BAT Proposes Merger with Reynolds

Even though there is an element of surprise to the announcement, some observers say it makes sense, and see the Lorillard acquistition by Reynolds as a logical trigger.



Deflating Myths About Innovation

Most consumer goods companies have traditional R&D organizations that are driven by marketing and operations and completely focused on new product innovation. Yet, the word innovation has become more of a charter or strategic goal as companies strive to innovate in process areas across the business, even challenging fundamental business models. This month’s Straight Talk takes a look at how innovation can lead to success beyond product extensions and how new thinking can disrupt the status quo.

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2017 Retail and Consumer Goods Analytics Summit