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PARIS, 8th August 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.
Europris is Norway’s largest discount variety retailer by sales with a turnover above MEUR 600. The group offers its customers a broad range of quality private-label and brand-name merchandise across several product categories. The group centrally manages the chain’s range of merchandise, which results in a consistent array of products in each category at both directly operated and franchise stores.
“We are excited to join The Consumer Good Forum as we strongly believe that the challenges facing us and the society we live in can only be solved through more knowledge and best-practice sharing across borders”. – Pål Wibel, CEO, Europris.
Kaufland is an international retail company with more than 1,270 branches in Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Poland, Romania and Bulgaria. Currently, we are planning to expand to the Republic of Moldova as well as Australia. In Germany, Kaufland operates more than 660 stores and employs around 75,000 people. With an average of 30,000 articles, the company offers a large assortment of food and everything for daily needs. The focus lies on fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy products as well as meat, cheese and fish. The company is part of the Schwarz Group, one of the leading food retail companies in Germany and Europe.
Strauss Group is a publicly traded, family-owned company, the largest Israel-based global Food and Beverage corporation. With operations spanning 80 years, the group holds a diverse product portfolio in multiple categories, which include Coffee, Water, Dips & Spreads, Dairy and Confectionery among others.
“Strauss group is excited to become a member of The Consumer Goods Forum and be part of a growing community of world leaders. We have always believed that true impact happens only when a diverse group of people are aligned towards a common goal. The CGF presents a great opportunity to learn and engage with companies that are preparing themselves ahead of time for a highly dynamic global environment and who accept the fact that businesses play a crucial role in making a positive impact on society”. – Ofra Strauss, Chairperson, Strauss Group.
As the only association in the consumer goods industry that is truly global, while embracing both retailers and manufacturers, and service providers, our members understand the value of our uniqueness. Many of the opportunities and issues that we face as an industry can’t be addressed by individual companies alone, or just by collaborating regionally. The CGF offers you a seat at the table, and our members know that our global, cross-value chain perspective is critical to helping drive positive change globally and in securing long-term, sustainable business growth.
Manager, Membership & Engagement EMEA