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: Drinkfinity

Launched in Brazil in late 2014, Drinkfinity is the result of an effort by PepsiCo to foster innovation among its employees. The brand has since kept its start-up like mentality and structure, with only 4 core team members.

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Published: May 2019

Case study: Eat Natural

With inspiration from Australia, childhood friends Praveen Vijh and Preet Grewal founded Eat Natural in 1997 without any external funding. The cereal and snack bar brand has invested very little in marketing, yet saw sales reach an all-time high of £34.1m ($43.7m) in 2018.

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Published: October 2019

Case study: Emergen-C

During its four decades on the market, the Emergen-C brand has attracted a very loyal following among American consumers looking to boost their health with various supplements. Emergen-C is today the market leader in liquid vitamin and mineral brands in the US and has products that can help with anything from digestive problems to sleeplessness.

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Published: July 2019

Case study: Fairlife

The ultra-filtered milk invented by dairy farmers Sue and Mike McCloskey became an instant success when Coca-Cola launched it under the Fairlife brand in 2015. Sales reached $300m+ in 2018, but a recent animal abuse scandal on one of Fairlife's main farms may take its toll on the brand. 

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Published: October 2017

Case study: Fazer vegetable breads

Formed in 1861, Fazer  and offers a range of bakery, confectionery and cereal products. In 2015, the company launched breads containing various root vegetables and/or beans to reduce the grain flour content of the bread. Their product won the ’Positioning’ category of the Gama Innovation Award in 2016.

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Published: August 2018

Case study: Forbidden Foods

The Australian start-up founded in 2010 wants to “feed the world with the world’s best”, and are doing this by offering organic rice in different constellations. In 2017 Forbidden Foods entered the RTE market, with premium rice pudding made from black rice.

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Published: August 2018

Case study: Freche Freunde

After seeing the extensive range of healthy kids' snacks in the US, the founders of Freche Freunde decided to try and offer something similar in their home country Germany. Seven years later, they have a $30m+ company whose products are available in 18 international markets. 

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Published: March 2019

Case study: Fresh Fitness Food

Born out of a frustration with the lack of access to tailored nutrition in London, Fresh Fitness Food today serves 10 cities across the UK with personalised meals delivered on a daily basis. With a strong focus on fitness and health the brand targets the busy, health-aware consumer looking to have all their meals personalised and freshly prepared for them. 

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Published: June 2019

Case study: Gainomax

An entrepreneur saw a medical product’s potential for sports nutrition and created Gainomax in 1990. The brand is today owned by major Swedish dairy cooperative Norrmejerier and has grown to become the most well-known sports nutrition brand in Sweden.

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Published: November 2017

Case Study: Good Thins

Good Thins was Mondelez’ first new product line since Belvita in 2012, and their first savoury snack brand in more than a decade. The line was created in response to consumer demand for snacks that start with real ingredients combined with intriguing flavours, baked thin and crispy.

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