PARIS, 27th July 2018 -- The Consumer Goods Forum is delighted to announce the following new companies have joined our global membership community and, in doing so, have confirmed their commitment to our vision of better lives through better business.

As the world’s leading brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev has a company Dream to bring people together for a better world. We are committed to building great brands that stand the test of time and to brewing the best beers using the finest natural ingredients. Our diverse portfolio of more than 500 beer brands includes global brands Budweiser®, Corona® and Stella Artois®.  Our brewing heritage dates back more than 600 years, spanning continents and generations. Geographically diversified with a balanced exposure to developed and developing markets, we leverage the collective strengths of approximately 180,000 employees based in nearly 50 countries worldwide.

"We are excited to be part of The Consumer Goods Forum and to have the opportunity to work with leading companies to shape a better future for our industry". - Carlos Brito, CEO, Anheuser-Busch InBev

International Foodstuffs Company LLC IFFCO is a United Arab Emirates based innovative and integrated multi food products Group. With an established global presence, the Group offers a wide range of food products, related derivatives, intermediates and services. The IFFCO Group worldwide comprises of 32 offices and 30 manufacturing facilities in 10 countries. From the Group comes some well-known brand leaders including: Allana, Tiffany, Al Baker, London Dairy, Igloo, Hayat, Noor, Rahma and Allegro.  Across these brands, the Group delivers value to consumers in the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe, West Asia, the Far East, Australia and the USA.

"Our main reason to join the CGF is for collaboration on important FMCG topics and networking with a focus on Sustainability and Food Safety".  - Gupta Sudhakar, Director, International Business Development, International Foodstuffs Company LLC 

Naturipe Farms is a grower-owned producer and marketer of healthy, best tasting, premium berries and avocados. An industry leader for over 100 years in producing healthy and delicious fruit, and value added products. The diverse grower base and focus on innovation ensures year-round availability of “locally grown” and “in-season global” conventional and organic fruit. Naturipe is a partnership between highly-esteemed growers, whose fields are spread across the globe. By sharing resources, skills, labor and knowledge, we are better farmers and in turn strengthen the local farm community. To ensure consistent, year-round availability with a commitment to “locally grown” seasonal produce, our products are farmed in the most optimal growing regions throughout North and South America.

We believe in proper treatment of our employees and the earth!  At the same time, we need to lessen the burden of numerous social responsibility audits on our growers. We have A LOT of small family farms that will not be in business if they have to have 5 different audits for this every year.  We saw what The Consumer Goods Forum group, GFSI, did for food safety and we would like to be an active member and help make this same thing happen for social responsibility!"  - Donna Browne, Director of Food Safety & Social Responsibility, Naturipe Farms

As the only association in the consumer goods industry that is truly global, while embracing both retailers and manufacturers, and service providers, our members understand the value of our uniqueness. Many of the opportunities and issues that we face as an industry can’t be addressed by individual companies alone, or just by collaborating regionally. The CGF offers you a seat at the table, and our members know that our global, cross-value chain perspective is critical to helping drive positive change globally and in securing long-term, sustainable business growth. Contact our membership team to learn more or visit our website.

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Oriana Rainuzzo
Manager, Membership & Engagement EMEA
o.rainuzzo@theconsumergoodsforum.com

Lee Green
Director, Communications
l.green@theconsumergoodsforum.com

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