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Insights on Consumer Packaged Goods

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‘Power partnerships’: Manufacturer–retailer collaborations that work

– Our research shows that when consumer-goods manufacturers collaborate more closely with retailers, they outperform their competitors. We identified four principles for fruitful partnerships.
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Automation and the talent challenge in US consumer packaged goods

– US consumer products companies are facing a manufacturing-labor crisis. It’s time they took a fresh look at their automation... options.
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Agile in the consumer-goods industry: The transformation of the brand manager

– In the consumer-goods sector, agile ways of working aren’t an all-or-nothing proposition. Success depends on knowing where... and how to deploy them.
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[email protected]: Solving the growth challenge in consumer packaged goods

– The magnitude and pace of change in the US market have undermined traditional growth models for many consumer-packaged-goods companies,... especially larger ones. Companies need to combine greater agility with new types of scale advantage to compete more effectively.
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Zero-based productivity: The power of informed choices

– Extending the tenets of zero-based budgeting across the full cost base can transform performance.

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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 7

– The seventh edition offers some of our latest thinking on the trends and disruptions reshaping the consumer sector.

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Winning with new models in packaging

– The global packaging industry could change significantly by 2030. Here is what you need to know to stay competitive.
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How young Chinese consumers are reshaping global luxury

– Global brands face new opportunities as luxury represents a powerful form of social capital for young Chinese consumers.
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Automation and the talent challenge in US consumer packaged goods

– US consumer products companies are facing a manufacturing-labor crisis. It’s time they took a fresh look at their automation... options.
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A winning growth formula for dairy

– Modest growth forecasts, shifting consumer tastes, and increased competition will force executives to seek new opportunities.
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The ‘digital land grab’ in fashion

– As e-commerce and platforms evolve, fashion companies could use them to realize higher margins and build scale.
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Self-disruption in the fashion industry

– To keep up with digital advancements and with consumers’ preference for novelty, brands must be willing to adapt.
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What radical transparency could mean for the fashion industry

– Consumers’ trust in brands has been eroding. This has implications across the value chain.
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Now or never: Immediacy and customer experience in fashion retail

– To serve and inspire shoppers, retailers and brands need to think through how new technology has changed the customer decision... journey.
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The influence of ‘woke’ consumers on fashion

– Shoppers, particularly younger ones, have social and environmental issues on their minds. Here’s what the fashion industry... should know about the trend.
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The end of ownership for fashion products?

– Business models capitalizing on preowned, refurbished, or rented products have hit the fashion market. The industry needs to pay... attention as these models continue to evolve.
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Ten trends for the fashion industry to watch in 2019

– What issues matter for brands and retailers most in the coming months?
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