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Category: CPG

Stanley Black & Decker hits the nail on the head by empowering sellers with a new ecommerce platform

Stanley Black & Decker has been helping builders—those who shape our world—since 1843. In the mid-1800s, Frederick Stanley started a small shop in New Britain, Connecticut, to manufacture bolts, hinges, and other hardware of high quality from wrought iron. Early in the next century (1910), Duncan Black and Alonzo Decker started a shop in Baltimore, […]

AB InBev leading the way with omnichannel DTC ecosystem of fast-growing ecommerce platforms and nearly 13,000 brick-and-mortar retail stores

If any company can bring delight to millions of retailers and consumers all over the world, that company would be Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), the world’s largest brewer. Working hand-in-hand since 2016 with VTEX, a leading enterprise digital commerce platform that runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS), AB InBev has launched state-of-the-art ecommerce technologies for […]

GroceryShop 2022: 10 takeaways

This year’s GroceryShop was one of the best to date. This event has become “the” grocery industry event of the year and is a must-attend event for the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry. There were excellent senior leadership speakers. Relevant, targeted content. A focused and lively presentation approach. A space for start-ups and new industry […]

A guide to reimagining merchandise planning solutions with Plantensive – part 2

Part 2 – Navigating today’s rapidly changing retail and CPG landscape with modern technologies The global supply chain disruptions that we’ve witnessed in our industry from 2020 through 2022 have been nothing short of incredible. Lengthy lead times and out-of-stock inventory on everything from paper and cleaning supplies to beef and poultry have created a […]

A guide to delivering supply chain transformation and retail planning from factory to consumer with Plantensive – part 1

Part 1 – A roadmap for suppliers, retailers, and CPG firms for building collaborative solutions covering demand, supply chain, and retail planning When the global pandemic hit with virtually no warning, the retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry was turned upside down. Supply chains were quickly disrupted—and then overwhelmed. Everyday items, like paper and […]

See how Coca-Cola uses the compute power of AWS to innovate consumer beverage experiences at scale

After 20 years of operating its own on-premises data centers, Coca-Cola migrated to Amazon Web Services (AWS) in 2013. Earlier that year, the company’s Super Bowl commercial generated a spike in website traffic that overwhelmed its servers, catalyzing Coca-Cola’s decision to move to the cloud. Since its migration, Coca-Cola has reduced its operational costs by […]

Three Principles for CPG Digital Transformation

In many ways, consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands face many areas of uncharted territory in today’s business climate: pandemics, supply chain disruptions, and ever-changing regulations and consumer expectations. However, despite such volatility, CPGs also face enormous opportunities, as consumer demand continues to rise at an astonishing rate. The following three key principles should be considered […]

Building Great Brands Consumers Love

Building a great brand that consumers love is crucial for nearly every company. And this is particularly true for consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers that strive to design, manufacture, and deliver products that delight shoppers. However, CPG companies at different stages of growth face very different challenges. For example, a long-standing brand may be dealing […]

How retail and CPG companies drive sustainability strategy with technology – Part 2

Sustainability is no longer a side project for the C-suite and boardroom agenda—its importance is growing. One indication of this trend comes from the fact that 92% of the S&P 500 companies published a sustainability report in 2020, up a staggering amount compared to the 20% reported in 2011. To that end, companies are depending […]

How retail and CPG companies drive sustainability strategy with technology – Part 1

Retailers and CPG brands are feeling the pressure from regulatory bodies and consumers alike for more sustainable practices. A survey found that 47% of US Gen Z consumers stopped purchasing their favorite brand after discovering it was not eco-friendly. Over a third of Forbes 2000 companies across retail, manufacturing, as well as food, beverage, and […]