Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Strategic Research Support

We offer tailored strategic research solutions to help retail chain operators, CPG brands and foodservice companies make well-informed decisions

Overview

The Retail and CPG team supports our corporate and advisory clients with the most comprehensive insights and strategic solutions spanning the entire retail value chain. We help retail clients effectively navigate the transformative shift in the sector in terms of, for example, digital disruption, expansion into developing markets, growth of private-label brands, sustainability, and consumer experience so they could keep abreast of developments. Our expertise covers a wide range of areas such as market estimation and expansion, demand-gap analysis, opportunity analysis, industry KPIs, location and sales channel analysis, consumer intelligence, sustainability metrics, due diligence, deep-tech in retail verticals and functions and retail analytics. We focus on optimising knowledge, providing timely support and facilitating efficient operations.

How we are different

Retail and CPG Industry Expertise
Retail and CPG Industry Expertise
Our deep knowledge of and extensive experience in the retail industry enable us to navigate its complexities to provide clients with strategic insights, innovative solutions and a competitive edge
Customised Solutions
Customised Solutions
We offer customised solutions that cater to clients' unique needs, underscoring our dedication to their success. Our approach ensures that they receive exclusive solutions perfectly suited to demand amid dynamic retail landscape
ONE-STOP Shop for Retail Industry Strategic Research
ONE-STOP Shop for Retail Industry Strategic Research
Our comprehensive services cover a wide range of business management areas including market assessment, strategy building, financial, consumers and competition
Client-Centric Flexibility
Client-Centric Flexibility
We provide clients with options while managing their core strategic research needs, enabling them to focus on their workloads and optimising productivity

What we have done

Support to a US-based supermarket chain operator in analysing opportunities for international expansion
What we are proud of

Analysing key success factors, capabilities, assets and competencies

Evaluating international vs other growth opportunities

Market assessment support to a food retail company considering tapping into the B2C channel
What we are proud of

Market analysis and structure

Regional analysis

Support to a retail client to assess market entry into South Asian markets
What we are proud of

Market sizing

Market attractiveness and feasibility study

Meet our experts

Manish Chandna

Senior Director, Corporates and Consulting Research

Manish heads strategy research practice for consulting and corporate clients at Acuity Knowledge Partners. He has over 15 years’ experience across consulting, corporates, investment banking and other professional services firms. Manish works closely with consulting partners and key decision makers to enable value creation in consulting assignments. He is seasoned in onboarding new clients and takes ownership of setting up new teams, delivery structures and expanding product/regional coverage. Manish has been involved in various company-level strategic initiatives.

Manish Chandna
Prabaldeep Paul

Director, Corporate, and Consulting Research

Prabaldeep leads the strategy research and consulting practice at Acuity Knowledge Partners. He has over 13 years of experience working on assignments related to growth strategy formulation, go-to-market strategy, market entry and expansion (buy/build options), benchmarking, business transformation, process improvement, and more. He works closely with management, strategy, corporate development, competitive intelligence, innovation and procurement teams of clients across multiple industries.

Prabaldeep Paul
Sumit Chhabra

Managing Director, Global Head of Corporate, Private Equity and Consulting/Venture Capital Services

Sumit heads the Consulting & Private Equity vertical at Acuity Knowledge Partners. He also oversees the China Delivery Centre. Sumit is responsible for strategy formulation and implementation, innovation and business development, in addition to providing oversight to delivery groups. He has more than 18 years’ experience across diverse lines of services, including private equity, consulting, market research, investment banking, and commercial banking. In his previous roles at Acuity Knowledge Partners, Sumit was instrumental in setting up the Investment Banking vertical and multiple other services. He also led the business turnaround of a subsidiary company as its COO. He is a chartered accountant and a national rank holder in the foundation level of ICAI.

Sumit Chhabra
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