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Learn more about the Executive Council members in these interviews with RIS and CGT editors.

  • Uncovering Supply Chain’s True Game-Changer: Up Close with SAS’ Richard Widdowson

    With more than three decades of global retail experience, Richard Widdowson can say with confidence that things in business are not always as clear-cut as they seem — but that doesn’t mean the industry couldn’t stand to simplify a bit.  
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  • Target’s Store of the Future: Up Close with Frank Bruni

    As retailers have navigated the pandemic, few have garnered as much attention for an ability to marry physical and digital retail to serve customers than Target.
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  • The Simple Path Forward: Up Close with Oracle’s Michael Forhez

    We spent some time chatting with Forhez, who also serves as a co-chair of the CGT/RIS Executive Council, about what may be the most exciting and challenging consumer the industry has ever been responsible for serving.
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  • 'We Are Wiser from What We’ve Been Through': Up Close with Newell Brands’ Steve Sigrist

    We caught up with the CGT/RIS Executive Council member to learn more about how Newell is navigating the latest stage of the pandemic, as well what changes Sigrist sees sticking around once we’re past it.
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  • Executive Council members discuss the latest industry trends and provide their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities facing consumer goods and retail companies.

    Members share their perspective and expertise through thought leadership and editorial coverage that explores today's top-of-mind issues.

  • The Power of Location-Based & Behavioral Marketing In a Hyper-Personalized World

    2021 is expected to be the year of hyper-relevant messages as part of the eternal battle to gain consumer’s attention.
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  • How CPGs Can Evolve For an Omnichannel Commerce Experience

    Consumers expect brands to understand their unique lives and needs and respond with customized solutions. If the experience they encounter on their journey is poor, or if they can’t find the brand they are looking for, they won’t hesitate to switch brands.
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  • Why Advanced Technology is the Key to CPG & Retail Collaboration

    Now more than ever, it’s essential for CPG and retail to learn from the past, optimize the present and align with the future through unified partnerships.
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  • Systems-Driven Modeling Can Accelerate the Value of Digital Transformation in CPG

    Digital transformation as we've been doing it is not enough. It won't deliver the innovation and operational resilience needed to win in today’s constant change and challenge. Companies that can embrace systems thinking will accelerate value from their digital transformations.
  • Meeting and Exceeding the Expectations of Today’s, and Tomorrow’s, Connected Consumer

    We are now entering a leadership and management true moment-of-truth — a test, if you will, with everything on the table. Make no mistake: A momentous market shift over the next 24-60 months is afoot.
  • Forging Strong CG & Retail Relationships: A New Solution for an Old Problem

    The topic of building a strong consumer goods/retail relationship isn’t new, but perhaps considering a new approach to expanding the relationship is.