FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BOSTON, MA, December 14, 2015 -- Fuld + Company, a competitive intelligence, strategy, and consulting firm, announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Agromeris, a food and agriculture consulting firm.
The partnership provides Agromeris with methodological expertise and research capacity, drawn from Fuld + Company's 35+ years of experience. Agromeris brings to the partnership 30 years of deep domain expertise across the entire food production value chain, from field to table.
"Consumer preferences are changing in a way that large food companies are not going to be able to satisfy unless they make some radical changes," commented Jacob Golbitz, Director at Fuld + Company. "Consumers don't just want things that are healthier to eat, but healthier for the planet."
As food companies require different inputs, changes cascade back to the agribusiness sector. Consumers are not only looking for healthier options, but greater transparency related to production and sourcing methods. Companies facing these shifts in demand require strong advisory work to develop robust competitive strategies.
Agromeris works directly with farmers, handlers, and supply chain stakeholders, advising clients on procurement and supply chain initiatives, processing and packaging practices, and legal and regulatory issues. Companies serving the specialty, organic, and natural products marketplace benefit from an extensive network of food and agricultural product processors utilizing sustainable and minimal processing technologies.
Fuld + Company has facilitated scenario planning for clients needing more flexible supply chain strategies, uncovered competitor supplier networks ahead of new market entry, and helped set R&D goals in anticipation of rising global protein demands. Through long-term monitoring engagements, Fuld + Company has kept surprises at bay for industry leaders, warning clients of competitor campaigns and legislative shifts in time to defend market share.
As the needs of the specialty and organic food and ingredient sector grow, so will competition for acres, raw materials, and strategic relationships with key and larger customers. The only way to manage external uncertainties is through strategic planning.
"During the last few years we have seen unprecedented interest by big food to invest in the natural, organic, and sustainable foods marketplace — essentially, foods that meet the needs of both today’s and tomorrow’s consumers," said Peter Golbitz, Founder and Thought Leader of Agromeris. “This is causing major changes and creating disruption up and down the food value chain. Companies looking for future growth in this space will not only need to learn how to navigate today’s environment but also how to lead further change and innovation in order to stay ahead of the competition.”
"Specialty food, ingredient, and agricultural markets are well suited to Fuld + Company's expertise," agreed Kenneth Sawka, CEO and President of Fuld + Company. "By partnering with Agromeris, we are able to combine its deep knowledge of agricultural supply chain, procurement, and sourcing with our road-tested competitive intelligence and strategic planning tools to help clients compete with more knowledge and confidence."
About Fuld + Company:
Fuld + Company is a competitive intelligence, strategy, and consulting firm that helps clients anticipate competitive activity, see past market disruptions, dispassionately interpret events, and develop or refine robust competitive business strategies. Through research, analysis, and strategic consulting, Fuld + Company works with the Global 1000 to identify and solve tactical and strategic challenges.
With over 35 years of experience, and offices on three continents, Fuld + Company developed many of the competitive intelligence and strategic analysis techniques used today. Having completed thousands of projects, Fuld + Company is recognized as an organization of thought leaders by publications such as Fortune, Fast Company, The Financial Times, The Economist, and Time Magazine. For more information about Fuld + Company, visit http://www.fuld.com.
Agromeris is a consulting firm that focuses on the unique needs of the food and agricultural industry. With over 30 years of experience in the field, Agromeris has advised leading companies in food processing, marketing and agribusiness, as well as government agencies and institutions, on how to assess and strategically consider their next moves in a rapidly changing world marketplace.
Agromeris' services include the development and implementation of specialty, organic and identity-preserved sustainable sourcing programs; coordination of food and ingredient, processing and packaging; development of strategic business planning and market intelligence; the evaluation of legal and regulatory initiatives and their impact on food and agricultural markets and trade. For more information about Agromeris, visit http://www.agromeris.com
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