Financial Times - Lexiconhttp://lexicon.ft.comTerm of the Day from the Financial Times Lexiconen(PICS-1.1 "http://www.classify.org/safesurf/" L gen true for "http://www.ft.com/" r (SS~~000 1))&copy The Financial Times Ltd 2015 'FT' and 'Financial Times' are trademarks of The Financial Times Ltd. See http://www.ft.com/servicestools/help/terms#legal1 for the terms and conditions of reuse.client.support@ft.comTue, 16 Jun 2009 01:42:55 +0100Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:15:26 GMTNewspapers15http://lexicon.ft.comhttp://lexicon.ft.comFinancial Timeshttp://im.media.ft.com/m/img/rss/RSS_Default_Image.gifhttp://lexicon.ft.comconsumer packaged goods CPGhttp://lexicon.ft.com/Term?term=consumer packaged goods CPG<p>Consumer packaged goods (CPG) – also known as fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) – are those that developed world consumers aim to replace frequently. These include items such as food, soft drinks and toiletries, but also lower end consumer electronics goods, such as the cheaper mobile phones and MP3 players.</p> <p> </p> <h2>Consumer packaged goods (CPG) in the news</h2> <p>At the end of 2012 research concluded that "Millennials" (those born between 1982 and 2003) were supposedly more focused on happiness and less worried about being rich, looking good and being famous. This change in attitude posed a marketing challenge to consumer packaged goods companies.</p> <p>In March 2013, a report looked at the expansion of developed world consumer brands into Africa. Bain consultancy estimated that <a title="Brands raise a toast to Africa expansion - FT.com" href="http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/1a159808-8670-11e2-b907-00144feabdc0.html" target="_blank">70 per cent of consumer packaged goods</a> makers were present in the African market.</p> <p>In October 2013 a report on<a title="Coca-Cola profits rise amid higher sales in North America - FT.com" href="http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/7907e440-358b-11e3-b539-00144feab7de.html" target="_blank"> Coca-Cola</a> said it had been susceptible to the widespread consumer issues that had been referenced by other multinational consumer packaged goods companies, notably slowing growth in many emerging market territories.</p> <p></p>Wed, 04 Dec 2013 13:18:19 +0000<p>Consumer packaged goods (CPG) &ndash;&nbsp;also known as fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) &ndash;&nbsp;are those that developed world consumers aim to replace frequently. These include items such as food, soft drinks and toiletries, but also lower end consumer electronics goods, such as the cheaper mobile phones and MP3 players.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>Consumer packaged goods (CPG) in the news</h2> <p>At the end of 2012 research concluded that "Millennials" (those born between 1982 and 2003) were supposedly more focused on happiness and less worried about being rich, looking good and being famous. This change in attitude posed a marketing challenge to consumer packaged goods companies.</p> <p>In March 2013, a report looked at the expansion of developed world consumer brands into Africa. Bain consultancy estimated that <a title="Brands raise a toast to Africa expansion - FT.com" href="http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/1a159808-8670-11e2-b907-00144feabdc0.html" target="_blank">70 per cent of consumer packaged goods</a> makers were present in the African market.</p> <p>In October 2013 a report on<a title="Coca-Cola profits rise amid higher sales in North America - FT.com" href="http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/7907e440-358b-11e3-b539-00144feab7de.html" target="_blank"> Coca-Cola</a> said it had been susceptible to the widespread consumer issues that had been referenced by other multinational consumer packaged goods companies, notably slowing growth in many emerging market territories.</p> <p>&lt;object id="flashObj" width="486" height="412" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=9,0,47,0"&gt;&lt;param name="movie" value="http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1" /&gt;&lt;param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /&gt;&lt;param name="flashVars" value="videoId=2195983995001&amp;linkBaseURL=http%3A%2F%2Fvideo.ft.com%2Fv%2F2195983995001&amp;playerID=47620531001&amp;playerKey=AQ~~,AAAACxbljZk~,eD0zYozylZ0C7p-s6X-N9CdnEPrTa_tB&amp;domain=embed&amp;dynamicStreaming=true" /&gt;&lt;param name="base" value="http://admin.brightcove.com" /&gt;&lt;param name="seamlesstabbing" value="false" /&gt;&lt;param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /&gt;&lt;param name="swLiveConnect" value="true" /&gt;&lt;param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /&gt;&lt;embed src="http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" flashVars="videoId=2195983995001&amp;linkBaseURL=http%3A%2F%2Fvideo.ft.com%2Fv%2F2195983995001&amp;playerID=47620531001&amp;playerKey=AQ~~,AAAACxbljZk~,eD0zYozylZ0C7p-s6X-N9CdnEPrTa_tB&amp;domain=embed&amp;dynamicStreaming=true" base="http://admin.brightcove.com" name="flashObj" width="486" height="412" seamlesstabbing="false" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowFullScreen="true" swLiveConnect="true" allowScriptAccess="always" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash"&gt;&lt;/embed&gt;&lt;/object&gt;</p>