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

Do you sometimes need a little nudge?

Like many people, it turns out that consumers also respond well to a little nudge now and then. Whilst Nudge Marketing^ has been around for some time, we still believe it is a great way to help close what we call the “Shopper Purchase Decision Gap”. Our industry has traditionally concentrated on building great emotion… Read More

Delivering your growth agenda: the Sales role

Quantic’s core principle is that connected organisations out-perform their competition. By connected, we mean those businesses whose functional strategies are aligned behind one consistently understood growth agenda. Our previous posts have looked at the necessity to align these strategies behind a common growth agenda. Initiated by the Marketing function and expressed as Category Growth Drivers,… Read More

Getting the right promotional mix

With the majority of the Food and Drink category values being at best flat and often actually in decline, it’s all too easy for manufacturers to throw badly-aimed monies at the problem.  Being caught up in an endless spiral of less than perfectly conceived promotional support is a common trend across CPG suppliers.  Trapped between… 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