Of the 100 companies featured on a list of top global marketers, 36 are CG companies. The leaders had one big thing in common: They advertise where they see opportunity for growth. These days, that means China.
For Nestle, Direct Store Delivery, pizza and ice cream are seasonal and promotion-driven, and variety has exploded in recent years. So, it turned to demand-driven forecasting to achieve bottom-line improvements.
Chobani's passion for creating a simple, wholesome cup of Greek yogurt made with only natural ingredients, translates into innovations that have shattered consumers preconceived notions about how and when to consume Greek yogurt.
Legacy can be a fine thing, and Land O'Lakes, Inc. has it in spades. But in the world of technology, legacy has different implications. Land O'Lakes' legacy IT platform was not providing accurate, real-time access to information needed to meet strategic growth objectives.
When it comes to the health of the consumer goods market, is the glass half full or half empty? According to the results of the 2010 Consumer Goods Registry, which ranks the top 100 public companies according to 2009 annual revenues, both viewpoints are correct.