The Hare and the Tortoise Revisited, a previous article we’ve discussed, highlights that for CPG companies to prosper in an ever-evolving retail market requires adopting an eCategory strategy anchored in robust consumer and shopper understanding. Commercial teams need to recognise that people will always interact with a brand however and wherever is most convenient for… Read More
Don’t get blown off course, use Category as your compass
Context You’ve completed your Category Strategy. You know where you are heading. You have plotted your timed course to get there because you’ve created a quantified set of prioritised Growth Drivers and Activation Platforms and you have a multi-functional set of Strategic Imperatives, which are shaping your corporate and brand plans across the next three… Read More
Getting in shape to navigate the commercial adventure of 2021
If your year looks commercially daunting, strip it back to the fundamental challenge and try reframing it to an adventure. Critical to successful navigation is knowing your current location on the value curve. On the back of 2020 you’ll either be faced with stopping value erosion and/or needing to flip the switch to drive value… Read More
Don’t get left behind. Are you leading or are you led?
At Quantic we believe that the best suppliers know where their categories are going. Leaders interpret and shape trends that will dictate their future results. They future-proof their brands by keeping them fresh and relevant against these trends. Successful suppliers lead the category’s development through their brands. Category opportunities are scaled, prioritised and set the… Read More
Extreme reactions or are some suppliers not facing the truth?
When Sainsbury’s recently announced its strategy to address losses to the discounters, the reactions from some suppliers were extreme. On the news that it was assessing both the ‘emotional’ and ‘functional’ connection to consumers and shoppers of all brands across some 34,000 SKUs, the Grocer reported that Sainsbury’s declares war on brands’’ and that some… Read More