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Actionable information that can help consumer goods companies build a better, more efficient end-to-end organization. Topics include supply chain, new product development, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and vendor partnerships.

Nestle Embarks on Open Blockchain Pilot

The pilot will trace milk back to its origins as a way of bringing more transparency to the food and beverage company's supply chain.

Publix Ramps up Sustainability and Sourcing Efforts

Publix has deepened its ties to the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership and the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative, as a way to further support seafood sustainability and transparency practices.

The beverage manufacturer unveiled the various steps its water brands will take to remove plastic from their packaging processes.

CGT looks at emerging technologies that offer unique solutions to consumer goods companies seeking to transform their organizations. This week: AR-enabled self-translating wine labels from Third Aurora.

Driven by three major market forces, the industry is on the cusp of a new era of creativity that could usher in unprecedented growth opportunities.

Brands need to understand the evolving definition of "convenience" and the nuanced trade-offs that consumers are willing to make in order to get it.

Walgreens is stocking an exclusive “Mystery Flavor” of Pringles and hosting a related sweepstakes that awards $10,000 to one consumer who submits a receipt for the purchase of the 5.5-ounce SKU and also correctly identifies the flavor of chips inside.

Wipro

Wipro Limited and Pivotal Software opened the Pivotal Center of Excellence at Wipro's Dallas office.

The future belongs to companies that can identify digital methods of creating compelling, personal, and robust customer experiences. 

To drive this customer experience initiative, the retailer partnered with Adobe to deliver seamless, personalized and connected health and wellness experiences for shoppers.

Walmart has embraced progressive test-and-learn thinking to stay on the cutting edge of technology that’s changing the world and apply it in the way the company works with customers and builds its organization over time, said Walmart Labs’ vice president - global data and analytics platform Ray Boyl

Avon Products selected HCL Technologies to serve as the company’s infrastructure services partner.

Jody Kalmbach, one of three 2019 inductees into the Path to Purchase Institute Hall of Fame, is helping to shape the (digital) future at Kroger.

StayinFront

Ferrero Group has selected the StayinFront TouchCG product to improve retail efficiency and effectiveness globally.

Mercatus

Mercatus,and ShopperKit are uniting to help grocers more efficiently execute click-and-collect and delivery fulfillment of online orders.

The technology will be integrated into the home improvement retailer's core business functions to bolster strategic and data-driven pricing and merchandise assortment decisions across the enterprise.

A pat on the back to 24 upstarts making unique marks on the evolving retail marketplace.

Ashwin Navin

Catalina Marketing and Samba TV have partnered to integrate shopper behavioral data and video viewership insights at a massive scale, encompassing tens of millions of households and billions of data points.

If you’re looking for role models, I represented this magazine and the Path to Purchase Institute last month in honoring four mold-breaking people who’ve set a very high bar.

Great Northern Corp.

Great Northern Corp. promoted Jeff Michels, packaging business unit manager, to president of packaging and in-store.

The world's largest consumer goods manufacturer has embedded SAS Analytics into key business processes to sense demand for its products more accurately and reliably on a global basis.

The performance apparel maker's “Futurecraft Loop” initiative will manufacture shoes entirely from ocean plastics that can be returned and repurposed into another pair.

Dubbed Color&Co, the new at-home hair coloring brand aims to deliver "exceptional" results via on-demand digital consultations with professionals.

Peter McGuinness, Chief Marketing & Commercial Officer at Chobani, is being inducted into the Path to Purchase Institute Hall of Fame. Here's why.

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