How consumer packaged goods companies will win in 2021 - part one

Following a year of unprecedented change in the operating environment, this report looks at the priorities of global consumer packaged companies as they continue to adjust to the pandemic-driven environment.

How consumer packaged goods companies will win in 2021 - part two

With a focus on driving top line growth, operating more efficiently and reinvesting in their businesses, this report highlights some of the initiatives underway and the capabilities CPG companies are developing to support these.

Supplier insights: Unilever’s five future-facing strategic choices

During 2020, Unilever took the decision to prioritise volume-led competitive growth, absolute profit and cash delivery. The group is now looking into the future, announcing a strategy refresh, focused on five key areas.

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Conagra Brands delivered a strong third quarter performance with net sales up 8.5% to $2.8bn and net income up 37.8% to $281.4m. Although the outlook for COVID-19 is improving in many regions, including enhanced mobility, the company expects demand for food-at-home to remain elevated, underpinning future growth.

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Hindustan Unilever’s rural distribution network, composed of Indian women micro-entrepreneurs, has become a lifeline during the pandemic.  The project has given them a source of income, while distributing Unilever’s products directly to rural consumers, without the need for a physical store. 140,000 female entrepreneurs across 18 states benefit from this project In the early 2000s, HUL starte...
Following a strong first quarter, with sales up 22% and operating income up 35% year-on-year, McCormick has increased its sales outlook to expected growth of 8-10%. The strong performance reflects its efforts to capitalise on four accelerating consumer trends which the company expects to persist beyond the pandemic. 1. A continued sustained consumer preference for cooking more at home, includi...
With at-home demand remaining elevated and most retailers picking online orders from stores, the centre store is under pressure for the first time in many years. We look at how retailers are responding to this and what the longer term implications could be. Retailers and suppliers are generating positive returns as they implement omnichannel-focused initiatives. In our latest report for Retail...
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