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PARIS, 29th November 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.

Bain & Company is a global consultancy that helps the world’s most ambitious change makers define the future. Across 58 offices in 37 countries, we work alongside our clients as one team with a shared ambition to achieve extraordinary results, outperform the competition and redefine industries. We complement our tailored, integrated expertise with a vibrant ecosystem of digital innovators to deliver better, faster and more enduring outcomes. Since our founding in 1973, we have measured our success by the success of our clients. We proudly maintain the highest level of client advocacy in the industry, and our clients have outperformed the stock market 4-to-1. As the world’s leading consultancy to consumer products and retail industries, Bain & Company works alongside leading brands and top retailers to develop and implement customized solutions that address today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities. We advise the world’s leading industry players on strategy, operations, organization, private equity, digital transformation and strategy, sustainability, and mergers & acquisitions. We also frequently publish research and insights on the sectors, such as the new rules for M&A in Consumer products, China Shopper, Bain Retail Holiday Newsletter, Luxury Report, etc. Learn more at www.bain.com and follow us on Twitter @BainAlerts.

“Our mission is to create value—economic, social and environmental—for all our clients and to accelerate transformative impact. Bain partners with the most forward-thinking and effective organisations to address some of the world’s most pressing issues. Consumer products and retail companies face a list of formidable challenges – from brand growth to supply chain efficiency, from digital disruption to heightened sustainability ambitions. We look forward to working with The Consumer Goods Forum, which brings together industry leaders from around the world, to develop leading-edge solutions that support members’ profitable growth and help them be responsible stewards of the environment through strategy, brand, distribution and supply chain choices”. – Manny Maceda, Worldwide Managing Partner, Bain & Company.

Kerry is a company rich in heritage. It was during our modest beginnings as a dairy cooperative in Ireland that we developed our unwavering commitment to producing real and wholesome ingredients. Today, we have become a world leader in taste and nutrition for the food and beverage industry. As we’ve evolved over the last 40 years and grown to meet ever-changing consumer demands and expectations, we have remained steadfastly committed to this early ethos. Over the past four decades, our focus on changing lifestyles, the globalisation of food tastes and ever-evolving consumer needs has brought us to a market leading global position with operations in 130 sites across six continents. Our relentless drive to innovate and develop new products to meet the changing needs of our customers has led us to create a network of Global Technology & Innovation Centres and Regional Development & Applications Centres. These centres house more than 900 highly skilled food scientists and nutritionists, and teams of market researchers who provide insights to drive product development. The centres provide unique leading-edge solutions at an unrivalled speed to market, helping to shape the future of food.

“As a global leader in Taste and Nutrition, food safety, nutrition, health, climate and waste are all of critical importance. Joining CGF allows Kerry to learn from and influence decision makers who have committed to leading to better nutrition, a better environment, and a better world. Together, we aspire to develop, agree and encourage the global adoption of best practices and standards that will shape the industry’s transformation, for more sustainable and safer foods”. – Edmond Scanlon, CEO, Kerry Group plc.

Magnit is a leading Russian retailer, with close to 21,000 stores located in more than 3,300 cities and towns across the country and employing close to 300,000 people. Magnit is the largest Russian retailer in scale of operations and private employment. Magnit is a unique company within Russian retail. It operates a multiformat model, which includes convenience stores and supermarkets, drogeries and pharmacies. As the only vertically integrated retailer, Magnit operates 15 agricultural and food production units in various geographies of Russia. These production entities are core in ensuring high quality supply for the company’s private label range and play a vital role in the company’s sustainable local sourcing. Its greenhouses and mushroom complex are one of the largest ones in Eastern Europe. Magnit is also a leading logistics operator in the Russian retail sector. The company owns 38 distribution centres in the country and our 6,000 trucks make Magnit one of the largest fleet owners in Europe. Magnit was founded in the South of Russia, Krasnodar, in 1994. It has developed from a small regional private company 25 years ago to one of the most prominent food retailers in Russia today with almost 12 million daily customer visits. Through an IPO process, Magnit became a public company in 2006 and is traded on both the Moscow and London Stock Exchanges (MGNT). According to audited IFRS results for 2018 financial year, Magnit’s revenue amounted to US$ 19.7 bn, EBITDA – to US$ 1.4 bn.

“Magnit is a leading retailer in Russia with close to 21,000 stores located in more than 3,300 cities and towns and employing about 300,000 people across the country. The huge scale of our business and its impact on the communities makes sustainability an extremely important part of our long-term business strategy. We are delighted to join The Consumer Goods Forum that gives a unique opportunity to work efficiently for positive change and brings retailers and manufacturers together to share best practices for the benefit of our consumers and employees”. – Jan Dunning, President & CEO, Magnit.

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