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News & Positions - March 2021

Commission study confirms once again the great diversity of consumer tastes and preferences across the EU

AIM welcomes the findings of the European Commission’s 2nd report on food products which confirms, once again, that differences on composition or sensory proprieties, where they exist, do “not show a geographical trend”. The Commission report, which examined 20 products...

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News & Positions - March 2021

AIM publishes Position on the Commission’s draft Digital Services Act (DSA)

AIM, the European Brands Association, is grateful to the European Commission for its considered draft Digital Services Act (“DSA”), which should help to ensure that the European Union remains at the vanguard of protecting online consumer and business trust, safeguarding...

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News & Positions - December 2020

AIM Position on substantiating green claims & tackling green-washing

In the context of the European Commission's Consultation on "Environmental performance of products & businesses – substantiating claims", AIM, the European Brands Association, welcomes the Commission's initiative to tackle “green-washing” so as to ensure the continuing veracity and relevance of...

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News & Positions - October 2020

AIM launches its contribution to the mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence debate

On the occasion of Commissioner Didier Reynders delivering his keynote address at today’s Sustainable Retail Summit of the Consumer Goods Forum, AIM, the European Brands Association, is proud to launch its contribution to the mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence debate....

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News & Positions - October 2020

AIM’s contribution to the New Consumer Agenda

AIM has published its contribution to the EU Commission's New Consumer Agenda with a focus on empowering consumers in the green transition. It outlines how the digital economy has changed consumer behaviour, the importance of a co-ordinated strategy to protect...

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News & Positions - September 2020

AIM publishes position on the Digital Services Act

The Digital Services Act is the opportunity to update the online platform economy legal framework to encourage all actors to play fairly and to comply with EU standards, to protect consumers and safeguard trust in the digital environment. Europe has...

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News & Positions - July 2020

Brands – Together against COVID-19, Together for the Future!

Thank you to all AIM branded consumer goods companies for supporting communities across Europe and the world in the fight against COVID-19. The pandemic has highlighted solidarity across society – people, governments, businesses, institutions and civil society – and shown...

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News & Positions - May 2020

AIM invites to webinar on Nudging for Sustainability

In cooperation with BVA Nudge Unit and PRS IN VIVO, AIM invites to the webinar "Nudging a Sustainable Future for Consumer Goods" on 26 May. This 90-minute webinar will share four expert perspectives on how behavioural science can help encourage...

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News & Positions - April 2020

AIM Roadmap on the Digital Services Act

The Digital Services Act is the opportunity to update the digital economy legal framework to encourage all actors to play fairly and to comply with EU standards, to protect consumers and safeguard trust in the digital environment. Creating such a...

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News & Positions - March 2020

Joint industry letter – Opportunities of digital means for providing mandatory product information to consumers

AIM, the European Brands Association, and 21 EU trade associations have addressed the European Commission to discuss and explore the opportunities that digital means can bring to consumers for providing mandatory product information. The signatories would encourage the European Commission...

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News & Positions - October 2019

Best Brand Nudge initiatives revealed for 2019 – AIM Brands Nudging for Good Awards

On 17 October 2019, AIM, the European Brands Association, organised its Brands Nudging for Good Awards in the Concert Noble in Brussels. In the presence of representatives from the European institutions, the branded goods industry, NGOs and academia the three...

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News & Positions - September 2019

Meet the Finalists – AIM presents the 10 finalist nudge initiatives for the Nudging for Good Awards 2019

We are delighted to present our 10 inspiring finalist nudge initiatives for the Nudging for Good Awards 2019, coming from Danone, Essity, Heineken, Mars, Nestle, PepsiCo, Pernod Ricard, Procter & Gamble, Savencia and Unilever. Check out the nudge cases on...

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News & Positions - July 2019

An easier consumer journey when buying online – Business presents new tool to improve consumer information

Today the European business community is presenting its voluntary tool to better inform consumers when they’re shopping online. The aim is to help companies find good ways to present their information to consumers including standard terms and conditions. The tool...

