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 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 2020

Case study: Enfamil

A product from a 60-year-old brand turned out to be the second most successful launch in the US in 2019, earning an impressive $230 million (€205 million) in retail sales. Read more about Enfamil, the brand behind the hugely successful NeuroPro range, in this case study. 

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Published: March 2021

Case study: Essentia

Essentia became the pioneer in alkaline water when it launched in 1998. 23 years later it remains the market leader and the business was sold to Nestlé earlier this month. 

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Published: February 2022

Case study: Fage

The pioneer of Greek-style yoghurt in the US and many other markets, Greek family business Fage has come a long way from its humble beginnings in 1926. Today it has a 15% share of the US Greek yoghurt market and revenues of over $500m. 

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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 2022

Case study: Fairlife (2022 update)

With sales exceeding $1bn, Fairlife is one of Coca-Cola’s top performing brands and provides good lessons in how the dairy industry can respond to the rise of plant milks. 

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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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