In conversation with Vivaldi CEO Erich Joachimsthaler, JP Kuehlwein discusses the platform opportunity in CPG, an industry that’s not home to many native platforms, and further, is built around principles that have no place in the platform world (e.g. ownership, control, linear systems). The platform world goes beyond transactional business models by valuing transparency, collaboration, and shared value creation with the consumer at the center of it all. Platform thinking bears enormous appeal and potential for the CPG space, Erich and JP explore examples of the opportunities unlocked from brands like Apple to Mars Petcare. The question now remains how and when brands will embrace and deliver on this mindset and business shift?