AU Sweden kick-off evening

How to run a successful sustainable business

Passion, critical thinking and innovative business models – Eleven Swedish organisations demonstrate that success and sustainability belong together. Our world is full of challenges: Climate change, food and energy security, waste, inequality and diminishing economic opportunities, to name a few. To prepare the managers of tomorrow, we organised a one-week study tour with the American University in Washington, DC. Together with …

New study tour for American University showcasing sustainability in Europe

The American University’s Kogod School of Business has chosen us to organise a study tour to showcase sustainable management practices and innovation in Europe. The tour will be a required component for students of their Master’s Program ‘Sustainability Management’. Over the next few months we will identify and choose a mix of organisations from different industries to illustrate challenges and …

Things to learn from the Swedish food retail market

Leading Spanish and Portuguese FMCG companies use Cosaris’ expertise to experience latest channel trends and in-store best practice during a study trip to Stockholm   Last week Cosaris organised a retail innovation seminar and study tour to Stockholm. The trip was co-hosted by AECOC, the Spanish GS1 and leading association for FMCG manufacturers and retailers in the country. Many major …

See what your shoppers see

New promotion but no products on the shelf? Consistently low on-shelf availability with certain products? What are your competitors doing on the POS? What are your shoppers thinking about your brand, category or store? What exactly is influencing their decision of whether they buy or not? For manufacturers and retailers alike there are some common issues on the POS. But …

Bite away

I guess everybody knows this feeling: You are sitting outside for a nice late-summer picnic. The weather is still pleasantly warm. But suddenly you get a visit from some uninvited, annoying guests to spoil your feast. No, I am not talking about the in-laws. Then it happens: Your neighbour’s little daughter starts to cry and reveals a quickly growing, burning sting …

Survey results: Sales development opportunities

What are the biggest challenges of manufacturers and service providers supplying the retail industry? What are the capabilities they need to develop to tap the full potential? These were the two main questions of a recent survey of Cosaris and the German grocery magazine LPinternational. Manufacturers and service providers based in the DACH market (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) were asked …

Survey with LPinternational

New Survey with LPinternational

Cosaris has started a new survey in collaboration with the German grocery magazine LPinternational. The magazine has been publishing insights on major international grocery markets and industry trends for over 20 years. The main objective of this joint project is to better understand current challenges of manufacturers and service providers when dealing with retailers and how they can further increase their …