Consumer goods & retail

Food contamination: Understanding and preventing risks

A structured approach to fostering food safety and defense

Globalization and increasing legislative complexity have brought high levels of market pressure to food companies, hampering production and supply chain management. Companies are urged to develop risk-based management frameworks to prevent notable losses and protect their reputations and licenses...
Consumer goods & retail, Risk

Can food and beverage leaders find their footing?

A new approach yields faster, lower-risk innovation

New growth outside the core business is at the top of the CEO agenda for many companies in mature sectors. Large food and beverage companies are in a race to increase the “rate of change,” deploying a variety of strategies to stay flexible, broaden their product portfolio, and keep their brands...
Consumer goods & retail, Technology & innovation management

The Breakthrough Incubator

How to rapidly create and launch a new step-out business

Creating a new step-out business is not easyAchieving the revenue growth that markets expect can be challenging: growth by acquisition is expensive, and organic growth is often too slow and incremental. Therefore, a key priority for global corporations is to improve performance in breakthrough...
Consumer goods & retail, Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

The Breakthrough Incubator - how to create and rapidly

Despite businesses focusing their efforts on improving breakthrough innovation performance, many still fail to create sustainable new businesses of scale. The Breakthrough Incubator model, a new approach built on radical collaboration across the innovation ecosystem, covering the entire process...
Consumer goods & retail

Food & Beverage in Spain

Consumer shifts will unlock further growth

Changes are occurring in the food & beverage industry regarding consumers providing opportunities to unlock growth.In Arthur D. Little, we summarize them in four key trends:Demographic Variations. The importance of the segment of the elderly, a segment in which much of the purchasing power is...
Consumer goods & retail

The Future of Agri-Food

The world population continues to grow, and by 2050 a 70% increase in food production will be required to sustain it. Science and technology is widely recognized as being a key enabler to achieving this step change. However, many businesses in the agri-food industry struggle to invest precious...
Consumer goods & retail, Technology & innovation management

Feed the Lion

FMCG Opportunities and Challenges in Africa

In this paper, we have identified countries within the African continent that have the potential to yield above average returns for FMCG companies, using a two-tiered screening process. Furthermore, we have highlighted the unique consumer characteristics and market dynamics of the selected...
Consumer goods & retail

Markteintritt in Schwellenländern

die Entscheidung, neue Märkte in schnell wachsenden Schwellenländern zu erschließen, erfordert eine umfassende Bewertung der Marktstrukturen, Kundenanforderungen, lokalen Konkurrenten und potenziellen Geschäftspartner entlang der Wertschöpfungskette. Ein gemeinsames Merkmal vieler Wachstumsmärkte...

Worldclass Purchasing

Central results from the "Purchasing Value Excellence" (PVE) study

The global financial and economic crisis appears to have pulled out of its low point. An economic turnaround is expected in 2010. Now is when the decision is made as to who will capitalise on the opportunities of the coming recovery phase and who can lay the foundation for the years of future...
Consumer goods & retail, Operations management

Procurement Performance Measurement

What CFOs expect from measuring Procurement Success

Procurement excellence is increasingly becoming an important factor in delivering efficient operations within successful companies. On the surface, effectively measuring procurement performance is not rocket science. However looking deeper, adequate measurement of procurement success is a big issue...
Consumer goods & retail, Operations management