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20 Jun, 2019, 17:43 BST The Consumer Goods Forum Announces 4th Edition of the Sustainable Retail Summit

The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) will be hosting its annual Sustainable Retail Summit (SRS) in Berlin, Germany on 24th-25th October. This year marks...


17 Jun, 2019, 07:31 BST Danone and Migros CEOs Elected New Co-Chairs of The Consumer Goods Forum Board

The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), the global body pursuing purpose and positive change across the consumer goods industry, announced today that it has...


10 May, 2019, 14:28 BST The Consumer Goods Forum's Global Summit: Industry Comes Together Seeking Growth Through New Retail Models to Satisfy New Consumer Needs

- The annual event for industry CEOs convenes in Vancouver on 11th-14th June 2019, this year featuring the Start-Ups Zone for the very first time -...


06 Mar, 2019, 15:08 GMT Consumer Goods Companies Make 'Significant Improvement' in Supporting Healthier Lives, According to New Data

Consumer goods retailers and manufacturers' participation in food banks and school programmes continues to rise 320,000 products have been...


06 Nov, 2018, 13:37 GMT The Consumer Goods Forum and Fair Labor Association Call for Greater Collaboration to Tackle Forced Labour Issues in Palm Oil Industry

FLA report highlights serious challenges in the Indonesian and Malaysian markets Malaysia and Indonesia are leading producers of palm oil, together...


29 Oct, 2018, 00:00 GMT Consumer Goods Industry Moves to Act on Plastic Waste

Board of The Consumer Goods Forum Issues Statement Acknowledging Need for Industry to Help Reduce Plastic Waste; Endorses Ellen MacArthur...


19 Oct, 2018, 07:30 BST The Consumer Goods Forum, in Partnership With Capgemini, Publishes Its Global Health and Wellness Digital Framework

The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is pleased to announce the launch of the Global Health and Wellness Digital Framework, developed in partnership with...


07 Aug, 2018, 14:55 BST The CGF Sustainable Retail Summit Heads to Lisbon

The Consumer Goods Forum once again brings together key FMCG experts to discuss solutions to today's leading sustainability issues and share best...


24 Jul, 2018, 15:23 BST The Consumer Goods Forum Launches 5th Edition of Annual Health & Wellness Survey

FMCG members to report on progress towards empowering healthier consumers globally The Consumer Goods Forum is pleased to announce the launch of the...


15 Jun, 2018, 07:57 BST The Future Depends on Innovative Policies, Responsible Business Conduct and People-centred Technology

ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has urged global business leaders to work together with the United Nations to build a future of work that is equitable ...


14 Jun, 2018, 05:42 BST Radically Changing Consumer and Retail Industry Offers CEOs a Choice - Transform Now, or Be Left Behind

Customer centricity is the key driver of success according to global CEOs While more than 65 percent of CEOs agree their organisation fosters a...


31 May, 2018, 14:03 BST Three Key Global Markets to See 212% Combined Online Growth in Next Five Years

New research from IGD and CGF highlights investment opportunities in digital commerce with vision for online store of the future New research...


27 Feb, 2018, 19:20 GMT New Report Shows More FMCG Companies Partnering With Communities to Address Local Health and Wellness Challenges

The Consumer Goods Forum reveals more companies are engaging with communities on health; 85% of consumer goods companies say they have formed...


17 Jan, 2018, 01:37 GMT The Consumer Goods Forum Unveils New China Office - a Hub for Promoting Sustainable Business Growth

Leading global consumer industry association looks to ensure Chinese companies have their say in development of global industry; help create global...


19 Dec, 2017, 09:59 GMT The Consumer Goods Forum Launches New Corporate Website

The Consumer Goods Forum has today launched its new corporate website, integrating events and strategic initiatives under one newly designed home:...


13 Dec, 2017, 13:47 GMT The Consumer Goods Forum Publishes Report on Low-Carbon Solutions in the Consumer Goods Sector

CGF members share best practices on how to implement low-carbon business strategies The Consumer Goods Forum has today published a report showcasing...


27 Nov, 2017, 11:19 GMT Consumer Goods Companies in Japan Put New Focus on Sustainability

The Consumer Goods Forum Creates Japan Local Group Committed to Addressing Today's Sustainability Challenges; Implementation of Sustainability...


31 Oct, 2017, 18:01 GMT Danone and Walmart Executives to Lead Health & Wellness at The Consumer Goods Forum

The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) announced today that the Health & Wellness Steering Committee has elected its new Co-Chairs for a three-year renewable ...


18 Jul, 2017, 16:46 BST Annual Survey Asks How Consumer Goods Companies are Empowering Consumers

The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2017 Health & Wellness Survey. Now in its 5th year, the survey continues to...


14 Mar, 2017, 11:20 GMT New Report Shows Over 180,000 Consumer Goods Products Reformulated

The Consumer Goods Forum Survey Shows How Its Members are Working Collaboratively in Communities to Help Inspire Healthier Lives New data from The...


27 Feb, 2017, 20:37 GMT Consumer Goods Industry Highlights Actions to Promote Healthier Lives in New Case Studies Booklet

The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today published a new case studies booklet highlighting the positive actions of its members to create a culture of ...


19 Jan, 2017, 17:11 GMT CGF Forced Labour Initiative Welcomed at Meeting with Pope Francis

- The Consumer Goods Forum key contributor to event that brought together leaders in business, international institutions, academia, faiths, the...


06 Dec, 2016, 11:30 GMT Consumer Goods Industry Sets Bar in Fight Against Forced Labour

Global CEOs on the Board of The Consumer Goods Forum continue their efforts in tackling forced labour by adopting and calling for action on "Priority ...


06 Oct, 2016, 09:07 BST The Consumer Goods Forum Announces New Refrigeration Resolution

Retailers and manufactures re-emphasise their commitment to phase out HFC refrigerants and build on initial successes from over the last six years...


01 Mar, 2016, 18:23 GMT GFSI and UNIDO Move Forward on a Strategic Cooperation for Far-reaching Food Safety Capacity Building

In an exciting move for the food industry, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Global Food Safety Initiative...