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

Case study: 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: January 2020

Case study: Caulipower

Despite only having been around for three years, Caulipower is already a $100 million brand. The company has been helped by trends like low-carb and plant-based and targets flexitarians with its better-for-you options to pizza, bread and chicken.

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Published: November 2019

Case study: Cawston Press

Founded by experienced food industry actors in 2000, Cawston Press claims to “show the rest of the soft drinks world how it should be done”. The company has seen steady sales growth over the past few years, reaching $18m in 2018, and is now available across 20 countries. 

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Published: November 2017

Case Study: Charlie Bigham's

Charlie Bigham’s was created in 1996, with the aim to create “really delicious, top quality dishes – putting in all the love and attention that you would if you were to cook them yourself”. The brand offers premium quality ready meals that are intended to be cooked in the oven or on the hob – they should not come anywhere near a microwave.

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Published: July 2022

Case study: Charlie Bigham's (2022 update)

A privately-owned company has redefined the UK’s ready meal category. Charlie Bigham’s is proof that it is possible to succeed despite selling your products at a 100%+ price premium, and despite being told by supermarket executives that your strategy needs to change.

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Published: November 2021

Case study: Cheribundi

Cheribundi's tart cherry juice for athletic recovery is available in 50,000 retailers across the US and the brand is proof that good science is nothing, if your product doesn’t simultaneously connect to key market trends and fashionable belief.

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Published: August 2022

Case study: Chobani Complete

Communicating about quality protein is an untapped opportunity, and one that Chobani realises the value of. With its Complete range, the brand creates a point of differentiation compared to other dairy protein products – and a competitive advantage compared to plant-based products. This is a key reason why sales of Chobani Complete reached $34.1m in its first full year on the market.

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Published: October 2022

Case study: Chobani Oat

Chobani Oat is proof that if your customers are loyal enough, and your strategy is good enough, they will follow you into a brand new category. The launch of Chobani Oat in 2019 marked the company's first foray outside of the yoghurt aisle and it has served them well.

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Published: May 2023

Case study: Clif

Clif illustrates the value of promoting your product on an energy platform - especially if your target market is active, adventurous consumers like in the case of Clif. The brand has maintained a consistent energy focus since its inception 25+ years ago and has been rewarded for this by consumers.

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Published: May 2022

Case study: Confetti

This Singapore-based brand upcycles 'ugly' vegetables and turns them into nutrient-dense snacks. The brand combines six of the most powerful market trends and is a good lesson in branding and CSR done well. 

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