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Strategic Foresight for Planning Amid Uncertainty

Strategic foresight is disciplined approach to exploring alternate futures. The approach helps organizations identify growth opportunities and increases organizational resilience. And, it is best suited to longer time horizons when there are high levels of uncertainty.

What’s Feeding the Interest in Plant Proteins?

As plant proteins gain market traction and as innovation drives supply chain efficiencies and improves sensory and functional characteristics, we help fast-moving consumer goods companies evaluate strategies and seize opportunities in the space.

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Energy & Mood Management Through Food

Our food and beverage clients want to know about ingredient options to address consumers’ interest in energy and mood management. While specific needs vary with each client, they share a primary challenge around understanding ingredients that impact mood. Learn how we help clients know if an ingredient is effective.

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Green and Clean Labeling: Uncovering Natural Sources of Ingredients

Many of our food manufacturing clients are overhauling their formulations. They want to create flavors, colors, and textures with ingredients that represent the natural world’s inherent simplicity and ingenuity. They’re asking us to help them identify natural sources of ingredients to replace traditional, often synthetic, ones.

Deal Sourcing for Inorganic Growth

For clients that want to invest in or acquire in fast-growth market segments, we identify emerging and disruptive firms. Sometimes this involves screening hundreds or more opportunities annually, and determining which companies offer differentiated technology. Our work spans the globe. We profile innovative companies in Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the U.S. to identify the right opportunities.

Identifying Non-Traditional Suppliers

At the onset of the COVID pandemic in 2020, we received a call from the Milwaukee MaskForce. This grassroots coalition of manufacturers, hospitals, healthcare organizations, and universities, needed to find a source for the filter media. We uncovered non-traditional suppliers, and today the product is sold on Amazon.

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