Host: Barb Renner, partner, Deloitte Tax LLP
Presenters: Justin Cook and Rich Nanda
1 Overview CPE credit | Specialized Knowledge
We are cautiously optimistic about the Consumer Products industry in 2021 but recognize the environment is still one of substantial uncertainty and risk. Nevertheless, uncertainty will not translate into inaction for the industry’s leading companies. We’ll discuss:
- The Deloitte 2021 Consumer Products Industry Outlook and a series of “no regret” strategic moves useful in scenarios that could unfold.
- Results from a recent survey of Consumer Products executives covering their views, investment priorities, and assessed gaps for 2021.
- Deloitte’s thinking on how the industry begins to thrive as it emerges from COVID-19.
Meet the speaker
Barb is vice chair and the US Consumer Products Leader, Deloitte LLP. She has more than 31 years of professional experience serving large multinational clients through a variety of leadership roles. Barb works directly with consumer and industrial product clients focusing on their regulatory environment, supply chain, technology and processes, and other issues and opportunities. She has also served in key leadership roles with Deloitte’s Women’s Initiatives and Junior Achievement.
Rich Nanda is a principal in Deloitte Consulting LLP, where he serves as the leader of Consulting’s Strategy & Analytics portfolio of offerings. He has significant experience in guiding clients through strategy-led transformation to achieve profitable growth. He routinely advises boards, CEOs, and executive teams at consumer products companies on topics spanning growth, business model innovation, operating models, capability building, analytics, and technology adoption.
Justin is the research leader for the consumer products sector within Deloitte’s Consumer Industry Center, Deloitte LLP. He also conducts cross-sector research for the center, examining issues such as how inflation, COVID-19, and trust affect consumer behavior. With 20 years of experience in market research, management consulting, and technology, Justin asks challenging questions and helps clients understand how the world is changing. Justin earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.