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Actionable information to help consumer goods companies develop better go-to-market business strategies. Topics include mergers & acquisitions (M&A), personnel moves, e-commerce, omnichanel, digital transformation, direct-to-consumer selling (DTC), internal alignment and competitive response

Bose to Shutter U.S. Stores

The high-end audio equipment manufacturer plans to close all 119 of its retail stores in North America, Europe, Japan and Australia in the coming months, citing the “dramatic shift to online” in specific markets as the reason behind the store closings.

Hear from CVS CEO Larry Merlo on the rapid rollout and how the drug chain is extending the intersection between data analytics and technology it has created to health outcomes.

Precima

Through this acquisition, Nielsen will up its portfolio of personalized and addressable pricing, promotion and assortment capabilities by leveraging Precima’s solutions.

Our annual state of the industry report examines some of the major issues affecting consumer goods companies as we begin a new decade.

Catalina

Catalina is partnering with Koupon to provide c-store retailers and CPGs with a more holistic understanding of cross-channel consumer purchase behaviors.

Natura &Co closed on its acquisition of Avon Products last week, and has appointed a new senior team to drive the company’s growth.

Walmart

Salsify and Snap36 entered into a partnership that enables brands to manage, capture and distribute 360-degree images with efficient affordable scale.

When news broke of Kroger and Walgreens extending their partnership by forming a group purchasing organization, national brand representatives were left wondering what impact this might have on their companies.

Procter & Gamble this month named Vittorio Cretella as chief information officer to replace the outgoing Javier Polit. Cretella will take over the role on Jan.

​​​​​​​Since the digital age has transformed relationships between brands and customers, brands need to transform how they think about their businesses – including how, when and where to reach shoppers – if they are to succeed.

Our 17th annual analysis of the largest publicly traded consumer goods companies worldwide sheds light on recent financial winners and losers and takes a deep dive into the 10 enterprises that enjoyed the greatest success.

The deal gives Sam's Club proprietary technology and staff from WPP’s Triad Retail Media unit as the warehouse club moves its digital media operations in house.

Shah is leading 1-800-Flowers.com into the digital future while strengthening the emotional bonds that consumers have with the iconic retail brand.

A comparison chart of top vendors helping consumer goods companies develop the systems, tools, processes, assets and best practices they need to excel in the e-commerce arena.

Product manufacturers are rebuilding supply chains to meet the needs of omnichannel commerce.

As Amazon and Walmart evolve and continually one-up the competition, they each face their own challenges.

Joe Territo Tanner Van Dusen

The industry veterans bring decades of experience to their respective roles.

The manufacturer entered into a definitive agreement recently to acquire BFY Brands, the maker of "better-for-you" PopCorners snacks.

The retailer has revealed plans to transform and expand its U.S. supply chain operations over the next three years by investing $480 million.

The company has agreed to sell its assets to Taiwan-based fish supply chain company FCF Co. for about $925 million.

​​​​​​​Kate Gritsch has been into e-commerce for a long time and does almost all of her shopping online.

​​​​​​​Kristina Morello spent 17 years at Colgate-Palmolive progressing through the commercial organization and loving all of the experiences and opportunities it offered.

​​​​​​​When Scotts Miracle-Gro started a new e-commerce business unit almost two years ago, Matthew Taylor took notice.

Dorothy Daniel is one of three Women of Excellence honorees in the “Rising Star” category.

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