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PARIS, 17th May 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.

Formerly Brand View, Clavis Insight, One Click Retail and PlanetRetail RNG, Edge by Ascential™ provides its customers with some of the industry’s most comprehensive and actionable ecommerce data, insights and advisory solutions to measure performance and drive sales. Our solutions enable the world’s top brands and retailers to implement strategies that help maximise revenue growth; optimise product listings; increase sales faster than the category and the competition; and drive margin growth with pricing and promotions.

“We are pleased to announce that Edge by Ascential™ is joining The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), the premier organisation for consumer goods retailers and manufacturers. We share The Consumer Goods Forum’s passion to create an efficient shopping experience for consumers around the world by providing brands and retailers with the insights and advisory services needed to optimise their e-commerce operations. We look forward to working with CGF and other member organisations to advance their strategic pillars, specifically around the concept of how brands and retailers can overcome the challenges and seize the opportunities brought on by last-mile fulfillment”. – Michael Lisowski, President, Edge by Ascential™.

IdentiGEN is a leading global biotechnology solutions provider partnering with the food and agriculture industries to provide solutions that validate, support and protect the integrity of our partners’​ company and brand promise.

Our Solutions: DNA TraceBack®, the gold standard in DNA-based traceability for food. Food diagnostics providing DNA-based authenticity testing.

Our Partners: Retail Grocery, Restaurant Industry, Food Service Industry, Meat Production, Processing & Packing Industry, Governments and Trade Associations.

IdentiGEN and DNA TraceBack® provide a level of transparency in the food supply chain that supports a culture of compliance and assures that the product the consumer pays for is what it claims to be. With DNA TraceBack® you can absolutely be sure.

“We are delighted to be part of The Consumer Goods Forum family and start to contribute with our know-how and share best practices when it comes to develop the right traceability solutions for the food industry. We joined the GFSI and End-to-End Value Chain initiatives of The Consumer Goods Forum and look forward to interacting”. – Ronan Loftus, Commercial Director and Group CEO, IdentiGEN.

Robinson Fresh got its start in the produce industry over 100 years ago, providing fresh fruits and vegetables to the settlers of North America. Today, Robinson Fresh is one of the largest produce companies in the world and offers the highest quality products. Robinson Fresh packs-in many well-known private label and consumer brands as well as a full line of conventional and organic produce through a worldwide network of regional and local growers. For more information about Robinson Fresh, visit http://www.robinsonfresh.com.

“We hope to be a voice at the table around social responsibility and audit harmonisation in the produce industry specifically along with any help we can provide with food safety initiatives in produce.” – Megan Arnold, Director, Food Safety, Robinson Fresh.

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