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.
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.
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.
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.