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7 Questions Away | Product Data Interview With Ethem Kamanlı, Migros Ticaret Blog 01 Apr 2021 E2E Value Chain 7 Questions Away | Product Data Interview With Ethem Kamanlı, Migros Ticaret The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) caught up with Ethem Kamanlı, Supply Chain Solutions Director at Migros Ticaret, to talk about his company’s experience in collaborating with the CGF’s End-to-End (E2E) Value Chain initiative and rolling out Product Data Coalition projects in Turkey. Get insights on their experience and how championing Product Data projects has enhanced […]
Food Fraud: Impact of Counterfeits on Consumers’ Safety & Brand Reputation Blog 30 Mar 2021 E2E Value Chain Food Fraud: Impact of Counterfeits on Consumers’ Safety & Brand Reputation With over 30% of shoppers saying they will shift at least some of their spending away from brick-and-mortar stores towards e-commerce, consumers are showing increased trust in online shopping for their groceries. In fact, the recent spike in consumer demand for fresh and frozen food in the e-commerce channel is expected to climb from nearly […]
Why Forest Positive Must Mean “People Positive” Blog 26 Mar 2021 Forest Positive Why Forest Positive Must Mean “People Positive” Every year, 21st March marks the International Day of Forests, a day created to celebrate and raise awareness on the important role forests play in our planet’s wellbeing, the examples of which are endless. But forests are also important for human wellbeing, providing homes and livelihoods for millions of people: a 2020 study found that […]
Digital Product Data Is The Future: A Case for Machine Learning Blog 25 Mar 2021 E2E Value Chain Digital Product Data Is The Future: A Case for Machine Learning The online grocery industry hit a turning point in 2020. While the COVID-19 pandemic brought on the inevitable push towards eCommerce acceleration, the deeper wave was felt by systems and processes ill-equipped for agility and scale. In the past it was commonplace to have skepticism and internal resistance about eCommerce inside many brands, as brick […]
Breaking Down Functional Silos and Harnessing the Power of Analytics to Design to Margin Blog 23 Mar 2021 E2E Value Chain Breaking Down Functional Silos and Harnessing the Power of Analytics to Design to Margin Growing demand for personalisation, omnichannel, and responsible products is undeniable and is creating an inevitable and significant increase in innovation, operations, and pricing intricacies.   Harnessing intelligence from the entire value chain to proactively manage and predict the cost/opportunity of this complexity is a new frontier which CPG companies need to master in order to achieve […]
There Is No Label That Stands Above Truth Blog 19 Mar 2021 E2E Value Chain There Is No Label That Stands Above Truth Learn how emerging yet available technologies such as Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES), image recognition, HF-RFID, and down the road mobile enabled smell or DNA, will combine to better inform consumers / shoppers at the point of purchase.   In order to build a sustainable relationship of trust, quality will need to be proven through immediate […]
Avoid Missed Sales Opportunities: Keeping Production Pipelines Fresh Blog 18 Mar 2021 E2E Value Chain Avoid Missed Sales Opportunities: Keeping Production Pipelines Fresh   Calavo Growers had long used spreadsheets to track opportunities with customers. With the move to remote working came a greater need for visibility and accountability to ensure smooth operations and better customer experience.   When I first arrived at Calavo Growers over three and a half years ago, we did not have a system […]
Johnson & Johnson Was Truly Built for Times Like This Blog 17 Mar 2021 Health & Wellness Johnson & Johnson Was Truly Built for Times Like This Johnson & Johnson has been actively engaged in fighting pandemics for over a century. We have done it before, and we will do it again. With our global reach comes a responsibility and unique ability to leverage our deep scientific expertise and extensive partnerships to take on this challenge. Our more than 130,000 employees around […]
A Fork in The Road: Committing to Food Traceability in 2021 Blog 16 Mar 2021 E2E Value Chain A Fork in The Road: Committing to Food Traceability in 2021 We are standing at the dawn of a trust revolution in the retail sector, in which food traceability becomes a global trend and consumers obtain visibility on the entire food journey. This transformation is compounded by the ever-increasing importance of health, safety and well-being concerns in society – accelerated further by the COVID-19 pandemic. As […]
Addressing Post-Harvest Losses is Crucial in the Fight Against Food Waste Blog 15 Mar 2021 Food Waste Addressing Post-Harvest Losses is Crucial in the Fight Against Food Waste We first launched our work on food waste at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) a little over five years ago. It’s been five years of strong progress, but it is still not enough. Food waste and loss remains a serious global problem with enormous environmental and social consequences. A third of food produced is never […]
Growing the Joint Profit Pool of Retailers and Manufacturers in Europe Blog 24 Feb 2021 E2E Value Chain Growing the Joint Profit Pool of Retailers and Manufacturers in Europe In Europe, modern trade retailers account for 40% to 80% of annual sales and gross profit for most consumer packaged goods companies (CPGs). Much of that profit is concentrated in four to five main customers in each country. A good year with one of these key customers typically translates into a good year for the […]
How the World Is Progressing Towards a Circular Economy for Plastic Blog 23 Feb 2021 Plastic Waste How the World Is Progressing Towards a Circular Economy for Plastic Since 2018, more than 1,000 organisations have united behind a common vision and targets for a circular economy for plastic. In just a few years, the circular economy has been put on the agenda of leading businesses and governments across the world and has been recognised as the solution to the plastic waste crisis. The […]
New Year’s Reflection: An Interview with CGF Managing Director, Wai-Chan Chan Blog 22 Feb 2021 Corporate New Year’s Reflection: An Interview with CGF Managing Director, Wai-Chan Chan Madelaine VanDerHeyden sat down with the CGF Managing Director, Wai-Chan Chan, to reflect on his first eight months at the CGF, key highlights from the past year, and what the new year will hold. Madelaine: Can you provide some highlights from your first eight or so months at the CGF? Wai-Chan: It has been great […]
How Accurate & Harmonised Product Data Streamlines Global Industry Operations & Builds Consumer Trust Blog 22 Feb 2021 Product Data How Accurate & Harmonised Product Data Streamlines Global Industry Operations & Builds Consumer Trust Presently, it is near impossible to accurately estimate the number of products traded across global markets, and even more so to understand how many of them have unique identifiers and find each product’s history and associated details. Data inconsistencies lead to costly workarounds and manual alternations. For businesses, this can be harmful to operations and […]
Alas, It Is Always Dangerous to Prophesy, About the Future Blog 12 Feb 2021 Alas, It Is Always Dangerous to Prophesy, About the Future   This is the time of the year when everybody becomes a futurist. With a quick scan of the web you can find plenty of pundits trying their hands at guessing the future – whether it is “5 Supply Chain Trends We Should Watch in 2021” or “13 Post-Pandemic Supply Chain Trends” there is no […]
Blog 02 Feb 2021 D2C’s Evolving Landscape   As recently as last year, various boardrooms, airport lounges, in Strat sessions and at team builds ‘evolution and survival of the fittest’ were terms bandied around like a ding bat on time trials. And then, slam dunk – virus 1, global teams 0. Albeit, for a brief moment.   We could not have predicted […]