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: June 2018

Case Study: Halo Top

Los Angeles lawyer Justin Woolverton was looking for an ice cream-like snack with a good nutritional profile. He started experimenting with an ice cream maker and by 2012 he had a product that was ready to launch. It started under the name Eden Creamery, and was changed to Halo Top in 2013, as a way to give the brand “angelic” characteristics.

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Published: November 2018

Case study: Health Warrior

Health Warrior has built their business on chia seeds and offers bars, protein powders and cake mixtures across the US. The brand was acquired by PepsiCo in October 2018, representing one of PepsiCo's biggest plays in better-for-you snacks.

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Published: July 2019

Case study: Healthy Choice

The CEO of ConAgra survived a heart attack in 1989 and proceeded to launch Healthy Choice - a range of healthy frozen foods developed in cooperation with FDA. Healthy Choice's sales have increased steadily ever since, growing by 16% in 2019 to reach $531m.

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Published: August 2019

Case study: HelloFresh

With a sales growth of 115% since 2016, German meal kit delivery company HelloFresh has become the number one meal kit delivery service in the US while expanding in its 10 other international markets. With a focus on convenience and freshness, HelloFresh is now a unicorn company and achieved sales of $1.43 bn in 2018. 

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Published: December 2018

Case study: Hippeas

Hippeas has been quoted as being one of the fastest growing natural snacking brands in the world. The brand's founder, Livio Bisterzo, was inspired by the trend for plant-based and nutrient-dense snacking and Hippeas has grown to become a $30m+ brand in two years.

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Published: July 2018

Case Study: Huel

Now updated with new market data: Huel is a UK based brand which offers a complete nutrition meal alternative - the brand name is a shortened form of "human fuel"

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Published: August 2018

Case Study: Kelda Go Soup

A traditional Arla-owned soup brand that started in 1992 has taken the step into the snacking market. With cold, drinkable soups Kelda is offering Swedish consumers a new and convenient way to consume vegetables on the go. 

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Published: November 2017

Case Study: KIND

First launched back in 2004 by Daniel Lubetzsky, KIND describe themselves as a 'not-only-for-profit’ company, aiming to "connect people and build more empathetic communities through social and philanthropic initiatives". Their proposition is to be "Kind to your body, your taste buds and the world."

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Published: December 2019

Case study: Koia

Koia has helped create a segment that proved new even to the ever-proliferating field of plant-based products: tasty vegan protein drinks. Since launch in 2014, Koia’s retail footprint has expanded to 5,000 stores across the US and the brand is expecting sales of $20m+ in 2019.

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Published: December 2018

Case study: Labnosh

Taking inspiration from US-based Soylent, university friends James Park and Yun Sei-Yeoung founded Labnosh in Seoul in 2014. Labnosh targets Millennials with their "futuristic food alternative" and managed to grow their sales by over 300% in 2016-2017. 

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