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METRO & Traceability – Making Waves for Sustainability Blog 30 Oct 2014 METRO & Traceability – Making Waves for Sustainability   Our industry is facing a number of challenges in this area, but a collaborative solution may not be far away.   METRO GROUP, a member of The Consumer Goods Forum and leading international wholesaler and one of Europe’s biggest fresh fish and meat marketers, has acknowledged traceability as a key issue for many years. […]
Why Traceability and Transparency Have to be Top of the Agenda in the Boardroom Blog 08 Jun 2018 Why Traceability and Transparency Have to be Top of the Agenda in the Boardroom As we approach The Consumer Goods Forum’s 62nd Global Summit in Singapore, I’m looking forward to participating in and leading discussions related to traceability and environmental sustainability. The topic is becoming increasingly important for the consumer goods industry, as we seek to tackle major global issues such as deforestation. As consumers, we want guarantees for […]
Traceability, Food Safety and The Consumer Goods Forum Video 16 Jun 2017 E2E Value Chain Traceability, Food Safety and The Consumer Goods Forum
Food Authenticity, Traceability & Safety: Understanding DNA-Based Test Methods Publication 06 Dec 2018 E2E Value Chain Food Authenticity, Traceability & Safety: Understanding DNA-Based Test Methods
CGF Becomes Member of a United Nations Environment Programme Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Committee Press Release 09 Feb 2017 CGF Becomes Member of a United Nations Environment Programme Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Committee PARIS, 9th February 2017 – The Consumer Goods Forum is pleased to announce that in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), it is now a member of the Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Committee (MAC) of the Consumer Information Programme for Sustainable Consumption and Production (CI-SCP), under the United Nation’s 10 Year Framework of Programmes for Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP). […]
Overcoming the Barriers to Supply Chain Transparency in Soy Blog 12 Aug 2020 Product Data Overcoming the Barriers to Supply Chain Transparency in Soy Soy is one of the world’s most important crops, finding its way into animal feed, vegetable oil, even industrial chemicals. It is one of the most intensively grown: worldwide 1 in 10 acres of agricultural land is dedicated to soy. And it’s one of the most impactful: soy is the second biggest driver of deforestation […]
CGF Announces New Members for May 2019 Press Release 17 May 2019 Corporate CGF Announces New Members for May 2019 PARIS, 17th May 2019 — The Consumer Goods Forum is delighted to announce the following new companies have joined our global membership community and, in doing so, have confirmed their commitment to our vision of better lives through better business. Formerly Brand View, Clavis Insight, One Click Retail and PlanetRetail RNG, Edge by Ascential™ provides its […]
CGF Announces New Members for June 2020 Press Release 26 Jun 2020 Corporate CGF Announces New Members for June 2020 PARIS, 26th June 2020 — The Consumer Goods Forum is delighted to announce the following new companies have joined our global membership community and, in doing so, have confirmed their commitment to our vision of better lives through better business. The ALDI SOUTH Group is a global food retail company and operates in eleven countries on four […]
CGF End-to-End Director Ruediger Hagedorn took part in panel discussion at ‘Barilla Insieme Day’ in Singapore News Update 18 Jun 2018 E2E Value Chain CGF End-to-End Director Ruediger Hagedorn took part in panel discussion at ‘Barilla Insieme Day’ in Singapore On 11 June, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)s End-to-End Value Chain Director Ruediger Hagedorn took part in a panel discussion hosted by CGF member, Barilla. The session, entitled ‘Food Transparency and Traceability of Supply Chains’ aimed to bring partners and experts together to discuss the state of food trust and transparency in the region. Moderated […]
Bolstering our Global Supply Chains with the Power of Relationships Blog 04 Oct 2019 Environmental Sustainability Bolstering our Global Supply Chains with the Power of Relationships Global supply chains have developed to become a super network connecting the world with goods. Even more so since they have become increasingly digitized and intelligent with learning algorithms and artificial intelligence. It may seem old-fashioned that at METRO, even with the complexity, speed and opportunities of this modern retail world, we still put great […]
Will Things Fall Apart if the Centre Cannot Hold (All the Data)? Blog 04 Nov 2019 E2E Value Chain Will Things Fall Apart if the Centre Cannot Hold (All the Data)? Okay starting with a title shamelessly ripped off from W.B Yeats may not be cool, but it does capture the essence of this post. We are in a period when decentralised approaches to data storage and access is in vogue. Blockchain and other Peer-to-Peer (P2P) database designs are two obvious examples, but that else is […]
Why the November Shopping Extravaganza Should Remind Us of the Need for Sustainability Blog 19 Nov 2017 Why the November Shopping Extravaganza Should Remind Us of the Need for Sustainability     Singles’ Day, Asia’s answer to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, has once again been and gone. It is a fascinating phenomenon, taking China by storm every November 11th, as young people celebrate being single by treating themselves and friends to gifts. The event is becoming increasingly important to the Chinese economy; last year, […]
A Light at the End of the Tunnel: Preparing for a Post-COVID-19 Retail Industry Blog 10 Jun 2020 Corporate A Light at the End of the Tunnel: Preparing for a Post-COVID-19 Retail Industry The global economy is deep into the worst economic crisis of the last 100 years. Across the Middle East and North Africa, the economic outlook is perhaps even more severe than elsewhere, as the region faces unprecedented dual shocks from COVID-19 and the collapse in oil prices. With malls closed and social distancing in place, […]
Stopping Deforestation Must be at Heart of a Successful Paris Climate Deal Blog 23 Sep 2015 Environmental Sustainability Stopping Deforestation Must be at Heart of a Successful Paris Climate Deal   In 2010 The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) recognised that it had to help its members tackle deforestation in their supply chains. The CGF Board agreed a Resolution that committed its members to achieving zero net deforestation in key commodity supply chains by 2020.   Deforestation is a massive phenomenon that occurs on an industrial […]
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 […]
Press Release 10 Dec 2015 New Consumer Goods and Retail Industry Study Reveals Need to Rethink the Value Chain   It’s believed that this fresh perspective to the value chain will engage manufacturers, retailers and additional stakeholders. The industry should no longer think of the value chain as a linear journey, whereby products and information flow linearly and sequentially from supplier to manufacturer to retailer to consumer. Instead, it will increasingly organise itself as […]