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From acquisitions and divestitures to name changes and new leadership appointments, 2013 was full of memorable moments. This annual list of the top publicly traded consumer goods companies provides a snapshot of organizations that succeeded in upping their growth games.
These 10 extremely diverse small to medium-sized businesses collectively illustrate a few important facts about the industry: consumer understanding is more critical than ever, brick-and-mortar retail is still vital, and organizational size no longer matters.
This year's class of Visionaries does not disappoint. Whether focused on supply chain, analytics, sales and marketing, or innovation, the insights these leaders share on the pages to come are invaluable. CGT is proud to present 11 movers and shakers who are making a major impression on the industry, starting with a retail visionary most recently from Walmart.
Walgreens this year expanded its back-to-school program in partnership with Me to We, introducing a collection of school-related merchandise that when purchased triggers unspecified "impact" that helps fund a child's education in a developing community.
The Diageo Whiskey 5 program revolutionized the whiskey category by breaking down the nuanced alcoholic beverage into five taste categories that shoppers could easily understand when approaching a purchase.