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PARIS, 26th February 2020 — 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.

Douglas is one of the leading multichannel premium beauty retailers in Europe with about 2,400 stores and a unique e-commerce platform that is currently being expanded into a curated beauty marketplace. The #FORWARDBEAUTY strategy defines the path into the future of omnichannel retailing. Already today Douglas is the number one beauty retailer in 26 countries, offering its customers an attractive portfolio of around 55,000 high-quality products from over 750 brands in the fields of perfumery, decorative cosmetics and skincare, as well as nutritional supplements and accessories. Douglas generated sales of 3.5 billion euros in fiscal year 2018/2019. Around 20,000 beauty experts encourage and inspire Douglas customers every day to live their own kind of beauty.


“The world we live in is in constant transformation. Change has become the new normal. And with it, unprecedented issues that need to be solved have entered the world’s agenda. So it is about time to join forces on a global level. To do so, CGF is a unique platform to provide solutions that really make a difference. I am proud to be part of this united voice, shaping better businesses and better lives. Opportunities to network and share insights with other retailers and manufacturers are more important than ever in driving positive and sustainable change across the whole industry”. – Tina Müller, Douglas Group CEO.

GfK. Growth from Knowledge
We connect data and science. Innovative analytics solutions provide answers for key business questions around consumers, markets, brands and media – now and in the future. As an analytics partner, we promise our clients all over the world “Growth from Knowledge”. 

“The Consumer Goods Forum is supporting the collaboration between retailers and manufacturers to ensure consumer trust and drive positive change. GfK’s vision is to provide retailers and manufacturers with actionable insights based on prescriptive analytics. We strongly believe that these data-driven insights can be used to support the positive change that CGF is driving”. – Peter Feld, CEO, GfK.

Huhtamaki is a global specialist in packaging for food and drink. Mastering three distinctive packaging technologies, our approximately 18,800 employees in 35 countries develop and make packaging that helps great products reach more people, more easily. 

“I am delighted to announce that Huhtamaki has joined The Consumer Goods Forum. In CGF we have found a network of like-minded leading companies to work together on concreting solutions for sustainability, food safety and sustainable supply chains. This is essential for the benefit of people, the planet and our business, and we fully subscribe to the CGF’s idea of better lives through better business. I look forward to making this idea a reality together”. – Charles Héaulmé, President & CEO, Huhtamaki.  

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 further information, please contact:

Oriana Rainuzzo

Manager, Membership & Engagement EMEA

Lee Green
Director, Communications