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.
Campbell Soup Company's consumer insights team traveled across the country to find out what makes consumers tick. Its findings shaped the company's decision to focus innovation efforts on new consumer groups, new consumer needs and new consumer platforms.