Consumer Futures 2020 has been led by Forum for the Future in partnership with Sainsbury’s and Unilever.
Forum for the Future
Forum for the Future is a non-prot organisation working globally with business and government to create asustainable future. We aim to transform the critical systems that we all depend on, such as food, energy andnance, to make them t for the challenges of the 21st century. We have 15 years’ experience inspiring newthinking, building creative partnerships and developing practical innovations to change our world.
J Sainsbury plc was founded in the UK in 1869 and today operates a total of 934 stores comprising 557supermarkets and 377 convenience stores. The Sainsbury’s brand is built upon a heritage of providingcustomers with healthy, safe, fresh and tasty food. Quality and fair prices go hand-in-hand with a responsibleapproach to business. Sainsbury’s stores have a particular emphasis on fresh food, and we strive to innovatecontinuously and improve products in line with our customer needs. We now serve over 22 million customersa week and have a market share of over 16 per cent. Our large stores offer around 30,000 products and weoffer complementary non-food products and services in many of our stores. An internet-based home deliveryshopping service is also available to nearly 93 per cent of UK households. We employ over 150,000 colleagues.www.sainsburys.co.uk
Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of fast-moving consumer goods. Consumers buy 170 billionUnilever packs around the world every year, and our products are used over two billion times a day. Our portfolioincludes some of the world’s most loved brands including Knorr, Hellmann’s, PG Tips, Lipton, Dove, Vaseline,Persil, Cif, Flora and Marmite. We have around 167,000 employees in over 100 countries, and generated annualsales of €44.3 billion in 2010. For more information please visitwww.unilever.co
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Overseas House19–23 Ironmonger RowLondon, EC1V 3QNUnited KingdomRegistered charity number: 1040519Company limited by guarantee in the UK and Wales:2959712
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Forum for the Future authors:
Fiona Bennie, Dan Crossley, James Goodman,Jemima Jewell, Hugh Knowles, Sally Uren
Forum for the Future support team:
Ruth Curran, David Mason, Ulrike SteinSpecial thanks to the
teams for their contribution to this project.
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