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CGF Health & Wellness Director Sharon Bligh Speaks at EuroCommerce event in Brussels News Update 28 May 2018 Health & Wellness CGF Health & Wellness Director Sharon Bligh Speaks at EuroCommerce event in Brussels On 15 May, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)’s Health & Wellness Director Sharon Bligh spoke at an event on health & nutrition entitled ‘Retail & Wholesale Working for a Healthy Lifestyle’, hosted by EuroCommerce, the European Association for Retail and Wholesale. The event was held in Brussels and marked the launch of the EuroCommerce brochure on health […]
CGF Health & Wellness Director Sharon Bligh Speaks at ‘Innovating a Healthier Future’ Summit in Washington, DC News Update 04 May 2018 Health & Wellness CGF Health & Wellness Director Sharon Bligh Speaks at ‘Innovating a Healthier Future’ Summit in Washington, DC The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) was pleased to participate in “Innovating a Healthier Future”, a summit hosted by ‘Partnerships for a Healthier America’ (PHA), an organisation devoted to working with the private sector to ensure the health of the youth in the United State by solving the childhood obesity crisis.   Sharon Bligh, CGF Health […]
Consumer Goods Companies Make ‘Significant Improvement’ in Supporting Healthier Lives, According to New Data Press Release 06 Mar 2019 Collaboration for Healthier Lives Consumer Goods Companies Make ‘Significant Improvement’ in Supporting Healthier Lives, According to New Data Consumer goods retailers and manufacturers’ participation in food banks and school programmes continues to rise. 320,000 products have been reformulated to reduce levels of sugar and salt, etc, since survey began in 2015. Some 2,000,000 employees now involved in company-led health and wellbeing programmes.   PARIS, 6th March 2019 — The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) today […]
The Employee Health & Wellness Commitment – It’s Time to Get Involved News Update 08 Aug 2016 The Employee Health & Wellness Commitment – It’s Time to Get Involved Our Health & Wellness Director Sharon Bligh recently sent a letter to members calling for participation in our Employee Health & Wellness Commitment. The letter highlights a number of great resources that are available to companies looking for inspiration and ideas, as well as for contribution to our upcoming case studies booklet.   Dear Members, […]
Health & Wellness Director and Committee Co-Chair Speak at Japan Day News Update 03 May 2018 Health & Wellness Health & Wellness Director and Committee Co-Chair Speak at Japan Day Last month, our Health & Wellness Director Sharon Bligh and Health & Wellness Committee Co-Chair Isabelle Grosmaitre (Alimentation Initiative Catalyst, Danone) travelled to Tokyo to speak at ‘Japan Day’, the annual event of our Japanese membership. Sharon and Isabelle talked about the work of the Health & Wellness Pillar and thanked the Japanese companies in […]
Press Release 08 Feb 2019 Collaboration for Healthier Lives Inspiring Healthier Lives in London Boroughs Focus of Cross-Sector Collaboration LONDON and PARIS, 8th February 2019 — The Consumer Goods Forum is calling on members and stakeholders to show their commitment to helping solve today’s most important health and wellness challenges by acting together in the Collaboration for Healthier Lives (CHL) UK initiative. The initiative will take place in the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark, which […]
CGF Member Barilla Hosts First Asian-Edition of Annual Summit ‘Barilla Insieme Day’ News Update 22 Jun 2018 Health & Wellness CGF Member Barilla Hosts First Asian-Edition of Annual Summit ‘Barilla Insieme Day’ The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)s Health & Wellness Director Sharon Bligh took part in a panel discussion on 11 June, hosted by CGF member, Barilla. The session, moderated by Food Industry Asia and entitled ‘Nutrition and Well-being of People’ aimed to bring partners and experts together to better understand the state of nutrition in the […]
Ahold Delhaize CEO Dick Boer & Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber Speak about Health & Wellness at the Global Summit News Update 22 Jun 2018 Health & Wellness Ahold Delhaize CEO Dick Boer & Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber Speak about Health & Wellness at the Global Summit Sharon Bligh, CGF Health & Wellness Director moderated a discussion with CEOs Dick Boer, Ahold Delhaize and Emmanuel Faber, Danone, entitled ‘Inspiring Healthier Lives: One community at a Time’. Sharon asked Boer about the distinction between being leaders and being victims in the health and wellness space. Boer said food had never been safer, and […]
