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A collection of the latest CG industry news. 

GS1 US Now Managing US Color & Size Codes Database

GS1 US now manages and maintains the GS1 US Color and Size Codes, a database that allows suppliers, manufacturers and retailers to codify product color and size for more consistent and efficient data exchange in retail.

Gap Opens New Revenue Stream with B2B Face Masks

The apparel brand and retailer has launched a B2B business for reusable face masks.

The Harris Poll Essential 100 Ranking rates companies on their corporate response to the pandemic in four different categories.

Lululemon Athletica is acquiring in-home fitness platform provider Mirror for $500 million as it further builds out its digital experience offerings to consumers.

Innovative product development and distribution remain central to growing revenue in the grocery space but what does new product introduction entail today?

General Mills is working with its retail partners to ensure its e-commerce business is running at full speed as it prepares for elevated demand to continue throughout the year.

Yael Cosset, senior VP and chief information officer of The Kroger Co., is taking the helm of the company’s alternative business profit portfolio and 84.51˚, its data analytics subsidiary.

L’Oréal has signed an agreement to acquire Thayers Natural Remedies, a skincare brand from Henry Thayer Company.

On the heels of its first chief data officer appointment, the beauty company announced another series of executive changes as it evolves its leadership structure.

Borden will be acquired by Capitol Peak Partners, a private equity firm founded by former WhiteWave chairman Gregg Engles, as part of a $340 million sale.  

Peter Harf will be elevated to the role of executive chairman and will work closely with the new CEO to lead Coty’s transformation.

The group, which also includes McCormick, Post Holdings and Church & Dwight, will develop scalable, uniform standards for safely transporting and exchanging freight.

Mondelez International kicked virtual events up a notch with its Sweetest Prom Ever virtual prom party, a Chips Ahoy/Sour Patch Kids collaboration with DJ Steve Aoki.  

L'Oréal's’ ModiFace augmented reality and AI company is now providing its technology for Amazon beauty consumers in Canada, forging another connection with socially distancing consumers.

Jane Lauder has been named executive VP, enterprise marketing and chief data officer of The Estée Lauder Companies, marking the first time the company has had such a role.

An annual look at retail’s top power players and the percentage of the massive retail market they control.

Coty has entered into an agreement to acquire a 20% ownership interest in Kim Kardashian West’s beauty business (KKW Beauty) for $200 million.

Over a period of just 45 days, the footwear retailer and manufacturer donated over 860,000 pairs of its Classic clogs to healthcare workers — a feat made even more impressive given its ideation-to-execution timeline of a mere five days.

Many consumer goods companies pride themselves on their ability to quickly innovate, but Ferrara takes this one step further by building the importance of agility directly into its corporate values.

Several consumer goods companies announced they would remove or reevaluate brands because of racist stereotypes, and those well-versed in multi-cultural branding and marketing say it’s a good step — but just a first one.    PepsiCo announced it will remove the image of Quaker Foods’ Au

Although Procter & Gamble will hold its next Innovation Challenge virtually, the company says that interest in the program hasn’t waned.

Target is moving forward with its plans to add fresh and frozen grocery items to its same-day fulfillment services, potentially offering consumer goods companies an opportunity to stay agile in the face of shifting consumer behavior.

How should consumer goods and services companies approach getting their people back to work safely? Consider five things.

How can companies quickly roll out new procedures and safety standards across shifts and sites, validate that workers are executing them correctly, and be able to make further changes on a dime?

We will need leadership and direction to ensure that shuttered plants can reopen and those that have stayed open can navigate back to some sense of normalcy.

Add Impossible Foods to the list of consumer goods companies fast-tracking their DTC strategy as a result of COVID-19.

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