Case Studies

Our case studies focus on brands and products that provide lessons from real challenges and opportunities which you can use to inform business strategy. They are packed with detail including brand portfolio, pricing, and communications and marketing strategy, merchandising and distribution, and come with a check list of key lessons learned.

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Published: February 2022

Case study: Lifeway

Lifeway created the kefir category in US in the late 1980s. The brand struggled as the kefir market reached its natural ceiling in the late 2010s but a pivot in messaging strategy has turned the company around, resulting in 15% growth in 2021.

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Published: February 2021

Case study: Lily's Sweets

Lily's Sweets is the fastest growing brand in the sugar-free chocolate category in the US and is a great example of how far striking packaging can get you. 

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Published: March 2021

Case study: Linas Matkasse

This meal kit pioneer launched in 2008 and acted as a role model for industry giants such as Hello Fresh and Blue Apron. The Swedish company says its customer base tripled during the pandemic and its 2020 revenue exceeded $140m.

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Published: September 2018

Case Study: Lindahls

The Swedish pioneers in both Greek yoghurt and quark continue to show signs of trend awareness. They launched the first RTD smoothie bowl in the Swedish market earlier this year, and are hoping that this will help turn sales upward again. 

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Published: August 2019

Case study: Little Jude's

Small-batch luxury ice-cream maker Jude's is looking to disrupt kids' ice cream with a low sugar promise. Sub-brand Little Jude's launched in 2017, and its fruit & veggie lollies has a sugar level 46% below the UK government’s 2020 target. 

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Published: July 2024

Case study: Little Moons

This British maker of gelato bites wrapped in mochi dough has seen significant growth over the past 3 years, much thanks to a TikTok video that went viral. The brand is now available in 28 markets globally and sales grew by approximately 100% between 2022 and 2023. 

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Published: January 2021

Case study: LivUp

This Brazilian ready meal brand relies on direct-to-consumer as its main channel and targets busy professionals with its ultra-frozen meals made from ingredients sourced from small local suppliers. After only four years on the market, the brand already has annual revenue of $10m+.

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Published: July 2020

Case study: Lohilo

With marketing that includes unicorns and rainbows, Sweden's first protein ice cream brand Lohilo clearly targets young, active and adventurous consumers. The brand focuses solely on social media and word-of-mouth marketing and sales grew by 87% in Q1 2020. 

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Published: November 2017

Case Study: Love Beets

Love Beets was founded in England in 2010 by vegetable growers Guy and Katherine Shropshire, who grew and sold their salad vegetables in the UK. On on a visit to the US they saw an opportunity to market and merchandise beets, so they started to experiment with various marinated beets recipes, and took these to the Fancy Food Show in NYC.

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Published: September 2018

Case Study: Löfbergs

One-hundred-and-twelve-year-old coffee roaster Löfbergs shows that a family-owned business can innovate and keep up with the times. The Swedish company has successfully stepped into RTD coffee and is proving itself able to compete with the giants of the coffee business.

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