Behind the Scenes: 2014 Consumer Goods Business & Technology Leadership Conference

The 16th annual Consumer Goods Business & Technology Leadership Conference lived up to its reputation last week, touting a blockbuster lineup of knowledgeable and entertaining speakers. Get a recap of the content and conversations that resonated with a highly engaged audience of consumer goods business and technology executives.

Walmart Hits Accelerator on E-Commerce

10/29/2014 - The company plans to spend capital of approximately $1 billion for e-commerce and digital initiatives this fiscal year and between $1.2 and $1.5 billion next year.

P&G to Exit Duracell Business

10/28/2014 - Although no decision has been made on the form of the exit, P&G’s current preference is a split-off of the Duracell business into a stand-alone company.

Mondelez Deploys Global Retail Execution Software

10/28/2014 - The system is currently deployed in seven countries with three more planned for 2014. More than 30 additional countries are scheduled to be deployed in 2015, with the remainder of the global business to be completed in 2016.

CGT Names 2014 CIO of the Year

10/24/2014 - CGT honors David Stahl, Chief Information Officer for the company formerly known as Hillshire Brands (which is now Tyson Foods) for making the largest demonstrable business impact within his organization through the implementation and successful use of technology.

General Mills Completes Annie's Acquisition

10/22/2014 - General Mills, Inc. announces that its tender offer to purchase all issued and outstanding shares of common stock of Annie's, Inc. at a price of $46.00 per share was successful.

Crocs Announces Management Team Changes

10/22/2014 - These changes include the appointment of Bob Munroe to general manager of Crocs Americas region; Greg Sullivan to the new role of senior vice president of global business transformation; Scott Yuan to general manager of Greater China; and Michelle Poole to senior vice president of global product creation and merchandising.

Lay's Consumers Inspire Latest Chip Flavor

10/22/2014 - Following nearly three months of competition, Lay's potato chips announces Lay's Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger flavored potato chips as the winner of this year's Lay's "Do Us A Flavor" contest.

L'Oreal USA Signs Agreement to Acquire Carol's Daughter

10/22/2014 - Following a multi-channel distribution model, Carol's Daughter offers a comprehensive range of products that are available at specialty beauty stores, mass retailers, on HSN, through e-commerce and at Carol's Daughter branded stores in New York City.



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