Water Footprinting for a Sustainable Food Supply Chain

Water Footprinting for a Sustainable Food Supply Chain

By Caroline Carson, Consultant, Salterbaxter MSLGROUP Risks associated with water – too much, too little and the quality of it – have been one of the biggest and most visible envir ...

Integrated Sustainable Thinking: A Critical Necessity for Food Companies

Integrated Sustainable Thinking: A Critical Necessity for Food Companies

By Arabella Bakker, Director, Consultancy and Communications, Salterbaxter MSLGROUP Business has been addressing sustainability issues for a number of years but there is still some ...

Temer’s First 100 Days and Beyond

Temer’s First 100 Days and Beyond

While Brazil has been in the Olympic spotlight, an important political drama has been also playing out. MSLGROUP’s latest thought leadership assesses the first 100 days in office o ...

Big Food: How Can it Repair the Cultural Disconnect?

Big Food: How Can it Repair the Cultural Disconnect?

QnA with Gina Santana, VP, Strategic Planning Director, Leo Burnett USA People's Insights: Big Food companies have lost significant market share in recent years. What’s driving tha ...

Man the Provider Is Really Man the Buyer!

Man the Provider Is Really Man the Buyer!

By Steven L. Katz, CEO and Founder, Man the Kitchen If you want the competitive edge as a producer, marketer, or retailer of food, groceries, and anything related to cooking and th ...

Transparency Coming for Genetically Engineered Foods

Transparency Coming for Genetically Engineered Foods

For more than a decade, while Europe rejected genetically engineered foods – GMOs in the popular parlance – Americans remained oblivious and unconcerned. In the meantime, U.S. groc ...

Taste Buds are Neither Hispanic nor American, but Bicultural

Taste Buds are Neither Hispanic nor American, but Bicultural

By Vickie Allande-Fite, SVP, MSLGROUP Los Angeles (Hispanic Specialty Lead) In the U.S., every 30 seconds, two non-Hispanics reach retirement age and one Latino turns 18. Hispanics ...

Food, genomics and the Microbiome: What are the Implications for Food producers?

Although it's been around for eons, consumers, lately, seem to have truly taken to heart the adage “you are what you eat.” More than ever before, they care about their own well-being and are actively looking for ways to improve their health. Given this increasing shift toward health consciousness, what should food producers do, for a better understanding of consumers' nutritional needs? Understand the impac ...

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Transatlantic Personal Data Processing: Complying with the New EU-US Privacy Shield

By Leonardo Sforza, Managing Director, Brussels, MSLGROUP In July 2016, the European Commission adopted its highly anticipated EU-US “Privacy Shield,” setting up a new data protection framework for organisations that transfer EU citizens’ personal data to the US. More than 4,000 organisations are expected to have to adapt their privacy policies and practices accordingly, and sign up to the new statutory req ...

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution: New World, New Rules

By Steve Bryant, Director, Food & Beverage Marketing; Managing Director, MSLGROUP Seattle The Fourth Industrial Revolution is in its infancy, yet it is already disrupting the historically stable food and beverage business. Big Food companies that once appeared on a steady march toward industry domination are starting to look like slow-moving dinosaurs. Now, innovative upstarts are winning through rapid ...

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3 Tips to Achieve Real Impact with your Human Rights Initiative

By Luna Atamian, Senior Account Executive, Corporate & Brand Citizenship, North America, MSLGROUP The belief that human rights are relevant to the economic, social and environmental aspects of corporate activity hasn't always been very popular, which can be surprising given that human rights common norms have existed for 67 years. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHD) adopted by the U.N Gener ...

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Making The Communication Matter: Imagery, Words & Speech Strategies Around Food & Nutrition

By Pascal Beucler, SVP & Chief Strategy Officer, MSLGROUP The Future of Food, as we see it, is also about the future of its representations, in terms of the communication around it. Several factors go into influencing this, one of them being the discussions driven by audiences via social networks. Analyzing food conversations on the web brings up interesting insights – consumer awareness is at an all-ti ...

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Winning Share of Mouth in the Conversation Age

By Guillaume Herbette, CEO, MSLGROUP Today, for a food and beverage company to win share of mouth, it also needs to win at share of voice. In an era where food and drink have become everyone’s favorite topics of conversation, navigating the complex communications landscape is tricky to say the least. That’s because the global narrative about food has evolved far beyond the food product itself. Once a matter ...

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MSLGROUP in Japan Moves to Omotesando, the ‘Champs Elysees’ of Tokyo

The forty-plus employees at MSLGROUP in Japan started work at their new office in Tokyo’s haute couture district, Omotesando, on June 27th, 2016. The move is the result of aligning Groupe resources with the Publicis One model, launched in late 2015. MSLGROUP in Japan will share its new home, a four-story office located at 4-9-3 Jingu-mae, Shibuya Ward, with Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness and DigitasLBi. For ...

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EU Deal for Better Rules on Pension Funds

By Leonardo Sforza, Managing Director, Brussels, MSLGROUP While the EU institutions continue to address the outcome of the UK referendum on EU membership and prepare to manage its repercussions, the ordinary work on the ground continues, notably in relation to pending legislation under review. Under the current Dutch Presidency of the Council of the EU, the European Parliament, the Council and the Commissio ...

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Six Things We Learnt From the EU Referendum

By Anna Davies, Senior Consultant at CNC Communications & Network Consulting The United Kingdom’s historic vote to leave the European Union surprised millions around the world. The subsequent explosion in media commentary and market turmoil has done little to guide, reassure or unite people around a path forward. CNC has listed the six things you need to know, and some key articles you need to read. Our ...

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Building the Resilience of People and Communities

By Liping Mian, Human Rights Advocate Coming from a human rights and anthropology background and having worked with different non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for almost ten years, I naturally became interested in the subject of while studying at Sciences Po Paris in 2013. Businesses in general have a more mature management system and more sustainable resources, which NGOs do not always have. Plus, a f ...

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