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From Small to Nutritious: Can Retailers Lead a Healthy Food Revolution? Blog 11 Jun 2019 Health & Wellness From Small to Nutritious: Can Retailers Lead a Healthy Food Revolution? The retail sector is where consumers come face to face with food.  Retailers have significant influence over whether the food that consumers face is nutritious, safe, available, affordable or attractive.  I have heard it said many times that the chief buyers for large food retailers are more important in influencing food choices than Ministries of […]
Tackling HFCs: Why Retailers Should Make the Most of the Refrigeration Transition Blog 06 Dec 2017 Tackling HFCs: Why Retailers Should Make the Most of the Refrigeration Transition   Keeping produce cold is a fundamental part of food retailing. Yet often we inherit refrigeration systems without questioning whether they’re really the best cooling solution. Retailers know that maintaining low temperatures requires high levels of energy consumption, among other operational considerations. Although this makes them generally open to considering alternatives, when it comes to […]
Digital Transformation’s Impact on Physical Retailers: Top Strategies to Prepare for the Future Blog 26 Aug 2019 E2E Value Chain Digital Transformation’s Impact on Physical Retailers: Top Strategies to Prepare for the Future In recent years, consumer expectations have been transforming rapidly due to advancing technologies. Over the last 20 years and since the beginning of the Internet, new technologies also have emerged to deliver new types of experiences for consumers, which entire brands have been built around. A whole generation of consumers have never seen the world […]
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 […]
Press Release 05 Jun 2013 3rd Refrigeration Summit Warms Retailers to Uptake of Natural Refrigeration Systems Organised by The Consumer Goods Forum, the Summit highlighted the industry’s commitment to driving a green revolution in refrigeration    LONDON, 5th June 2013 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) today held the 3rd Refrigeration Summit – “Moving away from HFCs…Naturally!” in London. Hosted by Tesco, the Summit brought some 150 retailers and technology supplier […]
Why Retailers Are Integral to a Circular Economy for Packaging Blog 05 Dec 2019 Sustainable Retail Summit Why Retailers Are Integral to a Circular Economy for Packaging At this year’s Sustainable Retail Summit, Amcor discussed the circular economy for packaging and the important role retailers play in making it possible. In October 2019, Amcor was joined by CEFLEX and mtm plastics at the Sustainable Retail Summit in Berlin to determine what is needed, and from whom, to make a circular economy for […]
Wrapping Up the Year – What Retailers & Brands Can Expect Blog 24 Sep 2020 Corporate Wrapping Up the Year – What Retailers & Brands Can Expect Re-shaping and refreshing the way forward to avoid a festive foul up as the pre-season is re-imagined will be the standard approach for retailers and brands as this year there is no repeating last year’s strategy From consumers wanting brands to speak the truth and ‘be in touch with reality’, to online shopping being the […]
Retailers and Manufacturers Join Forces to Drive Global Change in Packaging Press Release 27 Jan 2010 Environmental Sustainability Retailers and Manufacturers Join Forces to Drive Global Change in Packaging Global project on packaging and sustainability enters pilot phase    PARIS, 27th January 2010 – In an ongoing effort to drive global change in packaging, leaders from many of the world’s largest consumer goods companies and major retailers have approved a suggested set of common definitions and principles for packaging in the framework of sustainability. […]
Press Release 23 May 2013 3rd Refrigeration Summit to Bring Retailers and Technology Suppliers Together on 5th June Organised by The Consumer Goods Forum, the Summit Looks to Kick-start the Uptake of Natural Refrigeration Systems    PARIS, 23rd May 2013 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) today announced that the 3rd Refrigeration Summit – “Moving away from HFCs…Naturally!” – will be held in London on 5th June 2013. Hosted by Tesco, the Summit […]
Smart Reduction of Consumer Food Waste: Using Technology for the Benefit of Retailers and Consumers News Update 01 Mar 2018 Food Waste Smart Reduction of Consumer Food Waste: Using Technology for the Benefit of Retailers and Consumers We are pleased to announce the publication of a new report, entitled Smart Reduction of Consumer Food Waste: Using technology for the benefit of retailers and consumers. Capgemini and The Consumer Goods Forum, through this End-to-End Value Chain Learning Series, aim to identify the challenges and opportunities that food retailers face and the important role they can play in reducing food […]
Press Release 05 Mar 2015 Survey Shows Retailers and Manufacturers United in Commitment to a Healthier Society The Consumer Goods Forum Shows How Its Members are Helping Empower Consumers Worldwide to Adopt Healthier Lifestyles PARIS, 5th March 2015 – The Consumer Goods Forum (the “CGF”) today published results from its 2014 survey designed to measure where its members are with regards to the implementation of its Health & Wellness Resolutions (“the Resolutions”). The […]
Major Retailers and Consumer Brands Commit to Eradicate Forced Labour from Global Supply Chains with Launch of New Coalition of Action Press Release 10 Dec 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour Major Retailers and Consumer Brands Commit to Eradicate Forced Labour from Global Supply Chains with Launch of New Coalition of Action Twenty of the world’s leading consumer goods companies take collective action to address the challenge of forced labour in their supply chains In line with international agreements, Coalition members have developed a framework for deploying forced labour-focused Human Rights Due Diligence systems in their operations to identify, remedy and prevent forced labour risks and impacts […]
Consumer Goods Retailers and Manufacturers Transforming to Maintain Competitive Advantage Press Release 13 Jun 2016 Consumer Goods Retailers and Manufacturers Transforming to Maintain Competitive Advantage Joint research from KPMG International and The Consumer Goods Forum reports a need for a deeper, multidimensional understanding of customers   CAPE TOWN, PARIS and TORONTO, 13th June 2016 – A survey of 400 consumer goods retail and manufacturing executives from 27 countries reveals that companies who want to keep in front of change and […]
Digital Transformation: Preparing Physical Retailers for the Future Podcast 08 Aug 2019 E2E Value Chain Digital Transformation: Preparing Physical Retailers for the Future In this episode of the End-to-End Value Chain podcast series, we hear from Sastry Penumarthy, Co-Founder / VP Strategic Alliances & Partnerships at Punchh, as he takes a deep dive into the topic of Digital Transformation: Preparing Physical Retailers for the Future. Tune in to hear his insights on how consumer expectations have changed over the years, the key challenges facing retailers, how market leaders are addressing these issues, and how technologies like AI and machine learning can help.
World’s Leading Brands and Retailers Join Forces to Tackle Plastic Waste Challenge Through Packaging and Policy Commitments Press Release 08 Dec 2020 Plastic Waste World’s Leading Brands and Retailers Join Forces to Tackle Plastic Waste Challenge Through Packaging and Policy Commitments Thirty-six members of The Consumer Goods Forum commit to curb plastic pollution problem in new CEO-led Plastic Waste Coalition of Action With development of first two “Golden Design Rules,” companies with a collective annual revenue of more than 1 trillion euros aim to reduce plastic use and improve recyclability by phasing out problematic materials, colours […]
Collaboration with National Retailers and Manufacturers: Insights from a Place-Based Foundation Blog 16 Dec 2019 Health & Wellness Collaboration with National Retailers and Manufacturers: Insights from a Place-Based Foundation Our environments, the physical and social structures that surround us as we grow up, shape us. They shape who we become as adults, how we live and even show love to our families. Our food environments shape us even more literally than that. They have a huge influence on what we eat, how we eat […]