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CPG & Retail

This is a community for those interested in all areas of Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG); Food, Agribusiness, and Beverage (FAB), and Retail to explore news, resources and events from the CDO, SOM Clubs and broader Yale.

  • Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)

  • Food, Agribusiness & Beverage

  • Retail

  • Top business students can explore a number of roles in the CPG space. Traditionally known for the Brand Manager role, students have also explored roles in strategy & operations, consumer insights and business development.

    Sample employers include: ABInBev, Campbell’s, Kraft Heinz, General Mills, L’Oréal, Mattel, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo. and Unilever.

  • The Agriculture and food business industry encompasses the agribusiness system, input supplies, value-addition, marketing, microfinancing, agricultural extension and entrepreneurship.

    Students interested in the space explore a depth of research, training and experience across the food spectrum of production, safety, security and the impact of food on cultures, economics and the environment.

    Sample employers include ABInBev, Apeel Science, Campbell’s Soup, Cargil Incorporated, Costco, Danone, Diageo, E. & J. Gallo Winery , Fortify Health, General Mills, Hello Fresh, Indigo Agriculture, Kraft Heinz, Motif Foodworks, Nestle USA, Ocean Spray, Olam International, Pepsico, Restaurant Brands International, Vital Farms, Yum Brands and Whole Foods

  • Retail Management includes the study of promoting and selling products and services while increasing customer satisfaction and brand loyalty.

    Students in the Retail space explore a wide variety of roles including digital/eCommerce, strategy, marketing, corporate finance, supply chain, and buying.

    Sample employers include: Amazon, Chewy, Costco, CVS Health, Dick’s Sporting Goods, eBay, Estee Lauder, H-E-B, Home Depot, LVMH/Fresh, Nike, Ralph Lauren, Target, Under Armour, Walmart, Warby Parker, Wayfair and Whole Foods.

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L’Oréal Brandstorm is an innovation competition for everyone under 30.

In teams of 3 reinvent the future of beauty & accelerate your career.

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Consumer & Retail podcast provides industry insights from experts

This podcast, hosted by McKinsey experts in the retail and consumer-goods industries, is a great way to stay informed on the latest trends and existing challenges in the retail/CPG space.  Deepen your knowledge base within your market of preference or …

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