It used to be called the grocery industry, now it’s just called FMCG. FMCG is an ugly acronym for Fast Moving Consumer Goods, which translated into English means 'things you buy on a regular basis at places like your local supermarket.' Things like butter, potato chips, toothpaste, and razors.
Other abreviations close or part of FMCG:
CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods)
CP&R (Consumer Products and Retail)
Useful links for FMCG and Retail Industry
www.ecr-all.org ECR Europe communication platform with presentations, publications, guidelines, bluebooks, whitepapers and best practices from all Europe (please register for more content, its free).
www.ecr-baltic.org ECR Baltic webpage, here you can find number of presentations and publications from ECR Baltic Forums, trainings and seminars.
www.theconsumergoodsforum.com the Global network serving shopper and consumer needs, number of studies and links to dedicated projects.
www.globalscorecard.net the Capability Assessment Tool to give a detailed understanding of your ECR capability and to highlight specific improvement opportunities for your company.
www.gs1.org Standards organization for CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods) Industries for product and parties identification standards, EDI (eCom) message standards, Global Product Classification standards and GDSN (Data Synchronization). GS1 in Baltics: www.gs1.ee , www.gs1.lv , www.gs1lt.org
www.igd.com the food and grocery experts, represents ECR initiative in UK
www.aim.be European Brands Association
www.eurocommerce.be EuroCommerce represents the retail, wholesale and international trade sectors in Europe
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Index and Foreword | What is FMCG? | FMCG in Baltics? | Career in FMCG? | Career in Retail? | Skills and Competencies | Menu of lecturers | 5 Day FMCG and Retail Course | Summer internships | Other forms of cooperation