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: May 2020

Beverages & snacking: Bulletproof

Based on the concept of biohacking, disruptor brand Bulletproof offers a range of MCT-infused products promoted for mental and physical performance. The company has an annual revenue of over $100 million and is said to be exploring a sale.

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Published: May 2020

Meals: Gousto

Gousto is one of the main meal delivery service brands on the UK market and has raised over £130m ($162m/€149m) in external investment. The company achieved profitability for the first time in Q4 of 2019, having doubled its revenue in the same year. 

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Published: May 2020

Dairy: Straus Family Creamery

This family-owned dairy company claims to be the first 100% certified organic creamery in the United States. The company is highly mission-driven and promotes itself on platforms of provenance and environmental sustainability.

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Published: May 2020

Plant-based: De Vegetarische Slager

With the aim to entice meat eaters to eat more plant-based, De Vegetarische Slager clearly targets flexitarians with its meat-like soy-based meat alternatives. The company was acquired by Unilever in 2018 and the founder aims to become bigger than the biggest meat company in the world. 

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Published: April 2020

Dairy: Biotiful

Since we last wrote about Biotiful in 2018 the digestive wellness brand, which also connects to trends such as Provenance & Authenticity and Protein, has grown its sales by 185% and launched the UK's first kefir cheese.

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Published: April 2020

Plant-based: Quorn

The 35 year old mycoprotein brand connects to five key trends and recently repositioned itself as an environmentally sustainable option. It invested heavily in NPD in 2019, entering several new categories.

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Published: April 2020

Grains: Verival

A pioneer of organic cereal in Austria in the 1980s has evolved into an innovative cereal brand that offers on-trend products such as grain-free sport muesli and broccoli porridge.

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Published: April 2020

Failure case study: Drinkfinity

This PepsiCo e-commerce brand of customised better-for-you beverages appears to have vanished into thin air, leaving confused and angry consumers behind.

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Published: March 2020

Bakery: 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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Published: March 2020

Plant-based: Vivera

Plant-based meat alternative company Vivera recently went through a major rebranding - even though the brand was already thriving. The new Vivera connects to the Sustainability trend more strongly than ever before, and aims to inspire flexitarians to join "The Goodness Revolution". 

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