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The Grocery sector is responding to a rapidly changing landscape, as consumers increasingly seek better value, better quality, better experience and greater convenience and sustainability.

In a hyper-competitive market, the battle for supremacy requires a fundamental review of how grocers stand out in the crowd. This requires rethinking their customer offer, how they operate, where they sit in the food value chain and how they build the capabilities required to win today … and tomorrow.

Our decades of experience working with clients across the entire grocery ecosystem – from core grocery to non-food, online, convenience, wholesale, and forecourt retail – have given us unrivalled expertise on the ingredients of winning strategy and how you make them live and breathe.

How we can help

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    Group strategy, vision, and positioning

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    Category strategy and management

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    Commercial optimisation (pricing, promotions, space, range)

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    Format strategy

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    Channel and digital strategy

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    Own brand strategy

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    Operating and organisational model

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    Data and analytics strategy

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    Loyalty and customer strategy

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    Strategic sourcing and value chain analysis

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    Non-food strategy

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    Pre- and post-merger integration

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Contact our Grocery team

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