Case Studies

Examples of our project work


National food retailer - UK

Fulfilled a role as an interim category controller for £80m category whilst completing a full category review encompassing retail strategy, national range harmonisation and regional range reviews.

Meat processor/retailer - UK

Commercial role to manage the breaded chicken range, resolve supply and quality issues and to review NPD costing/Procurement process. We resolved the demand management issues with the importer and developed a rollout programme to increase market share from 23% to 50%.

Private brewery - UK

Reviewed the business’s commercial process and implemented a new promotional strategy and review programme. The new model improved business focus on actual cost benefits and consumer measures from each promotion.

Chilled salads manufacturer - Lincs

Category management trial initiative with major retailer to improve stock availability & reduce waste through improved vendor supply, improved Sales 2.9% Waste.5% £Margin 2.8%. Annualised result in 250k cash margin improvement.

Private foods manufacturer - USA

Acted as category consultants to identify trade opportunities for a UK based supplier of Fresh and Easy stores. We completed a trade and merchandising review reporting on development opportunities.

Major drinks manufacturer - UK

Working within trade marketing we managed the promotional layouts and analysis with 2 major retailers and pos compliance with an assigned field marketing firm. Compliance improved 15% within promotions improving POS investments.

FMCG/ Retailer - Spain

Category review of major fmcg product range within a European retailer. The review included new layouts for over 400 stores, increased trading space 7% resulting in a 20% range increase in over 200 stores.

Chilled ready meals manufacture/retailer - UK

Range review and design new cluster layout for ready meals category to help improve planogram attainment and branch waste. Successfully implemented with range density improving by an avg of 10%.

Ambient pudding manufacturer - UK

Benchmarking project and strategic review of the business units S&OP platform and commercial forecasting procedures. 80k of personnel savings identified.

Major brand company -  UK

Major S&OP project management of a new 10m factory build, consolidating 2 major brands from multiple manufacturers within Europe.

Produce manufacturer - Eire

Full S&OP review of the business, implementing new commercial forecasting and costings into the business ready for a new category launch with major Irish retailer.

Major meat processor - Lincs

Designed/implemented new commercial forecast system and instigated new S&OP procedures. Fully integrated into central ERP system

Chilled meat processor - Cambs

Working with the development team we reviewed and implemented a new recipe system.

Private savoury/snacks producer - Lincs

The role was to do a complete review of the S&OP functions within the business, recommend changes, then implement operationally. Also a member of the Pie factory PIP team. That moved from weekly losses of 65k to around 5k.

Chilled ready meals manufacture - Lincs

Design and implement an automated capacity model for two business units to improve commercial planning.