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: June 2021

Case study: Creative Snacks

Mars-owned Creative Snacks is a leading brand of coconut snacks and almond clusters and shares many similarities with sister company KIND. The brand connects to 7 key trends and offers trail mixes and cluster-style snacks with a clear better-for-you proposition.

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Published: June 2021

Case study: Graze (2021 update)

Graze is one of many companies that saw success during 2020 thanks to a strong DTC strategy. Since its acquisition by Unilever in 2019 the company has exited the US market, instead focusing its efforts on Europe. 

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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 2021

Case study: YoPro

Danone's high-protein yoghurt brand has seen great success since its launch and achieved global sales of over $150m after only three years on the market. 

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Published: April 2021

Case study: Happy Monkey

Happy Monkey is a rare example of a company that has managed to survive in the intensely competitive and difficult market segment that is kids nutrition. The company was one of the fastest growing smoothie brands in the UK during 2020 with retail sales growing by more than 50%. 

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Published: April 2021

Case study: Pip & Nut (2021 update)

The UK's fastest growing nut butter brand grew strongly during the Covid-19 pandemic and saw revenue increase by 57.4%. But Pip & Nut is also an example of how hard it can be to grow beyond a niche in a crowded, intensively competitive and creative market like nut butters. 

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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: 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: March 2021

Case study: Moma (2021 update)

Since we last wrote about this British breakfast brand its sales have grown by 22% and it has forayed beyond breakfast products to enter the oat milk space. 

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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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