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News & Positions - July 2019

AIM organises the 2nd edition of its International Brands Nudging for Good Awards

To inspire brands, promote the Nudging for Good concept and showcase great nudge initiatives, AIM, the European Brands Association, organises every 2 years the Nudging for Good Awards. The 2019 edition will take place on 17 October at the Concert...

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News & Positions - June 2019

European food brand manufacturers welcome European Commission report finding no evidence of East-West divide in food quality

AIM and FoodDrinkEurope, representing European branded food manufacturers, welcome today’s publication of a comprehensive analysis by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) of 128 branded and private label food and drink products across 19 EU Member States, which confirms...

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News & Positions - June 2019

Professor Cass Sunstein for AIM on the potential of Nudging to tackle biggest social challenges

On the occasion of the launch of the new Competence Centre on Behavioural Insights, the European Commission invited the father of Nudge, Professor Cass Sunstein of Harvard University, to Brussels. But what exactly is a Nudge, why is this concept...

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News & Positions - June 2019

AIM joins the Advisory Committee of the Consumer Information Programme of the One Planet Network

AIM, the European Brands Association, has been accepted to the Advisory Committee of the Consumer Information Programme for Sustainable Consumption and Production (CI-SCP). This programme sits under the 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production which was...

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News & Positions - November 2018

The 2nd edition of the International AIM Brands Nudging for Good Awards – OPEN NOW

Position your brand as a leader in the innovative area of Nudging for Good and inspire consumers towards mindful, responsible and sustainable consumption! We have launched the contest for the 2019 AIM Nudging for Good Awards and invite all our...

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News & Positions - September 2018

AIM and BVA organise coaching workshop on Nudging for Good

In the context of our upcoming AIM Nudging for Good Awards, we organised, together with our partner BVA, a 1-day coaching workshop for interested member companies in Brussels. Participants had the opportunity to learn how to produce great nudges with...

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News & Positions - September 2018

Statement of the Working Group on the Code of Practice to address online disinformation in Europe

The European Commission’s Communication on Tackling Disinformation promised an ambitious Code of Practice in this area. Today, the advertising and online platform sectors are pleased to announce that an important milestone has been reached as they present the first ever...

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News & Positions - April 2018

AIM and FoodDrinkEurope welcome EU-harmonised methodology for assessing food quality characteristics

AIM, the European Brands Association, and FoodDrinkEurope, the European food and drink industry organisation, welcome the release of a new harmonised methodology for comparing the quality related characteristics of foods by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC). Announced last...

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News & Positions - September 2017

Joint AIM-FoodDrinkEurope statement on alleged “dual quality” of food products

In his State of the Union address, Commission President Juncker said he "cannot accept inferior food for consumers" in certain markets - we fully agree. Practices which are not in line with existing EU legislation, if any, should be clearly...

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News & Positions - April 2017

AIMing for delivering brands’ full potential to Europe’s society and economy

Unilever’s President of Europe, Jan Zijderveld is to bring his expertise to bear as he has been voted President of AIM – the European Brands Association. Jan outlines what he hopes to bring as he will represent the branded goods...

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News & Positions - March 2017

Congratulations to the winners of the first Nudging for Good Awards in the brands industry!

AIM is delighted at the success of its Brands Nudging for Good Award ceremony which gathered 200 participants from the EU Parliament and Commission, NGOs, trade associations and brand manufacturers in Brussels on 20 March. We are proud to announce...

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News & Positions - March 2017

Discover the Finalists of the Brands Nudging for Good Awards 2017

AIM’s objective in launching the first Nudging for Good Awards, is to promote the creation of original “Nudges for good” by brand manufacturers. A Nudge for Good is how a brand, on the basis of consumer insights, makes it easy...

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News & Positions - September 2016

AIM Position on the Fitness check of EU Consumer and Marketing law

In the context of the 'Fitness Check' of EU Consumer and Marketing Law directives the Commission seeks views on whether these rules are still up to date and fit for purpose. Consumer trust is a condition for thriving modern economies,...

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News & Positions - August 2016

AIM publishes brands & consumer trust study 2015

A three-in-one report summarising three significant studies into brands and consumer trust, the nature of trust, how it is built and its implications for companies and the economy. The study was commissioned by national brand associations in Europe and AIM,...

