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December 11, 2014

Kroger announced that Nora A. Aufreiter has been elected to the company's board of directors. 

Kroger announced that Nora A. Aufreter has been elected to the company's board of directors.

August 20, 2014

Toms will be partnering with investment firm Bain Capital in an effort to expand the company’s reach and its charitable efforts.

Toms will be partnering with investment firm Bain Capital in an effort to expand the company’s reach and its charitable efforts.

Though no financial information about the agreement was announced, Toms founder Blake Mycoskie will remain in charge of the company and maintain his 50% share of it. Additionally, Mycoskie will use half of the money he gained from the partnership to start a fund for social causes and entrepreneurship.

August 1, 2014

Retailers and suppliers who already operate in China or are looking to expand there may want to contact Kurt Salmon following several key hires by the consulting company.

Retailers and suppliers who already operate in China or are looking to expand there may want to contact Kurt Salmon following several key hires by the consulting company.

The management consulting firm’s Retail and Consumer Products Group in China said it hired Hao Li and Ke Chen as partners.

May 21, 2014

The Boston Consulting Group has named former P&G vice chairman Dimitri Panayotopoulos as a senior adviser in its consumer practice.

The Boston Consulting Group has named former P&G vice chairman Dimitri Panayotopoulos as a senior adviser in its consumer practice.

In his 37 years at P&G, Panayotopoulos was a cornerstone of the company’s global success and earned a reputation for relentlessly pushing boundaries. As vice chair global business units and more recently the adviser to the chairman and CEO, Panayotopoulos helped the company focus on breakthrough ideas, speed to market and large-scale transformation across all businesses.

April 22, 2014

Protection plan provider SquareTrade launched a major program with Sam’s Club last week and this week the company named a former private equity executive to lead its North American business.

Protection plan provider SquareTrade launched a major program with Sam’s Club last week and this week the company named a former private equity executive to lead its North American business.

Raj Kapoor, a former Bain Capital executive, joined SquareTrade as SVP of North America to lead business development, field sales operations and business process teams.

December 3, 2013

Peter Freedman was appointed managing director of the Consumer Goods Forum with responsibility for leading the Paris-based organization’s efforts to promote better lives through better business.

Peter Freedman was appointed managing director of the Consumer Goods Forum with responsibility for leading the Paris-based organization’s efforts to promote better lives through better business.

September 23, 2013

Deloitte’s holiday sales forecast points to further signs that the economy is recovering. Holiday sales are expected to climb to between $963 and $967 billion, representing a 4% to 4.5% increase in November through January holiday sales (excluding motor vehicles and gasoline) this year from last year’s season.

Deloitte’s holiday sales forecast points to further signs that the economy is recovering. Holiday sales are expected to climb to between $963 and $967 billion, representing a 4% to 4.5% increase in November through January holiday sales (excluding motor vehicles and gasoline) this year from last year’s season. 

September 19, 2013

Global management consulting firm Hay Group has released its eighth annual Best Companies for Leadership Study and global Top 20 list. Walmart made the list as the seventh best company for leadership in 2013, up from eighth place in 2011/2012 and ninth place in 2010.

Global management consulting firm Hay Group has released its eighth annual Best Companies for Leadership Study and global Top 20 list. Walmart made the list as the seventh best company for leadership in 2013, up from eighth place in 2011/2012 and ninth place in 2010.  

The study surveyed nearly 18,000 individuals at more than 2,200 organizations worldwide to examine how companies develop their leaders and foster cultures of innovation. This year, Procter & Gamble led the Top 20 list followed by Microsoft, General Electric and Coca-Cola. 

April 16, 2013

According to survey results by Deloitte, 94% of Americans indicate they will remain cautious and keep their spending for food, beverage and household goods at its current level, despite an improving economy.

NEW YORK — According to survey results by Deloitte, 94% of Americans indicate they will remain cautious and keep their spending for food, beverage and household goods at its current level, despite an improving economy.

Deloitte's 2013 American Pantry Study found that 92% of Americans said they have become more resourceful, and 86% say they are getting more precise in what they buy — attitudes that have remained consistent in the three years Deloitte has conducted the study, and across income levels.

December 11, 2012

In an era of increasingly complex global supply chains and product safety concerns, Deloitte and Decernis have formed a strategic alliance to provide compliance solutions to consumer product, food service, retail and distribution companies.

NEW YORK — In an era of increasingly complex global supply chains and product safety concerns, Deloitte and Decernis have formed a strategic alliance to provide compliance solutions to consumer product, food service, retail and distribution companies.

The alliance combines Deloitte's food safety, quality and supply chain experience and the software platform and content provided by Decernis for tracking and alerting consumer businesses about compliance issues.

November 13, 2012

Jonathan Dall has joined sourcing solutions firm LogicSource as chief sales officer, a new position for the Norwalk, CT., based company owned by Bain Capital.

Jonathan Dall has joined sourcing solutions firm LogicSource as chief sales officer, a new position for the Norwalk, CT., based company owned by Bain Capital.

September 18, 2012

The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index, released Tuesday, showed a drop in spending for the second month in a row.

New York -- The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index, released Tuesday, showed a drop in spending for the second month in a row.

The Index tracks consumer cash flow as an indicator of future consumer spending.

September 12, 2012

Retailers plan to hire an increased number of temporary workers this holiday season, according to a survey by the global consulting firm Hay Group.

Retailers plan to hire an increased number of temporary workers this holiday season, according to a survey by the global consulting firm Hay Group.

"Retailers are betting that 2012 is going to be a great holiday season," said Craig Rowley, vp and global practice leader for Hay Group’s retail practice. "After four years of economic turbulence, they have figured out how to operate in an uncertain business environment and are calm and cool, knowing that they are ready, as they head into the holidays."

June 20, 2010

Deloitte announced that Alison Paul has been appointed leader of the retail practice in the...