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: December 2018

Case study: Labnosh

Taking inspiration from US-based Soylent, university friends James Park and Yun Sei-Yeoung founded Labnosh in Seoul in 2014. Labnosh targets Millennials with their "futuristic food alternative" and managed to grow their sales by over 300% in 2016-2017. 

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Published: October 2020

Case study: Laird Superfood

This direct-to-consumer brand offers anything from plant-based creamers to functional mushroom powders and have had a CAGR of 185% since 2017. The company recently received a $10-million investment from Danone Group.

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Published: February 2021

Case study: Letti A2

Brazil's first A2 dairy brand launched in 2018 and has come far thanks to a marketing strategy that focuses on provenance, freshness and digestive wellness. 

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Published: July 2022

Case study: Life Cuisine

Personalisation is an infamously tricky space to succeed in. Nestlé-owned Life Cuisine took a new approach to this challenge by acknowledging that consumer behaviours and preferences are becoming fragmented, and it's helped them achieve sales of over $70m.

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Published: February 2022

Case study: Lifeway

Lifeway created the kefir category in US in the late 1980s. The brand struggled as the kefir market reached its natural ceiling in the late 2010s but a pivot in messaging strategy has turned the company around, resulting in 15% growth in 2021.

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Published: February 2021

Case study: Lily's Sweets

Lily's Sweets is the fastest growing brand in the sugar-free chocolate category in the US and is a great example of how far striking packaging can get you. 

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Published: March 2021

Case study: Linas Matkasse

This meal kit pioneer launched in 2008 and acted as a role model for industry giants such as Hello Fresh and Blue Apron. The Swedish company says its customer base tripled during the pandemic and its 2020 revenue exceeded $140m.

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Published: September 2018

Case Study: Lindahls

The Swedish pioneers in both Greek yoghurt and quark continue to show signs of trend awareness. They launched the first RTD smoothie bowl in the Swedish market earlier this year, and are hoping that this will help turn sales upward again. 

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Published: August 2019

Case study: Little Jude's

Small-batch luxury ice-cream maker Jude's is looking to disrupt kids' ice cream with a low sugar promise. Sub-brand Little Jude's launched in 2017, and its fruit & veggie lollies has a sugar level 46% below the UK government’s 2020 target. 

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Published: January 2021

Case study: LivUp

This Brazilian ready meal brand relies on direct-to-consumer as its main channel and targets busy professionals with its ultra-frozen meals made from ingredients sourced from small local suppliers. After only four years on the market, the brand already has annual revenue of $10m+.

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