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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

CGT’s 10 Top Stories of 2020 (So Far)

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.

Edgewell Brings on Walmart/Danone Exec as President to Jump on Digital Growth

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.

Chandler Bigelow has been named CFO at Nielsen Global Connect. Most recently CFO of Tribune Media Company, Bigelow brings deep finance and leadership experience to the global measurement and data analytics provider.

The new senior VP and CSCO will be tasked with procurement, manufacturing, transportation, continuous improvement, sustainability, and quality, safety and regulatory operations on the global level.

P&G has granted Cargill an exclusive license that allows Cargill to further develop and commercialize a technology that can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions

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.

Danone acquired WhiteWave Foods in 2016 as part of a $12.5 billion deal and is developing a strategy to meet the rising demand of consumers adopting flexitarian diets.

Panasonic’s recent equity investment in Blue Yonder gives it a 20% minority ownership stake and one seat on the Blue Yonder board of directors.

The former Tyson president also held roles with Newell Brands and Kraft Foods Group.

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.

The Coca-Cola Company is teaming with Microsoft in the name of employee and customer engagement.

The scale and breadth of the current challenges can seem overwhelming, but business leaders do not have the luxury of time in developing a response. Societies need their help managing the immediate emergency.

Nicolas Krantz brings over 25 years of CPG industry and financial experience to Corby by way of Pernod Ricard.

Higg Co, which was spun out of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, develops and hosts sustainability measurement tools, enabling companies to integrate measurable data directly into internal systems.

This annual look at the top women in retail tech salutes the female technologists blazing new trails and redefining what industry heroes look like.

The chief marketing officer role has been vacant since Barbara Messing departed in August 2019.

Product information and syndication provider Syndigo has acquired Kwikee, a management and distribution platform for branded product content.

Howard Willard, who’s been recovering from COVID-19, is retiring after being with the company for nearly three decades.

Jennifer Morgan will depart the company at the end of month as part of a mutual agreement.

Nike has named a new vice president, general manager of North America.

In somewhat disappointing news for the consumer goods industry, just two CG companies made this year’s list: W.L. Gore & Associates and Mars.

This former Church & Dwight Co., Clairol and Dannon exec brings more than three decades of experience.

Polit will oversee the snack company’s global information technology solutions, reporting to executive vice president and chief financial officer Luca Zaramella.

A leading 29% of respondents in CGT's exclusive poll said they can’t keep up with production of certain products, such as household cleaners and paper products.

The new structure is intended to integrate teamwork across the organization and more effectively deliver service and support to its customers.

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