Consumer products companies have recently sought to attain profitable growth by extending business scale and scope while simultaneously rationalizing operations. Although each sector — durables, consumables, apparel, specialty goods, etc. — has faced its own unique issues, consumer business leaders are also confronted with some common challenges.
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Shifts in consumers’ budgets and shopping habits are fundamentally changing the market for consumer packaged goods.
The best consumer strategies start with knowing where and why people shop for your product.
The design and engineering (D&E) industry is going through a period of rising revenues but declining profits. What most D&E firms need is a strategic plan for achieving scale — an economy of scale that comes from investing in assets and acquisitions that will strengthen the areas where the company excels.
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How supersized deals are helping the sector respond to challenges.
When a product loses consumer appeal, it’s usually because the company’s support system has broken down.
In Mergercast 58, principals with PwC US Tom Hansson and Abhijeet Shekdar discuss the growth challenges for mature food companies.
Using customer experience (CX) to create value for your customers and business in an Age of Experience.
A new segmentation strategy can help sales teams identify their growth hot spots.
To serve online shoppers effectively, companies need to make complex trade-offs among speed, variety, and convenience.
Achieving sales growth in an increasingly complex CPG market will require rethinking the marketing and promotion strategy, more effective product portfolios, innovative merchandising, and the flexibility to work with different retail formats.
Strategy& Chief Retail Strategist Tom Blischok and Partner Nick Hodson look at the implications of Clay Christensen’s recent analysis of retailing.
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PwC’s strategy consulting team Strategy& has a broad and deep set of capabilities for addressing issues faced by consumer products companies. We support our clients with a global team that has experience across all major consumer goods industry sectors, including durables, consumables, apparel, and specialty goods.
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