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P&G to Grow DTC Presence as E-commerce Sales Jump 50%

Shifts in consumer behavior as a result of the pandemic continue to drive sales growth at Procter & Gamble, which reported a net sales increase of 9%, to $19.3 billion, in fiscal Q1.

With consumer goods navigating a historic period of disruption, a recent snapshot survey takes the temperature of the reactions and responses from across the industry. We emailed with its creators for greater context around the numbers, including some actionable takeaways.  

We dig into a recent study benchmarking the state of the supply chain during the height of the pandemic. In addition to breaking down the most significant findings, we provide context to the numbers so CGs know where they stand against their peers.

With the shift to digital accelerating faster than ever, here’s how CG brands can learn from their DTC counterparts and stay competitive amidst a digital transformation that’s been kicked into high gear.

Analytics provider IRI has acquired Retail Solutions, Inc. (RSi), a provider of supply chain solutions for consumer goods manufacturers and retailers.

It was not long before Dewey’s Bakery and Farm & Oven Snacks figured out that they had something much bigger if they merged. Here, we ask the newly formed partners five questions for integrating the two brands.

And so as part of its progress to make itself unnecessary, the waste-management company announced last month its Loop product-reuse initiative has become available in every ZIP code in the continental United States.

Retailers and consumer goods companies looking to break out of their old way of doing things can look to companies that never operated with the standard playbook to begin with.

Brown will lead its global procurement strategy, overseeing its relationships with the supplier community to improve supplier diversity, as well as develop its connected and sustainable treating and snacking business.

The CG industry had already been evolving efforts to address new industry trends, and the onset of COVID-19 served as a sharp accelerant for many a company strategy. See where execs are currently focusing their efforts — and where they may need to dedicate more resources.

It’s clear consumption is looking very different than it did just months ago. The crisis has brought with it a reckoning for brands of all kinds, challenging industry leaders and startups alike to reach consumers who are mostly at — or close to — home.

F.A.I.R is part of the framework for Nestle’s data strategy as outlined in an opening keynote session delivered by CIO Filippo Catalano and Chief Data Officer Francesco Marzoni, at Analytics Unite 2020: The Summit for Retail and Consumer Brands.

In reporting a positive third quarter with organic revenue growth of 4.2%, PepsiCo confirmed the company will continue to invest in its digital initiatives to grow and scale its burgeoning e-commerce business.

A new study sheds light on key marketplace and consumer trends that suddenly became critical for CG companies to use as they create game plans to respond, recover and thrive beyond the pandemic.

The supply chain planning software from ToolsGroup is expected to enable Melitta Sales Europe to centralize demand planning and improve S&OP and promotions management.

The advancement will enable the use of the universal coupon online, a feature that’s unavailable through the current standard.

PepsiCo Beverages Canada and Danone Waters of America have entered into an exclusive alliance for PepsiCo to distribute Evian in Canada.

Most recently senior VP of supply chain at Mondelez International, Arreaga will be responsible for the No. 5 retailer’s logistics, inventory and replenishment.

Farm & Oven co-founders Mike Senackerib and Kay Allison will join the Dewey’s Bakery management team with the acquisition.

The Secret to DTC Success: Managing the Data

Uncover the secret sauce for managing direct-to-consumer (DTC) success, while driving more collaborative product development, and creating profitable, personalized one-to-one relationships with consumers.

Three experts discuss the proper strategic approach to consumer data management as well as the technological prowess that allows CGs to turn data into insight, and insight into action.

The merger will help Accenture build cloud based, industrial IoT platforms that speed up and optimize production and logistics for manufacturing and CG companies.

When the CDC names shopping in crowded stores a high risk activity, you can bet this holiday season is going to be different than normal. Learn how Walmart and Target are planning to adjust to shifting consumer habits this holiday season.

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