New Group Has Global Ambitions

A new global association that will seek to bring food retailers and manufacturers from around the world together on strategic issues was officially launched here last week. Replacing CIES — The Food Business Forum, based in Paris, and Global Commerce Initiative, based in Cologne, Germany, is the new Consumer Goods Forum, a top-level organization that will seek to tackle such issues as food

NEW YORK — A new global association that will seek to bring food retailers and manufacturers from around the world together on strategic issues was officially launched here last week.

Replacing CIES — The Food Business Forum, based in Paris, and Global Commerce Initiative, based in Cologne, Germany, is the new Consumer Goods Forum, a top-level organization that will seek to tackle such issues as food safety, sustainability and logistical standards.

“History was made thi

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