail launch their second annual report on trends in international retail   PARIS and LONDON, 14th June 2016 – The second Internationalisation of Retail study, from The Consumer Goods Forum and Planet Retail, shows that major retailers are still becoming more international rather than less so – and at a […]
Keeping Them Close and Coming Back for More: Survey Highlights the Struggles of Consumer and Retail Executives Press Release 21 Jun 2017 Corporate Keeping Them Close and Coming Back for More: Survey Highlights the Struggles of Consumer and Retail Executives BERLIN, 21st June 2017 — The need to grow and keep customers is dominating the agenda of consumer and retail executives around the world. Thirty-three percent of the 526 consumer and retail executives responding to the fifth annual Global Consumer Executive Top of Mind survey, Think like a start-up: How to grow in a disruptive […]
Portugal: A Retail Snapshot Blog 14 Mar 2018 Social Sustainability Portugal: A Retail Snapshot There’s a lot more to Portugal than custard tarts, sandy beaches and the mournful rythms of ‘fado’. Stephen Wynne-Jones reports. This article first appeared in ESM Issue 1 2018. Close to four years on from its exit from an IMF/EFSM bailout, Portugal is increasingly looking like a solid investment. In December, Portugal’s credit ranking was […]
Overview of the Irish Retail Landscape Blog 21 Feb 2022 Global Summit Overview of the Irish Retail Landscape When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020, Ireland implemented some of the strictest lockdown restrictions in the world. Initial hopes that “two weeks to flatten the curve” – as then-Prime Minister Leo Varadkar put it – would prevail were soon found wanting, as the country entered into what would turn out to be four stringent lockdowns […]
Consumers and the ‘New Normal’: Which Retail Changes Could Become Permanent as a Result of COVID-19? Blog 03 Jul 2020 Corporate Consumers and the ‘New Normal’: Which Retail Changes Could Become Permanent as a Result of COVID-19? The retail sector has weathered its fair share of storms in recent years, from business rates to the growing influence of e-commerce. But even if retail veterans have become seasoned crisis responders, industry challenges do not always directly affect consumer behaviour. This is emphatically untrue in the case of the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 has created […]
Blog 15 May 2019 Environmental Sustainability Shaping Vancouver’s Retail Market: Diversity, Density and Digital As home to this year’s Global Summit, Vancouver is one the world’s most diverse and dynamic global cities. Its west coast location enshrines its position as a global gateway. These elements come together to create a unique food and consumer goods market, powered by a mix of national powerhouses and innovative local leaders. As part […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Sustainable Retail Summit: Day One Press Release 03 Oct 2017 Sustainable Retail Summit The Consumer Goods Forum Sustainable Retail Summit: Day One MONTRÉAL, 3rd October 2017 – The first day of The Consumer Goods Forum’s Second Sustainable Retail Summit drew to a close yesterday, and it was a great success. Taking place at the Centre Mont-Royal in Montréal, the Sustainable Retail Summit has brought together over 230 “global leaders” from 26 countries to discuss the role of […]
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 […]
What is the Future for Retailers? Blog 15 Mar 2018 E2E Value Chain What is the Future for Retailers? We have talked before on our blog about the disruptive force of technology. Innovations are transforming every industry, whether it’s utilities, oil and gas, finance or even sport. While these bring huge opportunities to boost efficiency, transparency and trust, particularly in terms of bringing more openness to dealings between companies and their suppliers, technology is […]
The Bright Side of the Most Valuable Spot in Retail  (Part II) Blog 29 Apr 2022 E2E Value Chain The Bright Side of the Most Valuable Spot in Retail (Part II) The first part of this blog series showed us the main bottlenecks of promotions on the shop floor. What if retailers and brands could join forces to overcome these obstacles and together achieve effective and sustainable promotions at the same time. In this blog we will share an evolution that took place in the Netherlands […]
Sustainable Retail Summit 2018: Why Portugal? Blog 01 Feb 2018 Environmental Sustainability Sustainable Retail Summit 2018: Why Portugal? This year The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)’s Sustainable Retail Summit (SRS) will be hosted in Lisbon, Portugal on 25th to 26th October. The Associação Portuguesa de Empresas de Distribuição (APED) has been a member of the CGF since 2010. We, alongside our members from the Portuguese retail sector, have been playing an active role for […]
Global Retail Reset Demands Location Data Transparency Blog 11 May 2021 E2E Value Chain Global Retail Reset Demands Location Data Transparency After a historically disruptive year, physical retail has started a global reset unlike anything seen in modern times. The decline in the productivity of many retail locations has been directly impacted by the upswing in ecommerce and the jump in remote work. Euromonitor reports that goods bought online grew 24% while in-store sales declined 7% […]
Sustainable Retail Summit Day Two Recap:  The Opportunity is Now, Both for Business and the Environment Press Release 26 Oct 2018 Sustainable Retail Summit Sustainable Retail Summit Day Two Recap: The Opportunity is Now, Both for Business and the Environment LISBON, Portugal, 26th October 2018 – The Sustainable Retail Summit has successfully closed following two days of frank and open discussions about the role of the consumer goods industry in driving positive change on key challenges related to social and environmental sustainability and health and wellness. Organised by The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), the Sustainable Retail Summit brings […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Sustainable Retail Summit: Day Two Press Release 04 Oct 2017 Sustainable Retail Summit The Consumer Goods Forum Sustainable Retail Summit: Day Two MONTRÉAL, 4th October 2017 – The second and final day of The Consumer Goods Forum’s Sustainable Retail Summit drew to a close yesterday.  It was full of fascinating discussions addressing three of the consumer goods industry’s biggest challenges. Taking place at the Centre Mont-Royal in Montréal, the Sustainable Retail Summit has brought together over 230 “global […]