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How Consumer Leaders Can Leverage Disruptive Forces Blog 28 Sep 2022 Corporate How Consumer Leaders Can Leverage Disruptive Forces As the consumer products sector navigates the post-Covid era, how can incumbents get ahead of the curve? At The Consumer Goods Forum’s flagship Global Summit event in Dublin, Ireland in June, 2022, the conversation focused on how best to manage the immediate challenges of the macroeconomic environment (inflation, the threat of recession, deglobalisation, and the […]
Combat Supply-Chain Challenges and Strengthen Relationships Through Customer Listening Blog 15 Sep 2022 E2E Value Chain Combat Supply-Chain Challenges and Strengthen Relationships Through Customer Listening   In 2022, numerous supply chain issues have plagued people, essential services and organisations worldwide. Retailers have been hit particularly hard. Their critical role in creating accessible goods for people globally makes the impact they feel ripple throughout the supply chain. However, the nature of supply chains makes this inevitable. Their inflexibility and susceptibility to […]
28 Million People in Forced Labour in 2021: CGF Response to Latest ILO Statistics on Modern Slavery Blog 15 Sep 2022 Human Rights - Working to End Forced Labour 28 Million People in Forced Labour in 2021: CGF Response to Latest ILO Statistics on Modern Slavery This week, the International Labour Organization (ILO) announced that 50 million people were living in situations of modern slavery around the world in 2021, according to latest calculations. The new statistics, shared in the latest Global Estimates on Modern Slavery report, define modern slavery as situations of forced labour and forced marriage, and show 28 […]
How Sustainable is Your Company, Exactly? Blog 09 Sep 2022 E2E Value Chain How Sustainable is Your Company, Exactly? It’s not a secret that sustainability matters for a host of reasons – climate changes, health inequalities, loss of biodiversity etc. From a business perspective, we know sustainability means dealing with regulatory demands from governments, investors and third-party stakeholders that are rising at a rapid pace. It’s also clearly tied to reputation, as brands and […]
The Future of Supply Chain and Logistics in a Post Pandemic World:  The CGF Supply Chain Conference Returns October 2022 in Amsterdam Blog 26 Aug 2022 E2E Value Chain The Future of Supply Chain and Logistics in a Post Pandemic World: The CGF Supply Chain Conference Returns October 2022 in Amsterdam A Sit-Down with Ruediger Hagedorn, Director of End-to-End Value Chain at The Consumer Goods Forum  Why do you believe it was important at this time for The Consumer Goods Forum to bring back the Supply Chain Conference?  The Consumer Goods Forum has always brought together one global and diverse network with a shared mission: “to […]
How Stakeholders Can Reduce Food Loss—and Reap the Benefits Blog 24 Jul 2022 Food Waste How Stakeholders Can Reduce Food Loss—and Reap the Benefits Despite the progress made in food production, one in nine people— >800 million worldwide—doesn’t have enough to eat. In parallel, approximately 30-40% of the food produced in the world doesn’t get eaten. Addressing food loss and waste could have a huge impact —not just in reducing hunger but also in mitigating the effects of climate […]
Air Capsule – A Global Novel eCommerce Package developed by P&G Blog 18 Jul 2022 Plastic Waste Air Capsule – A Global Novel eCommerce Package developed by P&G The rise of ecommerce has led to significant challenges for consumer goods companies and e-retailers on finding effective and efficient ways to protect fragile products inside last mile delivery parcels, while avoiding excessive packaging. For 185 years, P&G’s purpose has always been to improve the lives of the world’s consumers, now and for generations to […]
Retail Media Networks Explained – And How to Capitalise on Them Blog 07 Jul 2022 E2E Value Chain Retail Media Networks Explained – And How to Capitalise on Them In 2012, Amazon, a CGF member, launched its retail media network (RMN). Ever since, retailers large and small have followed suit, from giants like CGF members Walmart and Target to specialty retailers such as Sephora and even app-based delivery services like Instacart. According to Forrester Research, global retail media spend will grow to $50 billion […]
Health and Nutrition in the Next Wave of Personalisation Blog 05 Jul 2022 Health & Wellness Health and Nutrition in the Next Wave of Personalisation As shoppers begin to realise the power of health and wellness in food buying, new opportunities are arising for retailers to deliver a superior food shopping experience to their customers. The next wave of personalisation is about more than just convenience. It’s about better, healthier outcomes. Personalisation is about enabling healthier choices: making informed choices […]
The Future of Ethical Commerce and Sustainability in Fast Moving Consumer Goods Companies (FMCG) Blog 20 Jun 2022 E2E Value Chain The Future of Ethical Commerce and Sustainability in Fast Moving Consumer Goods Companies (FMCG) The UN World Commission on Environment and Development defines sustainability as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Sustainability is therefore the process by which the use of resources, the direction of investments, the orientation of technological development, and institutional change consider both current […]
How We Are Collaborating to Positively Impact Customers and Vulnerable Communities in Chicago Through New CHL USA Initiative Blog 09 Jun 2022 Collaboration for Healthier Lives How We Are Collaborating to Positively Impact Customers and Vulnerable Communities in Chicago Through New CHL USA Initiative For more than a decade, The Consumer Good’s Forum (CGF)’s work on health and wellbeing has been driven by a desire to provide consumers with products, solutions, services, and transparent understandable information that empower them to make decisions for a healthy and sustainable diet and healthy life. As part of this ambition, and since the […]
The Time for Action on the Planet is Now –The Entire Consumer Goods Industry Must Step Up Blog 03 Jun 2022 Environmental Sustainability The Time for Action on the Planet is Now –The Entire Consumer Goods Industry Must Step Up Today, the World Environment Day campaign #OnlyOneEarth is calling for collective, transformative action on a global scale to celebrate, protect and restore our planet. Deep change is needed across sectors, stakeholders and borders to deliver the urgent action we need to address our unprecedented environmental challenges. Experience has shown that the fastest way to move forward […]
Data Transparency Requires A Push & Pull Strategy Blog 01 Jun 2022 E2E Value Chain Data Transparency Requires A Push & Pull Strategy Brands and retailers today are under pressure to provide appropriately governed high-quality data to their internal teams to help drive better decisions and feed advanced analytics and other critical business applications. Companies are also increasing the delivery of depth and quality of information to make their digital shelf as engaging as possible for consumers. Furthermore, […]
Tackling Food Waste Holistically: Straight from the Dairy Farm Blog 01 Jun 2022 Food Waste Tackling Food Waste Holistically: Straight from the Dairy Farm An estimated 1/3 of all food produced globally is lost or goes to waste, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). On the other hand, a quarter of the world’s population does not have regular access to a healthy diet. The paradox is clear: improving our food resources’ management is […]
Healthy Children, Better Future: “Growing Healthy with Migros” Blog 31 May 2022 Health & Wellness Healthy Children, Better Future: “Growing Healthy with Migros” According to World Health Organization (WHO) 39 million children under the age of 5 were overweight or obese in 2020 as well as children over the age of 5 and adolescents. If these trends continue, The World Obesity Atlas 2022 has predicted that by 2030, 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men will be living with […]
Machine Learning for the Optimisation of Business Processes Blog 19 May 2022 E2E Value Chain Machine Learning for the Optimisation of Business Processes Artificial Intelligence in the form of machine learning is already being used reliably in many applications today. Current application areas of machine learning (ML) are the optimisation of business processes and the automation of redundant and thus easily standardisable processes. Machine learning is an overall term for a range of techniques and tools that enable […]