Case Studies

Our case studies focus on brands and products that provide lessons from real challenges and opportunities which you can use to inform business strategy. They are packed with detail including brand portfolio, pricing, and communications and marketing strategy, merchandising and distribution, and come with a check list of key lessons learned.

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Published: August 2022

Case study: Ratio

Ratio was launched by General Mills in 2020, marking the company’s first foray into the keto world. The brand became an instant success and saw US sales of $34.4m (€33.85m) in 2021, making it one of the most successful new products in 2021. 

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Published: August 2020

Case study: Renjer

With jerky made from reindeer, elk or red deer meat, this Swedish company aims “to provide quality-aware consumers with a wide selection of snacks that are related to the Nordics”, putting Provenance at the heart of its strategy.

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Published: October 2017

Case Study: Roobar

A Buglarian brand, Roobar launched in 2012 with the aim of offering an alternative snack and healthy treat

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Published: September 2020

Case study: Rude Health

Rude Health was founded with £4,000 worth of personal savings in 2005 and is today a £19 million brand. The brand's success has been fuelled mainly by its plant-based milk range launched in 2013 and June 2020 saw PepsiCo acquiring a 10% stake in the company. 

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Published: August 2018

Case Study: RX Bar

After just four years in business, RX Bar became the No. 3 nutrition-bar brand in the US natural grocery channel. The now Kellogg's-owned brand started out in one of the founders' basement, and brings in $10m+ in annual sales. 

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Published: September 2022

Case study: Sara Lee

Grupo Bimbo-owned Sara Lee gives consumers permission to indulge in bread and is proof that even Big Food can use the big trends to successfully innovate in a traditional category.

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Published: April 2022

Case study: Seedlip

Seedlip was dubbed "a game-changing brand" when it launched in 2015. However, after 7 complete years in business the company is yet to make a profit. A combination of ill-founded premium pricing and taste challenges has caused Seedlip to evolve into a brand that is under-performing in a high-growth category.

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Published: July 2021

Case study: Siete

Realising that that no one was selling Mexican American products in the health-food category, the Garza family decided to change this and launched Siete. The brand's range of grain-free tortillas and tortilla chips became an instant success and Siete achieved $40m in sales in 2020. 

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Published: September 2019

Case study: Skånemejerier

What started as a cooperative for dairy farmers in 1964 has now grown to be one of the biggest dairy companies in Sweden, providing the country's southern regions with a range of dairy and fruit juice products. Skånemejerier sometimes talks about themselves as “the innovative dairy company” and is proof that even big companies can be creative and act quickly on new consumer trends.

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Published: August 2022

Case study: SlimFast Keto

Launching keto products under a brand best known for its low-calorie and low-carb proposition is bold but for Glanbia-owned SlimFast, it has paid off. The brand's keto range quickly took off and accounts for around 40% of the brand’s overall business today.

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