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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

Kroger Nabs Mondelez's Gabriel Arreaga as New SVP Supply Chain

Most recently senior VP of supply chain at Mondelez International, Arreaga will be responsible for the No. 5 retailer’s logistics, inventory and replenishment.

Walmart and Target Prep for E-Commerce Surge with Holiday Hiring

When the CDC names shopping in crowded stores a high risk activity, you can bet this holiday season is going to be different than normal. Learn how Walmart and Target are planning to adjust to shifting consumer habits this holiday season.

Did you or someone on your team recently take a new role? We want to hear about it!

Beyond realizing cost savings from the restructuring, Coca-Cola is determined to emerge from the pandemic with more customers and a more engaged organization, chairman and CEO James Quincey said.

The Kraft Heinz Company revealed the next step in its turnaround: an operating model centered on five pillars that cuts costs by $2 billion, increases marketing spend by 30%, and sells off some of its cheese businesses.

The Kraft Heinz Company continued its corporate transformation, bringing on Diana Frost as chief growth officer for Kraft Heinz Canada.

Fortune released its ranking of the 10 Best Large Workplaces in Manufacturing and Production, and this year’s list included two consumer goods companies.

The merger will help Accenture build cloud based, industrial IoT platforms that speed up and optimize production and logistics for manufacturing and CG companies.

Athina Kanioura has been named executive VP and chief strategy and transformation officer of PepsiCo, a new role for the company.  

Velissariou is deeply steeped within the consumer goods industry, having served as VP for nutrition R&D at PepsiCo, and she held several R&D positions at Kraft Foods.

The No. 1 consumer goods company will acquire Aimmune Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing treatments for food allergies, in a deal valued at $2.6 billion.  

Tara Simon has joined The Estée Lauder Companies as senior VP, global general manager of its Too Faced brand, marking another move in the beauty company’s series of leadership changes.  

It’s entirely fitting that this year’s CGT CIO of the Year winner would be someone who effected great change through digital transformation.

Liquid I.V. provides a 360-degree approach to wellness with a product range that includes Hydration, Energy and Sleep.

The Kraft Heinz Company bolstered its leadership team as part of the next phase of its turnaround strategy, naming a new president of U.S. sales and a new U.S. chief growth officer.

The food and beverage giant announces plans to establish new operating units and category leads supported by a new platform services organization, and a newly aligned workforce.

The merger expands its engineering services portfolio by strengthening presence in medical devices, consumer and industrial markets across the United States.

The completed transaction introduces Utz as a publicly listed company on the New York Stock Exchange after nearly 100 years as a family-owned business.

The new chief supply chain officer comes by way of Dean Foods where he was responsible for manufacturing, logistics, procurement, R&D and more.

Through multidisciplinary capabilities in product development, state-of-the-art facilities and scientific substantiation, PMI aims to ensure that its smoke-free products meet adult consumer preferences and rigorous regulatory requirements.

Jim Andrew has been named chief sustainability officer at PepsiCo, replacing the retiring Simon Lowden.  

Allen joins IRI from consumer analytics company NPD, where he served as general manager and group president of NPD’s Checkout business.

From technologies to strategies and everything in between, this year’s class of purpose-driven visionary executives are leading the charge to a more innovative and sustainable future.

The newly combined solution is expected to deliver best-in-class sales enablement and efficiency for CPG brands seeking sales and finance process and performance improvements.

Diageo will acquire Aviation Gin and Davos Brands in a potential $610 million cash deal.

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