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12/22/2021

2022 Review & Outlook

Lisa Johnston
Senior Editor
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New normal, post-pandemic, the after times: Call it what you will, but the only reason 2021 couldn’t possibly be a year for the record books is that it’s coming off the heels of yet another. While we’re loath to call it unprecedented (gag), it’s hard to reconcile whether 2021 was really a year in its own right or merely an extension of the one before it — a continued rocky unfurling of the pandemic and all the disruption it envelops.  

And yet/but still, the industry continues to hum, both seek and ignite inspiration, and hold fast to its commitment of serving customers and consumers in their times of need. What’s more, today’s leaders — many of whom could now teach a master class in disruption — are united in a determination to evolve this ferocious dedication to consumers toward both their associates and business partners.

RIS sister publication Consumer Goods Technology tapped 15 of today’s leading minds in the industry to collect not only their takeaways from this year, but to also get a read on what they’re prioritizing heading into 2022 — as well as what’s on their personal or professional bucket lists for the year.

Click here to see what these leading executives see for the year ahead.