Cover Story:

The Right Blend

10/11/2016 - About 12 years ago, McCormick & Company, Inc. embarked on an initiative to develop close, collaborative relationships with a number of its retailers and national food wholesaler customers. This initiative evolved into its customer collaboration platform, which has allowed McCormick to develop formal vendor managed inventory relationships today, among many other unexpected benefits along its supply chain.

Editor's Note:

Team Spirit

10/11/2016 - CGT Executive Editor Kara Romanow gives you a sneak peek into the trends and topics discussed in this month's issue.

Best Practices: Supply Chain:

Cali Bamboo Finds a Solid Foundation

10/11/2016 - In 2012 Cali Bamboo introduced a new product that spiked growth trends and increased potential for dynamic expansion, but its EDI system could not keep up. So, the company made a strategic decision to go with a new solution to support multi-channel fulfillment.

Fruit of the Loom Reclaims Lost Opportunities

10/11/2016 - Fruit of the Loom struggled with the management of multiple EDI platforms used across its businesses to support its retailer partners, so it enlisted a solution to help improve efficiency and responsiveness to retailers, 3PLs and the consumer.


How Do I Improve Results in Supply Chain Planning?

10/11/2016 - Did you know that only one in three companies is satisfied with its demand and supply chain planning solution? Here, Supply Chain Insights Founder Lora Cecere shares insights on how to avoid the pitfalls.

CGT Event Recap:

2016 Consumer Goods Global Markets Exchange

10/11/2016 - Take a behind the scenes tour of the 2016 Consumer Goods Global Markets Exchange, which was created to help inspire consumer goods companies’ global growth strategies in a unique learning environment.

Between the Lines:

The 7 Keys to Creating Consumable Content

10/11/2016 - In a digital and omnichannel world, consumers have access to more information than ever before, and consumer goods companies have to keep up with content they need for all of their brands. That is why this month, CGT asks EnterWorks CEO Rick Chavie about creating consumable content through a robust product information management platform.

Tech Trends Report:

2016 Tech Trends Report

10/11/2016 - Rapidly changing consumer behaviors, fueled by an increased use of technology and expanding shopping options within a slow growth environment, are forcing consumer goods companies to hone in on growth and consumers. CGT partners with Gartner to provide insights to help understand the industry’s latest survey data.

Straight Talk:

Deflating Myths About Innovation

10/11/2016 - 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.



2017 Retail and Consumer Goods Analytics Summit

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