Big decisions shape companies, careers and markets and are amongst the toughest calls in business to get right. Clients hire us to work on their most complicated and confidential projects, preferring us to other top tier management consultants who aren’t as industry specific, agile or flexible as us. 

We work for international and national brands on a variety of challenges and bring a flexible and tailored approach to every project, applying decades of strategic consulting experience in the food and drink industry to each and every challenge.  

Clients benefit from the fact that we are exceptionally well networked with our fingers on the pulse of the industry. 

If you’re after a sounding board to talk through a challenge or idea you’ve come to the right place, alternatively take a look through our wide range of services for more defined areas of support such as a co-manufacture search, export planning or market insights to see how we can help. 

Helping to shape future success

Where to play and how to win

Where to play and how to win

Understanding where to play and how to win enables you to focus your efforts on the most promising opportunities and develop a clear roadmap for achieving competitive success in your chosen markets. HRA have extensive experience in teasing out the nuances of a category and identifying white space and building strategies to maximise opportunities. It helps in resource allocation, differentiation, and execution.

Create sustainable growth

Create sustainable growth

We have helped many companies meet the increasing environmental demands of shoppers and retailers through our proven process for developing ethical and sustainable products and propositions. As a longstanding certified BCorp we ‘walk the talk’ and bring practical realworld experience of what works to each project.

Build competitive advantage through brand and NPD

Build competitive advantage through brand and NPD

Optimise and future proof your product and brand portfolio by letting us use insights and our proven process to help inform and shape a potent and effective NPD and Innovation strategy.

Unlock category opportunities

Unlock category opportunities

Work with us to gain distribution, grow volume and value sales through the channels, activating and honing your range through our in house category management tools, expertise and techniques.

Understand true value in mergers and acquisitions

Understand true value in mergers and acquisitions

Unlock true and lasting value through using our informed, confidential and discreet commercial due diligence service for mergers, alliances, acquisitions and disposals both on the buy and sell side.

GLP-1 Agonists: The Quiet Shake Up in Food & Drink

Could anti-obesity medication be starting to quietly reshape the food and drink industry? And what does this mean for brands as nearly 10% of the population are forecast be on these drugs in the next year?

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Global Dairy Product Outlook 2024: Discover the Future of Dairy

We understand the ever-evolving landscape of the global dairy market so teamed up with our esteemed colleagues at The Context Network to bring you a webinar all about the future of dairy in 2024.

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Evolving Due Diligence in Food and Drink

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.

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