Clients in food, drink and agriculture include one of the largest brewers in the world, agribusiness in general and a multi-national confectionery specialist.
Food and Drink
We advise consumer goods and agriculture firms on economic opportunities and political risks in their key markets, on long-term trends including demand forecasting and on sustainability and supply chain risk.
Client team: Strategy
Issue: What will the world look like in 2020; how will changing dynamics affect the demand for confectionery and other food products?
Engagement: Trend analysis and scenario planning from our Advisory macro strategy team
Result: The client integrated this study into its long-term strategy, capturing new opportunities and mitigating future risks.
Client team: Sustainability
Issue: Which countries have the best potential as long-term rice suppliers from a commercial and ethical perspective?
Engagement: Country analysis (including social and environmental horizon-scanning) from our Advisory CSR team.
Result: The client prioritised ten countries from which to source rice.
Client team: Business Development
Issue: What are the prospects for economic growth, increased consumer demand and infrastructure improvements in Ethiopia?
Engagement: Ethiopia country analysis from our Advisory macro strategy team.
Result: Ethiopia has become a pivotal part of the client's growth strategy in Africa.
Client team: Political risk, Strategy
Issue: An agri-multinational wanted to prepare for possible changes in senior government personnel following an election, and the probable consequences for policy trajectory.
Engagement: Subscription to The Daily Brief, with additional bespoke analysis and one-to-one follow-up.
Result: Client was forewarned of personnel and policy changes and could deploy business risk mitigation and operational strategies as a result.
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