CGF Podcast: Celebrating World Health Day Podcast 05 Apr 2019 Health & Wellness CGF Podcast: Celebrating World Health Day The fourth episode in our CGF Podcast series, “Celebrating World Health Day”, features Sharon Bligh, Director of the Health and Wellness at the CGF alongside one of our Health and Wellness Steering Committee co-chairs, Alex Hurd, from Walmart. To mark the occasion of World Health Day on April 7th, Sharon and Alex discuss this year’s […]
CGF Health & Wellness Director Speaks at the Responsible Retailing Forum in Amsterdam News Update 26 Nov 2018 Health & Wellness CGF Health & Wellness Director Speaks at the Responsible Retailing Forum in Amsterdam On 21 November, The Consumer Goods Forum’s Health & Wellness Director, Sharon Bligh attended the Responsible Retailing Forum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Organised by SPAR, the event was an opportunity for SPAR partners to share ideas and exchange knowledge across the six pillars of Responsible Retailing including Health, Sourcing, Community, Environment, Climate, and People. During […]
The Consumer Goods Forum, in Partnership with Capgemini, Publishes its Global Health and Wellness Digital Framework Press Release 19 Oct 2018 Collaboration for Healthier Lives The Consumer Goods Forum, in Partnership with Capgemini, Publishes its Global Health and Wellness Digital Framework PARIS, 19th October 2018 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is pleased to announce the launch of the Global Health and Wellness Digital Framework, developed in partnership with Capgemini. The aim of the Framework is to provide CGF members and stakeholders with a guide to how digital can support the goal of positively impacting behavioural change to […]
Barilla Provides Insights into Its Own Transformation Journey with Wisdom Works in Support of Employee Health & Wellbeing and a Better Brand News Update 30 Apr 2021 Collaboration for Healthier Lives Barilla Provides Insights into Its Own Transformation Journey with Wisdom Works in Support of Employee Health & Wellbeing and a Better Brand In the latest episode of the Collaboration for Healthier Lives (CHL) Employee Experts Conversation Series, CHL Director Sharon Bligh was joined by CGF member Julia Schwoerer, VP of Marketing, Mulino Bianco, Barilla Group, and Renee Moorefield, CEO, and Dianne Culhane, Brand Strategist & Executive Wellbeing Coach, at Wisdom Works Group. As part of the CHL […]
CHL Coalition Showcases Industry Support for Vulnerable Communities During COVID-19 News Update 02 Mar 2021 Collaboration for Healthier Lives CHL Coalition Showcases Industry Support for Vulnerable Communities During COVID-19 The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Collaboration for Healthier Lives (CHL) Coalition has published a case studies booklet highlighting the actions of member 51 companies and organisations to assist vulnerable communities most impacted by COVID-19. This comes after the December 2020 CGF announcement that its members would work together on a series of key actions to […]
First Lady of Colombia Visits the CGF in Paris to Talk About Impact on Healthier Lives in Latin America News Update 04 Jul 2022 Collaboration for Healthier Lives First Lady of Colombia Visits the CGF in Paris to Talk About Impact on Healthier Lives in Latin America As a follow up to the recent meeting of the CGF’s Latin America Board, which was attended by the First Lady of Colombia , the CGF welcomed the First Lady Maria Juliana Ruíz Sandoval and Carolina Salgado, the High Counsellor for Youth and Adolescents,  in Paris on 29th June to discuss how the industry can […]
Everyone Deserves Access to Healthy Food. So Why Is So Much of It Going to Waste? Blog 04 Dec 2020 Sustainable Retail Summit Everyone Deserves Access to Healthy Food. So Why Is So Much of It Going to Waste? At our recent Sustainable Retail Summit, the topics of food systems and healthy diets converged quite frequently, with many panellists pointing out where and how these two concepts overlap. Before this year’s SRS, we already knew that our global food systems are in serious need of repair. An estimated one-third of food produced for human […]
Press Release 24 Jun 2015 The Consumer Goods Forum Launches Health & Wellness Toolkit New digital platform to support members in implementation of Health & Wellness Commitments and Resolutions   PARIS and NEW YORK, 24th June 2015 – The Consumer Goods Forum (the CGF) today launches a new Health & Wellness Toolkit and digital platform – www.consumergoodsforbetterlives.com. The Toolkit is an extension of the CGF’s commitment to support its […]