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Beyond COVID-19: Recovering from Pantry Loading on Steroids

A look at the questions that may help companies recover faster from the COVID-19-fueled consumer-pantry-loading-on-steroids event.

We’ve hit the halfway mark for 2020 and so the CGT team decided it was a good time to take stock on what’s been resonating with our audience.

In addition expanding its digital capabilities to accommodate the consumer shift to e-commerce, the company is also exploring third-party relationships to expand its manufacturing capacity.

Just five short months ago, the consumer goods industry was focused on building a supply chain to support the omnichannel era, focusing on four key areas: demand planning, fulfillment, manufacturing, and last-mile delivery. However, since then the industry has been flipped on its head.

The food and beverage company launched two new direct-to-consumer websites this week — PantryShop.com and Snacks.com — in response to increasing demand from the COVID-19 health crisis.

Brands can set the foundation they need to deliver on consumer expectations by adhering to three fundamental rules.

It’s a great time to think about starting a company — that’s not something you expect to hear right now.

CBA president Geoff Freeman shared insight into the work it's undertaking to implement uniform standards, and previewed a set of new priorities the association is preparing to move forward through the health crisis.

What was going to happen for consumer gods e-commerce in 5-10 years just happened in the last six weeks, and it looks like it's not going back.

The campaign might have once been more fitting for April Fool’s Day, but it landed perfectly in today’s world of vaguely defined days.

The economic shock of the COVID-19 pandemic will be felt by virtually all businesses across the world for years to come. For alcoholic beverage makers, the outlook is challenging.

The companies have developed a digital marketplace that lets sellers showcase their products and services, to better support supply chain disruptions.

As the spread of COVID-19 continues its march of disruption across the globe, its ramifications on food production came sharply into focus with one succinct statement: “The food supply chain is breaking.”

Supply and retail companies continue to deliver, but there’s no doubt the supply chain is feeling the strain. To keep up, something needs to change. 

The parent company to such brands as Lysol, Mucinex and Gaviscon reporting e-commerce net revenue up over 50%.

As the spread of COVID-19 slams the jobs market, reports that consumer goods companies are still hiring serve as a bright spot.

Over 35 trade associations are banding together to form the Critical Infrastructure Supply Chain Council to address the challenges associated with the spread of COVID-19.

Rocketing consumer demand propelled P&G production to record levels, but the company warned of the potential of sporadic production suspensions.

Tyson Foods released details about the new infrared walk-through temperature scanners it’s installed at some of its facilities in order to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

While toys and games for kids may not be considered “essential” by some, parents at home with their kids would say differently.

The Hershey Company has joined the list of consumer goods companies prioritizing PPE manufacturing, but it's doing more than retooling existing operations.

The new solution expands IRI’s proprietary offerings aiming to help companies navigate the CPG landscape amid COVID-19 and beyond.

The company said it is opening access to select technologies to ‘help employees, companies, communities, and governments continue to move forward.’

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