Top 10 Headlines of 2016 So Far

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Top 10 Headlines of 2016 So Far

By Alarice Rajagopal - 05/31/2016
As we turn the corner to the second half of the year, CGT takes a moment to reflect on the top headlines of 2016 so far. From lists to executive appointments to trends and more, here is look back at the topics that were top-of-mind on

1. 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 provided a snapshot of organizations that succeeded in upping their growth games.

2. The Kroger Co. Goes Beyond Brick-and-Mortar
Although brick-and-mortar retail has been the focus of The Kroger Co. from the very beginning, omnichannel strategies are changing the future of how consumers are shopping. Since there is now a greater need for suppliers to collaborate even more closely with their retailer partners, Kroger created Program Mercury — to seamlessly blend together the traditional in-store experience with digital, into a truly omnichannel consumer experience.

3. 2015 Registry: Top 100 CG Companies
Competition in the consumer goods (CG) industry remains fierce — with the major players struggling to balance the need to improve shareholder value in the near term with the desire to invest in strategic growth in the long term. This annual list of the top publicly traded CG companies provides a snapshot of organizations that succeeded in upping their growth games according to 2014 revenue.

4. Johnson & Johnson Names Chief Customer Officer
Chester Twigg was appointed to Chief Customer Officer for the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies. Chester joined from Procter & Gamble, where he most recently led sales for a $20 billion global category including baby, feminine and family care products, alongside running the global AS Watson customer account.

5. Top 10 World's Most Admired Consumer Goods Companies
It may not shock you to hear that Starbucks is the top consumer goods company on Fortune's list of the World’s Most Admired Companies Top 50 All-Stars. Find out who else joins this coffee giant as we broke out the top 10 most-admired consumer goods companies from this highly-anticipated list.

6. What Suppliers Need to Know about NRF 2016
Here, CGT’s editors put together the top trends, companies-to-watch, technologies and more, making an impact on the consumer goods industry this year (and beyond), straight off the heels of Retail's Big Show.

7. Manufacturing Growth: Top 5 Trends for CPGs in 2016
From growth in omnichannel retailing to a relentless focus on cost efficiency, consumer packaged goods companies (CPGs) should expect big changes in 2016. In this most-read column, find out the five key trends CPGs should expect in 2016 from Greg Ulrich and Aaron Fidler of APT.

8. ConAgra Foods, Inc. from the Trenches of Emerging Markets
Reaching sustainable global growth is no easy feat. ConAgra Foods, Inc. has some traction in markets where it had a legacy of business through an American military presence, and its Director of Emerging Markets Paul Hardy, believes that the company is in a good place take advantage of its expertise in making high quality food products and delivering them at the lowest possible cost to its target consumers. Here, Hardy digs deep into his experiences from the front lines of these new markets.

9. 100 Most Trusted CPG Brands
Market research firm BrandSpark International announced the 2016 BrandSpark Most Trusted Awards winners for Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) brands. The results were based on the annual BrandSpark American Shopper Study where over 38,000 shoppers determined the winning Food & Beverage, Health & Beauty, Household and Kids brands.

10. PepsiCo Reshuffles Management Team as Frito-Lay CEO Exits
PepsiCo, Inc. announced the departure of Tom Greco, CEO, Frito-Lay North America (FLNA) and a series of senior executive changes that were expected to expand the responsibilities of key leaders.