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Strategies For Branded Manufacturers As A Potential Price War In UK Grocery Unfolds

Strategies For Branded Manufacturers As A Potential Price War In UK Grocery Unfolds

Christine Delivanis, Laura Gutowski, Isabella Rieder

May 2014

The UK grocery market has been undergoing a fundamental structural shift.  Despite significant investments into online and convenience, the top supermarkets are struggling financially


What Really Just Happened to the Future of Traditional UK Life Insurance Companies?

What Really Just Happened to the Future of Traditional UK Life Insurance Companies?

Neal Kissel

April 2014

Four ways to help insurance companies thrive in the new paradigm


Entry Into Adjacent Products/Categories - Lessons from the Consumer Products Sector

Entry Into Adjacent Products/Categories - Lessons from the Consumer Products Sector

Christine Delivanis, Laura Gutowski

January 2014

In the ongoing search for growth, companies with a strong capability around entering adjacent businesses have a significant competitive advantage. However, the journey is often littered with countless pitfalls and risks. Based on numerous examples from a range of Consumer Products categories, Marakon identifies key challenges faced, lessons learned and implications.

 


Economic Profit Growth

Economic Profit Growth

Neal Kissel

December 2013

Almost 35 years ago, Marakon pioneered the Economic Profit metric and linked it to a new strategic framework for managing the value of an enterprise


Building the Organizational Capabilities to Achieve Sustainable Organic Growth

Building the Organizational Capabilities to Achieve Sustainable Organic Growth

Brian Burwell, Lauren Yarbrough

November 2013

Achieving sustainable and profitable organic growth requires more than new ideas, innovation, and strong execution. Rather, organic growth exemplars embed a set of institutional capabilities and a growth culture that define the organization and that are key enablers to realizing advantaged performance


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