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June 26, 2017

Blog: Discovering Amazon’s Impact on the CPG Industry With Announcement of the Whole Foods Bid

By Michael Musso On June 16 Amazon announced its intention to buy Whole Foods with a cash bid of $13.7 billion, a deal that is expected to close during the second half of 2017. This 16-multiple figure is the highest price Amazon will ever have paid for a company and a good indicator of its […]

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April 25, 2017

Blog: Transparency: The New Cost Reality for CPG Brands

The following post was written by Managing Director Michael Musso, Practice Group Leader – Consumer Packaged Goods. In today’s marketplace, it is clear that the back of the product label has become as important as the front. Consumers —who are more aware than ever of ingredients and have a clear and defined perception of those […]

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March 2, 2017

Blog: Automotive Middle Market – What’s the Play?

The following post was written by Managing Director John Pencak. Currently, we are in the seventh year of the latest automotive cycle that appears to be long in the tooth. Middle market automotive suppliers have performed well in recent years and have reaped the benefits of record North American production volumes. Now, for the first […]

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June 15, 2016

Blog: Detroit Post Bankruptcy: It took a village to save a city

The following post was written by Glenn Kushiner. Although the long-term success of the City of Detroit restructuring/bankruptcy is yet to be determined, the current signs (significantly reduced debt load, balanced budget and surplus creation, finance function organizational restructuring, population stabilization, etc.) indicate the City is on the right path. One of the biggest reasons […]

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June 13, 2016

Blog: Mike Musso on Keurig Carbonated Drinks

“Keurig hit a home run with coffee, but they overestimated taking their coffee experience into carbonated soft drinks with Keurig Kold. I think consumers find it convenient and easy to buy soft drinks everywhere outside the home, so having a machine inside their home didn’t provide them much value. Plus, the Kold price-value relationship was […]

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