Industry Insights - Consumer Products & Retail

Industry Insights - Consumer Products & Retail
Industry Insights - Consumer Products & Retail

May 2022

Welcome to the May edition of Industry Insights for Consumer Products and Retail.

The geopolitical environment continues to affect the consumer products and retail industry, and everyday life, in more ways than one. In this month's issue we cover how companies can implement strategies to prepare for unexpected disruptions and evolving customer and stakeholder expectations.



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Webinar: ESG in the Consumer Goods and Retail Industries - Check Your Supply Chain

In addition to all the current disruptions, ESG is imperative for the future of consumer products and retail. Companies must adopt ESG practices across the supply chain as part of the transformation to an agile supply chain capable of responding to disruption and uncertainty. Our team of experts discuss how companies can integrate ESG principles into resilient supply chain practices.


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Video: Employees and Customers 2030 - What’s in Store with John Hartmann, COO of Bed Bath & Beyond 

Protiviti’s Tom Andreesen, Managing Director, and Joe Kornik, Editor-in-Chief of VISION by Protiviti, sit down with John Hartmann, EVP, Chief Operating Officer of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. and President of buybuy BABY, at the retailer's corporate headquarters in Union, NJ to discuss the future of work, retail, culture, customers, capabilities, talent, emerging technologies, and whole lot more that’s in store. 

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Laser Focus on Risk Mitigation, Brand Protection Key to Managing Geopolitical Crisis

C-suite executives from the consumer products and services (CPS) industry were remarkably prescient in their risk perceptions for 2022. After one quarter, many anticipated top risks —namely, disruptive technologies, supply chain bottlenecks, rising costs, labor shortages, data breaches and restrictive government policies — have not only persisted but also intensified.

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Jump-Starting Finance Transformation: Changing Stakeholder Demands Requires a Response 

The needs and demands of internal and external clients continue to evolve amid changes in technology and automation, regulations, and environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments and goals. Much like two years ago, today’s business climate is complex and unpredictable, and more companies are once again challenged to adapt and transform the finance function as they respond to various external and internal pressures.

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WarnerMedia’s Global Head of Equity & Inclusion: 'Brain Diverse' Organizations Will Rule the Future 

Asif Sadiq, the Senior Vice President for Equity and Inclusion at WarnerMedia International, ensures diversity and inclusion is embedded in all elements of a business, resulting in innovative, creative and inclusive products and services for WarnerMedia’s more than 30,000 employees worldwide. Sadiq sat down with Protiviti to discuss the role of diversity and inclusion in the future of work. 

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How Things Work Around Here: Keep Culture in Mind When Going Public 

Private companies making the leap to the public market typically assess and overhaul numerous financial functions and processes to prepare for and complete their journeys. Adjusting these internal activities to ensure that they satisfy regulatory, reporting and shareholder demands following an initial public offering (IPO) tends to become the focus of senior executives. But an organization’s culture also determines its post-IPO success. 

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