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Evolving Due Diligence in Food and Drink: Industry Insights

The nature of due diligence is changing. Be it for mergers, acquisitions, capital investments, diversifications and new product or market entries. It is no longer primarily focused on a one-dimensional financial evaluation. Technical, operations, supply chain and category are increasingly becoming key components of the analysis.   “You cannot sit…

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The Future of Food and Drink M&A: Trends and Opportunities

Considering our experience working on recent buy and sell side transactions over the last 18 months, we would like to share a few clear trends in food and drink M&A.   Deal acceleration – Locally here in the UK, with a change of government looming if current opinion polls are to…

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The Top Street Food Trends for 2022

The Top Street Food Trends for 2022 2022 is shaping up to be a big year for street food! New cuisines are emerging and gaining popularity, led by the Caribbean, Venezuelan, and Japanese styles of cooking. These trends are being driven by the youngest generation of diners, who are looking…

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Sustainability for Dairy & Dairy Alternatives: Is it possible?

Sustainability for Dairy & Dairy Alternatives: Is it possible? The dairy industry is often seen as unsustainable. Critics argue that cows produce emissions, are at risk of genetic modification, and are a challenge to ecological diversity. However, improvements are happening across the industry. Dairy farmers are becoming more environmentally conscious,…

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The Future of Food and Agriculture by Hamish Renton, Managing Director at HRA-Global

The Future of Food and Agriculture

On the eve of his keynote talk at the International Food Exhibition in London, Hamish Renton, Managing Director of HRA Global looks upstream from the food industry into the agriculture space and reflects on the future of food and agriculture — and what we can expect over the coming decade.…

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The FMCG Insider Podcast with Emma Lewisham

In-depth with the world’s first luxury circular beauty brand, Emma Lewisham

Carbon positive circular beauty brand Emma Lewisham Ltd is leading change in luxury skincare and beauty, with a focus on sustainable practices that have minimal impact on the environment. From sustainable supply chains, innovative product formulation to circular packaging, Emma Lewisham is committed to leading the transformation within the beauty…

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Roseanna Interview The Grocer

Roseanna’s Interview With The Grocer – Working In The Food And Drink Industry

‘My food and drink job: Roseanna Evans, marketing & commercial consultant, HRA Global’. This week, Roseanna’s interview with The Grocer was published and we could not be more pleased.  Roseanna is HRA Global’s Marketing and Commercial consultant and works closely with our clients on a variety of projects. Some of…

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Lockdown Shakes The Foundations In Health And Beauty

The lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK has brought rapid change to our structures and routines. One aspect for many that we likely did not comprehend at the start of the lockdown, as it was not understood quite how long the restrictions would last, is the impact…

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To B or Not to B?

Considering the abundance of challenges that we are set to face in the coming years as a result of climate change, it is unsurprising that businesses and consumers are changing their ways to become less of the problem and more of the solution. Opposing the generally now outdated view that…

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Raising the Bar: How Has Lockdown Impacted the Sports Nutrition, Equipment and Supplements Category?

We’re seeing huge changes in human activity and exercise levels across the globe. The evidence of our eyes tells us that more people seem to be exercising more than ever before, but does the data bear this out? And what are the implications for the future of the sports nutrition,…

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Have The Rules Of The Game Changed For Food And Drink Brands?

The article I desperately wanted to write this month was a positive, uplifting piece about how both the food and drink industry and the nation has come together to rally round the vulnerable and the health service. And about how, after an Easter pause to reflect, there are the first early signs of a way out of the crisis.   But sadly, that’s…

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Is COVID-19 Triggering A Seminal Moment For The Food And Drink Industry?

What a difference a month makes. At the end of February, the sense of optimism around the trade was palpable and you could feel it in many different ways. There was a little spring in the step of marketing and commercial food and drink directors, a lot of brands were…

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