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With hard-hitting topics featuring industry leaders, CPG Speaks sessions are packed with relevant, actionable insights for each sector of the consumer goods industry. We’re continually curating some of our series’ most impactful moments — as they happen.
Building the Business Through Equality & Inclusion
Carolyn Tastad, Procter & Gamble’s Group President – North America and Chief Sales Officer and Vice Chair, Consumer Brands, discussed steps Procter and Gamble is taking to address bias and advance equality both within and beyond its walls. Tastad will share how P&G drives visibility, accountability and action across its brands, employees, partners and communities — and why industry collaboration and commitment is critically important to accelerate progress.
Setting the Sustainability Standard
Colgate-Palmolive and McCormick & Company took to the ‘screen’ to discuss how their companies view sustainability holistically, how they set high-level environmental and sustainability goals, the path to achieve these goals and how you can start working toward having an influence in your company’s practices now.
Managing Local Outbreaks
Leaders from Conagra Brands, The Hain Celestial Group and Hormel Foods Corporation shared steps their companies took to prevent the spread of COVID-19; how they handled testing as well as other issues; ways they worked with employees and local public health officials; and how this experience permanently changed their company protocols for the future.
Managing Unprecedented Demand
When the COVID-19 pandemic began, cleaning and sanitizing products became some of the most sought-after CPG products – and the demand continues as consumer behavior adapts to today’s realities. The Clorox Company’s Benno Dorer, chairman and former CEO, and Troy Datcher, senior vice president and chief customer officer, experienced this surge first hand. Hear what steps Clorox took to address this unprecedented demand while focusing on their mission as a health and wellness and values-led company.
Maneuvering During a Pandemic
Drew Facer, president and CEO of Idahoan Foods; Ryals McMullian, president and CEO of Flowers Foods; and Al Williams, president and CEO of Bush Brothers & Company discussed COVID-19’s impact on food production facilities, including how their companies are navigating supply and operations challenges, leaning into changes in consumer behaviors and buying habits, brand responsibility and thinking about what this all means for the future of food production.
Choosing to Lead
In our first CPG Speaks session, Jeff Harmening, chairman and CEO of General Mills and chairman of Consumer Brands’ board of directors, outlined how the company remained nimble in an ever-changing environment during the onset of COVID-19, what consumer behavior he was most surprised to see, the leadership lessons he learned in guiding his team and how they are planning for the future.
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