NEW YORK — A new global association that will seek to bring food retailers and manufacturers from around the world together on strategic issues was officially launched here last week. Replacing CIES — The Food Business Forum, based in Paris, and Global Commerce Initiative, based in Cologne, Germany, is the new Consumer Goods Forum, a top-level organization that will seek to tackle such issues as food safety, sustainability and logistical standards. “History was made this morning,” said ...

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