Dutch-based consumer products giant Unilever has reported strong volume growth in the fourth quarter, albeit at lower prices, with sales for the quarter rising 1.8% on an underlying basis and 3.5% for...

The Consumer Goods Forum has advised that Jeanā€Marc Saubade will take on the role of Managing Director, effective January 4, 2010. Saubade comes to The Consumer Goods Forum* – a leading consumer...

For retail and consumer-products companies, most of Asia continues to present growth opportunities, albeit at a slower rate in the short term, according to a new PricewaterhouseCoopers report, Glimmers...

A new report from America has highlighted the key changes in shopping rituals that present both opportunities and threats to food and beverage firms. The latest IRI Times & Trends Report, “Price...

Baby boomers are shifting their grocery purchase patterns as they approach retirement age, according to new research from the US where – like Australia – baby boomers represent a significant...

Some of the world’s leading retailers and manufacturers in the consumer goods sector have united to create a global trade and industry body, which will develop common positions on key issues affecting...

The current recession has created a new niche of consumers identified as the “Downturn Generation”, who are likely to have a major impact on the consumer packaged goods sector. The research,...

An ageing population can no longer be ignored by the consumer packaged goods (CPG) sector, with a new approach needed to attract the lucrative market, according to a new series of reports from independent...

Leaders of consumer goods companies are losing confidence in their ability to boost revenues in the current climate. The figures from PricewaterhouseCoopers Annual CEO Survey highlight a reduction in...

The world’s largest consumer goods company, Procter & Gamble, saw volumes drop as the downturn began to have an impact on their business in the December quarter, a possible sign of the impact...