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The Lego Group leverages digital supply chain solutions from JDA, aimed at delivering the best consumer experience with a differentiated supply chain globally.

An expanded partnership aims to reshape the way parents in China think about play.

The newly created division will be run by veteran Mattel and Disney executive Tim Kilpin, who was appointed CEO and president.

K'NEX

K’NEX Brands celebrates its 25th anniversary by introducing a new look and feel to the brand including a refreshed logo, tagline, website and package design.

Mattel, Inc. has tapped former Google executive Margaret Georgiadis as its next chief executive officer.

Supply chain veteran Bali Padda is getting a leg up at The Lego Group as its new chief executive officer.

Spin Master Corp., a global children's entertainment company, extends its presence in Mexico with a new location and expanded team.

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.

Consumer confidence was a bit manic in 2012, hitting a five-year high in November and then dropping again in December as consumers doubted an end to the fiscal cliff.

When it comes to the health of the consumer goods market, is the glass half full or half empty? According to the results of the 2010 Consumer Goods Registry, which ranks the top 100 public companies according to 2009 annual revenues, both viewpoints are correct.

Overall, the economy still wasn't looking pretty in 2010, but it wasn't completely ugly either. Most of the consumer goods companies on CGT's Top 100 list made modest sales gains. A few leapfrogged the competition. Yet, many others were still fighting an uphill battle.

Newell Rubbermaids Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process has been the subject of an intensive improvement effort over the past two years. In fact, an S&OP initiative launched in 2008, generated 30 percent more cash for a total of $603 million in 2009.

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