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 2018

Case Study: True Fruits

As a pioneer in the German RTD smoothie market, True Fruits have managed to maintain their competitive advantage and grow sales by over 100,000% since the launch in 2006. The range has been extended to include also smoothie bowls, targeting Millennials in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. 

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Published: June 2020

Case study: Tweek

Åsa Rosén wanted to connect the dots between the world of health and the wonderful world of scrumptious sweets. The result is Tweek - a Swedish company that offers "sweets with benefits" and that grew its sales by over 2000% in 2018. 

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Published: May 2021

Case study: Two Good

Danone's Two Good is a rare example of a brand that has succeeded in reinventing the already very mature category that is yoghurt. By appealing to consumers’ demand for less sugar and for brands that are both socially and environmental sustainable, it achieved sales of $111m in its first 16 months on the market. 

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Published: April 2022

Case study: Undercover

Undercover offers chocolate-covered quinoa treats and provides a lesson in why naturally functional ingredients paired with permission to indulge can be a very powerful combination. It is an excellent example of a brand that lets the ingredients speak for the value of the product.

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Published: January 2020

Case study: Urban Fresh Foods

Owned by Lotus Bakeries, Urban Fresh Foods is the company behind UK brands Urban Fruit and Bear Nibbles. The latter is a rare example of a start-up that has succeeded in the kids' snacks space. Both brands have been profitable from the start in 2007, despite offering products that are around 50% sugar.

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Published: November 2022

Case study: Veganz

What started as a chain of vegan supermarkets has evolved into a major player in the European market for plant-based foods. With a range of 400+ vegan products in 28 countries, Veganz grew their sales by 14% in 2021 to reach €30.4m. 

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Published: November 2022

Case study: Veggies Made Great

Veggies Made Great encourages consumers to eat more vegetables, and make this easy by offering mainstream vegetable-forward products in convenient and delicious formats. It is an excellent example of 'plants made convenient' and proves the validity of the idea of bakery products that deliver a dose of vegetables. 

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Published: April 2020

Case study: 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: October 2020

Case study: Vital Proteins

This collagen brand’s success is proof that people are open to animal-based innovation as much as plant-based. It is a $200m+ brand after only 7 years on the market and recently sold a majority stake to Nestlé Health Science. 

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Published: October 2017

Case Study: Vitamin Manager

Vitamin Manager offers home delivery subscriptions of vitamins, oils, minerals, boosters and herbal extracts tailored to consumers' personal needs

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