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Intelligent Technologies for Fresh Products Podcast 02 Dec 2019 E2E Value Chain Intelligent Technologies for Fresh Products In this episode of the End-to-End Value Chain (E2EVC) podcast series, you will hear from E2EVC Director, Ruediger Hagedorn, and Achim Schneider, Global Head of SAP’s Retail Industry Business Unit. Ruediger and Achim delve into how using intelligent technologies can improve business processes for fresh products. From increasing speed to market, to customisation, to reducing […]
E2E Value Chain Podcast: Technologies Fuelling Disruption in Consumer Industries Podcast 03 May 2019 E2E Value Chain E2E Value Chain Podcast: Technologies Fuelling Disruption in Consumer Industries   In this episode of the End-to-End Value Chain podcast, Klaus Boeckle, Vice President of Business Development in Europe for venture capital firm Sapphire Ventures, shares his perspective on the next-generation technology trends that are revolutionising consumer industries and what IT leaders need to do to help their enterprises stay responsive and competitive in today’s […]
Leveraging Technology to Detect, Measure, and Mitigate Sustainability and Socially Responsible Sourcing Risks Blog 17 Feb 2020 E2E Value Chain Leveraging Technology to Detect, Measure, and Mitigate Sustainability and Socially Responsible Sourcing Risks Checking your newsfeed and discovering that your organisation has been cited for human rights, environmental, fraud, or other supply chain sourcing violations is an avoidable event. Given the complexity and lack of visibility in raw material supply chains, sustainability and supply chain teams often rely on auditors, certifiers, consultants and NGOs to collect risk data […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit Urges Industry to Lean Into Unprecedented Change Press Release 23 Jun 2019 Global Summit The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit Urges Industry to Lean Into Unprecedented Change Digital transformation and sustainability continue to redefine the global consumer goods industry Wide range of new technologies present exciting opportunities for business to address these challenges, often through collaboration Generation Z proving even more demanding and sceptical than Millennials   PARIS, 23rd June 2019 – Digital transformation and sustainability are the key challenges facing the consumer goods […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit Day Two: Innovation and Technology Focus Press Release 14 Jun 2019 Global Summit The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit Day Two: Innovation and Technology Focus VANCOUVER, 13th June 2019 — With a packed agenda, we look at the key messages from the second day of The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit in Vancouver, Canada. Innovation and the role of new technologies were among the key themes discussed.    Capitalise on the growth opportunities in beauty  With a focus on the […]
Addressing the Product Data Accuracy and Completeness Challenge Blog 02 Apr 2019 E2E Value Chain Addressing the Product Data Accuracy and Completeness Challenge P&G is proud to be part of The Consumer Goods Forum.  We are engaged at every level of the CGF’s agenda from our CEO’s active participation on the Board of Directors to P&G leadership on the various initiatives like Environmental Sustainability and the End-to-End Value Chain. My role at P&G has led me to be […]
Press Release 10 Jan 2011 Consumer Goods and Retail Industry Aligns on Common Objectives for New Value Chain Collaboration 2020 Future Value Chain worldwide workshops generate ambition for new initiatives to improve consumers’ lives through better business strategies   PARIS and New York, 10th January 2011 – During the past year, executives from across the retail  and consumer goods industry have worked together, as part of the Future Value Chain initiative, to focus on […]
How AI and Robotics will Transform FMCG Supply Chains Blog 18 Jul 2018 E2E Value Chain How AI and Robotics will Transform FMCG Supply Chains AI and robotics are two exciting technologies with enormous potential. We’re used to hearing about the possibilities they could bring in the home. However, we don’t tend to hear so much about how they’re going to change supply chains, specifically in the FMCG sector. As I discussed in Oracle’s recent Retail Tomorrow, Today report, these […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Online Global Growth of 163% Predicted By 2023, Adding $257bn to Food and Consumer Goods Industry Press Release 05 Jun 2019 Corporate Online Global Growth of 163% Predicted By 2023, Adding $257bn to Food and Consumer Goods Industry LONDON and PARIS, 5th June 2019 — Digital technologies are revolutionising the way the food and consumer goods industry operates and online sales are forecast to grow 163% by 2023 across major markets, according to a new report from research organisation IGD, in association with The Consumer Goods Forum.  Looking at how companies can respond 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 […]
CGF Publishes New Report on Understanding the Most Cost-Effective Way to Fight Climate Change Press Release 22 Apr 2019 Environmental Sustainability CGF Publishes New Report on Understanding the Most Cost-Effective Way to Fight Climate Change The Consumer Goods Forum, in Partnership with shecco, Explores Natural Refrigerants and Industry Actions to Phase Out HFCs   PARIS, 22nd April 2019 — The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is pleased to announce the launch of “Understanding the Most Cost-Effective Way to Fight Climate Change”. Developed in partnership with shecco, the booklet explores the topic of refrigerant systems […]
Industry Collaboration, the Global Summit and Technology Combine Blog 08 Mar 2019 Global Summit Industry Collaboration, the Global Summit and Technology Combine As an industry, we are facing challenges that impact us globally and on a smaller, more localised scale. We have seen in recent years, especially in the face of new competition, new consumer demands and ever-changing technologies, that we need to be more agile than we have ever been before. And, perhaps less obviously, it […]
Increasing Pressure to Demonstrate Supply Chain Sustainability: How Can It Become an Opportunity? Blog 25 Oct 2018 Sustainable Retail Summit Increasing Pressure to Demonstrate Supply Chain Sustainability: How Can It Become an Opportunity? Companies experience that consumers are becoming increasingly conscious and curious about what is behind the products they chose to buy. Research shows that consumers are changing their purchasing behaviors. Their choices are less and less determined by brand loyalty and increasingly influenced by the specific performance and features of individual products. They look to companies […]