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News & Positions - April 2016

AIM launches Nudging for Good Awards

The AIM-Nudge initiative is about helping consumers to adopt healthier and more sustainable lifestyles. To recognise best practice and gain scale, AIM is launching the Nudging for Good Awards. The Awards will be given out in Spring 2017 on the...

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News & Positions - March 2016

AIM Brand Expo 2016 – an exhibition on Sustainable Growth through Innovative Brands

AIM organised its Brand Expo on 21-22 March 2016 in the Solvay Library in Brussels. The Brand Expo is an exhibition on Sustainable Growth through Innovative Brands, featuring Eco-Innovation and Social Innovation, Open Innovation, Digitalisation, and Innovation from Consumer Insights....

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News & Positions - March 2016

The Consumer Goods Forum publishes marketing communications to Children Implementation Guide

New resource shows consumer goods industry how to meet its commitment to stop targeted marketing communications to children by 2018. PARIS, 3rd May 2016 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), together with the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA), has today...

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News & Positions - January 2016

New CGF survey shows consumers are more empowered than ever to make informed lifestyle choices

The latest progress report, now in its third year, on how CGF Board members are implementing these resolutions and commitments has been published. It is heartening to see that 95% of respondents have established policies and activated programmes on at...

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News & Positions - December 2015

Brands challenge themselves to Nudge for Good

How can brands help consumers adopt more sustainable and healthier lifestyles? The answer: one of the most powerful tools is “nudging” – a concept from the world of behavioural science which looks at influencing people’s behaviour positively and without restricting...

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News & Positions - June 2015

Brands need ACEs! YOUth Debate @ The European Parliament

On 2 June, Eva Paunova MEP, the European Youth Forum, EU40 and the founding “Alliance for YOUth” partners met in the European Parliament for a dynamic debate with high-level policy makers, CEOs and youth representatives including trainees and apprentices. Alain...

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News & Positions - May 2015

2nd AIM Brand Lecture by Professor Alberto Alemanno: “The future of behavioural change: public or private nudging?”

The second AIM Brand Lecture on "The future of behavioural change: public or private nudging?", by Professor Alberto Alemanno, took place on 6 May 2015. The AIM Brand Lecture series provide a new forum for the sharing of the latest...

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News & Positions - May 2015

Launch of AIM-NUDGE – Brands for healthier and more sustainable lifestyles

The second AIM Brand Lecture on "the future of behavioural change, public or private nudging?", by Professor Alberto Alemanno, took place on 6 May 2015. In his introductory remarks, Hubert Weber, President Mondelēz Europe and Member of AIM Board, launched...

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News & Positions - April 2015

AIM Memorandum: Consumer brands for a trusted digital market place

AIM works to enhance consumer trust in the digital market place. The goal is to create an environment that both respects consumers’ privacy and facilitates the development of innovative products and services. To read our AIM Memorandum, please click here:...

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News & Positions - March 2015

European Consumer Day 2015

AIM is pleased to participate at a panel session on responsible consumption at the 17th edition of the European Consumer Day. The event will be held on 16 March 2015 at the European Economic and Social Committee and will focus...

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News & Positions - February 2015

AIM and the European Youth Forum launch the Employers’ guide for quality internships

On 12 March 2015, the European Youth Forum and its partners launched the Employers' guide for quality internships. During this event, Laurent Freixe, President of AIM and Executive Vice-President Nestlé, presented AIM's joint initiative with the European Youth Forum, "skills...

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News & Positions - February 2015

AIM & YFJ launch new initiative ‘‘Skills for the future’’

AIM, the European Brands Association, and YFJ, the European Youth Forum, launch the new initiative ''Skills for the Future'' in order to make a positive contribution for the European Union and its future generations AIM and YFJ have decided to...

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News & Positions - November 2014

AIM-BEUC joint initiative ‘‘Smarter logos, better informed consumers’’ – now available in French

The brochure of the AIM-BEUC joint initiative ''Smarter logos, better informed consumers'' has now been translated into French: ''De meilleurs logos pour mieux informer les consommateurs'' AIM, the European Brands Association and BEUC, the European Consumers’ Organisation have engaged in...

