Thought Leadership

Thought Leadership

End Gaming The Future of Food & Beverage – Channel Blur

There is one thing in common with this market disruption – Channel Blur. Channel Blurring is here now and will shake out winners and losers across food & beverage channels including grocery chains, manufacturers, emerging food delivery companies, internet retailers and restaurant chains. While the significance of these changes being defined as truly “disruption” is uncertain, it is certain that the market will reward those who have evolved their business model.

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So You Want Bolder Innovation? Define the Types of Innovation First

Determining the portfolio of innovation projects is part of innovation strategy. The prerequisite to responsibly developing organizational or departmental innovation is the understanding what kinds of innovation you want teams to develop. Otherwise, you are personally holding portfolio management yourself as the leader and every decision will have to cross your desk limiting agility and value.

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How CPG Leaders Can Make Better Decisions

The truth is that too many smart consumer products leaders try to “tough-it-out,” thinking it is normal to make “hard” decisions. Most of the time the tough decision is only tough because those tasked with collecting or presenting the facts haven’t gathered or presented the right information.

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Don’t Simulate Good Decision-Making

Don’t risk making a decision in simulation mode where the results look good at first glance but the information presented is not sufficient to make a good decision. Here are four points leaders should consider to make better decisions:

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Future of the Restaurant: A Memo to the Restaurant CEO

Imagine walking but all you can do is look at your toes – it’s only a matter of time until you bump into something and have to look up. Well, look up because as the top executive of a restaurant concept, it is time to think about the future of the restaurant. How far out are you willing to let yourself think?

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Framing the Problem: The First Step in Successful Innovation

The way to solve a complex problem is to break it down into smaller problems that are much more easily solved. However, the first step in problem solving is to identify the problem we are trying to solve. If it isn’t written down and critically discussed, we haven’t completed what we call “Framing the Problem.”

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