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January Retail Sales Jumped 2.7%

Sales for the month reflect confident consumers, solid wage growth and job gains, according to the National Retail Federation.

P&G Invests in its Brands that Benefit Supply Chain

P&G Invests in its Brands that Benefit Supply Chain

P&G is focused on its consumer brands that deliver on its ‘Ambition 2030’ goals, which include advancements in recycling, driving a circular economy, and promoting responsible consumption.

Nielsen Holdings is bolstering its executive ranks with a trio of appointments, including the addition of Sean Cohan from A+E Networks.

Consumer products executives should buckle in for another year of juggling the value of their tech investments with the jacked-up demands of exacting consumers — and throw some economic uncertainty into the mix for good measure.

Dairy Farmers of America will acquire 44 of the Dean Foods’ fluid and frozen facilities in a stalking horse bid, as well as the real estate, inventory, equipment, and all other assets necessary to operate them.

Estee Lauder Dataset of 440M Records Exposed

The consumer goods beauty brand has been a household name for over 70 years, accumulating massive amounts of data reportedly at risk through digital commerce or online sales.

The company has expanded its advanced analytics platform coverage to provide brands with a comprehensive view of the food and beverage categories.

Brandless, the DTC consumer goods company that flew its flag on generic branding and packaging, ceased operations this week.

The company received an unexpected surprise when the consumer reaction to its limited-edition Old Bay hot sauce was so strong that its website crashed.

3M is restructuring its organization in a move that reduces approximately 1,500 positions, spanning all business groups, functions and geographies.

The new role will have oversight over the company's digital transformation efforts and building new capabilities to advance innovation and speed to market.

Marketing tech provider Aki Technologies has developed its first division dedicated solely to consumer packaged goods.

As consumer goods companies clamor for more low-risk, high-value options for tech solution deployment, the new model serves this need by rapidly enabling the features of SAP S/4HANA.

After 15 years, James V. Stammer is stepping down to pursue other interests.

The consumer goods giant is working with Terra Drone Europe to test drone delivery services for the its Ben & Jerry’s ice cream brand.

SaaS-based sales automation platform FieldAssist’s new mobile app targets business leaders to shape the CPG industry.

The apparel and footwear company will launch a new e-commerce site and platform in North America this summer as part of its transformation efforts.  

In the business world, where uncertainty is omnipresent, RGM has been recognized as the new model for value creation in the CPG industry.

Grocery has proven to be one of the most challenging sectors to bring online for unique obstacles facing both grocery retailers and consumers.

Updated technology and marketing strategies led Ralph Lauren down a jolly path this holiday season.

The market is still figuring out what constitutes an apples-to-apples comparison in smart speakers and voice commerce.

Global pharmaceutical and healthcare company GSK is undertaking a two-year plan to split itself in two.

Harry’s Co-founders express disappointment in the agency’s decision to stop the potential $1.37 billion merger for the consumer shaving space.

Maker of Reynolds Wrap and Hefty Goes Public

Reynolds Consumer Products has gone public and raised more than $1.2 billion.

Not only do counterfeit goods eat into brand revenues to fund illicit networks, they also pose health and safety risks. Learn how to craft a plan of attack in the war against fakes.

Shinola tapped old-school designs to engage consumers in a new way during the most recent holiday season. The luxury watch, accessory and bicycle brand trialed the Picture Flap installation at its King of Prussia, Pa., location this past November and December.

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