Business operating in the consumer products sector, which includes both durable goods and packaged goods, are increasingly challenged to sustain their historical levels of growth and profitability. Today's changing environment is the result of a wide range of factors, including maturing product categories and markets, consolidation among retailers and resultant private-label pricing and margin pressure, increases in the price of raw materials and other costs, shortening product life cycles, the decline in effectiveness of traditional advertising and promotional models, the fragmenting and increasingly sophisticated consumer landscape, and new, nontraditional competitors.

This changing and complicated market environment is the new reality for consumer products companies: if they are not already addressing these issues, they soon will be. Although the landscape is challenging, we see many opportunities for consumer products companies to harness their organizations and their considerable resources and assets to create substantial competitive advantage, improve their operations, and drive sustained growth and improved profitability.

We work with consumer-products companies to address the sector's most important strategic and operational issues and topics, including
  • Competitive benchmarking and strategy development
  • Mergers and acquisitions and post merger integration
  • Organization and change management