21 Archived posts matching:"CPG”

  • SKU Is Accepting Applications for Its Spring 2024 Track

    SKU, the nation’s first accelerator for consumer packaged goods (CPG), is accepting applications for its Spring 2024 track here. Ideal candidates are market-validated companies with compelling founders and innovative products in hot categories, including food and beverage, pet care, beauty, and apparel. The application deadline is November 19. The cohort will kick off on March […]

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    ForceBrands Partners with Project Potluck for Expo West Networking Luncheon

    ForceBrands joined forces with Project Potluck — a nonprofit on a mission to help People of Color (POC) build successful companies and careers in consumer packaged goods (CPG) — for an invite-only lunch during the week of Expo West. Hosted at the Hilton Anaheim, just steps from the trade show, more than 150 attendees from […]

    • ForceBrands
    • March 20, 2023
    • Rebecca Fryer
  • Project Potluck

    How ‘Project Potluck’ Is Cooking Up a More Diverse CPG Community

    It’s no secret that the teams powering today’s consumer brands do not reflect the diversity of American consumers. This disparity is largely attributed to the inherent bias in hiring, lack of access to capital for diverse founders, and “the networking gap,” just to name a few. Enter Project Potluck, a professional community founded by People of […]

    • Food
    • October 29, 2020
    • Rebecca Fryer
  • hand sanitizer

    5 Consumer Goods Companies That Have Pivoted in a Positive Direction

    The past few weeks have presented numerous challenges to businesses across CPG. As companies learn to navigate a new world amid a global pandemic, they’ve had to shift their business strategies and priorities. For some, this means pivoting their products and services to better serve the changing needs and lifestyles of their consumers. For others, […]

    • Company Culture
    • March 26, 2020
    • Rebecca Fryer
  • millennials

    How Millennials Are Changing the CPG Industry

    According to the Pew Research Center, millennials are poised to overtake baby boomers as the largest living adult generation sometime in 2019. By 2020, this group, which will then be in their prime spending years, will have a collective spending power of $1.4 trillion ⁠— a number that nearly every industry has noted. Born between […]

    • ForceBrands
    • September 17, 2019
    • Madison Troyer
  • linkedin tips

    9 Expert LinkedIn Tips That Will Get Your Profile Noticed By Recruiters

    LinkedIn has become the driving force in connecting employers with potential employees and has exploded over the past couple of years. According to LinkedIn statistics, more than two users sign up to join the network each second. There is also an average of 100 job applications submitted monthly. LinkedIn allows recruiters to connect with members […]

  • How Cannabis Employee Benefits Compare to Other Industries

    The cannabis industry is showing impressive growth strides. In 2018 alone, sales of legal cannabis in the U.S. amounted to nearly $10 billion, according to FitSmallBusiness. The market is expected to continue growing at 21 percent per year and is anticipated to generate almost $23 billion by 2021. But even amid rapid growth, there remains a […]

  • 4 Pro Tips to Land a Job in the Food Industry

    No matter how vast it already seems to be, the food industry only keeps growing. According to a report by Grand View Research, the global food and grocery retail market size was valued at $8.77 trillion in 2015 and is expected to reach $12.24 trillion by 2020. That is a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) […]

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    Here’s What CPG’s Fastest-Growing Companies Do Differently

    It wasn’t long ago when scale defined the CPG landscape. Large companies across the beverage, food, and beauty industries sold more and grew faster than their smaller competitors. But as of 2017, things changed. For the first time, growth and sales volumes for multioutlet and convenience retailers dropped. Meanwhile, small companies continued to increase their […]

  • Money Talks: Inside the CPG Industry’s Raises

    A company can offer stellar benefits and workplace perks, yet money is still the decisive factor in enticing top talent. Now more than ever, companies are aiming to provide competitive salaries and raises because, in contrast with the past years, it is now the candidate’s market. According to The Labor Department’s JOLTS report, for the […]