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The Consumer Goods Forum Board Issue Letter to UN Secretary General to Encourage Governments to Unblock Sea Transportation Routes and Protect Seafarers’ Wellbeing Press Release 24 Sep 2020 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour The Consumer Goods Forum Board Issue Letter to UN Secretary General to Encourage Governments to Unblock Sea Transportation Routes and Protect Seafarers’ Wellbeing PARIS, 24th September 2020 — Members of The Consumer Goods Forum Board of Directors have published a letter addressed to the UN Secretary General Mr António Guterres. The letter calls on Mr Guterres to encourage governments to take immediate action to ensure consumer goods companies can continue to serve their customers with the essential goods […]
The CGF’s End-to-End Value Chain Pillar Hosts 2019 Summer Solstice SpringBoard on Transportation News Update 19 Jul 2019 E2E Value Chain The CGF’s End-to-End Value Chain Pillar Hosts 2019 Summer Solstice SpringBoard on Transportation The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) End-to-End (E2E) Value Chain Pillar held its 2019 Summer Solstice SpringBoard from 25th – 26th June in Barcelona, Spain. The event brought together logistics experts from Europe, Asia and North America to delve into key transportation topics affecting the industry today. From waiting times and empty miles to global supply […]
E2E SpringBoard – Transportation Summit | Teaser Video 20 Apr 2021 E2E Value Chain E2E SpringBoard – Transportation Summit | Teaser
E2E Summer Solstice SpringBoard 2019 Highlights | Transportation Video 09 Jul 2019 E2E Value Chain E2E Summer Solstice SpringBoard 2019 Highlights | Transportation
Transportation SpringBoard Executive Summary Publication 06 Aug 2019 E2E Value Chain Transportation SpringBoard Executive Summary
Why Business Transformation Needs a Platform Blog 05 Jun 2019 Global Summit Why Business Transformation Needs a Platform “If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.” I love this quote by Mario Andretti, one of the world’s most successful race car drivers, and a fellow Italian. Winning the race to meet customer expectations has become more challenging with increased demand for long term benefits, real-time 24/7 customer service, and a personalized […]
Four Ways Companies Can Transform the Health of Communities Blog 04 Apr 2019 Health & Wellness Four Ways Companies Can Transform the Health of Communities Health is not just for healthcare companies: All businesses have an important role to play in community health. In the United States, close to 80 percent of one’s health is determined by where you live and work. Leading companies both invest in employee health and well-being and go beyond their four walls to make an […]
Collaboration With Rivals Crucial to Unlocking Profit for Consumer Products Companies Press Release 04 May 2017 Collaboration With Rivals Crucial to Unlocking Profit for Consumer Products Companies LONDON, 4th May 2017 — Consumer products companies need to collaborate with rivals to unlock new sources of profitable growth amid converging market challenges. That is according to an EY report commissioned by The Consumer Goods Forum:To deliver profitable growth in the world of the new consumer – must your old rivals become your best friends? […]
Plastic is Fantastic! Pollution isn’t! Blog 18 Oct 2018 Environmental Sustainability Plastic is Fantastic! Pollution isn’t! Take a Look around: Have you Ever Asked Yourself how Life Would be Without Plastic?   Plastic has shaped our development as a society: it’s versatile, strong, flexible, heat resistant, handy, light, cheap… you name it. This unique set of properties has made it one of the most successful materials of the second half of […]
CGF Sustainability Director: COVID-19 has “Increased Consumer Awareness Around Food Waste” News Update 24 Nov 2020 Food Waste CGF Sustainability Director: COVID-19 has “Increased Consumer Awareness Around Food Waste” An article written by The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Director of Sustainability, Ignacio Gavilan, was published on Reuters Sustainable Business about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the global issue of food waste, and how actors from around the world, whether they be retailers, manufacturers, consumers or governments, have been taking action to curb […]
Creating a Recall Ready Community: Being Ready and Being Responsive Blog 09 Jun 2020 E2E Value Chain Creating a Recall Ready Community: Being Ready and Being Responsive I have been involved in the Consumer Goods Industry for almost 43 years and in all that time, I have never experienced a situation like we have today with the COVID-19 crisis. There is a lesson to be learned in this: consumer health and safety is protected when we ensure our industry is both ‘ready’ […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Sponsors 4th International Physical Internet Conference News Update 13 Feb 2017 The Consumer Goods Forum Sponsors 4th International Physical Internet Conference   The Consumer Goods Forum is pleased to announce it is an official sponsor of the upcoming 4th International Physical Internet Conference. The event, in Graz, Austria, runs from 4th-6th July and covers how organisations can move towards a smart hyper-connected era of efficient and sustainable logistics, supply chains and transportation.    In 2017, the […]
Artificial Intelligence is Accelerating Business-to-Consumer Response Blog 01 Apr 2020 E2E Value Chain Artificial Intelligence is Accelerating Business-to-Consumer Response   I got an email recently from Amazon, that as a Prime member, I was now eligible for free grocery delivery, which previously cost $14.99/month with the AmazonFresh grocery delivery service. Amazon is rolling out this free service in phases. But soon, a large fraction of Prime members will have free grocery delivery services. This […]
Fighting Food Waste Starts with Respecting Food Blog 24 Sep 2019 Food Waste Fighting Food Waste Starts with Respecting Food Recent data shows that in Germany alone 12 million tons of food goes to waste every year. Worldwide this adds up to more than 1.3 billion tons of edible food that ends up on landfills. Food waste is a global paradox: up until now more than 820 million people are suffering from hunger – even […]
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 […]
CGF at the LatAm Retail CongressShop 2019 News Update 04 Nov 2019 E2E Value Chain CGF at the LatAm Retail CongressShop 2019 The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) was invited to the Latin America Retail CongressShop 2019 held in Santiago, Chile on 15-16 October. The event brought together more than 50 retail experts from more than 15 different countries to discuss digital transformation. During the event, Ruediger Hagedorn, Director of the CGF’s End-to-End Value Chain Pillar, gave a […]