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 …

Transformation: The future of successful food retail

The food retail industry is increasingly facing severe challenges. Over many years social, ecological and economic concerns have been influencing and altering people’s attitudes and behaviour. The internet and social media have also changed the way people shop and share their experiences. Whole categories once profitable are now barely breaking even or making a loss. Many retailers and their suppliers …

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 …

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 …