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News & Positions - September 2014

Press release: AIM’s 1st Brand Lecture with Rita Clifton

The AIM Brand Lecture series provide a new forum for the sharing of the latest insights from the world of brands and from thought leaders who interact with it. Brand manufacturers share EU policy makers’ ambition to create sustainable and...

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News & Positions - September 2014

AIM’s 1st Brand Lecture: What’s branding got to do with the future of Europe?

AIM's inaugural Brand Lecture took place on 30 September 2014. The guest speaker was British 'Brand Guru' Rita Clifton CBE. In his introductory remarks, Laurent Freixe, AIM President and CEO Europe of Nestlé, shared his vision for the European Union...

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News & Positions - July 2014

AIM supports the Consumer Rights Awareness Campaign of the European Commission

The Consumer Rights Awareness Campaign (2014), which runs from 17 March – 31 December 2014, aims to increase the general knowledge among traders and consumers of EU-wide consumer rights, that stem mostly from national transposition of EU directives. Particular focus...

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News & Positions - June 2014

AIM supports the consumer goods industry’s commitment to sustainability and consumer health & wellness

On 18 June 2014, the Board of The Consumer Goods Forum released two important messages, emphasising the consumer goods industry’s commitment to sustainability and consumer health & wellness. The Consumer Goods Forum (“The Forum”) is a global, parity-based industry network...

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News & Positions - May 2014

The EU brand and re-building trust in the European project

AIM is reflecting on some of the key questions facing the candidates for the Presidency of the European Commission as they prepare for their first live televised debate in the European Parliament. A brand stands for a set of values...

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News & Positions - April 2014

INSEAD/ECR: Success of the second edition of “Leading across Boundaries”

The Efficient Consumer Response organisation (ECR) created this programme to serve consumers better by training new leaders to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Active supporter of the “LaB”, AIM believes that dramatic changes resulting from digital technologies, changing...

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News & Positions - April 2014

Last but not least: Thank you European Parliament!

For the last plenary, AIM would like to thank the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) for their constructive spirit in their discussions with consumer brand manufacturers to get Europe ‘back to growth’. During our meetings and exchanges, they supported...

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News & Positions - April 2014

European Consumer Summit 2014: Boosting consumer trust in the digital market place

This year’s Consumer Summit focused on how we can ensure that consumers reap the full benefits from the digital market place. AIM participated to share consumer brand manufacturers’ ideas on the best way to achieve this objective. This year's Summit...

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News & Positions - February 2014

AIM-BEUC initiative on Smarter Logos, Better informed consumers

At a Roundtable chaired by Malcolm Harbour, with senior EU officials, on 19 February, AIM, the European Brands Association and BEUC, the European Consumer Organisation presented their joint research on logos. The purpose of this initiative is to provide consumers...

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News & Positions - December 2013

Smarter logos, better informed consumers – launch of AIM-BEUC joint initiative

AIM, the European Brands Association and BEUC, the European Consumers’ Organisation have engaged in a joint reflection on how to provide consumers with better product information for non-advertising purposes. As a result, we are pleased to present to you our...

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News & Positions - August 2013

AIM publishes data on consumer spending on brands

Based on data from Euromonitor International, AIM is publishing 2012 data on consumer spending on brands within food, drink, home and personal care. For the EU the figure amounts to as much as 640 bn €. AIM also provides a...

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News & Positions - May 2013

AIM initiates dialogue on the role of brands for health & well-being

In cooperation with MEP Anna Maria Corazza Bildt from the EPP Group, AIM organises a debate on how to promote healthier lifestyles and the role brands can play. The event will take place at the European Parliament on 30 May....

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News & Positions - June 2010

BEUC – AIM Common Principles for Consumer Information

Together with BEUC, AIM co-signed joint principles on consumer communication. AIM and BEUC share the view that the provision of information to consumers should be effective, empowering consumers and enabling them to make informed choices, and efficient, keeping the cost...

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