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: 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: 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: November 2017

Case Study: Slimming World

Slimming World is a UK weight loss company that was formed in 1969. The company is focused on creating local networks for people looking to lose weight, and around 4000 Slimming World trained consultants help an estimated 900 000 members across the UK and Ireland today.

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Published: August 2021

Case study: Smart Sweets

Canadian Smart Sweets, founded by a 21-year-old in 2015, has sky rocketed to become the market leader in the low-sugar sweet section in both the US and Canada. It is proof that with good marketing and a convincing enough concept, you can sell your product at a 1000% price premium and still be a flourishing business. 

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Published: August 2020

Case study: Smashmallow

This gourmet marshmallow brand is a prime example of a traditional food that has been reinvented. The brand has taken a familiar product and made consumers think about it differently through branding, positioning, packaging and culinary tweaks – and this is what most of the success stories are about.

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Published: June 2019

Case study: SnackNation

After just four years on the market SnackNation has sales over $17m - much thanks to developing a secondary revenue stream to complement its snack box subscription service. SnackNation is proof that creativity and intelligence goes a long way.

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Published: March 2020

Case study: Soreen

Sports positioning and permission to indulge are two of the most powerful strategies a food brand can adopt in today’s market - and Soreen has reinvented itself as a thriving brand by adopting both. It had sales growth of 5.4% in 2019 – in a category that grew by only 2% in the same year.

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