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Double-clicking on the Chinese consumer

– A rising post-90s generation is emerging as a strong engine of consumption, in one of four important new trends in the Chinese consumer landscape.

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Consumer 2030: Western Europe

The consumer packaged goods industry is changing rapidly. While emerging markets receive a lot of attention, mature markets like Western Europe also face significant changes. Watch this video to learn more, and read our accompanying article, “Western Europe’s consumer-goods industry in 2030.”

Featured publications

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Operations as a competitive advantage in a disruptive environment

– This collection weaves together the latest developments within the consumer-packaged-goods (CPG) operations sector, with a honed focus on operational excellence best practices.
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Perspectives on retail and consumer goods, Number 6

– The sixth edition of our consumer journal is a special edition focused on potential opportunities in our EEMA region—Eastern Europe, Middle East, Russia, Turkey and Africa.

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Breakthrough technologies fundamentally change the game

– The right combination of breakthrough technologies (such as 3-D printing, machine-to-machine communications, and advanced robotics)... can help CPG companies achieve breakout performance.
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Building omnichannel excellence

– As consumers move more of their shopping online, consumer-goods companies need to meet service and efficiency challenges across... multiple channels. That calls for a new approach to the supply chain.
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Mastering the enablers of a sustained digital journey

– Three intertwined enablers—people, governance, and partnerships—are essential for lasting digital change.
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Digitization and advanced planning in CPG

– Consumer-goods companies want supply chains that run smoothly from end to end, but their efforts are often thwarted. A new generation... of digital tools is helping to tackle the challenges.
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Recipe for success for sourcing in the food industry

– Transforming the way food companies specify, source, and manage the supply of raw materials can help them cut costs, meet changing... consumer preferences, and manage risks.
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The truth about zero-based budgeting: ZBB for consumer-goods players

– Ten myths and realities illustrate the power and practicalities of zero-based budgeting for the consumer-packaged-goods industry.
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Driving superior value through digital procurement

– Emerging digital and advanced analytics tools promise new levels of procurement performance. To deliver that promise, CPOs must... discover which of them are best suited to the needs of their company.
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Design for value and growth in a new world

– Customer choice has never been greater, so terrific design is essential for outstanding products and services—and to build... lasting customer relationships.
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Playing catch-up in advanced analytics

– Among CPG companies’ most underused assets are the vast quantities of data they generate. But there’s still... opportunity to invest in industry-beating analytic capabilities.
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Supply Chain 4.0 in consumer goods

– In Supply Chain 4.0, supply-chain management applies Industry 4.0 innovations—the Internet of Things, advanced robotics,... analytics, and big data—to jump-start performance, and customer satisfaction.
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How do winning consumer-goods companies capture growth?

– Our detailed analysis of 53 companies reveals four major growth drivers.
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CPG manufacturers need a comprehensive strategy for digitization

– Increasingly competitive CPG markets are making consumer-centered innovation—and the successful adoption of digital technologies—essential... as the CPG landscape evolves through 2030.
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Are US consumers feeling greater financial security?

– Our latest survey suggests that consumer confidence is on the upswing.
Podcast

What’s new—and what’s next—in consumer behavior around the world?

– Recent survey results offer a snapshot of how global consumers are feeling. Tracking these data can help companies to understand... the shifting landscape and improve the customer experience.
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Simpler is (sometimes) better: Managing complexity in consumer goods

– Here’s how consumer-goods manufacturers can master complexity—and even turn it to their advantage.
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‘Either play or shut up’: An interview with FrieslandCampina’s CEO

– Under the leadership of CEO Roelof Joosten, one of the world’s largest dairy companies has made bold investments in sustainability,... innovation, and digital channels.

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