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top 100 consumer goods companies

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.

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

Walmart maintains its No. 1 spot on a new list of the best retail brands, and even with a 6 percent decline in brand value it preserves an enormous margin over the next closest brand. Four brands increased their brand value by more than 25 percent this year, while others fell off the list completely.

Most recently, the spin off's Chief Innovation Officer served as global vice president, marketing, writing and creative expression GBU at Newell Rubbermaid, Inc.

The footwear giant’s business plan is a veritable digital transformation blueprint.

Executives of Mondelez International have outlined the company's long-term growth strategy, as well as detailed its progress on expanding margins through supply chain reinvention and overhead cost-reduction initiatives.

CGT looks at emerging technologies that offer unique solutions to consumer goods companies seeking to transform their organizations. This week: IoT connectivity enabler EON Group.

CGT and sister brand RIS News again join forces to examine how consumer goods companies and retailers are using analytics both individually and collaboratively.

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.

To ensure consistent product quality for every pint of super-premium ice cream produced, Ben & Jerry's needed a new way to collect and analyze the vital data of its products.

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.

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