PARIS, 28th February 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.

Germany’s largest dairy cooperative, the DMK Group, makes milk into foods of the highest quality with around 7,700 employees at more than 20 sites in Germany and the Netherlands. The product assortment ranges from cheese, fresh dairy products and ingredients, baby food, ice cream and health products, to special animal feeds. MILRAM, Oldenburger, Uniekaas and Humana are brands that enjoy the full confidence of consumers at home and abroad and make the company an established name, both in its home markets and selected target markets around the globe. As the fourth-largest supplier to Germany’s grocery retailers and with a turnover of 5.8 billion euros, the DMK Group is also one of the leaders of the European dairy industry.

“As the largest German dairy cooperative, we are able to actively participate in a high-grade, international environment and also learn from other companies facilitated by the structures and vast network of The Consumer Goods Forum. We are excited to become part of the big community”. – Ingo Müller, CEO, DMK Group.

The Kündig Group is an almost 100 year old, family owned production and trading company with headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. Our mission is to take food quality and food safety to the next level. We contribute to our mission by combining our know how with the latest technology available. Kündig Group is active in the field of dried vegetables, herbs, spices and mushrooms as well as cereals/oilseeds and frozen produce. More about us:

“Our mission is to take food quality and food safety to the next level. We contribute to our mission by combining our know how with the latest technology available. We focus on positive change by respecting our key values (Tradition, Innovation, Sustainability). We are proud and excited to be part of the CGF and to team up with the world leading players to work on resolutions and commitments for a better world”. – Beat Kündig, Chairman, Kündig Group.

Upfield is a global leader in plant-based nutrition with more than 100 brands, including Becel, Flora, Country Crock, Blue Band, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, Rama and ProActiv. The company operates in 95 countries around the world, with number 1 brand positions in 49 countries. Upfield’s six business units cover Northwest Europe, Southwest Europe and Central and Eastern Europe, North America, Middle/Latin America and Asia/Africa. The company employs more than 3,500 Associates.

“Upfield is delighted to become a member of The Consumer Goods Forum, joining a group of highly respected companies to create mutual and business-led positive change. We look forward to working with our industry peers to develop bold new approaches to business that aim to lead towards healthier and happier consumers, with initiatives that are good for our planet. Our membership of The Consumer Goods Forum demonstrates Upfield’s desire to be an active part of the global debate around the issues that most affect our consumers. We believe that the private sector has the potential to lead the way in changing the world for the better. The Consumer Goods Forum has a vital role in facilitating industry dialogue on these important topics”. – David Haines, CEO, Upfield.

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.

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For more information, please contact:

Oriana Rainuzzo
Manager, Membership & Engagement EMEA

Lee Green
Director, Communications