What Do Mount St. Helens and Industry Disruptions Have in Common?

Posted by Leonard Fuld on Oct 8, 2013 12:00:00 PM

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Photograph by Gary Braasch/Corbis

I recently watched a couple of YouTube time-lapse videos about the eruption of the Mount St. Helens volcano. From space or from ground level, you see a verdant landscape that suddenly fills with ash. When the smoke clears, whoosh, you see devastation. The time-lapse film renders this change in a mere couple of minutes, but in reality this change occurred over 24 years, from the initial 1980 eruption to the renewed activity in 2004. On the surface, environmental conditions eroded over a few days or weeks—a geologic blink of an eye. Under the surface, shifts in dirt and magma had been going on for two decades; we simply did not see it take place.

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Topics: Consumer Goods, Early Warning Monitoring, Innovation, Market Analysis, Industry Convergence

Change is in the air between Consumer Healthcare and Food Companies

Posted by Amelia Ehrens on Aug 2, 2012 2:40:00 PM

The Nutraceuticals industry has finally emerged - and threatens to destabilize both the traditional packaged food and consumer healthcare industries. We have witnessed enormous pressures in both industries – for example, by private label brands and eroding margins. Fuld’s research shows how two industries combining under pressure is opening a door for nutraceuticals.

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Topics: Consumer Goods, Pharma, Life Sciences

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