Insights

Based on the latest trading updates, we look at what the changing priorities for suppliers and where the focus is shifting to as they plan to trade the second half of the year.

In our quarterly survey of companies operating in the CPG industry, we look at at how they felt about eight business activities and how they believed this might change over the next six to 12 months.

Beyond flexing their trading strategies, product suppliers have taken a broader role in supporting the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic. In this presentation, we highlight four pillars around which these have been clustered.

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Following a solid second quarter performance, The J.M. Smucker Company has raised its guidance for the full year, anticipating many of the new consumer behaviours which have underpinned the business, will be sustained beyond the pandemic.

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PepsiCo has opened an automated micro-fulfillment centre (MFC) in the Chicago area in partnership with Dematic. First-mover advantage? PepsiCo is one of the first consumer goods suppliers to open a micro-fulfillment centre in the US. The fulfillment model has gained significant traction over recent years, with several strategic partnerships being formed to support the fast-growing grocery e...
Nestlé announced it has agreed to acquire a majority stake in healthy recipe box and prepared frozen meals company, Mindful Chef, in the UK. Sales of over £50m forecasted Mindful Chef launched in 2015 and offers customers the choice of 16 curated healthy recipes each week. Since its launch, the business has delivered more than 9.5 million meals to households throughout the UK. The business ...
We highlight four ways Hershey has aimed to maximise the commercial opportunities as the pandemic drive new consumer behaviours. Solid third quarter Hershey delivered a better than expected third quarter with organic net sales up 3.8% and reported net income up 39.0%. It made major share gains in the US, with the business benefitting from consumers treating themselves during the pandemic an...

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