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Robert Lawson, Food Strategy Associates founder and Managing Partner, features in June’s Food Manufacture giving his view on Adelie Foods going into administration

Posted on: June 1st, 2020 by Robert Lawson

Food Strategy founder and Managing Partner, Robert Lawson, gave his view on Adelie Foods going into administration on page 4 of this month’s edition of Food Manufacture: “Big, diversified chilled convenience players are facing difficult circumstances, even if they are entirely grocery businesses. Most have substantial foodservice legs, which have seen demand drop by 95%. […]

Food Strategy Associates support Oddbox Home Delivery in raising £3m in funds

Posted on: March 24th, 2020 by Ian Coulter

Oddbox is a “wonky” veg box business operating in London which has seen 400% growth in sales last year. They have just completed a £3m fund-raising round from Northern Venture Capital Trust Funds run by Mercia. Food Strategy Associates undertook the commercial and operational due diligence. Oddbox’s focus on reducing food waste and delivering in […]

See our Saturday Essay written by Partner Ian Weston in this week’s Grocer Magazine on The War on Plastics

Posted on: June 21st, 2019 by Robert Lawson

Having worked extensively in the food packaging sector, we have contributed a Saturday Essay to The Grocer Magazine on the issues raised by “War on Plastic” ‘War on Plastic’ adds pressure on an industry in packaging limbo _ Comment & Opinion _ The Grocer

STRATEGY CONSULTING ANALYST PERMANENT FULL TIME ROLE.

Posted on: May 24th, 2018 by Robert Lawson

Application close: 8 June 2018 Start date: As soon as practicable Duration: Permanent   We are looking for a graduate or post-graduate to work with us as an Analyst on food industry assignments. We need spreadsheet and slidewriting skills, an analytical frame of mind, energy and creativity, and confidence to work closely within a senior, […]

Sainsbury’s to merge with Asda – 7 reflections on the biggest deal ever in UK grocery

Posted on: April 30th, 2018 by Robert Lawson

This morning Asda and Sainsbury’s confirmed the weekend rumours of a merger with Sainsbury’s capturing 58% of the combined entity subject no doubt to regulator and shareholder approval.  Here are our initial thoughts on the deal: 1. This merger can only happen because Aldi and Lidl have performed so strongly that it can now clear […]