Industries Food & Beverages

Today’s Food industry epitomizes transformation. Consumers demand the very challenging mix of simpler ingredients, healthier choices, faster-to-prepare tasty meals, and tremendous value.

Multicultural, generational, economic, and technological influences are creating a whole new world of shopping behavior. Together, these forces place incredible pressure on the growth of today’s Food retailers – and their manufacturer suppliers. MPG helps our clients anticipate and develop the right top-and bottom-line growth platforms for tomorrow’s households in so many ways – leveraging innovation with best-practice new product launch execution, managing down operating expenses with process and structure optimization, as well as smarter trade investment, and going to market with differentiated and more compelling value propositions to better engage and delight today’s savvy food shopper.

I’ve worked with MPG on a number of initiatives, from redesigning trade investment strategy to developing a new direct-to-consumer strategy. The MPG team at all levels—associates through senior leadership—brings a level of knowledge, real-world experience, attention to customer needs, and unique blend of manufacturer and retailer experience that really sets them apart. They also have an extended network of subject matter experts and Retail Advisors that they seamlessly integrate into engagements to give clients a greater competitive advantage, such as the ability to pressure test strategies prior to implementation in order to make sure that we are maximizing impact and retailers’ acceptance.

Tom Rinck
VP of Sales-North America, Heartland Food Products Group

I am extremely pleased with our decision to partner with MPG on the SlimFast brand at Walmart and Sams. They have a deep understanding of the Walmart organization, infrastructure, and systems that is already yielding benefits for our business just a few short months into the partnership.

Paul Gagliano
Chief Customer Officer / EVP Sales, SlimFast

MPG manages HARIBO replenishment and third party retail coverage relationship, and also supports our sales force with category management and analytics. When we first started with MPG, they did a Walmart line review and prepped us for the meeting— after the line review we increased in traited store count. Our current in stock is over 99%. We’ve achieved growth in the last year and we could not have done it without MPG. They are a trusted partner, offering expertise, experience, established relationships, and the type of collaborative approach that enables us to build in-house capabilities.

Rick LaBerge
Chief Operating Officer, HARIBO of America, Inc.

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