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Disruptive business models have taken the CPG market by storm and driven competition and growth within the industry. One successful approach maximizes the use of social media to reach their customers directly, providing consumers with price-conscious options. Here are three areas where they continue to grow in 2018. 1. Meal Kits and Meal Delivery Since… Read more »

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The methods that people use when shopping for food products continue to evolve, so the food and drink industry proceeds by changing in ways to appease its consumers. Here are three food product trends predicted in the food and beverage industry for 2018. Transparency & Traceability Media reports and lawsuits regarding the use of controversial… Read more »

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In most industries, including Consumer Products and the data driven field of Analytics, the days of employees working for one company for 30 years is passé. Hoping your employees stick around out of sheer loyalty is no longer a reality. The battle for top talent now fluctuates between a candidate-driven and an employer-driven marketplace. Despite… Read more »

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An important skill to hone for yourself and your team is effectively using your time and attention. Your team is always watching how you perform your job functions and reach your goals. So, to get your team on board with this enhanced level of attention and focus, you’ll need to start modeling those skills from… Read more »

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As a leader in your company, how can you help your team grow over time in all dimensions? You help them grow professionally; whether in marketing, analytics, sales, or any other job function, but there are certain professional skills that can always be enhanced. Don’t overlook other aspects of growth you can contribute to including,… Read more »

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Most successful managers are adept at evaluating their employees’ success in the hard-skills of their role. Meeting specific goals and objectives, or directly contributing to profits or cost savings, leaves little to interpretation. Yet it’s the soft skills required to succeed that are often the hardest to measure. How can you successfully evaluate the soft… Read more »